The creator of Action Based Learning (ABL), Jean Blaydes, defines it as the following:
"The movement activities in the ABL Lab are designed to develop necessary components to enhance whole brain learning and to access the parts of the brain that may be otherwise underdeveloped. The station progressions help students master the necessary components for optimal learning to occur."
It's All About Kids (IAK) is partnering with Tulsa County schools to implement ABL Labs. Partnering schools include:
The Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust (TSET) provided funding for each school to choose a designated teacher from K-2nd grades. The teachers were required to attend the 3-day ABL Training held in Oklahoma City in June 2017, be an ABL Champion within their school, and assist with presenting ABL to their school. This pilot will allow IAK to gather data in the following ares: reading test scores, absentee rates, and behavioral referrals. IAK will provide the partnering schools with a report regarding ABL data.
If your school is interested in learning more about Action Based Learning, please complete our ABL Interest Form.
Action Based Learning
What is Action Based Learning?
Jean Blaydes Moize: National PE Institute 2014
Good Morning America
CBS Early Morning Show
Prospective Association Between Participation in Leisure-time Physical Activity at Age 6 and Academic Performance at Age 12
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LNP Special Report Bodies and Brains
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