Supporting Sustainability

Honoring schools in Prince Georges County Public Schools who have sustained their school health programs a year after their direct technical assistance has ended.

Honoring schools in Prince Georges County Public Schools who have sustained their school health programs a year after their direct technical assistance has ended.

Sean Slade from ASCD sharing that in order to get students to "engaged, supported and challenged," they need to be healthy and feel safe.

Sean Slade from ASCD sharing that in order to get students to "engaged, supported and challenged," they need to be healthy and feel safe.

This past Saturday, I helped coordinate, facilitate and keynote an event with Prince Georges County Public Schools (PGCPS), the 19th largest school district in the country. We were fortunate to have three essential organizations represented. All shared the support their initiatives may provide the district, the schools and even the teachers. Sean Slade from ASCD, Chidimma Acholonu from Alliance for a Healthier Generation and Amy Shipp, Tiereny Lloyd and Kat Krtnick attended representing Let's Move Active Schools. Each organization had an opportunity to build off the other, starting with ASCDs Whole School Whole Community Whole Child model (WSCC). This model builds on the elements of the coordinated school health model and the whole child framework.

Let's Move Active School... standing still before bringing us through a variety of movement activities!

Let's Move Active School... standing still before bringing us through a variety of movement activities!

PGCPS is considered a graduated Alliance for a Healthier Generation; Healthy Schools Program district, with 4 years of direct technical assistance and support. At this point, it's time for them to sustain! During this past Saturday's event, I had the opportunity to keynote and discuss some of the best practices that will help schools sustain their school health work. 

Always incorporating movement throughout the day!

Always incorporating movement throughout the day!