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OPEN’s 60+ After School Program

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Deedi Boland, Nick Kline & Andrea Hart, RD, CDN Special Contributions: Jenna Knapp, Elyse Loughlin, Brandon Herwick, Jennifer Truong Kids need 60+ minutes of physical activity every day. This program is designed for After School leaders looking for ways to make physical activity an integral part of every student’s [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 1st, 2016|60+ MVPA, Curriculum Resources|0 Comments

Jump Rope Skills
(Intermediate 3-5)

Created by: Jenna Knapp & Aaron Hart Special Contributions: Deedi Boland Design: Jennifer Truong For thousands of years, children have been jumping rope as a form of movement-based fun. This module reinforces basic rope jumping skills and then progresses from that point to include a variety of tricks, challenges, long rope jumping, and cooperative routines. [...]

Volleying & Striking Skills

Created by: Larry Satchwell & Aaron Hart Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera This module introduces students to the basics of volleying and striking through developmental play. Striking with the hand is followed by striking with a short-handled paddle, preparing students to progress toward paddle and racquet activities at the intermediate level. [...]

(Middle School)

Created by: Aaron Hart, Jenna Knapp, Skyler Boles, Stephen McLaughlin Special Contributions: Deedi Boland, Jo Dixon, Joey Feith, Dr. Lauren Lieberman, PhD Design: Jennifer Truong & Albert Luera Roundnet is the sport played with Spikeball® equipment. This module works toward the SHAPE America Middle School Outcomes for Net/Wall Games, more specifically serving, striking, and [...]

What’s Next?
OPEN Community Curriculum Coach Development

OPEN has taken us on an indescribable journey over the past 7 months. However, thanks to the #PhysEd community and the support of US Games, we’re about to shift gears yet again and accelerate the sharing. A little less than a year ago, US Games and the OPEN Development Council set a 12-month goal to [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 October 27th, 2015|OPEN Blog|0 Comments

Instant Activities
(Elementary K-5)

Created by Aaron Hart, Jim DeLine, Brandon Herwick, Lynn, Hefele, Jenna Knapp, Nick Kline, Andy Pickett, and Andrea Hart, RD 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 quickly, [...]

OPEN and the Outcomes: Working to Fill the Holes

Today’s blog is a multimedia experiment as I try to communicate OPEN’s development process with respect to filling the holes in our scope and sequence. As I’ve mentioned before, OPEN is a curriculum project that will eventually become a complete K-12 outcomes-based curriculum. Many people have contacted me over the past 30 days about how [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 April 17th, 2015|OPEN Blog|0 Comments

OPEN Post-Launch: Gratitude, Trust, and Hard Work

It’s been an incredible week for the OPEN project, as well as for me personally. Eight months of hard work was unveiled for the world to see, begin using, and evaluate. The OPEN project has been a labor of professional love, and because of that it has been very difficult for everyone that has participated [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|OPEN Blog|3 Comments

Give a Kahoot in Physical Education

Finding new ways to incorporate technology into physical education is always exciting, but not always easy. The game-based classroom response system, Kahoot, is an easy and fun way to integrate technology, and see how much your students already know or have learned about a concept or skill. I first used Kahoot in the physical education [...]

By | 2017-06-04T14:38:37+00:00 March 12th, 2015|OPEN Blog|2 Comments

Foot Skills
(Primary K-2)

This module introduces children to the foot skills and movement concepts most often associated with the sport of soccer. Foot dribbling, kicking, passing, and receiving (trapping) are the primary skills emphasized. However, a variety of other learning outcomes are also addressed within the module’s activities. Module Documents Complete Module Packet: [PDF Only] [...]