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Aaron Hart

About Aaron Hart

Aaron's passion for physical education is cause for some to question his sanity. At home he loves working on his tiny farm in Upstate New York, eating homegrown veggie soup, and spending time with his family.

Cutting Through Controversy

By |2019-08-28T10:33:57-04:00August 28th, 2019|OPENs Purposeful Path|

This is Part One of an eight-part blog series focused on OPEN’s purpose, beliefs, mission, and core values. The only antidote to misinformation is factual information. Because OPEN has grown so rapidly over the past five years, we haven’t taken time to explain the details of our dissemination design and the procedures of our [...]

Professional Responsibilities

By |2019-08-22T16:01:14-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Best Practices|

The Professional Responsibilities Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with outcomes-based resources focused on communicating with families and community members, and growing and developing professionally. Like all OPENPhysEd.org resources, these files are meant to be guiding models that can be edited and customized to best meet the needs of your professional path. [...]

Instruction

By |2019-08-22T16:04:51-04:00August 21st, 2019|Best Practices|

The Instruction Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with outcomes-based resources focused on engaging students in learning with positive communication, effective discussion, instructional flexibility and responsiveness. Like all OPENPhysEd.org resources, these files are meant to be guiding models that can be edited and customized to best meet the needs of your students [...]

Classroom Environment

By |2019-08-22T16:04:10-04:00August 20th, 2019|Best Practices|

The Classroom Environment Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with tools and resources focused on creating a positive learning environment for all students. Download and customize tools for establishing class culture, managing class procedures and routines, as well as organizing the physical space in your physical education classroom. Check back frequency for [...]

Planning & Preparation

By |2019-08-22T16:03:10-04:00August 19th, 2019|Best Practices|

The Planning and Preparation Resource Center is designed to provide OPEN members with outcomes-based resources focused on designing coherent instruction and guiding meaningful student assessment. Like all OPENPhysEd.org resources, these files are meant to be guiding models that can be edited and customized to best meet the needs of your students and your teaching [...]

Fitness Knowledge
(MS 6-8)

By |2019-05-13T19:31:12-04:00May 13th, 2019|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Rich Wiles, Shannon Maly Special Contributions: Deedi Brown, Breanna Natale, Andjelka Pavlovic, Georgina Vint Design: Jennifer Truong We’re excited to deliver this Fitness Knowledge module which includes high MVPA learning activities, 7 different assessment choices, and over [...]

Dance
(Middle School)

By |2019-04-10T08:11:36-04:00April 10th, 2019|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, Middle School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Brandon Herwick, Rich Wiles, Dr. Theresa Cone, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly, Ben Pirillo, Scott Williams, Deedi Brown, Bob Oats, Chris Walker, Alex O’Brien, Matt Bristol, Matt Johnson Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore & Tammy Hanna Design: Jennifer Truong This module builds upon the learning and enjoyment that students experienced in the OPEN dance modules for [...]

Fitness Running
(High School)

By |2019-02-24T07:40:02-04:00February 24th, 2019|9-12 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources, High School PhysEd Modules|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Victor Spadaro, Kate Darpino, Rich Wiles In Partnership With: New York Road Runners Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong According to statista.com, fitness running is one of the most popular physical activities in the United States with almost 56 million people participating in 2017. That number is an increase of [...]

Ninja Warrior
(Intermediate 3-5)

By |2019-02-10T16:39:48-04:00February 10th, 2019|3-5 Games for Teaching, 3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|

Created by: Benjamin Pirillo, Daniel Tennessen, Elyse Loughlin, Jason Leach, Rich Wiles, Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Since 2009, the Ninja Warrior obstacle course movement has been broadcast into American living rooms. However, this movement began in Japan in 1997 with Ninja Warrior Sasuke Rising. On average, over 5 [...]

Next Generation Science Connections (K-2)

By |2019-07-29T09:08:07-04:00January 29th, 2019|Academic Integration, Connections, Curriculum Resources, K-2 Physical Education Modules|

Created by: Rich Wiles & Aaron Hart Just as classroom teachers have a responsibility to promote physical activity and advocate for physical education programs, physical educators must also infuse STEM subject areas into our outcomes-based instructional schedule. OPEN’s Next Gen Connections Modules are designed to incorporate STEM concepts using the Next Generation Science Standards to guide our planning and instruction. www.nextgenscience.org [...]