Power Hitter® PROGRAMS TEACH WITH SPORTS

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POWER HITTER® CLASSROOM: TEACH WITH BASEBALL

Sports-themed, kid-friendly, educational products, programs and services for schools, teachers, teams and camps.

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POWER HITTER® CLASSROOM: TEACH WITH BASEBALL

Sports-themed, kid-friendly, educational products, programs and services for schools, teachers, teams and camps.

POWERHITTER® Curriculum & Teammates TeachinG®

Powerhitter® Classroom is a sports-based, integrated curriculum program for grades 3-6.  


Powerhtter® uses a centers-based instructional model to reinforce academic skills in literacy, numeracy, science, social studies, and technology.


Learners  explore ideas with peers and through group research, engage in critical thinking and  problem solving.

Kids say, "Powerhitter® is fun; we can move around the room, and learn with our friends."  

Teachers, trained in the use of this program, remark how student engagement, motivation to learn, attendance and achievement improved. Powerhitter® Classroom emphasizes  team-building and experiential learning. The culminating activity of this four-five week study suggests a field trip to the ballpark, and 85% of students, ages 7-11, who participate in Powerhtter® in their classroom, or during a summer or  after school program, share that they attend their first Major League Baseball Game, because of Powerhitter®. 


A thematic, project-based curriculum unit focuses on one core topic. Sports lends itself to real-life, project-based, peer-learning. Diverse topics and core academic disciplines intersect. Curious kids want to research.  Where else can learners delve into statistics, anatomy, geography, technology, diversity, digital literacy, economics, and the 3R's: relevant, rigorous, real-life, content?


Students consider the relationship between sports and real life. Kids identify with the unpredictability of sports. One never knows for sure how or when it will end. The hero one day can become the "goat" the next.


Powerhitter® Classroom --- the core program---includes teacher’s guide, (with directions to set up each of the 34 centers), academic standards, and accompanying student materials for immediate implementation. 


Student consumable booklets (Math, English/Language Arts) supplement the core daily program and serve as the assessment piece. 


The Powerhitter® philosophy and core content was developed by a classroom teacher/researcher. The program is original, creative and proven.

A key component of Power Hitter® Classroom is the professional development training, that emphasizes the concept of Teacher as Coach or Manager and students as players and teammates, and even college athletes who serve as "Teammate Teachers" supporting student success. 


Teachers develop players.  We have the power to pull a roster of names together to form our Team. Motivation drives attention and attention drives learning. Motivation leads to kids feeling empowered as learners. 


Research concludes that learner engagement is critical to positive outcomes.

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The two most statistically significant negative predictors of high academic achievement in the United States today are low family income and ethnicity (African American, Latino, or Native American). If these predictors are combined, as so often happens, the probability that a student will be academically successful, let alone a high-achiever, diminishes even further. 

Research literature notes how issues related to motivation, differentiating instruction and student achievement, particularly among economically disadvantaged youth, requires interventions beyond ‘regular’ classroom sessions. Support from the public sector, foundations, and community-based organizations are critical. (Cooper, Charlton, Valentine & Muhlenbruck, 2002; Education Trust, 2004, Entwisle & Alexander, 1992, 1996; Friedman, 2003; National Center for Schools and Communities, 1999; Reisner, Russell, Welsh, Birmingham & White, 2002; Schott Foundation, 2004; Varlas,2005) .

Powerhitter® Classroom

KIDS LEARN TO:

4th graders in Scardsdale, NY use Powerhitter® Baseball Card  Math DataMaster during World Series.

Work towards their personal best

Be a dependable teammate

Focus on today

Collaborate with teammates

Set goals for the week

Consider real-life problems

Delve into project-based learning

Feel safe with a learning routine

Accept that we all make mistakes while learning

Ask/receive help from team and coach

Take a risk

PowerHitter® and Sportsballkids®

Kid-friendly, Sports-themed, educational products and programs

for schools, teams, teachers, and camps.

Barbara Torre Veltri, Ed. D. Owner/Creator

www.sportsballkids.com

TEACHERS MOTIVATE, ENRICH, TEAMBUILD, ASSESS

Professional Development for Elementary Teachers, Gilbert, AZ

Shift "habits of mind" from "teacher" to coach

Build a roster into a team

Instill a Can-Do Philosophy

Assess "players" daily

Evaluate weekly performance goals

Manage with a consistent game plan

Integrate core disciplines with activity centers

Contact Us

Send Us a Message

Send us a message or ask us a question about our teacher training, student materials or ball park/stadium programs for educators. 

We look forward to hearing from you, and we will get back to you soon.

Power Hitter, LLC.

P.O. Box 5173 Scottsdale, AZ 85260