PE Graduate Feature

Mackenzie Swenson, a recent grad from the PETE program in the Kinesiology Department, has been featured on WKOW for her amazing dedication to teaching physical education to students! Within her first weeks as a teacher, Mackenzie is already proving that our grads have an awesome ability to adapt to new situations and find ways to continue to engage kids in physical activity.

With schools holding classes online, Mackenzie was faced with a challenge of figuring out how to make sure her students are able to remain active and participate in fun exercises – especially in a time when one could argue that getting up and out there is more important than ever. She decided that the best way was to bring PE class right to her students’ homes – following proper social distancing and mask guidelines of course!

It has been a fantastic opportunity for Mackenzie to meet all of her students, but also to give the students an opportunity to get away from their computers during the school day. She has also been trying to engage siblings and parents in fun activities – everyone can benefit from some outdoor fun! We are proud of you, Mackenzie!

View the WKOW story here.