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Sioux Center Christian School tWall Integration
Sioux Center Christian School tWall Integration

At the Sioux Center Christian School, they believe that God created each of their students in His image. Each student has unique talents and gifts, and each student is important. All belong because they are one in Christ. At the Sioux Center School they believe in creating an inclusive support system for all students. The inclusive education framework is made…

Huntington Schools Using Interactive Wireless Lights for PE
Huntington Schools Using Interactive Wireless Lights for PE

Huntington County Community School Corporation is the Indiana public school district in Huntington County, Indiana, USA. It operates five K-5 elementary schools, two middle schools, and one high school. Their district has developed a wellness plan that is focused on improving the health of every student within the district. The plan was developed by the health and wellness advisory council…

Kanawha County Schools SPED tWall for Sensory Learning
Kanawha County Schools SPED tWall for Sensory Learning

The Kanawha County Schools special education department has an EXCEPTIONAL team of special education program specialists, curriculum specialists, school psychologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, and lead teachers are dedicated to meeting the needs of their students. Students between the ages of three and twenty-one, inclusive, are eligible for special education services. The tWall is a multifunctional…

Winchester Public Schools Adding Lu Interactive Projection
Winchester Public Schools Adding Lu Interactive Projection

The mission of the Winchester Public Schools is to ensure students have the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to embrace rigorous challenges, navigate personalized pathways, and enrich their civic communities. At Winchester Public Schools the physical education curriculum in the focuses on the development of proficiency in specific areas of physical fitness through instruction and participation in team, individual, and…

Tier 2 Intervention and Tier 3 Intervention Strategies
Tier 2 Intervention and Tier 3 Intervention Strategies

At Tier 3, the goal is remediation of existing problems and prevention of more severe problems or the development of secondary concerns as a result of persistent problems. Going into any school year without an effective Intervention Strategies is like taking the field without a well thought out game plan, and it never ends well. As we get back to…

SEL Intervention Strategies That Include Physical Activity
SEL Intervention Strategies That Include Physical Activity

If your school district is increasing its investments in social-emotional learning (SEL) for the upcoming school year, you may be looking for effective SEL interventions for use in the classroom or throughout the rest of the school. Social and emotional learning (SEL) is a critical aspect of educating today’s children and a key component can be health and physical activity…

Wichita Public Schools Add Interactive Wall For Special Education

  Inspiring future leaders and empowering each student with the 21st century skills and knowledge necessary for success drive “Team 259” toward greatness every day. Wichita Public Schools provides unparalleled opportunities for students – in the classroom; by participation in service and extra-curricular activities; because of extraordinary and safe school facilities; regardless of ability, language needs, background. The Wichita Public Schools provides a continuum…

Integrating ExerGaming with Instruction: One Model

By Dan Lawler, Ph.D. This school year a Title I teacher in Colorado will beintegrating into her teaching both effective practices in literacy instructionand current research on how exercise prepares the brain for learning.   She is a strong literacy teacher, longgrounded in strategies that have been supported by research in readinginstruction.   This year she is excitedto add this new dimension…

Model Physical Education Program Demonstration Days

 One of the long standing professional strengths of educators is their willingness to share ideas and programs that are working with other teachers and principals. This professional courtesy has helped thousands of other schools and children to benefit from the original school’s hard work and success.  For example, if a school is getting great results in reading the school and teachers…

Motivation Through Exergaming

By Dan Lawler Ph.D. Every teacher in every classroom eventually faces the dilemma of how to motivate the uninspired student.   Often teachers look to utilizing positive rewards as a means to increase desired behaviors.  Some traditional strategies, especially at the elementary level, include longer recess, special seats, positive phone call home, lunch with the teacher, and positive verbal feedback.  Extrinsic…

Welcome to Physical Education Heaven

It’s my annual Year in Review of Sierra Vista Jr. High’s Physical Education program.  It has been a year to remember.  So many exciting new partnerships and programs that we have added to continue in making our Physical Education program “PE Heaven”! August-December We fully implemented the Cardio GX System by Polar in our Fitness Center and in our Gym…

Exergaming and the “Turned On” Brain By Dan Lawler, Ph.D.

When I observed the positive effects our Exergaming lab had on our elementary school, I was convinced that every student should have access to this type of lab.  Nothing I had observed before motivated students to exercise with the enthusiasm and spirit that this lab created.  The lab had a remarkable impact on our student body’s commitment to exercise and…

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