9/19 Movement and Academics – Making the Connection for Kinesthetic Learners

Movement and Academics – Making the Connection for Kinesthetic Learners

·         October 23rd, 2017 – Ballard Center, Auditorium  8:00am - 3:30pm


·         October 24th, 2017 – Scripps Mesa Conference Center, Auditorium  8:00am – 3:30pm


Dave Spurlock’s practical application of movement in the classroom is currently a subject of research by The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and John Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Dave is the Coordinator of Health, Physical Education, Athletics, ROTC and Wellness at Charleston County School District in South Carolina. He is also working with the MUSC Neuroscience Department on studies of movement and the brain. He has been awarded recognition for his work building the Wellness program in his district.  Dave is considered to be one of the major reformers in his field. Dave’s presentations on how the integration of daily physical activity improves learning and behavior are heard at conferences and trainings across the country.

Participants will learn:

  • ·         the science behind the Active Learning Movement
  • ·         why it is vital to implement movement into the learning process
  • ·         the physical, cognitive and behavioral benefits of including movement
  • ·         practical techniques and activities to weave movement into classroom academics
  • ·         how to meet the needs of every student in your class through the kinesthetic modality
  • ·         new skills that can be used in your classroom immediately
  • ·         innovative strategies being implemented in classrooms across the country

This training is open to all district staff including general education teachers, special education staff, related services staff, physical educators and administrators.  We highly encourage administrators to attend because their support is instrumental in this work.  Site teams and grade level leads are encouraged.

District staff must register on ERO, (www.sandi.net/ero.) For assistance with ERO, contact Naomi Lewis atnlewis1@sandi.net

Non-district attendees, contact AdaptedPE@sandi.net to register.

Limited funding for substitutes is available with pre-approval. 

Contact AdaptedPE@sandi.net for additional information or to request sub coverage. 

This training is jointly sponsored by SDUSD Wellness Initiative, Physical Education, Adapted PE and OT/PT.  

See attached flyer – Action Based Learning