“To ensure the benefits of play in education settings, teachers require support in understanding the important role they have in enriching play experiences and extending learners within the play environment” (Aiono, McLaughlin & Riley, 2019, pp. 64)

This training series will support school leadership to critically evaluate teaching practices observed in their schools and determine both the strengths and needs of their teachers to ensure their play-based practices are reflective of what evidence suggests works best in the school environment.

Participants will be trained to use the Play Based Learning Observation Tool (P-BLOT: Aiono & McLaughlin, 2018) to observe teacher practice and identify areas in which teachers can be supported to implement practices that ensure students are appropriately supported in an effective play environment. The training includes two follow up zoom sessions with the facilitator in Term 3 and 4 to discuss the use of the P-BLOT within the context of individual school settings and ways to respond to teacher learning needs as required.

Time Commitment:

2-day workshop training sessions AND 2 x follow up 30-minute supervision zoom sessions with Sarah Aiono, CEO of Longworth, during Term 3 and Term 4 2021.

Suitable for:

Primary School leaders, including team leaders, senior management or lead teachers of play situated in schools who have established learning through play practices for a minimum of 18 months.


$400 + GST (includes both face to face days and online supervision)


2021 Dates & Venues

Auckland: Venue TBC

Date: 22 – 23 July

**Registrations Open Now**

$400 + GST  (includes both face to face days and online supervision)