Thursday, February 5, 2015

Peaceful Playgrounds News and Information

 

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Peaceful Playgrounds News and Information


Physical Education

Physical education guidelines for healthier, happier, longer and more productive living http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-01-physical-guidelines-healthier-happier-longer.html

International Guidance: UNESCO Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy Makers http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0023/002311/231101E.pdf

Treadmill desks now part of the classroom for middle school students
http://fox2now.com/2015/02/02/treadmill-desks-now-part-of-the-classroom-for-middle-school-students/


Playground Information


Missouri:  St Louis Rams Now Accepting Applications for Playground Build
The chosen applicant will receive funding for the project and will be joined by members of the Rams organization to participate in the Playground .
http://www.stlouisrams.com/news-and-events/article-1/Rams-Now-Accepting-Applications-for-Playground-Build/a1b60c21-8bcd-4893-80e9-0a7b74c68523

 

Grants

Short Grant Deadline Feb 9: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield Community Health Awards (Upstate NY)
https://www.excellusbcbs.com/wps/wcm/connect/be9377e9-bde9-43d0-ba46-807e3e9a612c/CommunityAwardsAppInteractive1.8.2015+Blue+Regions.pdf?MOD=AJPERES

 

Sports

Marathon Kids is more than just a running program. We are a nonprofit
organization with a mission to improve the health of children by providing them the motivation, tools and support to live happier and healthier lifestyles.
http://marathonkids.org.s3.amazonaws.com/Programs14-15/PG_Scalable_PreRegPacket1_Complete.pdf

 

Wellness

Workforce Wellness Guidance from New Jersey 
http://www.getmovinggethealthynj.rutgers.edu/workforce/ 

New Report: Making the Connection: Physical Activity and Positive Youth Development
http://www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/LHC_Physical_Activity_FINAL.pdf


www.leadershipforhealthycommunities.org


Five Proven Ways Kids Get More Physical Activity
http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2014/09/identifying-effective-ways-to-get-children-more-physically-activ.html 

Reaching the Goal of 60 Minutes of Physical Activity for Children 
http://www.rwjf.org/content/dam/farm/reports/issue_briefs/2013/rwjf404702


Physical Activity and Academics/Brain

Can Physical Exercise Improve Cognitive Abilities? 
http://brainblogger.com/2015/02/04/can-physical-exercise-improve-cognitive-abilities/

Kids’ exercise guidelines need more focus on brain development 
http://kfgo.com/news/articles/2015/feb/04/kids-exercise-guidelines-need-more-focus-on-brain-development/ 

Students master math through movement using Kinect for Windows 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/01/150126135210.htm

 

Misc

New Study by American Council on Exercise Determines Activity Trackers Fail to Accurately Predict Caloric Expenditure 
https://www.acefitness.org/acefit/expert-insight-article/47/5255/ace-sponsored-research-are-activity-trackers/

Got P.E.? Settlement Says Schools Must Prove They Provide It
 http://blogs.kqed.org/stateofhealth/2015/02/03/phys-ed-is-required-districts-must-make-it-happen-says-settlement/

AASA has funding from the Walmart Foundation to support alternative school breakfast serving methods, including breakfast in the classroom and grab’n’go. AASA will provide funding ($50,000-$250,000)  for infrastructure, marketing, communications and other needs around school breakfast implementation.  
http://www.aasa.org/content.aspx?id=20052

New Aspen Institute Project Play Guidance Document: Sport for All, Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game 
http://youthreport.projectplay.us

 

Recommend

Subscribe to Playground Magazine
http://www.playgroundprofessionals.com/subscribe

The Elementary PE Teacher
http://www.elementarypeteacher.com/ 

 

Conferences

ASCD Annual Conference Brochure for Download-  Houston, TX    Mar. 21-23, 2015
http://annualconference.ascd.org/ASCD/pdf/siteASCD/conferences/annual-conference-preview.pdf

BOOST- Best of out-of-school time conference  Palm Springs, CA  April 29-30, 2015
http://www.boostconference.org/

 

CALL TO ACTION

I Tweet PE - Okay PE Presenters: Please share this post with everyone you know and sign-up to let Congress know how much these funds are needed! THANKS! > PEP is NOT In This Year's Federal Budget - We Need Your Help! > We have NEVER faced a bigger battle to sustain the PEP Program. No new funds for this effective federal program, which supplies grants to schools for physical education, were included in this year’s budget as such the PEP program is threatened long term. We have new research you will see soon that shows that children in schools that received a PEP grant increase their fitness levels by 39%. Advocate now for PEP by using this "easy-to-use" online tool. > http://www.phitamerica.org/Advocate/ADVOCATE_PEP.htm

Information from various newsletters and Facebook pages including Urban P.E,  The Elementary PE Teacher,  Playground Magazine, Boost Conference, ASCD, I Tweet PE,  etc.