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Find Funding Fast for Physical Education

Published on April 28th, 2015 | by Aaron Hart

Are you interested in funding for FitnessGram software & equipment or OPEN Equipment Packs? View grants available below. US Games can provide information and sample budgets to help support your grant application.  Contact Julie Frank, Director-Partnerships & ... Read More

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Give a Kahoot in Physical Education

Published on February 21st, 2015 | by Patricia Fiorelli

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 ... Read More

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Acceptance, Activity & Academic Rigor

Published on January 28th, 2015 | by Aaron Hart

Looking for a mid-Winter challenge? Let’s target Outcome E4.4b from Standard 4: “Accepts players of all skill levels into the physical activity.” For many physical educators and PE advocates, this outcome falls right into our wheelhouse. ... Read More

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Physical Education With A Purpose

Published on January 5th, 2015 | by Charla Krahnke

As a veteran Physical Education teacher, I have realized that every class I teach has a different personality and therefore, needs to be taught with a different technique. The biggest challenge I have faced is to ... Read More

Academic Language


Standards, Outcomes, and Fun!

Published on December 15th, 2014 | by Aaron Hart

Don’t throw out the fun stuff!!! In conversations that I’ve had around outcomes-based, backward design the single largest stumbling block for teachers seems to be the misconception that backward design means starting over from scratch. “What ... Read More

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Maximize Your FITNESSGRAM Reports

Published on November 24th, 2014 | by Catherine Vowell, MBA

Numbers may bore you, but the fact is, data drives decisions and FITNESSGRAM10 offers concrete individual and group data that can make an impact if communicated and used appropriately. The mission statement, as well as the ... Read More

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