Obtain 6 FREE Act 48 hours

Receive new PDE lessons for life-long fitness

Augment your school's wellness plan

Substitute teacher costs reimbursed to your district

Safe Routes Berks Presents:

 Walking for Lifelong Health, Skills & Safety

 A one-day professional development experience for K-8 Educators

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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.

November 8, 2012


BCIU Main Office

1111 Commons Blvd.

Reading, PA 19605

Instructions for Registering on My Learning Plan:

*      Go to www.berksiu.org

*      Click on the "Quick Links" drop down box toward the top of the main page.

*      Choose "My Learning Plan" from the list.

*      Select Step 1: "Click here to view course catalog".

*      Events are in order by dates.  Scroll down to "date of event" or enter the title in the "Search Term" box. Then click "View Now".

*      Choose "title of event" session by clicking on the course title focourse description and enrollment information.

*      Select "Click to Enroll" and then choose the link that applies to youExample, "I'm a new user".

*      Enter your information as instructed.

Don't forget:

*A school issued laptop

*Walking shoes

*Dress for the weather

This is an outdoor workshop!

The Safe Routes Berks educational program is funded in part through a Transportation Enhancement grant from the Federal Highway Administration - U.S. Department of Transportation, through the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and

the Reading Area Transportation Study.