SchoolsAlive! Active Classrooms
Instructor: Jenny Linker
Monday, June 10, 2019 - Monday, July 15, 2019
Meet Monday, June 10 "OR" June 17 (8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) + online hrs. with course completion July 15, 2019
Location: Valley City Jr./Sr. High School (Hi-Liner Activity Centery Lobby), Valley City, ND
Academic Level: K-12 Professional Development
NDSU Credit Fee: $50
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).
- Students will be able to describe the importance and benefits of classroom physical activity and both national and local initiatives.
- Students will be able to demonstrate effective classroom physical activity strategies and appropriate practices.
- 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 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.