We offer a complete GAME PLAN for TEACHERS that includes: Teacher Training, Teacher Curriculum Package (36 ready-to-go, cross-disciplinary centers such as: Dugout Dictionary, Game Day Forecast, Mascot Mania) with 40 accompanying reproducible student activity sheets; Spanish Language Centers, Posters (What is Culture? What is Baseball Culture?), Standards Spreadsheets, Teacher's Guide, Center Directions, MLB Team Directory, Powerhitter® Tote Bag and Powerhitter® Bat logo Baseball Cap.
STUDENT CONSUMABLE BOOKLETS: Math, Literacy, Language Arts (24 pages each) Grades 3-6+, Literacy Assessment, Enrichment, Baseball Card Activity Packet.
Powerhitter® is fun and research-based. Our unique curriculum and training were key components of fully funded (Nita M. Lowey) 21st Century Federal Grants in two states. Congresswoman Lowey visited the grant site in New York along with the university president, to see how kids were not only motivated to learn, but transferred their knowledge on sports injuries, tax on concession items, team attendance data, and more to the visitors. Each class created their own mascots as they developed teammate connections. Let Powerhitter® assist you, the classroom coach/manager. Teachers transform a roster into a team, develop player potential and meet individual goals!
LET'S TOUCH BASE!
30 + YEARS TEACHING TEACHERS THROUGH BASEBALL !
ENGAGE YOUR TEACHERS WITH PROVEN POWERHITTER®
BASEBALL-THEMED SEMINARS OFFER UNIQUE METHODS THAT TEACH ACADEMIC STANDARDS
INSERT POWERHITTER® GAME PLAN/PHILOSOPHY
EVERY GAME DAY PLAYERS AND COACHES:
1. WORK TOWARDS YOUR PERSONAL BEST
2. BE A DEPENDABLE TEAMMATE
3. FOCUS ON TODAY
4. SHOW UP READY TO PLAY
5. REBOUND FROM AN ERROR
6. TAKE A RISK
7. GO TO BAT FOR YOUR PLAYERS/TEAMMATES
Seminars hosted by school districts, teams, universities, academic conferences and paid through SPONSORS who support baseball, kids, and education.
Photo: Dr. V presenting at Phillies Seminar 1994
Powerhitter® Classroom Math Centers
Powerhitter® Classroom Teacher's Guide Center Directions
Powerhitter® Classroom Teacher's Guide Procedural Directions & Rationale
Literacy/Comprehension Activity - Jackie Robinson
Let's Touch Base!
Our education consultants will work with you and your school, teachers, students, teams and sponsors to implement the Powerhitter® Game Plan.
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Sports offers global, economic, social and cultural appeal. The rules of sports are clear, consistent, and the field/arena/court offer boundaries. Each sport ball is simple in form and unique in size. Every academic discipline can be taught through a sports-theme, in any school, in any country across the globe. Kids learn, retain, and apply knowledge when they are motivated, interested, have fun, and relate to what they are learning. Powerhitter® Classroom Programs blend education/youth development, sports-themed curriculum content, and a player, teammate, coach philosophy that is readily transferred into one's own teaching/life.
Powerhitter® offers a proven game plan, materials, academic and movement curriculum, teammate philosophy, and enrichment for all learners. No need to reinvent a game plan that's fun and gets results! Classroom coaches find a ready-make program. Just set up 36 Centers around the room or on display boards, cut up specific center cards, copy student reproducibles, read the teacher's guide and your are in the game. Teachers: adjust to "players" needs. (Use Math centers if you teach Math/ use all centers if you teach all subjects. Some centers require weekly or daily completion.
Dr. Veltri and her team are available to:
Coach teachers, administrators, and homeschool communities,
Consult with teams/professional athletes' foundations to reach and teach kids through teachers.
Create educational enrichment through remediation aligned with community goals
Collaborate with districts/universities/community organizations on grant applications
Concentrate on catching up elementary/middle schoolers (from Cov-id recidivism/learrning loss
Communicate rationale for teaching with baseball (economic, global, cultural)
Connect with bi-lingual educators/scholars who recognize Baseball's Global appeal.
For over 30 years, Dr. Veltri, a career educator, has offered an assist to teachers, coaches, administrators, principals, universities, teams, foundations, non-profits, and media who believe in kids and are passionate about sports. As a sports-educational consultant, Dr Veltri was asked, "How do we reach the kids?' Her immediate reply, "You reach the kids through their teachers." She was hired by Major League Baseball to present seminars for teachers in American and National League Stadiums and then created curriculum materials (enough for entire classes), that were mailed to every teacher who signed in on the attendance roster.
Teachers were given CEU's (continuing education units). Sponsors believed in this education outreach and supported the program (BIC, RYDER, ADVANTA, PEMCO, ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS among others). Dr. Veltri developed this program during her initial year (twelve in total) teaching at a Connecticut boys' school. Powerhitter® Educator Seminars supported rookie and veteran teachers at four universities, across 7 MLB teams, school districts in metro Dallas, Phoenix, Seattle, Scarsdale, Port Chester (NY), Stamford (CT), Salt River and Casa Blanca Indian Communities.
Dr. Veltri earned her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Education Policy from Arizona State University who offered Powerhitter® Classroom as a 3-6 credit graduate level course, as did Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
As a teacher educator, researcher, and tenured professor, Dr Veltri supported rookie TFA teachers who benefited from the centers-based approach to teaching diverse student populations, grades 3-8 and Special Education 4-8.
The program's unique baseball-themed content appeals to students across every social class - as does the game of baseball. Powerhitter® blends educational /coaching best practice, sports-themed curriculum, project based learning, and peer collaboration with real life learning opportunities and assessment strategies, that appeal to teachers and students.
As Dr. David Berliner, Dean Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton College of Education, and Regents' Professor (Emeritus) noted, 'Just because it's fun, doesn't mean it's not intellectually rich."