FULTON – High School students at the Fourth Street School in Fulton have implemented plans to improve personal physical fitness goals during a recent project-based learning activity.
Under the direction of physical education teacher Kelly Schulz, a Center for Instruction, Technology and Innovation employee, students conducted online research and sifted through donations of workout DVDs and health magazines to select a workout for a target area of their choice.
The five-week workout plans included detailed instructions, proper technique and safety tips.
Brandon Miano aimed to improve his bowling form, with a workout focused on weight-lifting and lunges, while Josh Dano concentrated on an abdominal regimen.
The PBL began with the completion of a FitnessGram, a standardized test on health-related components of students.
Throughout the five weeks, students logged workout details to show their physical fitness progression.
At the project’s conclusion a second FitnessGram was conducted so students could note any improvements in their performance.
They also wrote reviews of their selected workout plans, as a means to help others with similar workout goals.