This 3-credit research-based graduate course examines the concept of a blended teaching/learning approach in K-12 education, defining the balance between movement and technology to optimize student learning and success. As classroom technology use has increased, physical movement in the classroom has decreased, affecting the health, well-being and learning potential of the 21st -century student. Defining and creating the movement/technology balance in our schools is now a vital necessity for future growth and academic achievement. The course implements the principles of Move Students Often with a Steady flow of Technology (M.O.S.T.), a rating scale and spectrum that helps define the Movement-Technology balance. Some critical topics of focus include: uniting movement and technology to make the M.O.S.T. of the 21st century classroom, technology overload, the power of movement, digital responsibility, the technology machine, and the movement- technology connection. Merging these two concepts (movement and technology) promotes a classroom environment that meets content standards effectively, enhances student understanding and enriches the learning process while preparing students for future challenges.
- Instructor: Traci Anthony-Lengel
- Instructor: Jenna Evans