The social workers participated in a Group Games PD (NSF grant) where we all recently learned how to take common games and “glow them up” for use in our general education and special education groups. We feel invigorated and can’t wait to use our new knowledge! In collaborating, we realized that we don’t all have the same games, and the ones we have are often outdated, or games we’ve inherited (there is not a budget for these supplies).
We plan to use our new learning with the games we do have immediately on ongoing as we refresh our resources. We’d like to update our games to reflect the diversity of our students (i.e. the newest Guess Who is racially diverse) including race, culture, and social emotional needs. Many of the social workers depend on the generosity of families in our community to donate their old games, and some don’t have that resource. We hope this will level the playing field for all the K-5 schools.