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Energize Your Class; Get Moving!

May 26, 2024 - Jun 16, 2024
30 credits

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Full course description

21st Century students face academic demands never seen before. Gone are the days of walking home for lunch, a long recess and an afternoon nap; here to stay are longer school years, extended school days, and students sitting in their seats for longer periods of time. Children spend more of their free time in front of TV and video games. The research-based result is an overweight, sluggish population. Getting students up and moving helps not only their physical well-being, but it can also positively affect academic success!  You will learn how to make it happen in this course. We will begin with a look at current classrooms in the United States and how physical activity has been nearly eliminated and discuss how this negatively affects our students. We will then examine the many ways that movement and exercise can improve student well-being and result in academic success. The movement needs of students with learning disorders or attention difficulties will also be addressed. Participants will learn how to provide effective movement breaks using technology resources, yoga and short exercise in just a few minutes a day. Don’t miss this fun and fast-moving course to help you and your students start out on the right foot this year!   This course is suitable for teachers of all grade levels.

Sign up for the course at the above link. Several days prior to the start of the course, participants receive an email with instructions for accessing the course. A week’s material is posted at the start of each week.  Participants are expected to read content and review various resources, write replies/answer questions, share experiences, and engage in discussions with the course facilitator and other participants.  None of the assignments are completed in "real-time;" you can work at the times that best suit your own schedule.  
Course Dates: 5/26/2024 - 6/15/2024
Time: Any time!  24/7 on your schedule
Coupon: Use the code CTUF25 on the Teacher’s Teacher website for $25 off classes! Or if you register for 3 classes at the same time, use the code CTUF100 for $100 off 3 classes.
In order to receive any credit, participants must be in attendance for the entire offering.
No refunds will be issued unless the offering is canceled by CTUF Quest Center.