Fit to Learn is a free professional development program offered by Healthy Schools Campaign for K-5 teachers to help integrate nutrition and fitness into everyday classroom subjects, while meeting state educational standards. The goal of Fit to Learn is to make healthy habits a routine part of how kids learn.
Throughout the year, we offer exciting booster sessions on topics ranging from yoga in the classroom to worm composting and school gardens. Join us for great opportunities to incorporate health and wellness into your classroom!
Design Your Own Lesson Plan with Social Emotional Learning
Wednesday, November 18, 4-6 p.m.
Nathanael Greene Elementary, 3525 South Honore St., Chicago
This session features an expert from Mindful Practices who will lead a brainstorm session to help you identify gaps in your curriculum surrounding health and wellness.
Yoga in the Classroom
Tuesday, December 15, 4-6 p.m.
Former teacher and current yoga expert Carla Tantillo, owner of Mindful Practices, will bring her innovative and highly motivating lesson plans to life through the incorporation of yoga into classroom learning.
Staff Health and Wellness
Tuesday, January 12, 4-5 p.m.
This booster will help you create a healthy work environment for you and your colleagues by providing free and cost-effective resources including health screenings, gym memberships and motivational strategies.
Worm Composting in the Classroom
Thursday, January 21, 4-6 p.m.
In this booster, you’ll learn how to start, maintain and utilize a classroom worm bin, which teaches students about the important natural systems, turning food waste into fresh compost and exposes them to the wonderful world of life inside soil. Plus, you’ll leave with starter worms and a classroom compost bin!
Nutrition in the Classroom
Wednesday, February 17, 4-6 p.m.
Using the Organwise Guys method for creative introduction to health, this session will present strategies for making nutrition education fun and active. Plus, Common Threads will lead participants in a taste test of fresh fruits and veggies!
School Gardens 101
Wednesday, March 23, 4-6 p.m.
This introductory garden session will lay the groundwork and identify resources for getting your school garden up and running in the spring and keep in running throughout the year.
Wednesday, April 13, 8-9:30 a.m.
Wishbone Restaurant, 1001 W. Washington Blvd., Chicago
This booster recognizes the hard work and commitment Fit to Learn teachers have shown throughout the year to learn and implement school health strategies in their classrooms and schools. This breakfast celebration will recap our accomplishments in front of school principals and Network Area Officers. After all, you deserve some recognition!