Active Kids Do Better

On September 24, 2015 over 150 physical educators, administrators, activity leaders and University faculty members attended a Schulze speaker series at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) on the topic: Active building healthier generations through active learning schools. The 4 hour event included a distinguished line-up of national and state speakers, door prizes, light refreshments, active applause, and intermittent physical activity breaks led by speaker and physical educator, Tanya Peal.

Invited Speakers

  • Professor Emeritus Thom Mckenzie, PhD, San Diego State University, who documented the growing science that support the preventative role of physical activity in schools
  • Executive Director of Let’s Move Active Schools, Charlene Burgeson, who spoke on ways to empower schools and school leaders to develop a culture of movement and health
  • Cyrus Weinberger, Principal, Red Hawk Elementary school
  • Tanya Peal, Physical Education and Activity Leader and Red Hawk Elementary School
  • Paige Jennings, Physical Activity and Physical Education Coordinator, St. Vrain Valley school district

 

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Feedback

Feedback from the 34 attendees surveyed was extremely positive. Please check out the video (insert link) and photo gallery of the event.  UNC looks forward to hosting a similar event in the future. 

  • 88% believed that the event was well organized
  • 90% believed the presenters were knowledgeable
  • 90% believed that the event fostered a physical activity setting
  • 90% would recommended a similar event to colleagues

One word to describe the overall experience:
“Worth it!” “Fun” “GREAT” “Informative” “Stimulating” “Unique and refreshing” “AWESOME” “Energizing” “Inspiring” “WOW!!” “Informative” “Wonderful” “Exciting” “Educational”

 

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Questions:

Event - contact Dr. Carson

Master’s program - contact Dr. Dauenhauer 

MAT-PEPAL Program Website

Successful Speaker Series

“Yes. Well advertised, I was excited to sign up and even more excited after I left”
“Yes, great speakers that provided a well-rounded perspective on active schools and why/how active kids do better”
“I think it was such a great event to host at UNC and I enjoyed the collaborative nature between different departments/disciplines on campus”
“I think it was a great opportunity to expose future and current physical educators to current trends and practices”
“Yes. I felt I learned a lot and felt very eager to bring the info back to my school and district”