The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is a program developed by Laura Fenn, M.S. Ed, for her fifth grade classroom as a response to the lack of opportunities for student activity during the school day. Fenn, an educator for over 15 years, noticed a direct correlation between her students’ academic performance and the amount of physical activity they regularly had, and she came up with a way to get students the exercise they desperately needed without sacrificing instructional time. The Walk, Listen, and Learn program was an instant success in her classroom. Her students’ attitudes about exercise improved, as did their end-of-grade achievement scores, with her struggling students making the most noticeable gains.

Soon Fenn dedicated herself to writing and producing age-appropriate, national standards-aligned podcasts specially written and recorded for 4th and 5th graders, and today The Walking Classroom is used by thousands of students nationwide.

 

Projects

The Walking Classroom has engaged Visual Foundry for the following projects ...

292 Video Projects

Walking Classroom Training

The Walking Classroom had a need to educate users of the program on all aspects including the the program itself, best practice, to do and not to do, technology, safety etc. Rather than go with a more standard approach, they ask us to produce simple yet on-target videos with narration that supported the learning objectives. These videos were then embedded into an on-line training system which included testing for learning etc.

The Walking Classroom

The Walking Classroom is an amazing non-profit organization that has introduced an amazing concept merging exercise and learning for classrooms across America. The target audience for this video is grade 4 & 5 classroom teachers although it shows the value to both teachers and students. This is a project we have been wanting to do for almost two years so we were delighted when asked to put this project together.