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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