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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 | 2018-05-21T14:37:16+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 | 2018-05-24T09:34:13+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 [...]

Paralympics
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Kate Darpino, Katie McNamara, Jolanda Hengstman, Aaron Hart, and Victor Spadaro Special Contributions: Michelle Grenier, Lara Brickhouse, Lauren Lieberman, John Foley, and Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong The Paralympic Games were designed to emphasize the participants’ athletic achievements and not their disabilities. The Paralympic movement began with a small gathering of British World [...]

By | 2018-05-10T08:35:55+00:00 February 14th, 2018|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Olympics
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Ross Chakrian, Jim DeLine, Nick Kline, Ben Pirillo, Kevin Tiller, Rich Wiles Special Contributions: Aaron Hart, Deedi Brown, Jennifer Truong This set of learning activities was created to generate interest and enthusiasm for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. Each activity can be blended into your current block plan, or the [...]

By | 2018-01-23T20:26:53+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Roundnet
(HS 9-12)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Victor Spadaro, Skyler Boles Special Contributions: Deedi Brown & Jennifer Truong Content adapted from activities found on www.usaspikeball.com Roundnet is a team sport played with Spikeball® equipment sets. Teams of two work together and are allowed three touches to return the ball onto the net. Once the ball [...]

By | 2017-12-13T21:59:44+00:00 December 9th, 2017|Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Dance
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Brandon Herwick, Deedi Brown, Aaron Hart, Dr. Theresa Cone, Bob Oates, Scott Williams, Sara Weeks, Juliet Schulein Design: Jennifer Truong For more dance resources from the contributors, please visit the following pages: Brandon Herwick’s YouTube Channel Dr. Theresa Cone’s Dance Resources Bob Oates’ YouTube Channel Scott Williams’ YouTube Channel As physical educators, one of [...]

By | 2017-11-05T07:22:09+00:00 November 5th, 2017|3-5 Physical Education Modules, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Limited Equipment
(Grades K-12)

Created by: Jim DeLine, Gabe Erving, Crystal Gorwitz, Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart, Brandon Herwick, Lori Jerred, Nick Kline, Charla Tedder Krahnke, Michael Martinez, Roy Mitchell, Victoria Otto, Benjamin Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Rich Wiles Design:  Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Special Contributions:  Deedi Brown This module was started as a response to the 2017 hurricanes that [...]