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Prioritize Goal Setting and BIG Changes Can Happen

When teachers show students how to set and track health-related goals, they empower children to take control of their own health. This is one of the most important pieces of a Quality Physical Education (QPE) Curriculum. Activities in PE class get students moving, but teaching kids how to set goals and prioritize them is long [...]

By | October 29th, 2014|OPEN Blog|2 Comments

Basketball Nutrition

This post dives deeper into the concept of blending MyPlate Nutrition Education with Instant Activities to start your physical education lessons. I wanted to provide another activity example (see link below) in order to highlight the three following points. IT’S EASY to work Serving Up MyPlate Objectives and Essential Questions into any unit that you’re [...]

By | October 23rd, 2014|OPEN Blog|0 Comments

Planning for Integration: Fitness Pentathlon

This week I’m posting a short bonus article to share an academic integration idea with you. It includes a short 1-page discussion of the standards- and outcomes-based process I used when developing the activity. Please review these resources and comment with your thoughts and ideas around the topic. I would love to hear how you plan [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|OPEN Blog|1 Comment

Nutrition Quick-Starts with MyPlate

Teaching students about nutrition and healthy eating is an essential component of quality physical education. However, many teachers struggle to find the time to fit nutrition education into an already packed schedule. Here’s one solution… Start your lessons with instant activities that integrate MyPlate educational objectives. Here’s the concept in 3 quick steps: Students enter [...]

By | October 8th, 2014|OPEN Blog|2 Comments

An Intro to Academic Language in PE

Here’s an essential concept for any physical educator working to elevate a PE program to Core Subject Status – Academic Language.  Academic Language is a term that is often associated with the current College and Career Ready movement. In the context of physical education we can think of it as the language that our students [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|OPEN Blog|6 Comments

USGames Presenters Network

The New US Games Presenters Network offers educational workshops, conference presentations and product and program trainings that can be customized to meet your school’s or district’s unique needs. We can build out the PERFECT program for a variety of needs: Classroom Activity & Recess K-2 PE Middle School PE High School PE After School Adapted [...]

By | September 15th, 2014|OPEN Blog|0 Comments