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Move More Please! – 5 Strategies

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Elementary school campuses have many opportunities to provide students with health-promoting physical activity (PA). How's YOUR school doing with this??? Let's agree that as physical educators, we strive to create and maintain environments where every K-12 student has opportunities to accumulate 60+ minutes of PA -- structured and unstructured -- [...]

Using Movement Breaks to Address Inactivity During COVID-19

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This year will be formally remembered not only for COVID-19 but also for a reassessment of education and business through the virtual world. The shift from in-person interactions to online education and business is now a central theme. While schools and businesses were startled in March, throughout the world people [...]

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6 Resources for Teaching HPE in a Virtual High School Setting

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Are you teaching your high school health and physical education classes in a virtual or hybrid setting? I'm sharing 6 resources and tips to help engage your students when you can't be with them in person. Collaborate! First, my biggest tip for everyone is to collaborate with other people to [...]


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Thomas L. McKenzie, Ph.D., is SPARK Co-Founder (1989) and Professor Emeritus, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University ( David Kahan, Ph.D., is Professor and Associate Director, School of Exercise and Nutritional Sciences, San Diego State University ( Regardless of level or type, most schools have websites [...]

Digital Activity Sessions for At-Home PE

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SPARK proudly partnered with with SPARTAN Kids and to create free activity sessions to support student activity at home! The #BEUNBREAKABLE Challenge features 20 elementary and 20 secondary sessions led by a variety of instructors SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, SPARK Elite Trainers, and Spartan Reps. These sessions [...]

SPARKecademy LIVE Virtual Professional Development

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With COVID-19 halting in-person professional development opportunities for educators, SPARK found a way to continue to bring you quality training and content with SPARKecademy LIVE! Featuring live virtual sessions with a SPARK trainer and online PD courses, SPARKecademy LIVE trainings are a great solution for your school or district. Available [...]