2017 Move2Learn Summit

Date / Time
June 7th, 8-10am

Location
Lyceum, 201 S Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314

Goal:                 
To spark ideas about how schools can make informal policy changes to support linking movement to learning.

Overview:
Last year RunningBrooke’s sold out Move2Learn Summit featured Tim McCord from Titusville, Pennsylvania who discussed how he worked with his school to elevate classroom learning and test scores by incorporating movement and exercise throughout the school day. At this year’s Summit, Charlene Burgeson, Executive Director of Let’s Move, Michelle Obama’s initiative to fight childhood obesity, will build on last year’s program to look at how small changes within schools and grassroots organizations can make a real difference in child outcomes. Joined by experts from Alexandria City Public Schools and local government, and youth fitness specialist Preston Blackburn, the Summit will explore simple steps that you can take to get kids moving and spark learning.

Summit Structure

Session 1 — Focus will be on ideas for making informal policy changes within administrative and management channels to link movement to learning

 8-8:15am Keynote Speaker

Charlene Burgeson, Executive Director, Let’s Move Active Schools

 8:15-8:30am Panel Discussants

Michael J. Humphreys, ACPS PE/Health/Family Life Education Instructional Specialist

Kurt Huffman, M.Ed, ACPS Director of School, Business, and Community Partnerships

 8:30-8:45am Q&A

 8:45-9am Break

Session 2 — Focus will be on informal changes that can take place at the grassroots level to promote linking movement to learning (i.e., in the classroom, in after school programs, etc.)

9-9:15am Keynote Speaker

Preston Blackburn, ACE Certified Youth Fitness Specialist, Pop, hop and rock

9:15-9:30am Panel Discussants

Mac Slover, Alexandria Recreation, Parks & Cultural Activities, Regional Program Director, Youth Activities, Community Outreach & Seniors

April Rodgers, Physical Education Teacher, John Adams Elementary School

9:30-9:45am Q&A

9:45-10am Wrap-up and Moving Forward

Brooke Sydnor Curran