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Action Based Learning First session

Dates: April 13, 2022

Meets: W from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Location: Martin Luther King Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Cost: $10.00

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Physical activity research has indicated that school aged children benefit from as little as 20 minutes of physical activity such as walking which stimulates the brain, helping children be alert and ready to learn (Dartmouth, 2014). Higher intensity exercise produces even greater benefits. This ultimately leads to many other benefits for children, classrooms, schools and districts. Action Based Learning (ABL) is a strategy tool to engage students. ABL is based on brain research that strongly supports the link between movement and learning. This strategy involves combining purposeful, intentional movement and academics. ABL focuses on creating optimal learning environments through movement. This helps anchor learning in multiple parts of the brain which makes recall and retrieval is easier for students of all ages. ABL strategies are teacher friendly, time efficient and most importantly make learning fun for students. It is a way to engage that helps improve memory retention, increase focus and attention, improve grades and lessen behavior issues (2020, What is ABL).

Leslie DeRuiter, M.S. ABL Master Trainer

Sponsored by School of Extended Learning, Departments of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation; and Public Health
Fee: $10.00

Fee Breakdown

FeeTeachers and non EIU Students$ 10.00
Fee-AlternateEIU - Student$ 0.00

Martin Luther King Student Union, Grand Ballroom

Leslie DeRuiter, M.S.

Melissa Meiners