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1 Jean Blaydes Madigan Action Based Learning

2 Can you speak neuroscience

3 Dr. John Ratey Harvard Clinical Psychiatrist Expert on ADHD and Depression Exercise is brain s Ritalin & Zoloft

4 Could you answer these questions?

5 Does PE fit into the educa1onal process?

6 Does having PE increase learning?

7 Does PE raise test scores?

8 Why do schools have PE? 5. PE helps to fight obesity and Type 2 diabetes 4. Required minutes of physical activity 3. Fitnessgram testing 2. Need someone for bus duty and safety patrol

9

10 TEACHER PREP TIME!

11 Exercise and the Brain

12 even before the body benefits

13 The Science says that Exercise changes the brain at a molecular level Oxygen and glucose as fuel Neurogenesis: Exercise grows brain cells BDNF PFC Secondary dendritic branching Neurotransmitters

14 Healthy, ac1ve kids make beher learners Exercise boosts brain function. Exercise gives students an advantage to learn. Exercise is encoded in our genes.

15 Obesity and Learning One out of five four year olds is obese At risk for disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes IQ is 10 to 20 points lower than peers Secondary dendritic branching is described as Pre- Alzheimer s A high fat high sugar diet impedes the ability of the brain to uptake its glucose

16 The GOOD N.E.W.S. Nutrition Exercise Water Sleep

17 Giving every student every advantage to learn

18 PE Prepares the Brain for Learning The Experts say Movement facilitates cognition. What makes us move is also what makes us think Movement anchors learning

19 Cerebellular Training The cerebellum and the Pre frontal Cortex are connected. The PFC controls memory, language, emotions, social skills, and attention. If the cerebellum is off, then cognitive function suffers. Physical patterns and skills challenge the cerebellum and it grows quicker. Cerebellular exercises that cross the midline enlist more parts of the brain for well developed attention systems. Budde 2008

20 Hillman/ Castelli Study April 1, 2009 Is a single bout of moderate exercise beneficial for cognitive function? (Used walking for 20 minutes on a treadmill) Conclusion: Positive outcome linking physical activity, attention and academic achievement

21 BRAIN AFTER SITTING QUIETLY BRAIN AFTER 20 MINUTE WALK Research/scan compliments of Dr. Chuck Hillman University of Illinois

22 Recommenda1ons PE 150 minutes per week for elementary and 225 minutes for secondary Recess (indoor or outdoor) daily Encouraging classroom teachers to integrate physical activity into learning

23 Embodied Cogni1on Def: Using movement and simulation as a processing tool We think with our bodies and our brains simultaneously Study: Students solve math problems better when encouraged to use their hands

24 Movement with inten1on Efficient brain function Improved memory retrieval Improved cognition

25 Bodily Movements improve problem solving Movement and gesture increases the brain and body communication for increased abilities to problem solve. Movements that are similar in nature to the task speed solutions.

26 The weller the feller, the smarter you art- er I had to make it rhyme :0)

27 Yes and No

28 Swedish Study Dec The better cardiovascular fitness (not muscular strength) among teenage boys correlates to higher scores on a range of intelligence tests and more education and income in adult life. The results show the importance of getting healthier between the ages of 15 and 18 while the brain is still changing. ( Science Daily, 12/11/09) The results provide scientific support for educational policies to maintain or increase physical education in school curricula. Pedersen

29 Texas Youth Fitness Study Cooper Ins1tute March 9, 2009 Significant associations were consistently found between physical fitness and various indicators of academic achievement, specifically: Academic Performance (TAKS) higher levels of fitness are associated with better academic performance.

30 CV Fitness Corresponds with Academic Performance when Schools Stratified by State Rating System Percent Achieving Standards CV TAKS School Ratings Texas Youth Fitness Study

31 Naperville Learning Readiness

32 How does PE fit into the learning process?

33 Exercise creates an Op1mal State for Learning, Mood and Behavior Positive effects of exercise lasts 12 hours (June, 2009) Stress reduced Mood regulated Behavior improved Learned helplessness decreased Less fidgety and more focused

34 Texas Youth Fitness Study School Incidents Higher levels of fitness are associated with fewer negative school incidents. School Attendance Higher levels of fitness are associated with better school attendance. According to the Texas Education Agency, reducing absenteeism by 10 percent would earn public schools approximately $237 million in state funding.

35 Charleston County Schools, SC Mitchell Elementary Implemented the Action Based Learning LAB for K- 2 and Body Brain Adventure LAB model for 3-5 with Action Based Learning teaching strategies in the classroom Stall High School Implemented ABL in classroom and ABL Brain Rooms for remediation 87% improved attendance 63% improved office referrals In SIX weeks!

36 have shown significant improvement in test scores

37 Here comes a shameless self promotion!

38 The Ac1on Based Learning LAB K- 2 featured on Good Morning America on April 8, 2009

39 Texas ABL Stars Plano ISD Fort Worth ISD Spring Branch ISD El Paso ISD Houston ISD Humble ISD San Antonio ISD

40 Indianapolis Public Schools

41 Teacher A: ABL 2-3X wk + classroom Teacher B: no ABL

42 Prince William County VA

43

44 RATE OF GROWTH Wow! PALS Remediation and ABLL! Figure 8 shows the mean fall and spring scores for the PALS word recognition subtest.

45 Coming this Fall in 2009

46 Body Brain Adventure LAB Body Legs Muscles Bones Hands/Feet Eyes Heart Brain

47 Body Brain Adventure LAB Based on PE standards including Fitnessgram components, Brain Research, academics Come as you are budget Interactive, dynamic manual Friends concept

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49 There is a definite academic connec1on Budde study about the PFC and the cerebellum connected What makes us move is also what makes us think. Motor skills lay the framework for pattern sequencing. Exercise prepares the brain for learning

50 Neuroscience supports PE! And the need for daily, quality Physical Education taught by a professional with all the equipment and all the facilities we need!

51

52 Because we care about KIDS and their health and their learning!

53 All children moving forward

54 Jean Blaydes Madigan

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