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NEISD staff experience action based learning

On Sept. 20, NEISD staff from each campus attended a one-day Action Based Learning Lab where they learned unique teaching strategies that could be taken back to their classrooms.

Action Based Learning Lab are a series of progressions and stations designed to prepare the brain for input and processing. Our high school principals in the 2011-2012 school year were able to visit Charleston, SC, to see these labs first hand at all three levels - elementary, middle and high school.

Jean Blaydes Madigan, founder of Action Based Learning, and Dave Spurlock, director for Physical Education, Health and Athletics for Charleston County Schools, provided attendees insight into Action Based Learning, training on the stations, and work time to discuss implementing this program on their campus.

The day involved several "get up out of your seat" activities.

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Staff (shown above) get hands-on as they play a math game.

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NEISD staff walk on a ABC Pathways mat.Staff learned walking in a
"figure 8" pattern created calmness and helps students write their letters.

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They also learned several simple moves called "Bleacher Dancing."

 

Posted on September 27, 2012