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Benefits of e-learning programs highlighted on Milwaukee news

September 9, 2019

Children' Hospital of Wisconsin's health e-learning programs were recently showcased on the WTMJ-TV Channel 4 Live at Noon news in Milwaukee. Clay Anton, an e-learning representative, explained how modern classrooms use online videos and games to teach a variety of skills to kids, and how Children's is using this technology to teach kids the importance of being healthy. 

"Kids can do better in school and are able to stay more focused when they are healthy," said Anton. "If they make good health choices, they are going to be better students."

The wide variety of topics offered through HealthyKidsLearnMore.com were showcased, including bullying prevention, mental and emotional health, nutrition and physical activity, alcohol, tobacco and other drugs prevention, and safety and injury prevention.

In addition, the Act Now! bullying prevention programming was discussed as an example of the important connection between ideas that are taught in school being reinforced at home. Act Now! is a popular K-8 e-learning program that has components to support educators, students, and parents through Parents Act Now!, an informative website resource for parents and caregivers. Last school year alone, over 72,900 students were enrolled in this bullying prevention programming, and nearly 100 percent of educators surveyed feel their students learn valuable information that will lead to positive behavior change. 

Help spread the word 

The HealthyKidsLearnMore.com team welcomes opportunities to showcase our e-learning programs and demonstrate how they are helping keep students healthy so they can learn. The fact that the grade-level specific curriculum is developed by Children's Hospital of Wisconsin health education experts is unique - coupled with the fact that the programs are available at no charge to all Wisconsin schools. If you'd like more information or know of ways to help us spread the word, email HealthyKids@chw.org.

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