Teaching That Engages The BODY, BRAIN & BEING

2017 Healthy Schools Summit gets GROOVY! In March, the South East Education Cooperative’s Healthy Schools Program combined efforts with PartnerSHIP 4 Health, N.D. Department of Health and Dakota Medical Foundation to do something a bit different for this year’s Healthy Schools Summit. With intel from colleagues in the field, a decision was made to bring…
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YMCA Afterschool Program Is Jazzing Up Gym Time

Knowing what to do when you enter a gym space, eliminating guesswork and becoming more self-sufficient Gym time to some kids means throwing balls, chasing each other, and running wild! To after school program teachers, gym time can mean chaos and confusion. I have never been the athletic type, and I am definitely not a…
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Getting Hearts Pumping With Healthy Schools Pilot Program

A new and exciting Healthy Schools Pilot Program is getting students hearts pumping! The South East Education Cooperative’s Healthy Schools Program is focusing on increasing the opportunities students have to be physically active while at school and improving the school nutrition environment.  This program was developed to reduce overweight and obesity in children, and also…
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Potlucks. Parties. Holidays. OH MY!

How do we keep our family healthy, active and able to fight off those holiday pounds and bouts of laziness? by Keely Ihry, SEEC Healthy Schools Program Coordinator Work potlucks. Family get-togethers. Holiday parties. Church programs. Cookies. Classroom or daycare celebrations. Band concerts. Community events. Food. More food. The holiday season is a favorite time of…
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Cultural Awareness During The Holidays

Examining levels on the Cultural Proficiency Continuum By Kerri Whipple, SEEC Director of ELL Programs With holiday celebrations upon us, now is a good time for all schools to reflect on their sensitivity to the needs of their student body. One way to discuss this with staff is to use a cultural proficiency continuum. In…
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Youth Get A Monthly Dose Of Nutrition Education

Wahpeton’s Youth Club, one of the SEEC’s 21st Century Community Learning Centers*, is putting a focus on teaching the students attending its afterschool program about nutrition. The Club’s coordinator Jamie Neppl explained how they are providing great information on nutrition while still keeping it fun for the kids, “We have one day a month focused…
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Science Fairs, Pioneer History, Arctic Animal Yoga And Making Rockets And Rovers

There is an endless amount of fun that happens during MOST after-school programming – just see for yourself. It has been far too long since we’ve given an update on what the MOST school programs have been up to and boy do we have a lot to catch up on! In Midkota, students hosted a Science…
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