The World Games 2021 Education Program
Presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
The World Games 2021 and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama have proudly developed the Live Healthy, Play Global program – a first-of-its-kind education initiative featuring relevant resources inspired by The World Games 2021. The program, which was developed by a steering committee of educators and community partners, will be test-launched in Birmingham City Schools during the 2019-2020 academic year and will later be rolled out to include a wide range of schools across the state.
The goal of the Live Healthy, Play Global program is to support a physically active and globally minded Birmingham, ensuring that students engage in physical activity, see the importance of traditional sports values, and benefit from the enhancement of physical education and social studies curriculums inspired by The World Games 2021.
The program will provide students with the opportunity to play sports featured in The World Games 2021 through a partnership with the “Let’s Move” initiative. Initial sports will include Korfball, Floorball and Flying Disc. It will also provide classroom resources and activities that will connect The World Games 2021 with physical education, social studies and athletics, as well as provide professional development opportunities for educators.
Special thanks to our Education Program Steering Committee, a group of dedicated, experienced educators whose hard work, insight, experience and commitment has been instrumental in informing, developing and implementing the Live Healthy, Play Global program in Birmingham.
|Cindy Kirk, Co-Chair||Alabama Public Television|
|Dr. Sherri Huff, Co-Chair||Birmingham City Schools|
|Galvin Billups||City of Birmingham|
|Cristin Brawner||David Mathews Center for Civic Life
|Alison Bright||Jefferson County Schools|
|Jeremy Brown||Walker County Schools|
|JW Carpenter||Birmingham Education Foundation|
|David Dada||City of Birmingham|
|Monica Daniels||Bessemer City Schools|
|Shonae Eddins||City of Birmingham|
|Rhonda Elmore||YMCA Central Alabama|
|Ed Fields||City of Birmingham|
|Kathy Heiman||Alabama Public Television|
|Keith Higginbotham||Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama|
|Devon Holston||Fairfield School System|
|Kim Kane||Jefferson County Schools|
|Tim King||Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama|
|Anne Ledvina||Birmingham Southern College|
|Melvin Love||Oxmoor Elementary School|
|Sophie Martin||Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama|
|Alex Martinez||Lakeshore Foundation|
|Michael Moore||City of Birmingham|
|Amber Moore||Madison County Schools|
|Scott Meyers||Alabama Sports Hall of Fame|
|Lisa Pickens||City of Birmingham|
|Henry Pope||Birmingham City Schools|
|Nick Sims||United Way of Central Alabama|
|Cedric Sparks||City of Birmingham|
|Susan Spielberger||Jefferson County Schools|
|Ashley Stuckey||City of Birmingham|
|Mark Sullivan||Birmingham City Schools|
|Beth Uhlman||Vestavia Hills Schools|
|Linwood Whitten||Alabama State University|
|DJ Mackovets||CEO, Birmingham Organizing Committee|
|Steve Mistrot||Birmingham Organizing Committee|
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