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 [...]
I love to teach, and I care about the physical education community. US Games has made an unprecedented commitment to serve and work with the community in order to give all children the best PE experience possible. OPEN is, and always will be, free. Every Teacher - Every Child - No Exceptions.
Aaron Hart, US Games
OPEN is FREE!!!! Equitable and Accessible for ALL! A school system is missing a huge opportunity if OPEN is not a part of their curriculum. EFFECTIVE PHYSICAL EDUCATION in every school system, for every physical education teacher, for every student. OPEN is a wonderful resource and can support your already existing aligned Physical Education Curriculum.
Lori S Dunn, Seattle Public Schools
Many teachers spend years looking for a physical education curriculum to enhance their practice only to find out that they can't afford the options that are available. OPEN will change this instantaneously by providing FREE physical education lessons that students will enjoy. Teachers will love that OPEN includes much more than just activity ideas; lessons are complete with objectives, standards, and target the SHAPE America outcomes.
Nick Kline, Parker Elementary School
I can think of a million reasons why I wanted to be involved with US Games' OPEN initiative. However, the main reason is because I believe that every child, no matter who they are or where they are from, deserves a high quality physical education experience. For that to happen, we need physical educators to have access to not only the absolute best curriculum materials, but to materials that can be easily tailored to meet the needs of their students. I have no doubt that OPEN is an absolute game-changer.
Joey Feith, ThePhysicalEducator.com
My #1 goal in working on the OPEN project is to reinforce the notion that teaching physical education is NOT the same as providing physical activity opportunities for children. I further believe that the implementation of a free OPEN web-based platform, available to everyone, can clarify this for more folks quickly. It is for these reasons, that I support and endorse the full implementation of OPEN at the school, district, state levels as soon as possible.
Artie Kamiya, Great Activities
You can't spell resPEct without PE. For that matter you can't spell hoPE, comPEte, PErform or shaPE without PE. For our nation's youth to have any hoPE to comPEte, PErform and stay in shaPE, they must have PE. A company that makes business decisions based on what is best for business is the norm. A company that makes a business decision on what is best for kids is rare. The US Games OPEN project is a breath of fresh air. The resPEct that US Games has shown teachers by providing a free curriculum of robust lesson plans and customizable instructional resources gives me great hoPE that we can better serve our nation's youth.
Jim DeLine, Highland Park Elementary
The reason why I believe in a project like OPEN is to have a platform to share free, online, and dynamic curriculum documents that are standard-based, created for and by passionate PE teachers. OPEN can play a role in helping physical educators come together to share best practices that increase the accountability and advocacy for quality physical education.
Helena Baert, SUNY Cortland