Broome -Tioga BOCES, Binghamton University’s Decker School of Nursing and WSKG are teaming up for Stride with Pride. This program is designed to integrate movement throughout the school day and help students become more aware of the importance of exercise. Students are asked to wear pedometers during the school day and record their daily steps over a six week period. The anonymous data is collected and evaluated by the Decker School of Nursing to examine how student movement affects their wellbeing. All data is anonymous and no school or student is identified. In order for schools to participate in the program, they must agree to also take part in the study/data collection.
Stride with Pride was open to all teachers in Broome and Tioga counties who teach Grades 3-5.
Stride with Pride Overview
WSKG in partnership with Broome/Tioga BOCES (Board of Cooperative Educational Services) coordinated a program called Stride with Pride. The program involved third, fourth, and fifth grade students. Each student was given a pedometer, logbook, and instructions on how to use them. Broome/Tioga BOCES distributes pedometers, holds an information workshop for the participating classroom teachers, provides curriculum to expand upon the use of the pedometers in the classroom, and helps evaluate the data gathered. Binghamton University's Decker School of Nursing students will evaluate the data gathered by classrooms. Binghamton University also provides curriculum that can be used in the classroom with the pedometers.