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SPARK hosts FREE webinars every month! Whether you are a seasoned SPARK Star, just learning about the program, or have an interest in the month’s timely topic, this webinar series is for you.

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Active Classrooms- Increasing Movement Opportunities for Students

Date: February 17, 2021

Time: 8:00pm ET/ 5:00pm PT

Duration: 1 hour

Speaker: Tanya Freeman, Thomas Knight, Matt Levine

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About the Webinar

Evidence shows that physically active classrooms improve academics and increase physical activity levels for students. Classrooms offer additional opportunities for meeting daily activity requirements and as well as anchoring academic concepts, integrating SEL concepts and improving on-task behavior. Join the next SPARK webinar to learn how to support teachers in providing more movement for students in the classroom setting.

Our panel of speakers will share their experience with active classrooms. Content includes:
• Real-world examples of successful classrooms activity
• Flexible seating and equipment such as pedal desks and balance boards
• Brain-based benefits of regular physical activity
• Activity lesson, brain boosters and energizers

About the Speakers

Thomas Knight: Thomas Knight is a 3rd-grade teacher at Ann Soldo Elementary in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District in Watsonville California. Thomas is a veteran teacher with a lifelong interest in physical activity.

Tanya Freeman: Tanya Freeman has been a health/physical educator for 14 years. She is a passionate teacher, who believes in educating the whole child: mentally/emotionally, physically, and socially. Tanya is an avid reader and is very passionate about literacy. Tanya loves her job and her profession. She enjoys being outside in nature, taking long walks, dancing, listening to music, and spending quality time with my family and friends.

Matt Levine: Matt Levine is the Brand Manager for Moving Minds. He holds an Master of Education, Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Drake University. Matt came to Moving Minds in 2018 after working in higher education for more than 10 years, serving time in student life and activities and leadership development programming. When Matt is home and not chasing his two kids Ellie and Will around the yard (who are typically chasing their dog Ruxin around the yard), he enjoys cooking with his wife Anne, and embracing the outdoor activities that Minnesota offers!

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