Strategies for a Positive Work, School, and Class Climate

Led by John Joy and Claudia Fernandes

Date: Thursday, May 30 Time: 7:00PM Eastern time/6:00 Central time

Practice What You Preach: Applying strategies from developing a school climate tool & game to the workplace

With funding from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games, Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Schell Games developed a prototype assessment tool and game to allow high school students to collect data about their school climate and then, through interactions with mini-games, practice specific skills to encourage them to take action and improve their school climate.

In this Edchat Interactive Webinar John Joy and Claudia Fernandes will present on the strategies integrated into this product and how they can be applied to the workplace. They will lead a discussion on:

    • The process of developing the product: How do you go beyond the tedious paper survey that no one wants to complete and create an innovative digital experience?
    • The intervention: What are the steps to encourage student agency in promoting a positive school climate?
    • The application of the strategies: What is involved in working collaboratively on a multidisciplinary team that acknowledges our differences and challenges while also setting the lens on bringing out the best in the team's unique dynamic?

While we all talk about strategies to promote student agency through positive beliefs about self and future, self-efficacy, goal-setting, and perseverance, how can we essentially practice what we preach?

John Joy is an Advanced Producer at Schell Games. Claudia Fernandes is an Associate Director at the play2PREVENT Lab at the Yale Center for Health & Learning Games.

John and Claudia are featured speakers at the Serious Play Conference in July, a conference dedicated to discussion on using play for social good. Check out additional speakers and content.