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Flag Tag
(Primary K-2)

Created by: Victor Spadaro & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Are your K–2 students ready for some football?! Actually, no, they’re probably not. The Flag Tag Games module is designed to prepare children for Flag Football participation in a safe, fun, and developmentally appropriate setting. Locomotor skills and movement in [...]


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 | 2017-09-13T10:34:46+00:00 September 7th, 2017|ActiveSchools|0 Comments

Tabata Training

Created by: Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown, Lisa Kushner, Amanda Welch Design: Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Tabata Training is a short but meaningful module designed to teach the basics of Tabata methodology with a focus on exercise form and fitness knowledge concepts. The two-week module includes an activity and nutrition log in [...]

Bat and Ball Games
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Joseph Spernal, Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, and Lisa Kushner Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong Bat and Ball Games introduces students to the critical skills and movement patterns that are essential to sports like softball, baseball, and cricket. Purposeful activities provide fun and challenge for skill development while also introducing foundational concepts, strategies, and [...]

(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Lisa Kushner, Briana Sullivan, Deedi Brown, Mike Smith, and Aaron Hart Design: Jennifer Truong Striking an object with a short-handled implement has never been this fun! This module provides a developmentally appropriate lead-up to net games like pickleball and badminton. Implement this module in full with more skilled students. Or, remove the [...]

(Primary K-2)

Created by: Lisa Kushner, Amanda Welch, Nick Kline, and Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Parachute activities are among the most memorable physical education experiences of a young child’s life. Just seeing the ‘chute creates excitement and joy for most students. It is also an important opportunity to reinforce critical personal [...]

OPEN 8 Challenge
(Middle School)

Created by: Rich Wiles & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong The OPEN 8 Middle School Adventure Challenge is a fun and engaging module with a focus on fitness, skill, and 21stcentury learning. Each activity is meant to provide a global education experience in a setting that stretches just beyond a [...]

Creative Mode Fitness
(High School)

Created by: Aaron Hart Contributions by: Jo Bailey, Deedi Brown, Joe Cambron, Diane Cannon, Terry Jones, Nick Kline, Eddie Kovel, Lisa Kushner, Becca L-A-K, Jen Mau, Darcell Salmi, Murray Wallace, Amanda Welch Design: Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Creative Mode Fitness is a fun and vigorously active way to teach students critical fitness concepts and basic fitness [...]

Early Childhood (Ages 3-5)

In an effort to afford early childhood education providers equity of access to the highest-quality movement education programming, OPEN has launched a content development effort with the help of some of the nation’s most respected physical education and early childhood content specialists. EC Development Council: Aaron Hart, Nick Kline, Helena Baert, Diane Craft, Andrea Hart EC Content [...]

By | 2017-08-14T08:01:43+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Movement|0 Comments