LEARN NC and The Walking Classroom offer free podcasts, lesson plans

Teachers looking for ways to incorporate physical activity into content instruction can access ten of The Walking Classroom’s award-winning podcasts for free via LEARN NC.

LEARN NC has partnered with The Walking Classroom program, an in-school obesity intervention that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong fitness habits for all students while addressing different learning styles.

LEARN NC and The Walking Classroom have published a sampler of 10 podcasts, along with standards-aligned accompanying lesson plans. The podcasts address a variety of topics including narrative poetry, famous scientists, and social justice movements.

“We are thrilled to work with LEARN NC,” said Laura Fenn, co-founder and executive director of The Walking Classroom Institute. “With the free podcast and lesson plan downloads available on the LEARN NC site, teachers will be able to test drive the program and see if The Walking Classroom suits their needs and the needs of their students.”

Fenn added, “Getting fresh air and physical activity while learning benefits everyone, but for some students with non-traditional learning styles, participating in The Walking Classroom provides the opportunity to learn in a way that is most effective for them.”

The Walking Classroom sampler is available at http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/walking-classroom.

The Walking Classroom Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and education of all students.  The Walking Classroom program is an in-school obesity intervention that promotes health literacy and develops and supports lifelong fitness habits for all students while addressing different learning styles.  The method combines standards-aligned academic content and exercise during the regular school day. For more information, visit www.thewalkingclassroom.org.