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

Keeping Kids Physically Active: Tips for Caregivers

A one-pager with simple tips and suggestions for parents/caregivers on how to support children and youth in getting 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

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

Webinar: Tools and Ideas for Engaging Students Through Active Learning

Incorporating physical activity into learning helps students manage feelings of anxiety and social isolation, improve concentration and motivation, and reduce sedentary time while also benefiting their academic performance. During COVID-19, teachers are faced with unique challenges of engaging students in a virtual environment and/or physically distanced and behind a mask. Integrating movement into the school… Read more »

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Springboard to Active Schools Providing Resources to Help Schools Reimagine Physical Activity During COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Kate Holmes, National Network of Public Health Institutes, (225) 500-1137, kholmes@nnphi.org Lina Jew, Health Resources in Action, (617) 279-2214, ljew@hria.org Springboard to Active Schools Providing Resources to Help Schools Reimagine Physical Activity During COVID-19 Program Seeks to Help Public Health and Education Professionals Maintain Movement for Students and Staff During… Read more »

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

Classroom Physical Activity Ideas and Tips

Tips for teachers on how to effectively engage students in active learning and printable sheets of easy-to-use and adaptable activity/energizer cards for different grade levels and learning settings (in-person vs. virtual).

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

Considerations for Classroom Physical Activity during COVID-19

This resource provides district and school administrators, teachers, and parents/caregivers and families with practical ideas and considerations to safely and equitably incorporate physical activity into the school day in order to promote a culture of active engagement and learning.    

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

Physical Education and Physical Activity COVID-19 Resources

We know that this school year looks very different for students and families across the country. More than ever, we see the importance in helping schools plan for ways to keep students active through physical education and other opportunities for movement. During these stressful times, physical activity is a great way to help students stay… Read more »

Resource Type: Springboard Resources, Blogs
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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