Archive: Physical Education & Activity

December 17, 2023

Championing Healthy Futures

Powerful learning experiences often happen outside of the school day. The Education Development Center (EDC) builds, implements, and evaluates out-of-school and nonformal programs that deliver core civic, educational, and life skills to young people in diverse environments. EDC’s support for out-of-school time (OST) and informal learning leverages children’s and…

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November 14, 2023

The Dreamstarter® Grant Program

The theme for Dreamstarter® 2022 is Social Action. Partnering with the non-profit organization of their choice, Dreamstarters will use their grants to educate, advocate, or engage with their communities or a particular social issue they want to serve. Whether your dream is to address a social, emotional, cultural, physical, or…

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November 10, 2023

Missouri Schools Revamp PE Classes

Some schools in Missouri are re-imagining physical education classes to include varied activities like yoga, roller skating and riding “balance bikes.” The activities — aimed at offering students the opportunity to learn skills and grow interests they can use in the future — in one district include learning how to…

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November 10, 2023

Outdoor Education Toolkits

Winter activities can be lots of fun and a great learning experience! The Outdoor Education Toolkit for Grades 1 to 8 and the Outdoor Education Toolkit for Grades 9 to 12 include lessons, activities, and additional resources to support creating a culture of safety-mindedness…

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November 10, 2023

Beyond the Walls: Activities for the Outdoors

The outdoor space can provide many different opportunities for teaching and learning while developing an appreciation and respect for the outdoors. This resource includes videos and elementary and secondary activity cards tailored for the different physical activity opportunities available throughout the school…

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We’ve had such tremendous growth in the building of connections to really support the whole child, getting all aspects of the school district on the same page, and having that common model to support every child.
Amy Ruzicka Bayless Schools Superintendent Discusses Bayless Schools 5-year journey leading to growth in school and staff wellness initiatives, incorporating the WSCC model, and expansion in after-school activities.