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Get Up and Get Active Workshop to be Held at Alliance Middle School April 1

March 25, 2010

The middle school teacher candidates at Mount Union College are coordinating “Get Up and Get Active,” an educational and motivational workshop that will be held on Thursday, April 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Alliance Middle School.

Larry Kehres, head football coach and athletic director at Mount Union and current student Pierre Garcon, former Mount Union All-American and current wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts will present “Motivation, Action and Education.” They will be discussing the importance of education and getting up and staying active, as well as how sports can be motivating. A variety of prizes will be raffled off throughout the workshop, including a Nintendo Wii.

Students attending the workshop will also have the opportunity to play games with Mount Union student athletes. Along with the activities for students, parallel sessions will be held for families and teachers. Topics will include Nature-deficit Disorder and making a classroom an active environment.  

This spring semester, the teacher candidates at Mount Union teamed up with Navigators, an after-school program that provides a variety of intervention and enrichment activities in a safe, enriching environment. To wrap up the semester, the teacher candidates at Mount Union are putting on this workshop to encourage students in the surrounding communities to get up and get active.

The workshop is made possible through a Great Cities Service grant awarded to Mount Union from Learn and Serve America.

Students from Alliance, Marlington, Minerva, West Branch, parents and teachers are encouraged to attend. The workshop is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Peter Schneller, associate professor of education and co-chair of the Department of Education at (330) 829-8223 or schnelp@mountunion.edu.

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