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Circus Arts
(Middle School)

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 [...]

Instant Activities
(Secondary 6-12)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Elyse Loughlin, Lori Dunn, Brandon Herwick, Kevin Reinisch, Charla Parker Krahnke, Kevin Tiller 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 [...]

Dance
(Primary K-2)

Created by: Brandon Herwick & Artie Kamiya Special Contributions: Elyse Loughlin, Aaron Hart, Deedi Boland, & Jenna Knapp Design: Jennifer Truong Dance has been a part of the human experience since before the birth of the earliest civilizations. Young children love to move to music, and that joy provides an important opportunity to nurture the value of [...]

Badminton
(High School)

Created by: Jenna, Knapp, Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland, Charla Tedder (Parker) Krahnke Design: Jennifer Truong & Aaron Hart Badminton can be played as a recreational or competitive sport throughout an individual’s lifetime. It’s played in the Summer Olympics and summer family barbeques. This module prepares students with the confidence and skill needed to be active [...]

Invasion Basics
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Temoc Suarez, Nick Kalisperis, Aaron Hart, & Beth Wendt Special Contributions: Deedi Boland & Nick Kline Design: Jennifer Truong Invasion sports involve an offensive team working to maintain possession of an object while attacking (or invading) a defensive team’s goal or target area. Development of specific skills and skill combinations that involve passing, receiving, shooting, and [...]

2016 Conference Handouts

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Best Practices, High MVPA, OPEN Blog|0 Comments

OPEN’s 60+ After School Program

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 1st, 2016|60+ MVPA, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Jump Rope Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

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

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. [...]