Drs. Paul Wright and Jim Ressler have recently been awarded a $5,000 grant from the C. Charles Jackson Foundation to support an after-school program for students at Clinton Rosette Middle School who have been identified as having trouble with academic performance and/or behavioral issues. The grant will fund a student-led health promotion project for the school community as well as a summer-time adventure education experience at the Loredo Taft field campus for youth participants. This action research project will be completed in 2013.
Dr. Jin Jung received a Research & Artistry grant from NIU in the amount of $7,800 to support his research on using e-journals in Blackboard to promote pre-service teachers' reflections during elementary physical education field experience. This research project spans the 2012-2013 academic year.
Head Start Body Start National Center for Physical Education