Springboard to Active Schools, a collaborative initiative between HRiA, the National Network of Public Health Institutes, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has developed a set of new resources for educators to help integrate physical activity into the classroom. These resources will help schools use evidence-based strategies to incorporate classroom physical activity and provide more opportunities during the school day for students to reach the nationally-recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.
Schools can use these resources in the following ways:
- Use Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools to identify the 10 evidence-based strategies for planning and providing classroom physical activity.
- Use the Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies Into Practice to assess your ability to adopt, promote, enhance, and sustain strategies identified in Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools.
- Use the Online Platform: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools to search for best practices and practical ideas for implementing each strategy identified in Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools.
- Use the Data Brief: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools to better understand the status of classroom physical activity in the United States, national guidance for classroom physical activity, and practical resources available to implement classroom physical activity.
- Use the Ideas for Parents: Classroom Physical Activity to share ideas with parents on how they can promote classroom physical activity in their child’s school.
- Use the Integrate Classroom Physical Activity: Getting Students Active During School PowerPoint presentation to explain the benefits and importance of classroom physical activity, as well as the resources available from CDC and Springboard to Active Schools.