5 Helpful Hints for Adding a Climbing Wall to Your Program
Tips and tricks for adding a bouldering or traverse wall to your program to inspire ALL students to stay active and healthy for a lifetime
Have you ever wanted to add a rock-climbing wall to your physical education, early childhood, or before-and-after school program? This webinar will give you five tips to inspire you to stop dreaming and start buying that rock-climbing wall on your wish list!
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to...
- Learn how to add rock climbing to your physical education curriculum and the benefits for your students to physical literacy.
- Define Physical Literacy.
- Be familiar with products to support adding a climbing wall to your Physical Education program/EC or before-and-after school program.
Mike Smith, MA, received his BA in Kinesiology from the University of Northern Colorado, and his master’s degree in Sports Administration also from the University of Northern Colorado. He has 24 years in education and has taught at all levels including Higher Ed. His past experiences include being part of the Physical Education CADRE for the Colorado Department of Education and Welltrain. In addition, he has presented professional development with other organizations in the industry.He has presented over 120+ workshops on assessment, highly effective teaching, curriculum, social emotional learning, how to “set the hook” for learning, technology in physical education, active classroom and kinesthetic learning, and most recently a workshop on how to be a movement champion at your school.Mike is also a published author of journal articles for SHAPE Colorado and published a piece for the NSAA Journal on how to “Hook New Generations” of skiers and snowboarders to grow the sport.
Some highlights for Mike are that he has presented at the 2014 National SHAPE Conference in St. Louis, 2015 and 2016 National PE Institute in North Carolina, 2016 SHAPE Conference in Minneapolis, Colorado SHAPE conference numerous times,presented a webinar on the introduction of QR Codes into Physical Education, and Mike was recently awarded the 2015 Distinguished service award by SHAPE Colorado. He recently finished his 24th year of teaching and is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at the University of Northern Colorado and the Subject Matter Expert for Physical Education Health/Wellness for Sportime/School Specialty. Mike is an avid snowboarder and Mountain biker and currently resides in Colorado.