Created by: Stephanie Herrick, Aaron Hart, Nichole Wilder, Andrea Hart
Run for Fun is the latest collaboration between OPEN and Rising New York Road Runners. This instructional module borrows teacher-tested learning activities from the Rising New York Road Runners’ PLAYBuilder and adds OPEN’s twist on outcomes-based instructional resources.
The activities in this module are designed to teach students how to move safely around a track (running loop) while exploring different locomotor movements and having imaginative fun with their classmates. Concepts introduced include physical activity in and out of school, basic nutrition education, safety and locomotor movements. The set-up and management for this module is intentionally consistent and allows teachers to run all activities with a single management format. This consistency allows classes to run smoothly with exciting extensions that will encourage students to RUN FOR FUN!
ABOUT RISING NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS:
Rising New York Road Runners is a free running-based youth program that provides PE resources nationwide. They take a developmental approach to physical education that’s focused on a student’s age, needs, and ability. Their research-based program consists of games and activities that make it fun to learn—and teach—the fundamental movement skills at the heart of running and most other sports. www.nyrr.org/open