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

Build knowledge through consistent messaging across all professional development opportunities

Build knowledge through consistent messaging across all professional development opportunities A story from Missouri   Many states hold multiple conferences and trainings throughout the year to share new and exciting information about emerging educational strategies with teachers, administrators, and health and physical educators. In Missouri, school professionals have several statewide conferences available to them through… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Pair classroom physical activity with alternative activities

Pair classroom physical activity with alternative activities A story from Texas   Classroom physical activity is an excellent strategy to use alongside other instructional activities, like centers or stations. In addition, teachers should consider building in alternatives for those students who may not be able to participate in physical activity for whatever reason. We spoke… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Find 2-3 minutes for classroom physical activity throughout the day – A story from Washington

Find 2-3 minutes for classroom physical activity throughout the day A story from Washington   When Darin Nolan, Health and PE Teacher at Bellingham High School, was first integrating physical activity into his classes, he reflected that “the first thing I struggled with was time.” He observed that for many teachers, “that’s one of the… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Align classroom physical activity with classroom and school goals

Align classroom physical activity with classroom and school goals A story from Texas   We spoke with Samantha Greenleaf, a Reading Instructional Coach with Austin Independent School District, about her approaches to classroom physical activity, and she noted that oftentimes “a lot of teachers see it as an extra thing to do rather than as… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Exercise Cards

Classroom Physical Activity Idea Exercise Cards   Approach: Movement outside of academic instruction Recommended by: Darin Nolan, Health and PE Teacher at Bellingham High School (Bellingham, WA) Instructions: Mr. Nolan uses three stacks of exercise cards from Fit Deck – bodyweight, exercise ball, and Pilates – and uses these cards at the beginning of each… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Total Physical Response

Classroom Physical Activity Idea Total Physical Response   Approach: Movement integrated into planned academic instruction Subject Area: Vocabulary  Age: Elementary   Recommended by: Samantha Greenleaf, Reading Instructional Coach, Austin Independent School District, previous classroom teacher (2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade) Source: The Teacher Toolkit Instructions:  Select the vocabulary words that you are going to teach. Gather… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Quiz Quiz Trade

Classroom Physical Activity Idea Quiz Quiz Trade   Approach: Movement integrated into planned academic instruction Subject Area: Math, Vocabulary Age: All Age Groups   Recommended by: Samantha Greenleaf, Reading Instructional Coach, Austin Independent School District, previous 5th grade reading and language arts teacher Source: Created by Kagan Publishing and Professional Development, instructions adapted from The… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Vote With Your Feet

Classroom Physical Activity Idea Vote With Your Feet   Approach: Movement integrated into planned academic instruction Subject Area: All Subjects Age: All Age Groups Recommended by: Darin Nolan, Health and PE Teacher at Bellingham High School (Bellingham, WA) Instructions: Mr. Nolan has signs posted around his classroom that say: yes, no, true, false, agree, and… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Stand Up – Hand Up – Pair Up

Classroom Physical Activity Idea Stand Up – Hand Up – Pair Up   Recommended by: Samantha Greenleaf, Reading Instructional Coach, Austin Independent School District, previous 5th grade reading and language arts teacher Source: Kagan Publishing and Professional Development Instructions:  Verbally provide or write a prompt or question on the board. Ask students to put their… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity

Help future classroom teachers understand their role in physical activity

Help future classroom teachers understand their role in physical activity A story from Missouri   Dr. Sheri Beeler, a Kinesiology Professor at Missouri Southern State University, teaches courses in the Teacher Education Program that bring her in close contact with future classroom teachers. She observed: “All classroom teachers have opportunities to support physical activity in… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Stories from the Field
Resource Topic: Physical Activity During School, Classroom Physical Activity