Move to learn: Saltillo teacher blends walking, learning through grant
Published by http://djournal.com/ in Tupelo, MS
1/15/2017 | By Emma Crawford Kent
SALTILLO – Every now and then, perusing Pinterest results in more than a slow-cooker recipe or craft idea. Saltillo Elementary teacher Krista Weems recently received a $3,700 grant for an audio education program she found on Pinterest.
The program, called “The Walking Classroom,” is funded by grants from Oak Foundation. Through the grant, Weems received a class set of mp3 players that are pre-loaded with 100 educational podcasts. Students use them to listen and learn while walking.
“I was looking for ways to incorporate content and get kids moving, which is hard to do with English,” Weems said.