2019 Move2Learn Summit

On January 10th, RunningBrooke hosted the third Move2Learn Summit, bringing world-recognized experts to speak on the direct benefits and proven science of regular physical activity before, during, and after school. Keynote speaker Dr.John Ratey, author of the groundbreaking book “Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” was joined by Mike Kuczala and Paul Zientarski to explore how physical activity positively affects students and their brain function, heightening learning, increasing on-task behavior, building classroom cohesion, and reducing ADHD, depression, and obesity.

RunningBrooke would like to thank everyone who joined us for this afternoon of fun and informative learning. Together we can maximize classroom learning and spark happier, healthier, and learning-ready students.

Would you be interested in Move2Learn training for you or your staff?




Brooke Sydnor Curran

Dr. John J. Ratey

Michael S. Kuczala


John Ratey - Keynote Speaker


John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry.  He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles and books, including the groundbreaking ADHD Driven to Distraction series and Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain.  Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on brain-fitness and optimal physical and mental health.


Breakout Session Speakers



Mike Kuczala is the President of Kuczala Consulting and the Academic Director for the Regional Training Center, an educational consulting firm in Randolph, NJ and is a thought leader on using physical activity in teaching and learning.  His presentations, courses, books and videos have reached more than 100,000 teachers, trainers, corporate executives, parents and students on 4 continents. He is the coauthor of, The Kinesthetic Classroom: Teaching and Learning through Movement.


Paul Zientarski


Paul Zientarski served as the Learning Readiness PE (LRPE) Coordinator for Naperville School District in Naperville, IL.  Through LRPE and scheduling physical activity before academic learning, Naperville Center HS saw dramatic improvements in test scores, behavior and childhood obesity.  School districts from across the country and world visit to learn how to implement this game-changing program.


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