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Basketball Skills
(MS 6-8)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Ami Gibson, Brian Devore, Charla Krahnke, Colin Arvanitakis, Daniel Hill, Rachel Weir, Rich Wiles Special Contributions by: Deedi Brown & Joey Feith Module Design & Layout: Jennifer Truong OPEN Basketball Nation Logo: Asia Kehl It would be very interesting to know what Dr. James Naismith would think about the evolution of [...]

Instant Activities
(Elementary K-5)

Created by Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Brandon Herwick, Lynn, Hefele, Jenna Knapp, Nick Kline, Andy Pickett, Andrea Hart, RD, Dan Tennessen Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving [...]

Limited Equipment

Created by: Christina Courtney, Jim DeLine, Gabe Erving, Crystal Gorwitz, Aaron Hart, Andrea Hart, Erik Heard, Lynn Hefele, Brandon Herwick, Lori Jerred, Nick Kline, Charla Tedder Krahnke, Michael Martinez, Roy Mitchell, Victoria Otto, Benjamin Pirillo, Victor Spadaro, Daniel Tennessen, Rich Wiles Design:  Aaron Hart & Jennifer Truong Special Contributions:  Deedi Brown This module was started [...]

Skillastics Basketball®
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Sandy Slade & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown Design: Jennifer Truong Skillastics® Basketball is a large group physical activity resource designed to maximize activity and participation for both small and large groups. This module expands your activity options using all of the tools that come with your Skillastics®Basketball game set while also [...]

Locomotor and Manipulative Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module includes activities that are designed to develop and reinforce several locomotor and manipulative skills. All of the basic locomotor skills, static and dynamic balancing, as well as underhand tossing, rolling, and catching are addressed. Other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete module packet: [PDF Only] Module Overview: [PDF, [...]

Ultimate Disc
(Middle School)

Created by: Charla Tedder Krahnke, Victor Spadaro, Rich Wiles, Kate Darpino & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Brown & Kyle Gerken Design: Jennifer Truong The activities Hot Box and Goaltimate have been adapted from content created by USA Ultimate. Ultimate is a noncontact invasion sport played with a flying disc. The sport was created in [...]

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 Authors: Helena [...]

By |2018-10-17T10:45:44-04:00October 17th, 2018|Movement|0 Comments

Next Generation Science Connections (3-5)

Created by: Rich Wiles & Aaron Hart Just as classroom teachers have a responsibility to promote physical activity and advocate for physical education programs, physical educators must also infuse STEM subject areas into our outcomes-based instructional schedule. OPEN’s Next Gen Connections Modules are designed to incorporate STEM concepts using the Next Generation Science Standards to guide our planning and instruction. [...]


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 |2018-09-19T11:29:27-04:00September 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 |2018-09-19T11:24:14-04:00September 19th, 2018|ActiveSchools|0 Comments