Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Playground Stencil Sale: Improving School Recess

Playground Stencils
10 Playground Stencils on Sale now.
 Don't miss our Annual Playground Stencil Sale.  Single stencils include: Hopscotch, basketball key, 4 square, world map and the U.S. Map  Playground Stencil.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Research Tool for PA and PE Webinar

Using Systematic Observation to Research School
Physical Education and Physical Activity Programs

Free Webinar
Wed, May 20, 2015 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

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 (a) Identify the importance of using direct observation to assess physical activity and its contexts in schools;
(b) Discuss common research topics associated with using this methodology, including IRB approval, validity, reliability, observer training and maintenance, using video, and selecting the appropriate unit of analysis;
(c) Identify the location of free written and video resources for research protocols and observer training; and
(d) Provide advanced information on two observation systems used widely in schools, SOFIT and SOPLAY.

Thom McKenzie, Monica Lounsbery, Chad Spoon

Thomas McKenzie
San Diego State University
San Diego CA

Friday, May 8, 2015

Bicycle Safety Curriculum from SHAPE

Bikeology is a ready-to-use bicycle-safety curriculum for physical education teachers and recreation specialists working with students in grades 6-12. 
This curriculum (part 1 and part 2) is aligned with the National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and includes lessons and assessments for the skills and knowledge students need to enjoy a lifetime of safe bicycling. It also includes a guide to share with parents that provides ways in which they can support safe bicycling, including guidance on selecting an appropriate bicycle and helmet for their child.