August 27th, 2015
A requirement for a successful physical education program is a strong foundation. The physical education lesson plan that you choose to include in your curriculum is one of the most important tools in your arsenal to help provide a well-rounded, engaging, and effective class. Choices for layout, focus, and supplies abound, but most all [...]
August 19th, 2015
Inspired by a school counselor’s passion to implement change in her classroom and community, SPARK recently teamed-up with KIDS in the GAME and ICAN Foundation to provide the Oakhurst Intermediate School in Clarksdale, Mississippi with much-needed resources to develop a comprehensive physical education and health program.
August 17th, 2015
This weekend, I stepped out of my comfort zone to present online at the #PhysEdSummit 3.0. There is a wide audience of passionate health and physical education professionals in the world presenting and willing to give their time, resources, and friendship to help more physical education forward. While the conference was live on Saturday, the good work will continue long after!
August 10th, 2015
SPARK has a great new resource for teachers looking for ways to earn professional development credit hours. SPARKecademy.org is a web-based platform that provides an innovative menu of online courses for K-12 physical education teachers and health professionals. Courses include SPARK K-12 PE Workshops, timely topic monthly webinars, SPARK mini-units, podcasts, and technology/equipment tutorials.
August 3rd, 2015
Over 360 participants attended the SPARK Institutes in San Diego this summer. Here are the group shots for each Institute – stay tuned for 2016 Institute dates to be announced later this fall.
July 23rd, 2015
Every piece of a child’s education is important and helps to build strong, well-rounded individuals. National standards and broad participation in physical education programs are extremely important when determining the most beneficial curriculum for today’s youth. Analysis tools such as the PECAT and the HECAT can help schools districts and schools conduct comprehensive and measurable [...]
June 4th, 2015
Facts and statistics about obesity and type 2 diabetes among youth.
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May 27th, 2015
Each week leading up to the SPARKecademy launch we will release a movie poster featuring the SPARKecademy stars! Follow SPARK on Facebook and Twitter to see the posters first!
May 6th, 2015
It’s safe to say that the world around us is becoming increasingly mobile and tech-oriented. People of every age are falling in love with their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, which can result in a more lethargic lifestyle and shortened attention spans. Having a healthy approach to life prevents your children from packing on the pounds [...]
May 1st, 2015
Around the country, bicyclers have been supporting National Bike Month every May since 1956. Sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists, May gives experienced and novice cyclists a chance to participate in bicycling events, try out biking for the first time, and promote safe bicycling practices. Want to participate in the fun? Here are 10 [...]