Physical Education & Fit Living

What Does a Fully-Rounded Education Look Like?

StudentAn effective education is so much more than grammar and algebra. Education is meant to prepare children for the future challenges that they’ll confront in their lives. In such a rapidly-shifting world, it can be hard to know exactly what will be useful to students in the future. Children need to be flexible, lifelong learners. That’s why modern educators are calling for a shift that in our system that educates the whole child. Continue reading “What Does a Fully-Rounded Education Look Like?”

Student of the Week Aidan M.

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Aidan M.! Aiden has been motivated by the information in his nutrition class to eat better and exercise. Let’s hear what he has to say about his nutrition course. 

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

That I can learn without pressure.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

Nutrients, because I am a vegetarian.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

It has improved amazingly.

 

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

It’s been beneficial by because I’m a vegetarian I didn’t know what vitamins and minerals I needed.

 

Here’s what Aidan’s teacher had to say about him: 

“Aidan has worked hard in his course and has asked questions to better understand health and nutrition concepts he’s learning. He has also taken on a personal goal to start eating better and exercise more and is regularly updating me on his progress in the Reflections and messages.”

In Aidan’s Nutrition class he reflected on his new eating and exercise habits, he has reported on how its changed his body and mind:   

  • Reflection 1.2: My reflection Journal – This past week I have been exercising eating right and I’m a much happier person. I’ve been a vegetarian for five days now. People don’t think I’m getting enough protein though. But I do I’m still fit and my mood (has) gotten a lot better so I think I am. I have also been able to focus on what’s important.
  • Reflection 2.1: I have been happier since I began exercising daily and I have been a Pollo Pescetarian. If you don’t know what that is it is a person who only eats poultry, seafood, and the like. I have ate meals where I’m at with no meat at all a lot of times. I have exercised a lot I’m feeling healthy. I love being healthy I’m happier and I feel strong.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Aidan is pretty great and we’re proud to have him in class! Thanks, Aiden!

Carone Learning Announces Partnership with Edmentum

EdmentumCarone Learning is excited to announce a partnership with Edmentum, a leading provider of technology-driven individualized learning solutions.  Carone Learning’s suite of quality health, PE, and career & elective courses will now be available to the thousands of school districts that use Edmentum’s online learning course libraries.

Read the full press release: http://www.edmentum.com/news/edmentum-announces-partnership-carone-learning

Meet Student of the Week Brooke S.

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Brooke S.! Brooke just finish up her Group Sports class and has reflected on the many positive changes and habits she’s made. Brooke and her teacher are excited about the increase in her physical health. SOW_LaurenS

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

What I liked most about the Carone Learning course that I took is that the website is helpful as well as easy to operate. Also, my instructor was always available and responded within a couple hours if I had a question on an assignment. The course was not only educational, but encouraged me to live a healthy lifestyle.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

The Carone Learning course taught me how to manage my daily personal life and exercise, and how to create my own workout plan. Along with teaching me the importance of how to develop a daily healthy life.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

During the Carone Leaning course my level of health and fitness have both improved tremendously! As I am approaching the end of my semester, I have lost 20 pounds due to my weekly fitness routine that I developed for my course! It is life changing.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

My cFitness Academy instructor was absolutely wonderful. I could not have asked for a better instructor. She helped me with assignments as well as responded to my emails within a couple hours. She was also understanding and would help me manage my time with my personal life, school life, and my class on Carone Fitness. If I would not be on my class for a few days, she always checked up on me through email and would keep me on task.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I signed up for this course through my school counselors, because I am graduating a year early and could not fit physical education into my schedule which is needed to graduate.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

I have taken multiple classes online, not just physical education but other subjects, and Carone Learning was my hands-down favorite. I wish they had more subjects available! I highly recommend Carone Learning to anybody!

Here’s what Brooke’s teacher had to say about her: 

“Her work has been high quality all semester long, and she even got ahead with most of the work early on. Her communication with me has been consistent and she asks questions when needed. I’ve also been delighted with her personal fitness and health goals that she’s been working on over the semester and am excited about the progress she’s made.”

In Brooke’s Group Sports class she reflected on the goals she set at the beginning of the class, here is one of her goals and her reflection on it:   

  • Goal #3: Adapt to a daily workout routine.
              In the class I had to create many different workouts to meet the weekly requirements. Although, I went beyond with the requirements, I developed a daily exercise workout that I can follow through with and will fit perfectly with my schedule. The past few weeks, I have adapted to one specific routine which I am going to stick to but I’ll always be pushing myself to be better.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Brooke is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Brooke!

Meet Student of the Week Preston W.!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Preston W.! Preston in currently taking our Health and Personal Wellness course. He’s in an online course so he could have more availability for other courses in his schedule at school. He is also working on a health habit, while in the health and personal wellness course, to be in better shape before his baseball season starts in the spring. 

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I like that I can access the material at any time.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

It has helped improved my communication skills.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

I’m more active. I set a personal goal that I am working on in this class to be more physically active.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

She is helpful with questions that I have.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

Taking this course helped me open up other scheduling options for other classes.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

It has worked for me. I can work when I can on my time schedule.

Here’s what Preston’s teacher had to say about him: 

“Preston is great about getting things in on time, I know how hard that can be when working in a course outside of school.”

In Preston’s Health & Personal Wellness class he has been working on his personal health habit of getting in better shape before baseball season starts. He reports his progress each week, with realistic barriers and ways to over come them. 

“I have done about one fourth more of sit ups than I use to be able to. The time constraints in the morning to get ready for school were some of the insignificant barriers. My baseball coach has encouraged me by telling me to keep up the good work.”

 

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Preston is pretty great and we’re proud to have him in class! Thanks, Preston!

Essential Skills Our Students Gain through Online Learning

online educationOur online health and PE courses offer a different kind of learning experience and teach students essential skills and healthy habits that will last a lifetime. Here is a look at some of the skills our students practice most when they pursue online education with Carone Learning. Continue reading “Essential Skills Our Students Gain through Online Learning”

Meet Student of the Week Eli R.

Eli R

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Eli R.!  Eli is taking Health and Personal Wellness , he is working toward being a physical therapist. He goes to a very small school and so taking online health is helpful to his schedule at school. Find out more about Eli.Eli R

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

What I like most about the course is that like some of the classes I take, you have to take in so much in one day. That’s why I like this course because you can learn the hardest topics piece by piece.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

I think so far it is healthy relationships because I had no idea what a healthy relationship was before this course. In a way it can help me it can help me look at my own relationships and help me make decisions about what I can do to make a better relationship. I can also help others if they need help creating a stronger bond.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

One way this has helped me improve is before this course I only thought health was being fit and eating well but I was very wrong. This course has helped me improve strengthen all of my different types of health. My two most improved is Social health and Healthy relationships. These lessens have helped me to interact with others in a different and more respectful way. These lessons have also taught me how to make the most logical decisions mentally and socially.

How has your cFitness Academy instructor helped you with your course or your goals?

My instructor Rhonda Wheelwright has helped me in a lot of ways. The first thing is that when I was introduced to Rhonda she wasn’t weird to talk to, she was very welcoming to this course and that made me more comfortable. Everything that I would ask she would answer in the most understanding response. Rhonda has also helped motivate me to improve my grades by telling me great job, keep it up all the time and that motivated me.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

First of all I have been wanting to be a Physical Therapist for a while and before I took one of those classes I am required to take this class and I am glad that I was required to take this class and learn about all the different types of health. The way this has been beneficial is his has helped me see all the different types of health and how to improve yourself and help others.

Please share any other comments you have about cFitness Academy or your Carone Learning course.

I love the assignments, I’m always exited to do those because sometimes they give you fun activities that you can learn from

Here’s what Eli’s teacher had to say about him: 

“Eli always works hard and does his best, is through and caring with answers and I can tell that the information that he’s learning is important to him.”

In Eli’s Health and Personal Wellness class he was asked how he would help a grieving friend, this was his response:

First I would figure out what step [of the grieving process] they are in to figure out where they are. I would always be there to talk and listen if he needs to at any time. I will try not to ask questions that make the problem worse. I will also bring up good memories about the loss to make them happier. I would also respect their grieving and maybe even cheer them up with a little note.

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Eli is pretty great and we’re proud to have him in class! Thanks, Eli!

What Makes a Quality Online Course

online coursework Just as with face to face courses, best practices have been established for online learning to ensure students receive the high quality education that they need.  Standards of quality for online courses have been outlined by organizations such as the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) and Quality Matters. At Carone Learning, we pride ourselves on consistently meeting and exceeding these quality standards. Here is a look at some of standards we hold ourselves to when designing our health, PE, and elective courses. Continue reading “What Makes a Quality Online Course”

Help Your Child Succeed in Online Learning

Online learningOnline learning can be a major advantage for your child. The flexible schedule is a lifesaver for kids with complicated schedules and obligations. Students get to set their own goals and focus on the areas where they need the most help with personalized curriculum. Through online learning, students can also receive personalized feedback from a highly qualified instructor.

However, distance education can come with its own challenges. As a parent to an online student, it can be hard to know how best to support your child’s learning. Here are some tips to help you both succeed:

Have a Set Schedule

Although one of the many benefits of online learning is the flexibility, it’s still important to have special times reserved just for learning. If your child simply waits until the whim strikes them, they’ll get distracted with other things. As much as you can, set a definitive schedule and help your child stick to it every day. Monitor breaks and make sure that they’re just that–breaks–instead of an excuse to get distracted.

Give Them an Appropriate Space

Have a zone (in your house, or elsewhere) specifically reserved for learning. This will put your child in the right mindset for online learning. They’ll need sufficient computer resources and tools, but they also need to have minimal distractions, so it might be appropriate to set up restrictions on the internet for certain study-only times.

They’ll also need enough space for whatever activities the course requires. If there are physical exercises involved, your child will need an area to perform activities, and any exercise equipment would be welcome as well. Support them with all the materials and resources they’ll need to be on top of their game.

Be Involved in their Learning

Most online learning takes place using technology-enabled interface with the curriculum and instructors. Although this one-on-one learning is effective for most students, it’s still nice to have someone to talk to in person about the subject matter. As a parent, you have the power to help ignite passion for the subject in your child. Learn what your child is excited about in their course studies, and discuss it. Be in contact with their instructors so you know what they need to work on, and above all, keep track of their schedule, deadlines, and personal goals so that you can follow up regularly.

At Carone Learning, we believe that parents are a vital part of each student’s education. We want you to be actively engaged in your child’s success, and we partner with you to make it happen. Contact us for more information.

Meet Student of the Week Sheila E!

Let us introduce you to our student of the week, Sheila E.!  Sheila is currently taking Fitness Fundamentals 1 as an independent study course through Carone Learning’s cFitness Academy.  Learn a little more about Sheila and find out what she likes most about her course, teacher, and flexible online learning program.

What do you like most about your Carone Learning course?

I enjoy how convenient and motivational the course is.

What have you learned in your Carone Learning course that will most help you in your life?

From this course I learned that if you take small steps to improve your fitness, it can lead to positive outcomes that’s impact your life both physically and emotionally.

How has your Carone Learning course helped you improve your level of health or fitness?

Every week I can monitor my improvement.

Why did you sign up for a course through cFitness Academy, and how has taking this course online been beneficial?

I signed up to get credits for school but ended up enjoying the course because it motivated me to find time for physical activity in my schedule.

Here’s what Sheila’s teacher had to say about her: 

“She has finished up all of her work already, except the fitness logs. Her course is not over for a few more months, however , she has completed all of the assignments, and the journals.”

 

Just as all of our students are unique, we think Sheila is pretty great and we’re proud to have her in class! Thanks, Sheila!