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SPARK workshop set for April 30 at Huntington University

Huntington, Ind.-The Huntington University Department of Kinesiology and Recreation Management has rescheduled its SPARK TM workshop. The event will now take place 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. April 30 in the Merillat Complex Gymnasium on the Huntington University campus. The event was originally scheduled for March 5. The workshop will be presented in collaboration with the Indiana School Health Network.

SPARK TM is an acronym for "Sports, Play & Active Recreation for Kids." The workshop will provide attendees with working knowledge of SPARK's unique content and instructional strategies. Participants will learn about the program's standards-based lessons and varied teaching styles. The SPARK curriculum has been shown to have positive effects on students' academic achievement, fitness level, sports skill development and enjoyment of physical education classes.

The cost of the workshop is $30 and includes lunch. The workshop is designed for physical education teachers or elementary classroom teachers who are licensed to teach physical education. Registration is limited to 31 licensed teachers; a waiting list will be developed.

For more information, contact Huntington University physical education instructor Jody Davenport at (260) 359-4214. To register, contact SPARK TM representative Becky Kennedy at (317) 233-7757.