Center for School Health faculty receives award from the American Educational Research Association
Date: April 13, 2012
Description: Dr. Sara Flory (a recently-graduated doctoral student from the Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies Division of the Wayne State University College of Education) and her advisor, Dr. Nate McCaughtry, received the Exemplary Paper Award from the Research on Learning and Instruction in Physical Education section of the American Educational Research Association at the annual conference in Vancouver, Canada. Their paper was published in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport and was titled “Culturally Relevant Physical Education in Urban Schools: Reflecting Cultural Knowledge.”
Center Director, Dr. McCaughtry, Receives National Research Awards
Date: April 16, 2012
Description: At the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) meeting in Vancouver Canada, Nate McCaughtry will receive two national research awards (1) the Metzler-Freedman Outstanding Paper Award from the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (A paper co-authored with his recent Wayne State University Ph.D. graduate Matthew Ferry, and (2) the Exemplary Paper award by the Research on Learning and Instruction section of AERA (A paper co-authored with Sara Flory, another recent Ph.D. graduate from the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies in the College of Education).
Center Director Accepts Award from AAPHERD
Date: March 16, 2012
Description: Dr. Matt Ferry (a recently-graduated doctoral student from the Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies Division at Wayne State University) and his advisor, Dr. Nate McCaughtry, received the 2011 JTPE (Journal of Teaching in Physical Education) Metzler-Freedman Exemplary Paper Award at the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance annual conference in Boston, Massachusetts. Their paper was published in the Journal of Teaching in Physical Education and was titled “Social and Emotional Pedagogy: Rhythm and Junctures.”
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative (DHYI) Workshop
Date: March 10, 2012
Description: DHYI staff held a professional development workshop at Wayne State University to train 14 Detroit Public High School physical education teachers on how to use workout training DVDs. DHYI staff members informed the teachers about the benefits of using these workouts during their physical education classes as well as in after-school programs. The DVD collection was provided to teachers and included Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, P90X, Tae Bo, step aerobics; and a variety of weight training, dance, and cardiovascular endurance exercises. Staff introduced strategies to implement several videos into a one hour class as well as explaining which exercises pair well with others. Several of the videos were previewed during this professional development.
Download: DVD Workshop
Center for School Health Promotion
Date: January-April, 2012
Description: Joyce Krause continues to participate in events at schools to promote the College of Education Center for School Health as well as the undergraduate program offerings within the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies. Recent visits to schools are as follows:
- January 30, 2012, Southwestern High School, Parent/Teacher Meeting
- February 29, 2012, Renaissance High School, Parent Teacher Open House (Photo attached)
- March 14, 2012, Central High School, Parent/Teacher Open House
- March 14, 2012, Detroit International Academy, Parent/Teacher Open House
- March 28, 2012, Southeastern High School, Parent/Teacher Open House, 12-3:00 p.m. (Photo attached)
- April 2, 2012, Detroit School of the Arts, Health Fair, 3:30-6 p.m.
|Southeastern High School Students Check out our Display||Wayne State University Staff and Renaissance High School Principal||Wayne State University Promotion Event at Southeastern High Schoo|
Physical Activity Clubs (Detroit Healthy Youth Inititative)
Date: November 2011- June 2012 (Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative)
Description: Six high schools in Detroit are increasing the amount of physical activity for 179 students that are attending after-school Physical Activity Clubs. School staff, often the Physical Education teacher, leads the clubs. A variety of activities are offered such as yoga, zumba, pilates and tae bo. Students are also encouraged to make healthy food choices through the use of short, nutrition lessons and “healthy homework” which challenge them to eat healthy foods between sessions. A participating student from Renaissance High School commented, “It's been something new and different. I like to come because I'm getting in better shape. My friends come so it's fun." A club leader added, “Anytime you can provide a program like this and you can see the benefit for the kids. It's a positive thing."
|Students at one physical activity club exercising together using a fitness DVD.|
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative (DHYI) Professional Development
Date: November 12, 2011 (Wayne State University)
Description: A full-day workshop was presented at Wayne State University for health teachers and after-school physical activity club (PACs) leaders participating in the Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative in 14 Detroit High Schools. Pauline Pruneau provided professional development in the Michigan Model for Health Modules for Nutrition, Physical Activity, Character Development and Violence Prevention. Annie Murphy oriented teachers to use of the interdisciplinary Nutrition Linking Lessons. Noel Kulik, Beth Marck, and Agata Zalewska worked with Physical Activity Club leaders to design and plan physical activity club kick-off events for students at participating high schools.
To launch Center for School Health and Building Healthy Communities partnership between the Center for School Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Michigan Fitness Foundation
Date: November 9, 2011
Description: A casual get-together to celebrate the creation and launch of the Center for School Health was held. The event was attended by Wayne State University College of Education Administrators, Center Faculty, Detroit Healthy Initiative staff, and Kinesiology, Health and Sports Studies Division staff. Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) also attended this event. Nate McCaughtry (Director, Center for School Health) led a recognition program thanking the many people who contributed to making the Center possible. The signature program "Building Healthy Communities" was discussed as the first partnership program between the Center for School Health, BCBSM, and Michigan Fitness Foundation.
Download: Reception Flyer
The Craig Fahle Radio Show
Regarding the role the schools can play in addressing youth obesity
Date: November 9, 2011
Description: Nate McCaughtry (Director of the Center for School Health in the College of Education at Wayne State University) participated with representatives from the Michigan Fitness Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, and the Department of Pediatrics at Wayne State University on a panel discussion regarding the role that schools and parents play in addressing youth obesity in Michigan. The new program being conducted by the Center for School Health called "Building Healthy Communities" was highlighted as an examplary program for improving the health environments of K-12 schools as a vehicle for youth health improvement.
Audio File: Childhood Obesity Panel
Wayne County Professional Development Day:
Health and Physical Education Teachers
Date: November 8, 2011
Description: The Center for School Health teamed with the Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) to offer a full-day of professional development for Health and Physical Education teachers in Wayne County. Center faculty presented several sessions. Nate McCaughtry co-presented the keynote (“The State of Health and Physical Education in Michigan”) with Glenna DeJong from the Michigan Fitness Foundation. Annie Murphy was involved in three sessions (“Secondary Nutrition Education Linking Lessons”, “Evolution of the K-5 EPEC Curriculum” and “A School-Wide Approach to Healthy Eating in Elementary Schools”). Suzanna Dillon provided two sessions related to her expertise in adapted physical education (“Teaching Students with Disabilities in Secondary P.E. and “Teaching Students with Disabilities in Elementary P.E.”). Nate McCaughtry and his Wayne State University staff (Kimberly Maljak, Mark Little, Fred Price and Rick Miotke) also offered a session, “Gym-Based Approach to Functional Fitness in Secondary P.E." Additionally, Joyce Krause staffed two displays: one related to the Wayne State University Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies and another promoting the new Center for School Health.
Michigan Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) Conference
Date: November 3 - 4, 2011 (Dearborn)
Description: At the Wayne State University College of Education Center for School Health faculty were involved in MAHPERD by offering several presentations. Nate McCaughtry and team members offered a session on “Functional Fitness in Gym-based P.E.: The Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative.” Dr. Annie Murphy co-presented with Shoma Pal (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan) to present “Best Practice Tools to Promote Physical Activity and Nutrition and How Michigan Schools Can Acquire Them”. That session oriented attendees to the Building Healthy Communities grants offered in the past and also promoted the role of the Center for School Health in re-designing the program and administering it beginning in January 2012.
Michigan Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) Conference
Date: November 3 - 4, 2011 (Dearborn)
Description: The Center for School Health and the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies in the College of Education had a booth for recruitment and educational purposes in the exhibition hall at the MAHPERD annual state conference. Attendees from across the state and many Wayne State University graduates visited the booth and were enthusiastic about the Wayne State University graduate programs and possibilities emanating from the new Center such as the potential for school-based grants.
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative:
Date: November, 2011
Description: Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative team member, Victor Sipes, demonstrated and taught Race Walking and 28 flexibility exercises to Mr. Demetral’s Physical Education Fitness class at the Detroit School of Arts. The high school students were able to practice the skills they learned under the supervision of Mr. Sipes, a veteran race walker.
Peers and Youth Physical Activity Motivation
Date: October 26, 2011 (Wayne State University)
Description: Alan L. Smith, Ph.D., a renowned researcher from Purdue was a guest scholar at Wayne State University, thanks to sponsorship from the Wayne State University College of Education Center of School Health. Dr. Smith is recognized internationally for his research in developmental sport and exercise psychology. His research focuses on youth social and psychological development in physical activity contexts, youth physical activity behavior, and the link between physical activity and cognitive, motor, and social/behavioral functioning in young children. Dr. Smith met with faculty and graduate students from the Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies Division and then presented a well-attended university-wide session for faculty and students.
Download: Alan Smith Lecture Flyer
Detroit School of the Arts High School
Date: October 26, 2011
Description: Two softball athletes from Wayne State University joined the recruitment team from the Center for School Health and the Division of Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies at an open house for parents and students at the Detroit School of the Arts. Other universities were present at this event but teachers, parents and students readily recognized Wayne State University and had many questions about attending the university. They especially enjoyed the practical knowledge that the young softball athletes shared.
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative Professional Development
Date: October 17, 2011
Description: Dr. Noel Kulik led a workshop to assist the after-school Physical Activity Club Leaders in 14 Detroit high school design, promote and conduct Physical Activity Clubs as vehicles to provide high school students with fun, safe, supportive places to do physical activities with their friends after school.
Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative Professional Development
Date: October 10, 2011
Description: The Michigan Nutrition Network Grant Team (Fahlman, Murphy, Franklin, Price and Miotke) provided an overview to participating teachers related to offering Nutrition Linking Lessons to their students. Linking Lessons are short lessons based on topics of high interest to middle and high school students. Each 15-minuted lesson is based around an appealing poster and includes a one-page lesson guide and a healthy food tasting. After the staff/guest nutrition educator provides the lesson, teachers re-teach it to their other classes increasing the number of students reached in the 14 participating high schools.
Download: Linking Lesson Sample
Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior (Kansas City)
Date: July 10 - 13, 2011
Description: Center for School Health Associate Director Dr. Annie Murphy attended this annual meeting and co-presented a poster related to the Detroit Healthy Youth Initiative, “Delivering Nutrition Messages to Secondary School Students with Brief, Interactive Linking Lessons”. Project leader, Dr. Mariane Fahlman, was also an author of this presentation.