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#OPENPEHearts

The news and personal stories coming out of Texas and Florida over the past two weeks have kept me awake. I’ve been praying for friends and family, thinking about how to help, and, honestly, feeling somewhat helpless to truly contribute in the midst of such devastation. I also feel strange pangs of guilt as I’m overcome with gratitude that [...]

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Why OPEN loves parent engagement... We need parents to become powerful allies as we strive to increase the demand for effective physical education programs. Active Schools and OPEN both recognize the potential strength that parents can and do demonstrate within their local schools when they understand the importance of physical literacy and physical education's role in developing their [...]

Tabata Training

Created by: Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown, Lisa Kushner, Amanda Welch Design: Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Tabata Training is a short but meaningful module designed to teach the basics of Tabata methodology with a focus on exercise form and fitness knowledge concepts. The two-week module includes an activity and nutrition log in order to bring mindful consideration [...]

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Created by: Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Brown, Lisa Kushner, Amanda Welch
Design: Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong

Tabata Training is a short but meaningful module designed to teach the basics of Tabata methodology with a focus on exercise form and fitness knowledge concepts. The two-week module includes an activity and nutrition log in order to bring mindful consideration to each student’s lifestyle […]

Created by: Joseph Spernal, Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, and Lisa Kushner
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong

Bat and Ball Games introduces students to the critical skills and movement patterns that are essential to sports like softball, baseball, and cricket. Purposeful activities provide fun and challenge for skill development while also introducing foundational concepts, strategies, and tactics.

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Created by: Lisa Kushner, Briana Sullivan, Deedi Brown, Mike Smith, and Aaron Hart
Design: Jennifer Truong

Striking an object with a short-handled implement has never been this fun! This module provides a developmentally appropriate lead-up to net games like pickleball and badminton. Implement this module in full with more skilled students. Or, remove the 1V1/2V2 activities and focus on the basics. […]

Created by: Lisa Kushner, Amanda Welch, Nick Kline, and Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Brown
Design: Jennifer Truong

Parachute activities are among the most memorable physical education experiences of a young child’s life. Just seeing the ‘chute creates excitement and joy for most students. It is also an important opportunity to reinforce critical personal responsibility skills, as well as introduce movement concepts and […]

Created by: Rich Wiles & Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Brown
Design: Jennifer Truong

The OPEN 8 Middle School Adventure Challenge is a fun and engaging module with a focus on fitness, skill, and 21stcentury learning. Each activity is meant to provide a global education experience in a setting that stretches just beyond a student’s comfortable performance zone. Begin each lesson with the […]

Created by: Aaron Hart
Contributions by: Jo Bailey, Deedi Brown, Joe Cambron, Diane Cannon, Terry Jones, Nick Kline, Eddie Kovel, Lisa Kushner, Becca L-A-K, Jen Mau, Darcell Salmi, Murray Wallace, Amanda Welch
Design: Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong

Creative Mode Fitness is a fun and vigorously active way to teach students critical fitness concepts and basic fitness planning. It’s designed to be used with heart rate monitor […]