Target Behavior: Physical Activity
Intervention Type: PSE Change
Intervention Reach and Adoption
Target Audience: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Adults
- The Marketing Brief handout can be used as a guide for discussing the Energizers with potential school partners: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW1uLmVkdXxjbGFzc3Jvb20tZW5lcmdpemVyc3xneDo3YTg2MzNlMmQwMDhhMjUy
- The Training Logistics for EEs handout is an internal document that serves as a guide to the process of marketing, recruiting schools, contracting for training and [school] ordering of Energizers books: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW1uLmVkdXxjbGFzc3Jvb20tZW5lcmdpemVyc3xneDoxOTQ4Yjk2MzdhNTJjZWRi
- The Classroom Energizers Training PowerPoint can be used to guide the training session: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=sites&srcid=dW1uLmVkdXxjbGFzc3Jvb20tZW5lcmdpemVyc3xneDozNmVhM2FjMjE0MWQ2NjQ
A post-workshop survey was conducted with 432 teachers in 11 school districts to evaluate how effective the workshop was for training teachers to implement PA breaks in the classroom. Results include:
- 67% of teachers use Energizers 2-5 days per week
- 77% of teachers use energizers for 4-10 minutes per day
- 65% of teachers indicated they were confident to use PA in their classroom.
To evaluate if teachers perceived that classroom PA breaks increase students’ concentration, a 90-day post workshop online survey was sent to 268 workshop participants who indicated willingness to participate. Completed surveys were received from 90 teachers with the following results:
- 73% of teachers reported that students had improved learning.
- 97% of teachers reported that PA breaks helped students refocus on academics.
|Readiness and Capacity – Short Term (ST)||Changes – Medium Term (MT)||Effectiveness and Maintenance – Long Term (LT)||Population Results (R)|
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Betsy Johnson (Extension Educator in Health & Nutrition)
University of Minnesota Extension