Learn and Earn CEU Credits

CEU & CPD Accredited FREE Webinar Series

NOTE: These sessions are now complete. For more information on webinars offering CEU credits, please contact us at ceucredits@waterplay.com.

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Have you been looking for a CE event that is not only fun but also, highly informative and insightful? Congratulations, you've come to the right place!

Join us for an exciting, five-part webinar series of FREE LA CES, AIA and SILA approved live-streamed educational sessions presented by Waterplay's Melinda Pearson (Design & Specification) and Kirk Hutchinson (Training & Development). Grab a coffee, earn some CEU or CPD credits and build a stronger understanding of how to plan, design and create engaging and inclusive aquatic play spaces that provide rewarding opportunities for all ages, abilities and play styles.

HOW TO REGISTER & EARN YOUR CREDITS

To get you started, we have made registration a breeze!

Explore the 60-Min webinars listed below and when you're ready to sign-up:

  1. Click the Register Now link and fill in your information
  2. Check your email for your registration confirmation
  3. Click on the Google, iCal or Outlook button in your confirmation to add to your calendar 

CREDITS & CERTIFICATES:

All sessions qualify for 1 Professional Development Hour (PDH) and 1 Learning Unit (LU) and cover subjects related to Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW). In order to receive this credit, a passing grade of at least 75% must be obtained on the *free online test. Tests must be completed within 48 hrs, re-takes are available and your certificate will be sent to you via email within 10 business days. If you are unable to login to a session, please reach out to us at ceucredits@waterplay.com.

*AIA & SILA registrants are not required to complete an online test, however, they MUST submit the evaluation form with their feedback following each session in order to receive the certificate of completion.

ALL WEBINAR TIMES LISTED ARE IN PACIFIC TIME (GMT-7).

See you at the webinars!

HOW PLAY & CURIOSITY CONNECT

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length:
60 Mins.

Children are naturally curious about everything! Our most important job is to nurture this curiosity and build these learning processes into our aquatic play spaces. Join us for an engaging look at how to instill a sense of curiosity in children through innovative aquatic design so that they seek out new experiences and fully develop 21st-century skills needed for later academic achievement.

Choose Your Session:

Tues, Jun 2nd @ 8:00 AM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Weds, Jun 3rd @ 12:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Mon, Jun 8th @ 6:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Kirk Hutchinson

FREE PLAY IN A CONTROLLED WORLD

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Kids love risky play! We know that it helps to increase self-esteem, decrease conflict sensitivity, and help with problem-solving skills but what does risky play look like in an aquatic environment? How can we incorporate that into these spaces whilst keeping children safe? Let's explore these topics together and determine a road map for the construction of liberating multi-dimensional aquatic play environments.

Choose Your Session:

Tues, Jun 9th @ 8:00 AM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Weds, Jun 10th @ 12:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Mon, Jun 15th  @ 6:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Kirk Hutchinson

UNIVERSAL SPLASH PAD DESIGN

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Invite everyone to play! In today’s world, we strive to avoid segregation and provide inclusive spaces. The 7 Principles of Universal Design, developed in 1979 by a professional group of designers, researchers, and engineers, are still applicable today and have become world-renowned in the design of any public space. Strengthen your knowledge of these design principles and how they can be applied to aquatic environments to create rewarding experiences featuring flexible, intuitive and approachable play for people of all ages and abilities.

Choose Your Session:

Tues, Jun 16th @ 8:00 AM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Weds, Jun 17th @ 12:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Mon, Jun 22nd @ 6:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Kirk Hutchinson

INCLUSIVE PLAY SPACES

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Designing for inclusivity goes beyond ADA compliance. Individuals are still experiencing exclusion from traditional play experiences that can be easily avoided. Inclusive play goes beyond getting wet on the aquatic play pad, it’s about the quality of the play experience that follows. Broaden your understanding of inclusivity, its community benefits and how to simultaneously accommodate different play habits and styles so that everyone can play together in one space!

Choose Your Session:

Tues, Jun 23rd @ 8:00 AM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Weds, Jun 24th @ 12:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Mon, Jun 29th @ 6:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Kirk Hutchinson

BUILDING AQUATIC PLAY SPACES

Credits: 1 PDH / 1.00 LU | HSW
Length: 60 Mins.

Playspaces should promote development and learning. This session discusses the foundations and best practices in aquatic play design. How do we manage the water? How do we provide a facility that attracts patrons and keeps them coming back? How do we define success? Join us as we unite the concepts of play, design, and inclusivity to move forward into building successful aquatic environments.

Choose Your Session:

Tues, Jun 30th @ 8:00 AM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Weds, Jul 1st @ 12:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Melinda Pearson

Mon, Jul 6th @ 6:00 PM PT | Session Complete.
Presented by: Kirk Hutchinson

About Your Presenters

MELINDA PEARSON, Design & Specification Manager

With over two decades of experience in the aquatics industry, Melinda has helped deliver hundreds of unique and creative play projects across the globe and presented countless education seminars on playspace design. A self-professed lifelong learner, her work is driven by her passion for play value and the theories behind Universal Design and childhood development. Melinda has published numerous articles for industry magazines including Parks & Recreation Business, Athletic Business, Recreation Management, and World Waterpark Association publications. Contact Melinda.

KIRK HUTCHINSON, Training & Development Manager

With over a decade of industry experience, Kirk Hutchinson has seen the completion of hundreds of successful aquatic play projects. An impassioned learner and communicator, Kirk is responsible for Waterplay’s internal and partner training programs, as well, he takes the helm in the sales development of the East Asian, Southeast Asian and Australasian markets. Kirk is keen to support those around him achieve their goals. Throughout the year you can catch Kirk delivering learning sessions throughout the globe with topics ranging from introductory splash pad design, project planning best practices and play theory. Contact Kirk.

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