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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.

2016 Conference Handouts

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Best Practices, High MVPA, OPEN Blog|

The 2016 Conference Tour is underway! This page hosts PDFs of selected conference slides from OPEN presentations. Conference Slides Nutrition Outcomes & Instant Activities: [PDF] What's My Job?! The Evaluation Opportunity: [PDF] Spikeball & Academic Rigor...Way What?!: [PDF] High Speed Games to Promote Academic Rigor: [PDF] Academic Language Posters from High [...]

OPEN’s 60+ After School Program

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 1st, 2016|60+ MVPA, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Deedi Boland, Nick Kline & Andrea Hart, RD, CDN Special Contributions: Jenna Knapp, Elyse Loughlin, Brandon Herwick, Jennifer Truong Kids need 60+ minutes of physical activity every day. This program is designed for After School leaders looking for ways to make physical activity an integral part of every student’s [...]

Jump Rope Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 February 11th, 2016|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Jenna Knapp & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong For thousands of years, children have been jumping rope as a form of movement-based fun. This module reinforces basic rope jumping skills and then progresses from that point to include a variety of tricks, challenges, long rope jumping, and cooperative routines. [...]

Volleying & Striking Skills

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 January 6th, 2016|K-2 Games for Teaching…, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by: Larry Satchwell & Aaron Hart Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera This module introduces students to the basics of volleying and striking through developmental play. Striking with the hand is followed by striking with a short-handled paddle, preparing students to progress toward paddle and racquet activities at the intermediate level. [...]

Roundnet
(Middle School)

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 December 24th, 2015|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jenna Knapp, Skyler Boles, Stephen McLaughlin Special Contributions: Deedi Boland, Jo Dixon, Joey Feith, Dr. Lauren Lieberman, PhD Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera Roundnet is the sport played with Spikeball® equipment. This module works toward the SHAPE America Middle School Outcomes for Net/Wall Games, more specifically serving, striking, and [...]

What’s Next?
OPEN Community Curriculum Coach Development

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 October 27th, 2015|OPEN Blog|

OPEN has taken us on an indescribable journey over the past 7 months. However, thanks to the #PhysEd community and the support of US Games, we’re about to shift gears yet again and accelerate the sharing. A little less than a year ago, US Games and the OPEN Development Council set a 12-month goal to [...]

Instant Activities
(Elementary K-5)

By | 2017-10-02T18:09:33+00:00 October 22nd, 2015|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Games for Teaching…, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Jenna Knapp, Nick Kline, Andy Pickett, and Andrea Hart, RD 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 [...]

OPEN and the Outcomes: Working to Fill the Holes

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 April 17th, 2015|OPEN Blog|

Today’s blog is a multimedia experiment as I try to communicate OPEN’s development process with respect to filling the holes in our scope and sequence. As I’ve mentioned before, OPEN is a curriculum project that will eventually become a complete K-12 outcomes-based curriculum. Many people have contacted me over the past 30 days about how [...]

OPEN Post-Launch: Gratitude, Trust, and Hard Work

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|OPEN Blog|

It’s been an incredible week for the OPEN project, as well as for me personally. Eight months of hard work was unveiled for the world to see, begin using, and evaluate. The OPEN project has been a labor of professional love, and because of that it has been very difficult for everyone that has participated [...]