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5 Ways to Integrate Movement into Elementary Lessons

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT

Presented by Dr. Julian A. Reed, Founder and CEO ActivEd, Inc.; Suzannah Evans, B.A., M.A., Blended Technology Leader and First Grade Teacher, Longmont, CO; and Caroline Duncan, B.S., M.Ed., First Grade Teacher, Greenville, SC

Sponsored by ActivEd, Inc.



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Teachers are charged with developing and maintaining positive, productive classroom environments that promote learning, and they are expected to reduce the time they spend managing. Providing students with regular activity opportunities during the school day has been proven to improve on-task classroom behavior. In this edWebinar, Dr. Julian Reed will introduce five ways current findings from neuroscience can improve learning that will lead to increased engagement and achievement, improved behavior, and the adoption of healthy habits. Hear from two elementary educators who will share their first-hand experiences with movement-based learning used in their classrooms to reinforce skills and administer formative assessments. Learn how you can do it too!

You’ll leave this edWebinar with a deeper understanding of how movement can help students focus more and perform better in your classroom. This edWebinar will be of particular benefit to preK-2 educators and elementary curriculum and instructional leaders. There will be time to have your questions answered at the end of the presentation.

About the Presenters

Dr. Julian Reed is a professor of health sciences at Furman University in Greenville, SC and is an affiliate of the Prevention Research Center at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Hobart and William Smith Colleges, a Master of Science in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Miami, a doctorate in exercise and sport sciences from the University of Northern Colorado, and most recently received his Master of Public Health from the University of South Carolina. His research focuses on examining links between environmental supports, cognition, and physical activity among youth. He is also the author of Activating the Modern Classroom published by Information Age Publishers, NC and Active Education: Lessons for Integrating Physical Activity with Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies published by Nova Science, NY.


Suzannah Evans is a blended technology leader and first grade public school teacher in Longmont, Colorado. She has 14 years of instructional experience and a master’s degree in physical education.


Caroline Duncan is a first grade public school teacher in Greenville, SC. She has more than 10 years of instructional experience and a master’s degree in education.



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