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Recess Matters

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 |2019-10-23T06:11:21-05:00October 23rd, 2019|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Cutting Through Controversy

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 [...]

By |2019-08-28T10:33:57-05:00August 28th, 2019|OPENs Purposeful Path|0 Comments

Professional Responsibilities

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. [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:01:14-05:00August 22nd, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Instruction

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 [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:04:51-05:00August 21st, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Classroom Environment

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 [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:04:10-05:00August 20th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Planning & Preparation

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 [...]

By |2019-08-22T16:03:10-05:00August 19th, 2019|Best Practices|0 Comments

Fitness Knowledge
(MS 6-8)

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)

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)

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)

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 [...]