Adding the Physical to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL)

Adding the Physical to Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) PEL, Physical and Emotional Learning A New Construct for Physical Education Sal Edwards, Heart Zones CEO and Founder Social and emotional learning, or SEL, is a concept that provides valuable ways to learn cooperative and interdependent relationships with others. PEL, physical and emotional learning is an…

Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model: Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success

Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model:  Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success   Dr.Deb Berkey Director of Education and Training Heart Zones, Inc. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) was created to support and optimize children’s social, emotional and academic development.  Centered on the child, the model emphasizes a…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 6

Part 6. You Have Nothing to Lose Part 1. Free and Quick Money for HPE Teachers The CARES Act (1) provides Coronavirus financial funding for technology in K-12 public and private schools. Within this legislation, K-12 public and private schools are allocated $13.2 billion for emergency funding called the ESSER Fund (2). This emergency funding to schools…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 5

Part 5. The 8 Tips to Success from Adam Otstot, HPE Curriculum Specialist When the opportunity strikes, “ask” for it. That’s just what Adam Otstot, Health and PE curriculum specialist for the Hanover County Public Schools Virginia did when he first learned about the available funding for school technology and professional development training from the CARES Act. CARES Act…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 4

Part 4 — FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Dollars The CARES Act is a stimulus-funded federal government emergency grant in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These dollars aim to be an immediate injection directly into your school’s purchasing office of money to address the current crisis. The ESSER portion of the CARES Act provides…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 1

Free & Quick Money For PE and Health Teachers CARES[1] Act provides Coronavirus financial aid for K-12 public schools in need of technology.  Within this $2 trillion legislation, K-12 public schools are allocated $13.2 billion for emergency funding called the ESSER Fund[2] for to respond to the impact that COVID-19 has placed on school programs.…