Physical Education On-Site Staff-training Workshops
Moving Bodies & Developing Minds in Physical Education
by Curt Hinson, Ph.D.
Dr. Curt Hinson’s Physical Education workshop, Moving Bodies & Developing Minds, is an interactive and dynamic experience that provides participants with actual games, activities and teaching strategies they can implement immediately into their physical education curriculum. Participants in this workshop will learn dozens and dozens of hands-on games and activities for teaching fitness, manipulative skills, motor skills and social/emotional skills. This workshop includes: quick warm-up activities; fitness circuits; aerobic activities; cooperative games; sport lead-up games; motor skill tasks; motivational techniques; and more. In addition, participants will learn cognitive and affective learning activities that will increase problem-solving, critical thinking, creative thinking, as well as social/emotional development. Curt’s workshop is filled with fun, easy-to-implement games and activities to help offer success to all children, regardless of ability. Participants will walk away with a variety of activities they can go back and use the very next day! And, as thousands of teachers around the country have already learned, Curt’s motivational ideas and techniques help motivate every type of student.
The Moving Bodies & Developing Minds workshop is divided into three different parts:
- FUN-ctional Fitness: A Moving Experience
- Play With Your Brain: Developing Thinking Skills Through Movement
- and G.A.M.E.S: Games & Activities to Make Everyone Successful
Below is a brief description of what participants will learn in each section.
FUN-ctional Fitness: A Moving Experience
This part of the workshop includes hands-on games and activities for teaching various fitness components such as: aerobic endurance; flexibility; and muscular strength & endurance. Participants learn how to intrinsically motivate students to move and participate, as well as how to develop self-responsibility toward fitness. Most of the activities presented can be done in small or large groups and involve students in social/emotional skills such as cooperation, communication, and problem-solving.
Play With Your Brain: Developing Thinking Skills Through Movement
This part of the workshop includes hands-on games and activities for teaching a variety of manipulative and motor skills. Participants learn various brain-compatible cooperative games that focus on cognitive and affective learning, helping students to problem-solve, think critically and use their creativity. Many of the activities presented are adaptable and can be used in a partner, small-group, or large-group format.
G.A.M.E.S: Games & Activities to Make Everyone Successful
This part of the workshop includes hands-on games and activities focused on sport lead-up skills and motor skill development. Participants learn various sport-centered games that use competition to enhance cooperation, not hinder it. The activities include partner, small-group and large group games.
The Moving Bodies & Developing Minds workshop is typically presented in either a half-day (up to 3 hours) or full-day (up to 5 or 6 hours) format. The workshop can also be structured to meet your needs based on time and/or grade levels. Each of the three parts of this workshop can also be the focus of individual workshops as well.
The cost of the Moving Bodies & Developing Minds on-site staff-training workshop at your location is $1295.00 for a half-day (up to 3 hours) training and $1595.00 for a full-day (up to 6 hours) training at your site, plus travel expenses. Travel expenses vary based on your location.
About Curt Hinson, Ph.D.,
Curt Hinson, Ph.D., (also known as Doctor Recess) has been teaching for over 32 years. He taught at the elementary school level for 16 years and at the college level for over 16 years. He currently works as an educational consultant for PlayFit Education Inc., presenting staff development workshops for school districts, teachers, and students. In addition, he teaches in the on-line graduate program at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY and is an adjunct professor at Rowan University in New Jersey. He holds a Ph.D. in Kinesiology, a Masters of Education degree, and a BS degree in Health & Physical Education.
Dr. Hinson is the author of three books, Fitness for Children; Games Kids Should Play at Recess; and 6-Steps to a Trouble-free Playground. In addition, he has published over 50 articles related to teaching and is the creator of the “Trouble-free Playground” recess program for elementary schools.
Dr. Hinson has made presentations in all 50 states, as well as in Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and Mexico. His practical, hands-on teaching techniques, along with his enthusiasm, make him one of the most dynamic educators in the country. He was the 1992 National Association for Sport and Physical Education Eastern District Teacher of the Year and the 1991 Delaware PE Teacher of the Year. He is a member of the Society of Health and Physical Educators of America (SHAPE America); the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; and the American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation. Dr. Hinson has been featured in the Wall Street Journal; Disney’s Family Fun magazine; and on the Fox News Network. His Trouble-free Playground program is currently being implemented in schools in all 50 states.