Walking and bicycling are fun, healthy, and environmentally friendly activities for children ages 5-13.
This professional development training is comprised of a 6-hour tutorial on pedestrian skills and safety lessons-including getting on and off of a school bus safely. Participants will begin the day at the BCIU and then be transported to a local elementary school for the outdoor walking training.
Berks County teachers, public or private, who complete the training receive full access to the online resources and print materials, including teacher's guide, activity books for students, and educational videos. Teachers will be given creative lessons and activities to fill existing curriculum -- as everything provided is aligned to state standards.
In addition to walking for health, skills, and safety lessons, teachers will be provided materials for their students to learn to view their feet as good means of recreation, exercise and transportation.