Paige Beasely 2015-2016
Project Title: Sitting in the 21st Century Classroom
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
Nearly 13 million children between the ages 2-19 are obese. Flexible seating classrooms allow students opportunities to be more active throughout the school day. This type of classroom increases posture, alertness, and focus. Active seating has been proven to increase core strength. Students will begin by tracking their activity level using pedometers in a traditional classroom arrangement. Desks and chairs will be replaced with stability balls, Wobble Seats, balance discs, rocker chairs, and beanbags. Students will again track their activity level within the new classroom arrangement. They will analyze and graph their data. Students will complete an action research cycle through this project-based learning experience.