Charleston County School District has received the first-ever Flagship School District for Action Based Learning award from Action Based Learning.
The school district has used the Texas-based company to help it develop its brain room, a classroom at Stall High where teachers reinforce academic concepts through movement.
Action Based Learning is an instructional method that links movement and physical activity to increased academic performance.
The district received the award last week for its "pioneering" work to implement Action Based learning across the district. The district has six master Action Based Learning trainers, and a number of its schools have labs and brain rooms.
"(Action Based Learning) impacts the health of children but also changes behaviors and academics," said David Spurlock, the district's athletic and ROTC director. "We have the research to back that."