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

Data Brief: Involve Families in Physical Activity in Schools

Family members play an integral role in shaping the learning, development, and health of students. The relationship between families and schools reinforces children’s health and learning in multiple settings: at home, in schools, in out-of-school time programs, and in the community. This brief highlights national data to describe the state of family engagement in physical… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Data Briefs
Resource Topic: Family & Community Engagement

4 Easy Ways for Health and PE Professionals to Support Classroom Physical Activity

The 2018 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth reported that only 24% of US youth ages 6 to 17 meet the national recommendation of 60 minutes or more of daily physical activity. Imagine more than half a million school buses filled with students — that’s the number of children who are not… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Blogs
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

CDC: Increasing Physical Education and Physical Activity: A Framework for Schools

An introduction to Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Community (WSCC) model and the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) framework. It includes an explanation of the five components of CSPAP and a list of resources to support each component.

Resource Type: Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: General CSPAP Information, Physical Education, Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity, Recess, Physical Activity Before & After School, Staff Involvement, Family & Community Engagement

JOPERD Article: Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools

The purpose of Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools is to explain the health and academic benefits of classroom physical activity, describe strategies and resources to help schools integrate classroom physical activity throughout the school day, and highlight the possible role of physical educators in supporting the implementation of classroom physical activity strategies. Throughout, there… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources
Resource Topic: Classroom Physical Activity

Webinar: Increasing Active Play at Recess through Painted Play Spaces

Recess is an important way to keep students active during the school day, in addition to physical education and physical activity. Challenges like scheduling, funding, physical resources, and staff training can make it hard to kick start or maintain recess in a school. One organization figured out how to overcome these barriers while increasing moderate to… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Webinars
Resource Topic: Recess

Looking Back: A Year of Connections

Springboard to Active Schools is kicking off its fourth year promoting physical activity in schools! Since 2016, the Springboard to Active Schools team has been working hard to provide trainings, create resources, and connect with partners all in the spirit of getting students up and moving at school. The past year was all about connections… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Blogs
Resource Topic:

The Path to Health, Wellness, and Academic Success in 2019: The Healthy Schools Academy

Over the course of two and half days in February, Springboard to Active Schools (an initiative of the National Network of Public Health Institutes and Health Resources in Action), along with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation (Healthier Generation), the National Association of School Nurses (NASN), SHAPE America, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Schools (CDC), hosted a Training of Trainers (ToT)… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Blogs
Resource Topic: General CSPAP Information

Webinar: Integrating Classroom Physical Activity – Putting Strategies Into Action (State, District/School Level)

Classroom physical activity is an important part of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP), giving students opportunities for physical activity during the school day in addition to physical education and recess. This webinar provides an in-depth look at the new Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools and related practical resources, developed by Centers for Disease… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Webinars
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Webinar: Integrating Classroom Physical Activity – Putting Strategies Into Action (Public Health Institutes & National Organizations)

Classroom physical activity is an important part of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP), giving students opportunities for physical activity during the school day in addition to physical education and recess. This webinar provides an in-depth look at the new Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools and related practical resources, developed by Centers for Disease… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Webinars
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Integrate Classroom Physical Activity in Schools: A Guide for Putting Strategies into Practice

This guide provides key questions and activities, along with practical templates that teachers and other champions can use to help them adopt, promote, enhance, or sustain the strategies identified in Strategies for Classroom Physical Activity in Schools.

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Tools For CSPAP Implementation
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity