Movement-Based Strategies to Boost Math Outcomes
Brain scientists have identified that movement is essential for enhanced brain function, circulation, focus, concentration, learning, and retention. In this presentation, you will learn efficient teaching and learning strategies that make math fun and engaging, promote equity, allow students to make up for the lost time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, dovetail with virtual instruction, strengthen SEL, and support parents’ efforts in at-home instruction. Participants will learn about brain science and why movement-based learning is beneficial for every student and every adult. Participants will also learn simple strategies to increase focus, concentration, and to energize students. Everyone will return to their home districts with intervention strategies to link movement to academic content and how to incorporate movement in both in-person and virtual lessons.
Suzy Koontz, Founder and CEO of Learn Thru Movement, is an actuary, an educational consultant, a math teacher, and the creator of over 150 kinesthetic teaching tools. Suzy is the author of over 15 books for both children and adults. Suzy’s passion is helping students recognize their ability to learn and lead healthier lives. To achieve her goal of getting all Americans to grade level in math and reading, she co-founded the National Math Foundation, which is headquartered in her hometown of Ithaca, NY.