2011 PEP Grant Update & Helpful Tips

March 16th, 2011

As we wait for the 2011 PEP Grant competition to be announces here are a few tips to help you prepare. Update 3/29/11: Applications for the 2011 PEP Grant announced! Click Here for the application. Review last year’s guidelines: Rumor has it that very little will change for this year’s competition. However, be sure you […]

Big Ideas for Small Spaces

March 15th, 2011

Whether it be inclement weather or the usual activity area is unavailable, this teaching tip is for those times when the only choice of space for physical education is a classroom or other small area. We understand teaching physical activity in a limited space is a challenge. Consider yourself a teaching marvel if you can […]

2011 AAHPERD National Convention in San Diego

March 15th, 2011

All of us at SPARK are very excited the 2011 AAHPERD National Conference is in San Diego this year! Make sure to visit the SPARK booth to see the latest and greatest, and you won’t want to miss these presentations: 1. Exergame Workshop: Oceans of Opportunities Active Games 4 Better Health: Presented by: Aaron Hart […]

300 Florida Middle Schools Implement SPARK

March 15th, 2011

The Florida Department of Health has partnered with the Florida Department of Education to bring SPARK Middle School Physical Education (MS PE) to 300 Middle Schools throughout the state. Funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “Communities Putting Prevention to Work” (CPPW) Cooperative Agreement, the Florida Middle School Physical Activity Project (MSPAP) is […]

Help Save the PEP Grant!

March 10th, 2011

Each year, the Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) awards millions of dollars to schools and community-based organizations to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs. Funding for PEP is in serious danger and could be eliminated. Although the most recent Federal budgets (which did not include money for PEP) were not approved, there […]

Physical Educators: Team or Group… What do YOU Think?

March 3rd, 2011

Forward by Paul Rosengard Over the years, physical education has been inextricably linked with athletics and “assigned” its own, unique vernacular: “Drop and give me 20!”  “You throw like a girl.” “Take another lap around the track.”  “Winners always watch Glee and losers tape Sportscenter.”  OK, I made that last one up – but it’s […]