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Friday, March 10 • 11:30am - 12:15pm
The Physical, Cognitive and Behavior Benefits of Walking while Listening to Podcasts

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We will touch on program features, review the research done by a team of researchers at UNC Chapel Hill, discuss examples of different districts and settings where the program is being used, and allow participates to get up out of their seats and go for a walk to listen to a podcast. Educators will either be able to use a WalkKit audio device that we will provide during the workshop, or they can download our App on their smartphone. Participants will be sent off to listen to a podcast of their choice (about 20 minutes) and will return to the workshop room for a post-walk discussion. We will ask attendees to give some feedback about the podcast they chose to listen to and what the overriding themes, embedded health literacy messages and associated charter values were. We will provide space for everyone to give feedback about this short experience and will discuss the different ways and settings they think walking and learning could be beneficial for their particular students. The Walking Classroom is being used in many different school and OST environments (regular classrooms, special Ed groups, ELL students, high school groups, PBIS initiatives, as a station, as a before school program, etc.) which provides attendees with an opportunity to dig deep and think about how this approach could work for their school. We will also have time to touch on the companion resources (video clips, PowerPoint deck, downloadable worksheet, suggest hands-on activity, virtual field trip) we provide to all our adopters for each podcast. And finally, we will show attendees how to get access to 28 free podcasts, and a complimentary mini Teacher’s Guide that has a complete lesson plan and comprehension quiz for each podcast. Attendees will also get advice on just how to apply for a donated class set on The Walking Classroom website. Ideally, there will be time for Q & A, too.

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The Walking Classroom

Director, The Walking Classroom
The Walking Classroom is a national research-proven nonprofit program that strengthens the physical, mental and academic health of students. Kids take a brisk 20-minute walk while listening to podcasts that are pre-loaded onto audio devices. Standards-aligned topics (suitable for... Read More →
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Laura Fenn

The Walking Classroom
Walk, Listen and Learn! The Walking Classroom is an innovative, easy to implement, research-proven program that enables students to get exercise while building core content knowledge. Students listen to kid-friendly educational podcasts on pre-loaded devices while walking. Podcasts... Read More →

Friday March 10, 2023 11:30am - 12:15pm EST
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