There is a fundamental and universal shift underway in education for more engaging and dynamic learning environments. Building proactive connections between movement and learning reaches across grade levels and curriculum(s). This course weaves together learning and movement with the portable life skills of health, nutrition, and wellness. Healthy students are more attentive, connected, happier and better equipped to make positive choices. Because teachers are on the front line, seeing students every day, they are in the best position to create and reinforce these healthy habits.
Kinesthetic education is not just for Physical Education and Health departments. It opens the conversation to overall wellness and a wholistic approach to the student, the school and the community. Participants in this course will discover practical, clearly explained movements and activities that will spark optimal learning opportunities. In this course educators will explore how to successfully integrate health, nutrition and wellness across multiple subject areas.
This course will also introduce and examine mental health issues in the COVID-19 and Post-COVID-19 era, explore the concept of self-esteem, worth and value. Creating greater class cohesion and participation along with connecting the core curriculum to life outside the classroom will be addressed.
Notre Dame College ED 624H • Carlow University ED 614 • Madonna University EDU 5830.53
The required text for this course is Ready, Set, Go!: The Kinesthetic Classroom 2.0
by Michael S. Kuczala and Traci Lengel. ISBN 978-150636583.
Graduate participants earn 3 semester hours of graduate credit and will receive a transcript from one of our partner institutions below. Professional development participants will receive a certificate of completion for 45 hours of professional developments credit for face-to-face classes and 60 hours of professional development credit for online classes.
Module One: Assessing the health and wellness of students in today’s classroom
Module Two: Making the case for the Kinesthetic Educator
Module Three: The epidemic of childhood obesity
Module Four: The role of nutrition in learning
Module Five: Social-emotional intelligence as a critical skill
Module Six: Mental health issues (in the Covid and post-Covid era)
Module Seven: Stress and self-esteem
Module Eight: The mind-body connection
Module Nine: Creating greater class cohesion
Module Ten: Action strategies for whole communities, schools and students
Online 3-graduate credit courses are 13 weeks in length.
On-site weekend courses are held Friday evening from 6:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday/Sunday, 8:30am-5:30pm.
Weekday courses are Monday-Friday from 8:00am- 6:00pm.
It is the responsibility of the student to check with their state, county, district, or school to ensure that all requirements are being met by the course you're taking.
Check the Partner Universities page for specific university information as well as course numbers which are specific to the university partner.
Students are required to purchase their own textbook, the information for which can be found here. If no book is required it will be specified on the list. We have copies of many of the textbooks should you wish to purchase directly from TEI.
Professional development (PD) participants receive a certificate of completion from TEI for 45 hours of PD credit for face to face classes and 60 hours of PD credit for online classes. These certificates are mailed within one week of the end of the class and reflect the course title, dates of attendance, and credit hour information.