Exploring the benefits of and concrete strategies for supporting student health, fitness and academic achievement
Date: Monday, November 4th, 11:00am-12:00pm CST
Webinar will be recorded and a link will be sent to all registrants.
One CPDU available
Intended audience: District Superintendents, school Principals/Assistant Principals, School Board members, Physical Education (P.E.) department chairs, administrative champions of health and wellness, and P.E./health teachers.
• Jane Bagus, Assistant Superintendent, Berwyn South School District 100
• Chad Dougherty, Prinicpal, Hononegah Community High School District 207
• Justin Horne, Principal, Hinsdale Community Consolidated School District 181
• Lisa Small, Associate Superintendent for Instruction, Township High School District 211
• Jean Sophie, Superintendent of Schools, Lake Bluff Elementary School District 65
Webinar description: District Superintendents and school Principals are in a position to prioritize student wellness and foster school environments that support health. Nutrition, physical activity and fitness are associated with improved academic, health and behavioral outcomes among students, but many Illinois districts face challenges in implementing high-quality school health programming.
This webinar features case studies of districts and schools across Illinois that are addressing these challenges – from small practical changes that maximize movement opportunities to innovative budgeting/staffing strategies to increase physical education time or create cultures of wellness. Participants will leave with practical ideas for supporting student health and strengthening school health programming back in your districts!
This webinar was delivered as an in-person workshop on October 3rd, 2019 in Joliet, Illinois – read more!
Supported by Voices for Healthy Kids, a joint initiative of the American Heart Association and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.