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Table 1 Summary of the professional learning workshop

From: Integrating physical activity into the primary school curriculum: rationale and study protocol for the “Thinking while Moving in English” cluster randomized controlled trial

1. Course rationale • Presentation of current research findings that identify prevalence and issues around physical activity, cognitive performance and the K-6 English curriculum
2. Evidence for TWM-E • Findings of the feasibility trial and comparison with the previous Thinking while Moving in Maths research project
3. Becoming a TWM-E advocate • Demonstration and planning learning sessions: explanatory videos created by the research team focusing on the benefits of school-based physical activity, physical activity and cognition, using physical activity during lessons, why English lessons should become active, how to make it work in every school, and the benefits of the TWM-E approach
4. Implementing TWM-E at schools • Demonstration of TWM-E activities using existing lessons designed by the research team
• Teachers will modify their own lessons based on the TWM- E approach
• Presentation of challenges of successfully implementing and advocating TWM-E in their schools (i.e., establishment of clear pedagogical expectations, tasks and strategies that teachers will need to address when they are in the school setting, and design of implementation plans)
5. Reporting on TWM-E in schools (post workshop) • Teachers will be required to introduce the TWM-E pedagogy into their school community and provide evidence of its delivery and impact
• Teachers will also use resources developed and discussed during the workshop to model, advocate and support colleagues as they incorporate TWM-E into their teaching practice