Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas in Austin, part of Ascension Texas, has partnered with GoNoodle to get more than 78,000 kids in area elementary schools moving more at school and at home.
The goal of the partnership is to increase physical activity among kids by providing access to GoNoodle’s hundreds of movement and mindfulness videos. Teachers will also have access to GoNoodle Plus, which includes additional games and learning extensions that bring movement and core subjects together to develop fluency in grade-specific math and English Language Arts topics.
DCMC is fully funding the cost of GoNoodle’s premium version, GoNoodle Plus, for three years for all 133 public elementary schools in Austin Independent School District (ISD), Round Rock ISD and Hays ISD.
“Dell Children’s is proud to support Austin ISD, Round Rock ISD and Hays ISD in promoting healthy lifestyles for every child,” said Craig Cordola, Senior Vice President, Ascension Healthcare, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas. “Through GoNoodle, Dell Children’s is providing teachers and students in over 133 of our local elementary schools access to an interactive tool encouraging physical activity and brain breaks which are research-based strategies for improving academic achievement.”