What does an Active Learning Specialist do?
Download our 2018 Brochure on the Active Learning Specialist Course
“The Active Learning Specialist course provides insight into how best to use physical activity in school to help kids learn and move more, as well as bridge the gap between public health and education.”
Carrie Steindorff, Public Health Educator
Rockland County Department of Health, New York
Active Learning Specialists tailor interventions to a specific learning need or group of students. The Active Learning Specialist forms a group of stakeholders to assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the intervention (Active Learning Plan).
The Active Learning Specialist works collaboratively with an Active Learning Team to:
- Define the roles of each person on the team
- Assign responsibilities and milestones
- Identify the needs to be addressed by active learning intervention
- Demonstrate how the Active Learning Plan will enhance student engagement
- Provide training to members of the Team to understand research and best practices
- Communicate internally to stakeholders and externally to the community
- Continuously record improvements (outcomes); allow for plan adjustments
Active Learning Specialists are invited to join our online community of best practice professionals to share ideas and learn from each other. Fizika manages two online communities for Active Learning Specialists – on Facebook and on LinkedIn.
Contact email@example.com to request a demonstration of the course.
Subject Matter Expert:
- Kathy Dean – Health and Wellness Specialist – Summit School, Arizona
Kathy works as a Health and Wellness Specialist at Summit School of Ahwatukee, and as a SilverSneakers Instructor at Healthways. Her wellness programs at Summit School have earned international recognition.
Kathy is a past Board Member of Arizona Health and Physical Education and previously worked as a Wellness Specialist at Carmel Clay Schools and as a Wellness Consultant at Indiana State University. Educated at Indiana State University, Kathy is a highly motivated and energetic physical education instructor, wellness coordinator, and personal trainer with a successful track record in designing and implementing innovative and challenging curricula and lesson plans. Recognized for extensive knowledge and skills in biomechanics, physical fitness, styles of teaching and behavior modification. Ability to offer a variety of teaching styles in order to meet the needs of all age groups, preschool through older adults. Great interest in the health and wellness of the family. Current teaching certificates for the states of Arizona, K-8, and Indiana, K through 12. 3 years of experience developing and implementing an athletic program, grades 5-8. Kathy earned her Active Learning Specialist Certificate in 2014.