Mercy Health-Springfield launches a partnership with GoNoodle, by providing funding to support the use of GoNoodle’s online movement videos for all public and private elementary schools Ohio’s Clark and Champaign counties.
Over the next 3 years, the funding from Mercy Health-Springfield, an Ohio-based nonprofit healthcare system, will enable teachers, parents, and more than 15,000 elementary-aged children in 900 elementary classrooms across Clark and Champaign counties to sign up for free access to GoNoodle videos to run, jump, dance, stretch, and participate in calming activities next to their desks.
All elementary teachers will have access to GoNoodle’s premium version, GoNoodle PLUS, which brings movement and mindfulness together with core-subjects to develop fluency in grade-specific math and English Language Arts (ELA) topics. Teachers will also have the ability to customize the GoNoodle content in GoNoodle PLUS, according to a media release from GoNoodle.
“Our best weapon in the fight against illness is prevention. GoNoodle helps strengthen the minds and bodies of our children by encouraging them to move and play while they learn and we are pleased to make it available to our area schools,” says Matt Caldwell, President and CEO, Mercy Health – Springfield, in a media release.
“Teachers are using the power of movement to improve student performance, and parents are using GoNoodle to turn screen time into active time. Thanks to the generous support of Mercy Health, kids are moving and learning more with GoNoodle,” adds Scott McQuigg, co-founder of GoNoodle, in the release.
To use GoNoodle, teachers need to have a computer with an Internet connection and a shared screen such as a projector or interactive whiteboard. At home, kids can create and customize their accounts (with parent verification), and get playing GoNoodle online, on mobile, or on Apple TV.
[Source(s): Mercy Health, GoNoodle, PRWeb]