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Have you considered using pedometers with children? This webinar will provide some basics strategies for building a motivating walking program with children.

We Count is a research-based walking program that includes information, parent and student newsletters, mini-lessons, motivational materials, and more for getting kids moving. This free webinar teaches participants how to make those steps count toward better health.



1. Learn statistics on the childhood obesity crisis and how using pedometers with children is a way to monitor their daily activity levels.

2. Understand the research on pedometer walking programs.

3. Learn tips to motivate students to move and get active using pedometers.

Course Description

The course is divided into 4 sections:

Section 1- This section is an overview of the childhood obesity crisis, how much exercise is enough, and briefly discusses running programs.

Section 2- This section looks at the research using pedometers with children. It explains the benefits of walking, individual goal setting, and how to create an 8-week walking program with minimal expense.

Section 3- This section provides tools to encourage walking. It includes making walking creative and fun through destination goals, step tracking websites, and physical activity tracking goals.

Section 4- This section is called pedometers 101. It provides suggestions about which pedometer to use with children, pedometer storage, and pedometer positioning specific to children.

Target Audience

The Pedometer Walking Program Training is designed to introduce administrators, teachers, substitute teachers, physical educators, parents, after-school personnel, and playground supervisors to the changes and strategies for implementing a school use of pedometers with children.

Learning Materials

The following learning materials are available for download at the conclusion of the course:

Pedometer Information Sheet
Kids Pedometer Information
Steps in the Right Direction
We Count Pedometer Program Sample Pack


Founder/President Dr. Melinda Bossenmeyer

Melinda Bossenmeyer, Ed.D. holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from U.C.L.A. She has an MS and BS in Kinesiology from California State University Fullerton. She holds a K-12 teaching credential in Kinesiology and Health. She holds a K-16 Administrator Clear Credential from UCLA.

Dr. Bossenmeyer taught for 27 years at public, private schools, and universities. She was a site principal and County Office Administrator as Director of Professional Development.

She is an expert witness in cases involving supervision and injuries on playgrounds in school settings.

She has authored 5 books on playgrounds and physical education. She has served on a variety of National Committees and State Boards on playgrounds and physical education.

*Special Pricing for school groups and districts are available. Please contact us at 951-245-6970 for additional information and pricing.

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