Common Core Survival Guide (CCR in PE: Mission Possible)

May 22nd, 2014

What is “College and Career Readiness” (CCR) and how do we as physical educators walk this talk? In 2012, the Educational Policy Improvement Center published an article by Dr. David T. Conley, PhD offering, “A Complete Definition of College and Career Readiness.” Having researched several explanations and definitions of this concept I found Dr. Conley’s […]

Happy 25th Anniversary to SPARK!

May 19th, 2014

SPARK is celebrating 25 years of research and dissemination this June. The first SPARK research project was funded by the NIH in 1989. As they say, the rest is history. Today, after many more research and special projects from Early Childhood through University levels, SPARK is referred to as, “The most researched and field-tested physical education program in the world.”

Take a Hike: How to Start Hiking With Your Family

May 12th, 2014

Hiking can be a great way to spend some quality time with your family, with nature, and with your exercise program, too. Day hikes are the best way to start hiking, and this article will show you how to get out there on that first trail. Strap on your pack and lace up your shoes—it’s […]

Springtime Family Fun

May 5th, 2014

Spring is finally here and with it comes many opportunities to enjoy all the season has to offer. Here is our list of favorite kid-approved springtime activities to get you up and moving whether you’re enjoying April showers or May flowers. Spring in the Great Outdoors 1) Make the ground your canvas – Grab a […]

Q: How Can We Help Students Reach 60-a-day?

May 5th, 2014

For National Physical Education Week, we’re taking a deeper look into a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program and resources available to help reach the goal of 60 minutes of MVPA a day.