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

Online Learning Institute: Moving Towards Equity – Reaching Every Student Through Physical Activity and Physical Education in Schools

Health equity means that everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible.[1] Yet, not all students have these opportunities. When looking at data nationally, certain students consistently have poorer outcomes, and these differences are seen by factors such as race, income level, gender, and ability. Ensuring that all students have… Read more »

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

Webinar: Active Classrooms 101: Get Up and Moving

Get answers to the questions: What is an active classroom, why are they successful, and who benefits and why? Neuroscience supports the link between movement and improved learning, so find out how active classrooms can increase student performance, improve behavior and elevate student engagement. Then learn how to use a suite of free resources developed… Read more »

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

Online Learning Institute: Concrete Strategies for School Leaders to Implement High‐Quality Enhanced Physical Education Policy and Practice

Cultivating champions is a key strategy for advocating for physical education programs in local districts and schools and policy adoption at the state level.  Effective policy change and implementation requires strong leadership support and two ways to do that are educating potential champions on the influence of high-quality enhanced PE practices and policies on health,… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Webinars
Resource Topic: Sustainability, Staff Involvement, Family & Community Engagement

Online Learning Institute: Engaging Youth in a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program

A Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) aims to enable students to achieve 60 minutes of daily physical activity. But, how often are youth engaged in shaping these opportunities? Youth can play an important role in creating a culture of school physical activity by acting as key decision makers.  Springboard to Active Schools and Health… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Tools For CSPAP Implementation, Webinars
Resource Topic: Physical Education

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
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