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Webinar — Physical Activity and Wellness: The Body-Brain Foundation of Academic Achievement

Experts from around the world present on how physical activity and wellness are essential sources of enhanced brain function, cardiovascular and metabolic health, and mental health that positively impact learning, growth, and development in schoolchildren, enabling them to be smart, healthy, and happy.

In addition, related to the presentations, and based on its two highly-successful pilot projects, learn about a school that the nonprofit, NGO American Sports Institute is creating—The Arete School of Sport Culture and Wellness—that will feature a physical activity, wellness, and arts-based, body-brain integrated learning methodology and curriculum as its foundation. The Arete School will serve as a model for transforming school systems worldwide, and will be a resource and training center for educators everywhere.

You can access the recorded webinar immediately below. Photos of the panelists are below the recording.

(l-r, panelists in order of appearance)

                                                                                            Prof. Herman Pontzer                  Dr. Salomé Aubert                   Prof. Charles Hillman                 Prof. Arja Sääkslahti                                                Duke University                        Active Healthy Kids GA               Northeastern University               University of Jyväskylä


                                                                                                Prof. Caterina Pesce                    Prof. David Lubans               Prof. Celia Álvarez-Bueno        Dr. Tal Dotan Ben-Soussan                                    University of Rome                    University of Newcastle        University of Castilla-La Mancha          Paoletti Foundation


                                                                                               Prof. Neha Gothe                Prof. Fernando Gómez-Pinilla               Prof. Zhen Yan                          Dr. Maria Åberg                                               University of Illinois                Univ. of Calif, Los Angeles                    Virginia Tech                     University of Gothenburg


                                                                                              Prof. Julene Johnson                  Prof. David Shernoff                    Eddie Alvarado             Shannon McGuire Mulholland                                       Univ. of Calif, San Francisco         Rutgers University                   NBC Sports Bay Area     Int’l Development and Aid Agencies


                                                                                                                               Jenn Leverentz                                Mark Ring                                Ken Dyar                                                                                                        Twin Groves Middle School   Lakes Comm. High School     Delano Union School District