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1 PE and Classroomteacher's TEAMtogether toincrease studentachievement
2 Kim Ward firstname.lastname@example.org Physical education/Wellness teacher andABL specialist for IPS DistrictTracy CutshawFirst Grade Teacher for IPSAudrey SatterblomWellness Director for IPS
3 A Brain Teaser towake us up and exercise the brain
4 Quick! say aloud what COLOR you see in every word, NOT the word you read. Explanation: The Stroop test is used in neuropsychological evaluations to measure mental vitality and flexibility, since performing well requires strong attention and self-regulation capability.
6 Background Information: In 2004 IPS was awarded a PEP GrantIn 2005 Professional development by Jean Blaydes MadiganIn 2005 Kim, Tracy, Audrey, and a principal attend Cathie’s Summerford’s ACTION PACKED CLASSROOMS workshopIn 2005 did a pilot study on ABL
7 Engaging kids bodies and minds is more productive than delivering a non-interactive lecture to them; bringing movement into the classroom works!
8 If you bring ENERGY and MOVEMENT into your classroom, your students will be MOTIVATED and able to RETAIN more information.
9 Pilot study with Tracy’s Title One First grade classroom We used her DIBELS test as a pre-test.Tracy’s students came everyday to the gym during my lunch and prep to go through the lab.They did this everyday for 1 month.Tracy took her class through the lab herself.
10 7 11 out of 16 were no longer on the retention list And were longer low enough to get Title One services711
11 At the end of the month…Tracy’s students were given a dibels assessment again. The results wereAWESOME!
12 2006An Action Based Learning specialist position was created for the District.Kim Ward, physical education/wellness teacher gets 1 day off a week to devote to ABL.
13 2007IPS required all students K-6 to have 30 minutes of ABL in Summer SchoolTracy and Kim did presentations for Summer School teachers
14 Continued work with ABL ABL in Summer School continues 2008Continued work with ABL ABL in Summer School continues
15 2009/2010Research StudyDoes movement integrated with academics really make a difference?Research under the direction of Lisa Hicks, Department Head of Kinesiology at University of IndianapolisOne 2nd grade classroom and one 3rd grade classroom used the lab 2-3 x’s a week.
16 The lab consisted of 7 stations Each station had an academic componentThe academic components were:
17 Data collected Reading and spelling weekly test scores of both control and research classesEnd of 9 weeks grade in language arts and spelling for both control and research classesSemester grade for both control and research classes
18 Stumbling blocks:Many IPS schools do not have an extra classroom to spare to set a lab up in anymore.Gyms that were once open during lunch hours are now used for the large class loads we carry.It takes extra time and effort to change the lab and add the academic components each week.
19 Solution: A Movement in the classroom cart was created. It is now being used in 3 IPS schoolsIt contains the following equipment:6 inch balls scarvesNylon rackets corelogsRibbons scootersPoly spots balance boardsFluffballs alphabet matStepping stones
23 Movement is especially good for: Kinesthetic learners85% of school age children arekinesthetic learners.Our students struggle to sitstill for long periods of time.Movement in the school daygives students an AVANTAGEfor learning and therefore increases student achievement
24 MovementKeeps kids FOCUSEDEXCITEDENTHUIASTICAnd READY TO LEARN
25 EXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power. By John MedinaEXERCISE | Rule #1: Exercise boosts brain power.ATTENTION | Rule #4: We don't pay attention to boring things.SHORT-TERM MEMORY | Rule #5: Repeat to remember.
26 So...As specialists in MOVEMENT... Physical Educators need to help our classroom teachersincorporate moreMOVEMENT in their classrooms!
27 BreaksAs a rule, ADD ONE MINUTE to the average age of the children in class. This is about the length of time that those children can maintain concentration on a task.
29 SPINNINGStudies of the astronaut training programs indicate that daily exposure to spinning improves walking and motor skills.Students who participate in spinning routines show significant gains in attention span and reading.
30 Spinning Ideas: Seated spinning on a scooter Airplane spin on scooter Stand and spin in a hoopHoppitty Hop spinning
31 Spinning stimulates the growth of myelin around the neurons, insulating them and allowing them to make more connections.
32 When the midline is crossed: Blood flow is increased in all parts of the brainThis helps the brain by making it more alert and energized for learning.Neural pathways are made stronger!
33 Movements that cross the midline Crosses or cross crawlsWindmillsGrapevineStraddle crossHand clap patternsJumping rope…is one of the best…both sides of the brain synchronize when jumpingJugglingRibbons or streamers
34 Eye TrackingOne of the reasons students have trouble reading is because of a lack of eye fitness.Tracking exercises helps the eyes get fit to read.Physical education provides an avenue for strengthening eye muscles making the eyes FIT to READ.
35 x marks the spotStand about 10 feet from a wall You should be able to see all 4 corners by only moving your eyes
38 1. Have 1 student pick a card Pass it On...UNO STYLEGrades 1-31. Have 1 student pick a card2. Student identifies the color on the card and the whole class does the activity that corresponds with that color.3. Do that activity for a certain amount of time (10-15 seconds)Pick a new student
39 BLUE==CrossesRED==Jump ropesYELLOW==Spin 3 x’s to right and then 3x’s to the leftGreen==scissor jumps
40 Spelling Crossover Each student will have an alphabet grid Students will spell the word by doing cross-overs with their hands and touching the letters to spell the word.When the letter is on the right side the student will use the left hand.When the letter is on the left side the student will use the right hand.
41 2. Students will do that activity until the music stops or the teacher says stop. 3. The teacher will then call out a spelling word and students will work together to spell the word correctly.Repeat
42 Free time folderMovement songGet FunkyThe Alligator Chomp
43 Another benefit of adding movement to the classroom is for using it as an intervention.
44 Stop and SPELLStudents will partner upTeacher calls out a physical activity:CrossesJumps (2 feet)Scissor jumpsJumping jacksHopping (1 foot)Jogging in place
46 How to get started:Do a presentation at a staff meeting of the importance of movement and how it stimulates the brainGive teachers movement ideas and brain breaksMake movement Cd’s for the classroom
51 We All Teach Kids! So... We need to work together as a TEAM. Physical educators can incorporate ACADEMICS AND BRAIN ACTIVITIES into some of our lessons ANDClassroom teachers can incorporate MOVEMENT into their lesson plans.
52 Eric Jensen says:“It should be just as natural for a math teacher to use MOVEMENT in the classroom as for a physical educator to have students skip count.