Recess Matters

By |2019-10-23T06:11:21-05:00October 23rd, 2019|ActiveSchools|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Lynn Hefele, Jason Leach, Mike Morris, Ben Pirillo, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Anne Kubitsky, Joanna Faerber, Deedi Brown Special Thank You: Kids Heart Challenge, Eat Move Grow Design: Jennifer Truong According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, recess is a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development and, as such, [...]


By |2018-09-19T11:29:27-05:00September 19th, 2018|ActiveSchools|

Why OPEN loves parent engagement... We need parents to become powerful allies as we strive to increase the demand for effective physical education programs. Active Schools and OPEN both recognize the potential strength that parents can and do demonstrate within their local schools when they understand the importance of physical literacy and physical [...]

Active Home

By |2018-09-19T11:24:14-05:00September 19th, 2018|ActiveSchools|

Created by: Nick Kline, Will Potter, Ross Chakrain, Michael Utz, Benjamin Pirillo, Christina Courtney, Shannon Maly, Ashely Sharp, Rich Wiles, Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown, Jennifer Truong Welcome to the Active Home resource center. The tools and resources on the page are designed to help families enjoy physical activity together as a way to enhance physical and emotional health and well-being. [...]

Active Classrooms

By |2019-08-28T07:02:39-05:00April 10th, 2018|ActiveSchools|

Created by: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline,  Kate Darpino, Victor Spadaro, Colin Arvanitakis, Angelica Fox Nutrition Education: Andrea Hart, RDN Special Contributions: Reg Hageman OPEN’s Tools for Creating Active Classrooms is a new resource designed specifically for classroom teachers who understand the value of routine physical activity for their students. This growing collection of resources features active games and [...]