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Join us throughout December and January as we explore why physical activity and physical education (PA & PE) are critical to educating the whole child. We'll examine the research about the need for PA & PE; explore some of the recent criticism; examine the relationship between PA & PE and academic achievement, engagement, and social and emotional health and learning; and consider how physical activity can be expanded across the day.
- Charles Basch, Richard March Hoe Professor of Health Education at Columbia University, who shares research that confirms healthier students are better learners.
- Charlene Burgeson, executive director of the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (a whole child partner) and Let's Move in School, who discusses ways that schools and communities can support physical activity throughout the day.
- George Svejda, a physical education teacher at Sargent Shriver Elementary, in Montgomery County, Md., who talks about his experience developing students not only physically but also cognitively, socially, and emotionally.
Have you seen a decrease in physical activity and physical education in your school and community? What is the effect on young people in your life?