SPARK workshop planned for area PE teachers

FOR RELEASE
2010-02-10
Huntington, Ind.— The Huntington University Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management will host a SPARK™ workshop on March 5 for physical education teachers. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with the Indiana School Health Network.

SPARK™ is an acronym for "Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids." The workshop will provide each attendee with a working knowledge of SPARK’s unique content and instructional strategies. Participants will learn about the program's standards-based lessons and varied teaching styles. The SPARK curriculum has been shown to have positive effects on students' academic achievement, fitness level, sports skill development, and enjoyment of physical education classes.

The cost of the workshop is $30 and includes lunch. The workshop is designed for physical education teachers or elementary classroom teachers who are licensed to teach physical education. Registration is limited to 31 licensed teachers; a waiting list will be developed. (See for Registration Form for details.)

For further information, contact Huntington University physical education instructor Jody Davenport at 260-359-4214, or SPARK™ representative Becky Kennedy at 317-233-7757.
 
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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Ashley C. Smith
Associate Director for Media Relations
260.359.4171
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284