Why is Physical Activity Important? Children are Less Fit Cardiovascular Risk Factors Inactivity = Health Issues Low Self-Esteem Physical, Psychological and Social Benefits Inactive Children = Inactive Adults
Overview Why Benefits of PA Obstacles/Barriers/Ideas PA vs. PE Resources/Examples
Benefits of PA - School Day Increases positive behavior and cognitive functioning. Increasing time for PE/PA, does not negatively impact achievement in other subjects. Classroom PA breaks may improve on-task behavior during academic instruction.
Impact On Student Achievement CDC Report and Texas Education Agency Attendance and test scores Cognitive skills, attitude and concentration NCLB/ Accountability Texas Education Agency. Physically Fit Students More Likely to Do Well in School. 2009 ritter.tea.stste.tx.us/press/09fitnessresults.pdf Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The association between school based physical activity, including physical education, and academic performance. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; 2010.
Learning … The Retention, Application, and Transfer of Knowledge and Skills Learning Activities We Tend To Learn Our Involvement Level Reading Hearing Words Looking at Pictures Watching a Movie Looking at an Exhibit Watching a Demonstration Seeing it Done on Location Participating in Discussion Giving a Talk Doing a Dramatic Presentation Simulating the Real Experience Doing the Real Thing 10% of what we read 20% of what we hear 30% of what we see 50% of what we hear and see 70% of what we say 90% of what we both say and do Verbal Receiving Visual Receiving Passive Active Receiving and Participating Doing
How Active Should Young People Be? Ages 6-19 Accumulate 60 minutes per day. Most days of the week MVPA
Physical Activity vs. Physical Education Physical Activity: bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles and increases energy expenditure. Physical Education: planned, structured, sequential program based on standards. S tudents learn the skills/knowledge to be physically active for a lifetime.
Leaping the Barriers Time Space Knowledge/Ideas Inclusive – ALL Students
Classroom Atmosphere Conducive to PA Routines/Signals Safety Rules/Reminders Positive Persistence Enthusiasm
Ideas to Increase PA Instant Activity Transition Times Instructions Brief/Concise Challenges/Competition Easier Versions Persistence
Touch Spelling Equipment: Post the letters of the alphabet around the perimeter of the room. Create index cards with spelling or vocabulary words. Procedure: Instruct students to spell the word by moving around the room to touch the letters. When students have completed spelling a word, have them place the card in a hula hoop at the front of the room. When they have completed all 3 cards, they may select additional cards from the hula hoop. Pass out word cards to students; give each student 2 or 3 cards. Options: –Instruct students to use various locomotor movements (walk, jog, hop, skip, jump, leap, gallop, slide). –Instruct students to touch letters with right hand, left hand, right elbow, left elbow, etc.
Rock, Paper, Scissors Play the PA Way! NFL Play 60 Challenge
Physical Activity Opportunities Incorporate into Content Alarms/Announcements Student Produced Videos Stream Videos JAMmin’ Minutes Voluntary PA Programs - Lunch Periods Open gym, Wii, DDR, Yoga, Pilates, Exercise Videos
GoNoodle Classroom Brain Breaks Five minute brain breaks for kids Activities for every part of the day Energize with running Focus with stretching Calm with deep breathing Stimulate with dancing 95% of teachers say GoNoodle improved academic performance Free access for all teachers
Deal or No Deal Equipment: 3-5 envelopes with one exercise listed on the outside Teacher makes a deal with one student. All students participate in each deal. Student chooses envelope - Deal or No Deal?” Deal – the entire class performs the physical activity OR “No Deal - student chooses a card from envelope and the students perform the new number.”
Fit Sticks Jump rope Hula hoop Hop Jump Paddle a kayak Shoot baskets Tennis serve Baseball swing Baseball pitch Squat Lunge Kick Half Jack Triceps stretch Biceps curls Punch Shoulder stretch Elbow to knee March Backstroke Breast stroke High Knees
Tips to Use Participate Academic concepts Start/stop signals Music Physical activity alarms DVDs for PA breaks Students produce PA videos Fun competitions Enthusiasm - Persistence
Calling All PE Teachers Engage colleagues, community partners and business partners to challenge kids to get moving Provide training and ideas for staff Create a school challenge for PA –Walking challenge –Time challenge During a mid-block break During assemblies Assist with PA breaks at the beginning of the class period Lead PA during homeroom or advisory periods
Summary Change takes time! Good Change = More Time! Think BIG…..start small l A mighty maze! But not without a plan. -- Alexander Pope
Contact Information Sean Brock Physical Education/Physical Activity Advisor firstname.lastname@example.org Kari Senger Healthy Schools Program Manager - SD email@example.com