K-12 and Higher Education Curriculum Writer
Physical Activity and Youth Development Program Writer
Move Live Learn has a well-earned reputation for delivering innovative research-based physical and health education curricula and youth development programs. Drawing from years of Lead-Writer experience, we develop cross-curricular models that are completed with transparent collaboration from specific content experts and practitioners throughout the entire process.
But our involvement doesn't end there. Once the curriculum or program is created, we feel strongly that providing suggestions for teaching/coaching and learning are critical in order to adequately support those who will be implementing it. We also pride ourselves in delivering curriculum and programs with aligned assessment, monitoring, and evaluation tools. Several past clients include the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, True Sport Canada and United World Wrestling.
Do you have a quality curriculum or program but you are stuck in how to roll it out? No problem! Move Live Learn has written training workshops for organizations such as the International Olympic Committee. Be sure to call us to make sure your product reaches its potential with effective and enjoyable training.
Whether your organization serves students in the public or private sector, or through a sport or after-school recreation program, Move Live Learn promises you a cutting edge evidence-based final product that you can be proud of!
Dr. Amanda Stanec draws upon years of experience and insights from the education, sport, and wellness fields in her talks. A charismatic presenter, Amanda can relate audience-specific, evidence-based information that's as uplifting and inspirational as it is relevant.
Passionate about supporting all people to live healthier lives, Amanda uses her keen sense of humor and approachable style to interact with audiences. Whatever the need–youth sport organizations seeking parent education, schools combating PE issues, corporate workplaces in need of employee wellness training–if it's related to advocating the benefits of physical literacy, Amanda is ready, willing and more than able to help.
She is available for half or multiple day employee, teacher, athlete, and/or coaching workshops. Prior to appearing, Amanda will work directly with you in order to plan the optimal experience for all attendees.
Move Live Learn strongly believes our principles of coaching development are essential tools for coaches to apply in the mentoring of youth at every skill level. Our consulting services are related to both coaching education and the evaluation of coaching. We also have years of experience evaluating sport associations and sectors.
Our individual or coaching staff development offering is a one-on-one program to help coaches understand:
- Communication and leadership styles
- Establishing community within a team
- Differential instruction for a variety of skill levels
- Help players set appropriate goals
Move Live Learn also offers group coaching development for same school or travel sport clubs centered upon:
- Positive coaching
- Goal setting
- Effective communication strategies
- Establishing a positive motivational climate
- Mental skill training techniques
With a strong understanding of physical literacy and its place within a sport framework, combined with our mastery of the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model, we are well equipped to address, implement, and support your specific needs.
Sport and Physical Activity Research
Move Live Learn is available to conduct comprehensive research studies, inventory scans, literature reviews and recommendation reports. Whether your needs are to inform policy work in health, sport, or physical activity for government or non-government organizations such as provincial, state, National Federation (NF) or International Federation (IF) levels, we are here to accommodate you!
Several recent research studies/projects completed include:
- International Federations on the Move: Experiences, Assets & Recommendations Regarding Women Sport Leaders. This mixed-methodology research study was conducted on behalf of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and used to help guide future policy related to sports governance.
- Exploring the Experiences of Elite Women Wrestlers from Developed and Developing Countries. This study was undertaken on behalf of United World Wrestling and Move Live Learn presented findings at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland in addition to being published.
- All Children and Youth Bike! A Feasibility Study for the Government of Nova Scotia. This report included an environmental scan, knowledge summary, and recommendations report.
Monitoring and Evaluation
Want to avoid venturing too far down a road that won't get your organization to its destination? Give us a call. Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is important not only to make adjustments to programs and practices prior to and during implementation, it helps to determine program effectiveness and future decision making regarding the program's sustainability.
Drawing on years of study and practice in the areas of assessment and evaluation in physical education, physical activity, sport and recreation, Move Live Learn is ready and willing to help your organization learn from experiences to improve practices, document accountability, and determine short and long-term impact. Our research skills inform our thinking and actions, but our people skills are what makes us fun to work with.
Since education is the key to understanding, we strongly believe understanding is the key to motivate action. Move Live Learn health coaches provide a customized six-month program to help clients achieve their health goals through attainable lifestyle and behavioral changes.
Working individually or in small groups, this supportive six-month program is not about quick fixes or crash diets. It’s an evidence-based, holistic approach utilizing the latest health and wellness strategies. A modified version of this program exists for corporations looking to support their employees' wellness and, in turn, their productivity.
Upon completing the program, motivated participants will have gained the insights, confidence, and empowerment to take control of their own health.