NDSU Distance & Continuing Education (DCE)

Bringing Education to You

K-12 Professionals

SchoolsAlive! Active Classrooms

HNES 2000




Instructor: Jenny Linker

Grading: Letter

Monday, July 29, 2019 - Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Meet Monday & Tuesday (8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) with course completion August 9, 2019

Location: Harrisburg High School, 1300 Willow Street, Harrisburg, SD

Available Seats: 7 of 30

Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development

NDSU Credit Fee: $50

Course Description:

This two-day course provides an understanding of the importance and benefits of daily school-wide physical activity. Classroom teachers will learn how to research and implement a variety of interdisciplinary classroom physical activities and movement breaks that facilitate improved academic performance, classroom behavior, and student health. Classroom teachers will also build a working knowledge of the national Active Schools initiative and the classroom teacher’s role in Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs (CSPAPs).


  1. Students will be able to describe the importance and benefits of classroom physical activity and both national and local initiatives.
  2. Students will be able to demonstrate effective classroom physical activity strategies and appropriate practices.
  3. Students will be able to implement the Reasoned Action Model to reflect on personal teaching experiences.

"I think this (course) should be required of ALL teachers!"

"This was a very great class. One of the best I have taken. Great presenters."

"SchoolsAlive should be mandated by the state for all districts! Excellent information on how academic scores improve with physical activity, and improves behavior too!"

"I'm taking many activities directly to the classroom!"

About The Instructor

Jenny Linker

Jenny earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology with concentration in Physical Education Teacher Education from University of Illinois; received her M.S. in Physical Education with concentration in Sport & Human Performance from Bridgewater State College and her B.S. in Movement Science with concentration in Secondary Physical Education from Westfield State College as well as a B.S. in Science in Communication Disorders & Psychology from University of Massachusetts. Jenny received many awards including the Faculty Service Learning Award at NDSU in 2013; she has 14+ years teaching experience and is currently an Assistant Professor in the Health, Nutrition & Exercise Science Department at NDSU.

Kristen earned her Ph.D. in Human Development with emphasis in wellness from North Dakota State University; received her M.S. in School Health Education from University of Wisconsin and received her B.A. in Physical & Health Education from Concordia College. Kristen is currently an associate professor in the Health, Physical Education & Exercise Science Department at Concordia College (Moorhead) and comes with 15+ years teaching experience.

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