Playground Supervisor Training Course   

The Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after-school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.

This course details playground surfacing, play structure safety, and playground supervision.

Course Goals:

1. To train you to become a better playground supervisor so that you better understand your role and responsibility in keeping children safe on the playground.

2. Understand your responsibilities before, during, after recess and supervision zones and how they contribute to student safety.

3. Understand how to deal with behavior problems on the playground.

4. Understand your role and legal responsibilities in keeping children safe on the playground.

5. Understand hazards and a supervisor’s responsibility in maintaining a safe playground.

 

Course Description:

The course is divided into 5 areas:

Injuries: Definition of injury, the definition of accident, where children are injured, type of activities that cause serious injury, playground laws and regulations, surfacing and injuries, Consumer Product Safety Guidelines, injury prevention tips, and when to intervene.

Supervision: Supervision zones, before recess responsibilities, during recess responsibilities, after recess responsibilities, and supervision tips.

Dealing with behavior problems: Procedures to follow, respectful intervention and redirection, resources and unsafe behaviors.

Legal Liability: Definition of Standard of Care, tips for reducing liability, General Standard of Care, inappropriate games and activities, and how to limit your liability.

Hazards: Surfacing, public use, maintenance, and inspections.

Target Audience:

The Peaceful Playgrounds Online Playground Supervisor Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after school personnel, and playground supervisors to the responsibilities and techniques associated with keeping children safe on a playground.

Learning Materials:

The following learning materials are available for download within various sections of the course:

• Playground Report Form
• Public Playground Safety Tips
• Public Playground Safety Handbook
• Playground Maintenance Checklist
• Playground Liability Article
• Student Injury Report Form
• Student Injury Report Form Instructions.

Call 951-245-6970 for School, District or County Discounts for multiple teachers.

Instructor

Founder/President Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from U.C.L.A. She has an MS and BS in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton. She holds a K-12 teaching credential in Kinesiology and Health. She holds a K-16 Administrator Clear Credential from UCLA.

Dr. Bossenmeyer taught for 27 years at public, private schools, and universities. She was a site principal and County Office Administrator as Director of Professional Development.

She is an expert witness in cases involving supervision and injuries on playgrounds in school settings.

She has authored 5 books on playgrounds and physical education. She has served on a variety of National Committees and State Boards on playgrounds and physical education.

 


My Paraprofessionals just completed the training provided by Peaceful Playgrounds. We found the information comprehensive and helpful. The training helped to allow all the Paraprofessionals to fully understand the way to supervise the playground and bring continuity to all three recess periods. – Cherie McComb, Principal


Principal testimony SB

I took the course because I liked the specificity of the course and the 5 key components to successful playground supervision. Providing playground supervision training will put everyone on the “same page” so that the students will know what to expect and be more successful at recess times. Katie Zimmer, Principal, Solana Vista School, Solana Beach, CA


The Playground Supervision course was easy-to-use and very informative.  It gave us the support we needed to implement appropriate supervision to help make our school playground a peaceful and positive experience for all. – Shari L. Attebery, MA, Twin Peaks Elementary School, Tucson, Arizona

For more information download the Playground Supervision Flyer.

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Playground Supervisor GuidePlayground Supervisor Guide is part of the course. It is available for purchase.

In order to gain access to this course, you must register as a user in our system so that a completion certificate will be issued.  A guest checkout will not give you access to the course as you need a login and password to gain access.

 

The online course concludes with a 20 question quiz. Upon passing the quiz each participant will receive a Certificate of Completion for professional development hours and the option to receive an Open Badge.

We highly recommend that you download CHROME before taking this course for the best experience.

 

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