Anette On Education

The Importance of Play--Brandi Heather

Episode Notes

Learn about the importance of play in education and life from my friend, Brandi Heather! I met Brandi through The Podcasting Fellowship course I took, and we continue to learn from one another!

Brandi brings a creative and innovative combination of training and subject matter expertise to her leadership role as Chief Knowledge Officer of AMPED2PLAY Inc. Brandi’s exceptional knowledge of inclusion strategies, implementation solutions and user directed tools reflects her Adapted Physical Activity and Play Development Specialist experience, now reflected in the vision and mission of AMPED2PLAY.

Brandi’s 20-year career as both a Builder and Instructional expert utilizing accessible play as the foundation of her programming and post-secondary teaching has positioned her as a sought-after international resource in play solutions. Brandi has taken her experience, expertise and passion for accessible, multigenerational play and has established multiple programs within AMPED2PLAY including PLAY6S, Ramshackle Play and Play2Perform.

Brandi is a founding member and former Lead Program Design Specialist for the Red Deer Children’s Adapted Sport Association. Her unique community programs include Play2Move, Play2Learn and Play2Build, which are focused on igniting potential and exploring physical, cognitive and social opportunities for children with disabilities and their families in a play-based environment. As a recent recipient of the Women of Excellence – Athletics and Recreation Award, presented through the Central Alberta Community Foundation, Brandi continues to be a community leader, now delivering her program knowledge as a Co-Founder of AMPED2PLAY.