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About Aaron Hart

Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.

(Intermediate 3-5)

By | 2018-02-14T06:50:46+00:00 February 14th, 2018|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Kate Darpino, Katie McNamara, Jolanda Hengstman, Aaron Hart, and Victor Spadaro Special Contributions: Michelle Grenier, Lara Brickhouse, Lauren Lieberman, John Foley, and Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong The Paralympic Games were designed to emphasize the participants’ athletic achievements and not their disabilities. The Paralympic movement began with a small gathering of British World [...]

(Intermediate 3-5)

By | 2018-01-23T20:26:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Ross Chakrian, Jim DeLine, Nick Kline, Ben Pirillo, Kevin Tiller, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Deedi Brown, Jennifer Truong This set of learning activities was created to generate interest and enthusiasm for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Each activity can be blended into your current block plan, or the [...]

(HS 9-12)

By | 2017-12-13T21:59:44+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Victor Spadaro, Skyler Boles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown & Jennifer Truong Content adapted from activities found on www.usaspikeball.com Roundnet is a team sport played with Spikeball® equipment sets. Teams of two work together and are allowed three touches to return the ball onto the net. Once the ball [...]

(Intermediate 3-5)

By | 2017-11-05T07:22:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Brandon Herwick, Deedi Brown, Aaron Hart, Dr. Theresa Cone, Bob Oates, Scott Williams, Sara Weeks, Juliet Schulein Design: Jennifer Truong For more dance resources from the contributors, please visit the following pages: Brandon Herwick’s YouTube Channel Dr. Theresa Cone’s Dance Resources Bob Oates’ YouTube Channel Scott Williams’ YouTube Channel As physical educators, one of [...]

Limited Equipment
(Grades K-12)

By | 2017-12-19T14:20:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, High School PhysEd Modules, K-2 Physical Education Modules, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Jim DeLine, Gabe Erving, Crystal Gorwitz, Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart, Brandon Herwick, Lori Jerred, Nick Kline, Charla Tedder Krahnke, Michael Martinez, Roy Mitchell, Victoria Otto, Benjamin Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Rich Wiles Design:  Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Special Contributions:  Deedi Brown This module was started as a response to the 2017 hurricanes that [...]

Flag Tag
(Primary K-2)

By | 2017-10-02T09:06:49+00:00 October 2nd, 2017|Curriculum Resources, K-2 Games for Teaching…, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by: Victor Spadaro & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Are your K–2 students ready for some football?! Actually, no, they’re probably not. The Flag Tag Games module is designed to prepare children for Flag Football participation in a safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate setting. Locomotor skills and movement in [...]


By | 2017-09-13T05:42:18+00:00 September 13th, 2017|OPEN Blog|

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 [...]


By | 2017-09-13T10:34:46+00:00 September 7th, 2017|ActiveSchools|

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 [...]

Tabata Training

By | 2017-08-14T05:31:18+00:00 August 14th, 2017|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

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 [...]

Bat and Ball Games
(Intermediate 3-5)

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:36+00:00 May 30th, 2017|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

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 [...]