Professional Development for Teachers









 * Summer 2019 Professional Development dates and information coming soon! *

HealthWorks! offers professional development for school teachers and staff! 

We are offering four sessions this summer, focusing on two topics. These sessions will help you build your teaching toolkit, make connections with fellow educators, spark inspiration for back-to-school lesson plans, and get excited for the coming school year!

9 am – 3 pm (0.5 CEUs)

Teaching, Review, and Assessment: Game On!

Teachers will explore how to teach new content, review previously taught skills, and assess formatively through game-based classroom experiences. Great for teachers of all grade levels, because here at HealthWorks! we’ve learned that kids of all ages love to play!

9 am – 3 pm (0.5 CEUs)

Kinesthetic Learning: Education through Action

We all know that some kids learn better when moving, dancing, wiggling, and giggling; teachers, take away effective and efficient strategies for kinesthetic learning via games, challenges, dance, and other activities. This includes ideas for brain breaks, culture-building physical activities, and healthy classroom habits.

Cost: $25 pre-registered; $30 day of *Get a $5 discount on your second session. If completing for CEU credit, educator will be responsible for sending application and $20 to MSU; application available at HW!


Julia Monts: Julia started her education career as an elementary and middle school literacy teacher, both in Tennessee and Mississippi. She received her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Social Work at the University of Southern California, and her Masters of Education from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. Currently she is the Lead Educator at HealthWorks, a children’s learning museum, focusing developing curriculum and teaching children and families engaging health-based lessons.

Lee Stratton: Lee served his entire educational career in Mississippi. He received his undergraduate degree in Math Education at Mississippi College and his Masters of Education Leadership from the University of Mississippi. Lee has many years of experience as a teacher, coach, and administrator and currently serves as a health educator at HealthWorks!.

Educators: Please bring your preferred note-taking tools (tablet, laptop, notebook/pen) and a curriculum map, long-term plan, and/or list of future skills/objectives so you can engage fully in the hands-on planning portions of the sessions.


Next Steps: To sign up or with questions regarding
HealthWorks! Professional Development,
email Julia Stratton Monts at,
or call HealthWorks! at 662-377-5437.


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HW! can also develop a program to meet your school or district’s needs.

Agendas can be customized to include topics that meet district goals and time frames:

Full Day Program  * 4 Hour Session * 20 Minute Staff Meeting Briefing