Vital Research, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm with over 35 years of experience and expertise implementing research and evaluation projects, is working with Sports For Learning on the design and validation of a survey tool to measure outcomes and impact for its STEM+ athletics programming. Janet Lee and Andrea Nee, Senior Associates at Vital Research, who each have over 10
Sports For Learning curriculum-based games are fun, challenging and engaging. Each game focuses on skill development such as shooting, passing and dribbling, has a corresponding STEM topic (i.e. Anatomy, Earth & Solar System, Technology, Math, etc.) and includes specific school values and behavior goals. Trigger words are used in conjunction with visual aids to further support learning and skills. Students
Check out this PBS video that talks about how physical fitness impacts academic performance! http://www.pbs.org/video/need-to-know-a-physical-education/
From the National Academies Press: Many claims are made about the benefits to students’ learning and thinking of integrating education across science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In this chapter we explore the evidence relevant to whether and how integrated approaches to STEM education support a range of outcomes within and across the disciplines. The full range of outcomes was
Coaches are college-age students, involved in local college sport and soccer teams, or studying sports and/or child development related course work. Coaches are thoroughly vetted and must complete a vigorous and intensive training process to effectively manage student’s diverse needs and deliver our programs to students. We guarantee our coaches to provide quality leadership, be fun, friendly and engaging.
A leader in STEM and sports innovation, Professor Ricardo Valerdi is instrumental in creating and developing curriculum that excites children in STEM through soccer. A member of our team since 2015, he regularly reviews and advises on the development of Sports For Learning’s educational programs, enabling us to continually improve, update and address student’s ever-changing and diverse needs.
When children and adolescents participate in the recommended level of physical activity—at least 60 minutes daily—multiple health bene ts accrue. Most youth, however, do not engage in recommended levels of physical activity. Schools provide a unique venue for youth to meet the activity recommendations, as they serve nearly 56 million youth. At the same time, schools face increasing challenges in
In schools across the United States, physical education has been substantially reduced— and in some cases completely eliminated—in response to budget concerns and pressures to improve academic test scores. Yet the available evidence shows that children who are physically active and t tend to perform better in the classroom and that daily physical education does not adversely affect academic performance.
At the sound of a whistle, four teams of kids raced across a grassy field at Frank West Elementary School Thursday, dribbling soccer balls to a cone at the far end of the field. Crowds of screaming and shouting kids cheered on their teammates as they tore down the field in the torch-pass style warm-up, except on this day, the
A program mixing soccer skill drills and science and math lessons used by several Riverside County school districts has helped to reduce lunchtime conflicts, Inland officials say, mirroring a trend seen in Bakersfield schools. “What we offer is an innovative and engaging way for kids to learn about key science topics while also having fun and keeping active,” said Nick