River Dell Elementary fifth grade teacher Amy Hines has won a 2015 Bright Ideas Teacher Grant from Wake Electric for $3,000.
Her proposal was “The Walking Classroom,” and with the money Hines purchased 30 WalkKit audio devices that came pre-loaded with over 100 lessons aligned to the fifth grade Common Core.
Now students will be able to listen to a certain lesson related to science, social studies, or language arts while walking around the school. Discussion and activities will then revolve around the lesson topic listened to.
“I’m excited to be able to incorporate more physical activity into the school day while students are engaged in learning,” said Hines. “I know this program will help my students who learn with movement, and I am pleased we will get to utilize ‘The Walking Classroom’ here at River Dell.”