Resource Directory

In addition to resources and blogs created by Springboard to Active Schools, featured CSPAP resources were taken from CDC's newly published resource, Increasing Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Framework for Schools

Spark: Inclusive Strategies for Recess Activities

Suggestions on ways to instruct peers on how to best include students with disabilities in recess activities.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

CDC and SHAPE America: Keeping Recess in Schools

Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance article that explains the benefits of recess and describe strategies to help schools keep recess in the school day and create a culture of physical activity that uses recess as a catalyst for learning.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

CDC: School Health Index

An online self-assessment and planning tool that schools can use to improve their health and safety policies and programs.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: General CSPAP Information

SHAPE America: Case Study: Let the Games Begin

Case study from Thomasville Primary School in North Carolina that describes their efforts to kick start their Active Recess Program through grants, policy changes, teacher engagement, and administrative support.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

SHAPE America: Top 10 Reasons for Recess

Interactive infographic that describes the benefits of recess in schools.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Recess

Action for Healthy Kids: Parent Toolkit (2012)

Provides a parent leadership series that includes handouts, tip sheets, and planning forms that help parents learn how to work collaboratively within their school communities to improve policies and practices related to school nutrition and physical activity.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Family & Community Engagement

Healthy Kids Out of School: Youth Sports Website

Provides materials for youth sports organizations and videos for helping coaches increase the time children and adolescents are moving during practice. These materials can be used by anyone who engages young people in playing sports and team games.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity Before & After School