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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 [...]

By | 2017-08-14T08:01:43+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Movement|0 Comments

Tai Chi
(High School)

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 [...]

Rugby
(Middle School)

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 [...]

Jim DeLine’s Welcome Back Message (2016)

It’s 8:00 p.m. and I’m in bed.  It must be a new school year. There should be a reality show titled “The First Two Weeks Of School.”  The weak would certainly not survive.  For us teachers and coaches, there are words to describe the intensity of the first two weeks.  For those who have never [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 August 31st, 2016|Featured, OPEN Blog|0 Comments

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, Mike Martinez, 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 [...]

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 [...]