Move to Learn

Prerequisites

· Basic computer file management knowledge, e.g. opening, saving and uploading files, creating folders; Word Processing skills; Basic Internet keyword searching skills
· PowerPoint knowledge is preferred, but not necessary
· Basic physical competencies (walking, squats, touch toes, push-ups, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, abdominal crunches) *

* This course requires some basic physical movement. Modifications are expected and encouraged. There is intent to increase the heart rate and stimulate the brain through short bursts of exercise throughout the course. Consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. See basic physical competencies above for a complete list of potential exercises throughout this course.

Materials

1. Internet
2. Timer
3. Microsoft® PowerPoint® (Mac or PC)
4. Word processor

Professional Learning Objectives

• Using the course text and the law, No Child Left Behind of 2001, learners will explain why they believe PE and recess classes have been cut from public school programs by providing evidence-based answers in the questions on the file titled, Why.
• Using the Memory Experiment presentation, learners will complete the memory activity and analyze their results, reporting their findings on the Memory Analysis file with a 100% completion.
• After watching Dr. John Ratey’s TedTalk, learners will respond to the questions provided in the file titled, Ratey Response with 80% accuracy.
• Using the list of Top 10 (Free) Online resources, learners will choose 5 to review and rate with 100% completion.
• Using the evidence from the course text, learners will write a proposal that incorporates 6 research-based pieces of evidence and present their findings using a presentation software.
• After reading the section on Integrating Movement, learners will apply practical solutions to 5 behavior and academic performance issues commonly seen in the classroom.
• Using the material from the course text and an old lesson plan, learners apply new physical movement activities and strategies to improve an existing lesson plan. Learners will incorporate 100% of the required lesson plan elements.
• Using the course materials, learners will complete the file titled, Reflect with 100% completion.

Common Core Standards

Research shows that increasing physical exercise in teachers and students will increase academic performance across all standard benchmarks.

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