WSKG's Kids in Motion Curriculum Increases Movement in the Classroom

Posted by Anna McDonald on
A Kids in Motion segment in action
Courtesy WSKG

WSKG is partnering with the Binghamton City School District to create media clips based upon existing Movement in the Classroom physical education curriculum.  These video segments range in length from five to fifteen minutes and demonstrate simple yet meaningful movement activities that are easily replicable in the classroom or home setting. Geared towards grades Kindergarten through 5th, the Kids in Motion collection includes over 50 videos and lessons covering a wide variety of curriculum including, Math, English Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, Physical Education, The Arts and World Languages, all aligned with New York State Standards

Binghamton University Center for Applied Community Research and Development evaluated the implementation of Kids in Motion media in K-5 classrooms assessing if physical activity increased during the school day in classrooms utilizing Kids in Motion media segments.  Binghamton University compared classrooms using Kids In Motion videos vs. non-video classrooms to assess effectiveness of using movement and media in the classroom. Research shows on average, classrooms that implemented Kids In Motion videos increased student movement by 270%.

With funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and The Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation, Kids in Motion is part of WSKG’s Working on Wellness initiative to address childhood obesity. 

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