CHAPEL HILL, NC – November 18, 2013
The Walking Classroom Institute today announced its national award-winning program is now available for 4th grade. The program includes audio players preloaded with a year’s worth 4th grade Common Core State Standards-aligned podcasts and an extensive teacher’s guide (including 4th grade lesson plans, comprehension quizzes, vocabulary and discussion guidelines). In support of its 4th grade curriculum launch, The Walking Classroom is offering a 20% discount on all materials purchased by December 31, 2013. Materials can be purchased through its website (, where teachers may also apply for a limited number of program grants. The Walking Classroom 5th grade program is currently being used by thousands of upper elementary school students across the country, in 30 states and nearly 190 classrooms.

About The Walking Classroom Institute
The Walking Classroom Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Chapel Hill, NC. The national award-winning Walking Classroom program increases students’ physical activity, builds core content knowledge, and provides teachers with an educational tool that addresses different learning styles. Started by Laura Fenn (Co-Founder and Executive Director) when she was a fifth grade teacher, The Walking Classroom program provides educational audio podcasts that allow kids to get outside and walk during regular class time (exercise without sacrificing instructional time). Children are active learners as they walk briskly while listening to Common Core Standards-aligned podcasts on pre-loaded audio devices.

• National: eSchool Media Readers’ Choice Award: Winner (2013-2014)
• National: Active Schools Acceleration Project, a ChildObesity180 initiative: Technology Innovation Grand Prize Winner (2012)
• State: Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Health Innovation Challenge: Winner (2013)

Julie Zola, Communications Director ( 919-240-7877)
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