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OPEN 8 Challenge
(Middle School)

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 [...]

Creative Mode Fitness
(High School)

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 [...]

Early Childhood (Ages 3-5)

In an effort to afford early childhood education providers equity of access to the highest-quality movement education programming, OPEN has launched a content development effort with the help of some of the nation’s most respected physical education and early childhood content specialists. EC Development Council: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline, Helena Baert, Diane Craft, Andrea Hart EC Content Authors: Helena Baert, Jim DeLine, Amy [...]

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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 […]

Created by: Lisa Kushner, Brianna Sullivan, Thomas Fuchs & Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Joshua Giddings, Deedi Boland & Juan Wang
Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Harvard Medical School has labeled Tai Chi as a low-impact, lifetime exercise with evidence-based benefits. This ancient Chinese martial art has been shown to help decrease stress while helping the body maintain strength, flexibility, and balance in all […]

Created by: Katie Pennamped & Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong Games that resemble Rugby appear as far back in history as 300 BC in Greece. The modern version of the sport was created at Rugby School in Rugby, Warwickshire (England) in the 19th Century. This recreational game of the early 1800’s was first formalize in 1857 in a match in […]

Created by: Piper Cronin and Aaron Hart
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong Since the existence of Ancient Rome, the circus has been associated with entertaining the population with acts of athletic ability. The modern circus is believed to have originated in England in the 1700s. Cavalry officer Philip Astley is said to have set up an amphitheater for crowds to gather and […]

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch,
Charla Parker Krahnke
Special Contributions: Deedi Boland
Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving quickly, while also providing meaningful learning […]