Integrating Movement Into Elementary Classrooms

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Overview and Purpose

This course is intended for elementary (pre-k to 5th grade) teachers who are looking to learn how to integrate movement into their classrooms. Secondary teachers could also take the course to learn general ideas on establishing movement routines, but some elements of the course will be intended to engage and promote gross motor skills for younger students. Teachers who already use movement breaks in their classroom may also benefit from the course in learning new resources both with and without technology.

Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the benefits of incorporating movement into elementary classrooms.
  • Implement movement activities into elementary classrooms with and without technology.

Performance-Based Objectives

These are the actions the participants will perform to demonstrate their learning.

  • Participants will be able to identify the benefits of incorporating movement into elementary classrooms.
  • Participants will be able to evaluate the benefits of incorporating movement into elementary classrooms.
  • Participants will be able to create a lesson plan which implements movement activities into an elementary classroom with technology
  • Participants will be able to create a lesson plan which implements movement activities into an elementary classroom without technology

Modules

This mini-course includes the following units. Click the title of a unit to go to its page.

Module 1

Module 1: Why Should I Integrate Movement Into My Classroom?

In this module participants will learn the benefits integrating movement into the classroom has for both students and teachers.

Module 2

Module 2: Utilizing Technology To Integrate Movement

In this module participants will learn how to integrate into the classroom with technology.

Module 3

Module 3: Non-Technological Ways To Integrate Movement

In this module participants will learn how to integrate into the classroom without technology.

References and Resources

Clemes, S.A.; Barber, S.E.; Bingham, D.D.; Ridgers, N.D.; Fletcher, E.; Pearson, N.; Salmon, J.; Dunstan, D.W. Reducing children's classroom sitting time using sit-tostand desks: findings from pilot studies in UK and Australian primary schools. Journal of Public Health. 2015 June 14, 2015.

Hanscom, A. (2014). The Real Reason Why Kids Fidget. Retrieved March 09, 2018, from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/angela-hanscom/the-real-reason-why-kids-fidget_b_5586265.html