1:30 – 2:15 p.m. Breakouts
The Bower Foundation - Let’s MOVE to Learn!
Presenters: Larry Calhoun and Dale Dieckman
Better grades. Better health. That’s what Move to Learn is about. Studies have shown that physical activity increases children’s ability to learn. That’s why Move to Learn incorporates movement in the classroom. This program is designed to be fun for students, improve learning, increase time on task and assist teachers with classroom management.
Coach Larry Calhoun is the division director of the Office of Healthy Schools for the Mississippi Department of Education. He has over 25 years of experience in education, teaching in several school districts in Mississippi. He shares his infectious enthusiasm for a healthy, active lifestyle with students in the state – inspiring them to get fit and stay fit. Coach Calhoun is a graduate of Jackson State University, where he earned both his bachelor’s degree in history and master’s degree in education with an emphasis on health, physical education, recreation and dance.
Dale Dieckman ATC, CSCS, is the physical education specialist for the Office of Healthy Schools in the Mississippi Department of Education. Dale works with school districts to assist them by providing resources and training. He also works with The Bower Foundation traveling to school districts across the state helping present Move To Learn. Dale holds a degree in coaching and sports administration from the University of Southern Mississippi and holds certifications with the National Athletic Trainers Association and National Strength and Conditioning Association.