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#ParentsLovePE

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 [...]

By | 2018-09-19T11:29:27+00:00 September 19th, 2018|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Active Home

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. [...]

By | 2018-09-19T11:24:14+00:00 September 19th, 2018|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Important Announcement (September 4, 2018)

OPEN HIRES BRIAN DEVORE AS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MANAGER Dallas, TX, September 4, 2018– OPEN (The Online Physical Education Network), the nation’s largest grassroots organization serving physical educators and activity leaders, is excited to announce that Mr. Brian Devore has accepted the position of Professional Development Manager effective immediately. When OPEN was launched in March [...]

By | 2018-09-04T12:50:10+00:00 September 4th, 2018|Featured|0 Comments

Plug & Play Fitness
(High School)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly Special Contributions: Breanna Natale, Deedi Brown, Georgina Vint, Jeremy Lyon, Katelin Anderson Design: Jennifer Truong OPEN’s partnership with FITNESSGRAM® produces another set of fitness education resources designed to create a culture of everyday fitness with your students. High [...]

By | 2018-08-20T21:03:00+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Curriculum Resources, High School PhysEd Modules|0 Comments

Plug & Play Fitness
(Middle School)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly Special Contributions: Breanna Natale, Deedi Brown, Georgina Vint, Jeremy Lyon, Katelin Anderson Design: Jennifer Truong Our partners at FITNESSGRAM® identify instruction about activity and fitness concepts as the first step in the fitness education process. OPEN’s Plug & [...]

By | 2018-08-28T05:57:23+00:00 May 21st, 2018|6-8 Tools for Teaching, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Field Day
Elementary

Created by:Rich Wiles, Nick Kline, Mike Ginicola, Benjamin Pirillo, Brandon Herwick, Erik Heard, Kate Darpino, Victor Spadaro, Aaron Hart, Colin Arvanitakis, Angelica Fox Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Field Day is an opportunity for schools to build community and celebrate positive school culture through physical activity and developmentally appropriate competition. It’s often [...]

Active Classrooms

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 [...]

By | 2018-08-16T08:20:17+00:00 April 10th, 2018|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Lacrosse
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Joel White, Brian Devore, Dan Law, Ben Connery, Colin Arvanitakis Special Contributions: Rich Barnes, Bob Edwards, Paige Morrison, Jamie Brown, Victor Spadaro, Kate Darpino, Angelica Fox, and Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. Interestingly, it’s also one of the oldest, [...]

Plug & Play Fitness
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Brian Devore, Jim DeLine, Mike Martinez, Nick Kline, Pam Powers, Shannon Maly Special Contributions: Breanna Natale, Deedi Brown, Georgina Vint, Jeremy Lyon, Katelin Anderson Design: Jennifer Truong This module was designed to prepare students both physically and cognitively to maximize their understanding of and performance on fitness tests. While each activity [...]