We are looking forward to another great week of professional development around the United States. Focused Fitness Trainers lead customized curriculum, activity, and WELNET trainings from coast to coast. This week you can find us increasing Quality Physical Education (#QPE) in Colorado, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin.
We are especially looking forward to sharing the Five for Life program with Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) in Connecticut. Their Coordinator of Fitness and Health Education, Chris Wanner, is excited to implement the Five for Life program with her teachers because of its unique integration of movement and academic content. Chris wants to bring the best resources to her teachers so they can then provide their students with the tools necessary to lead a happy, healthy, and active life. CREC showcased this week’s Five for Life training in their PE and Health January Newsletter to let the community know that health and fitness is a top priority!
We have hit the ground running in 2015 and we can’t wait to continue our journey of increasing #QPE across the country. Fitness and Health Academic Content can and should be integrated into Physical Education without compromising activity time. This is important because if a student doesn’t know why they are doing something (like running the mile) then they are not going to be very likely to want to do it on their own. Our job as educators is to supply students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the activities they choose to do. That is why we believe content is king!