254 Successful Strategies to Implement a Comprehensive Physical Activity Program

Wednesday, April 24, 2013: 3:15 PM-5:15 PM
Convention Center: 201AB
NASPE/Preschool and Elementary PE
Speakers: Brenda Tarquinio1; Kathleen M. Wack2; and Christine Folden-Donohue1, (1)Orchard Grove Elementary School, Frederick, MD, (2)West Liberty University, Wheeling, WV
Learn how one increasingly diverse elementary school that had declining test scores (particularly with boys), problems at recess, and rising obesity rates addressed these problems by implementing a comprehensive physical activity program—and gained national attention with their recess running program. Their successful strategies, results, and tips from the trenches will be shared. Other programs such as morning workouts, healthy celebrations, fitness clubs, incentive programs, community partnerships, and classroom movement activities will also be discussed.