Resources – Running Brooke http://runningbrooke.org RunningBrooke inspires our city’s* at-risk kids to move, sparking their learning for success in school and life. *City of Alexandria, VA Mon, 11 Dec 2017 03:32:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Importance of Play http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/the-importance-of-play/ Mon, 16 Oct 2017 01:32:10 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=2321 From free play to “bringing recess back”, the importance of play in a child’s development cannot be under estimated.
Play and Recess
Big Data Shows the Way to Healthier Playgrounds for All by Meghan Talarowski and Taylor Chiang, Op-Ed, NextCity.org (09/20/17)
Source: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/big-data-designing-healthier-playgrounds
 
Child’s Play is Good for All of Us by Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times (03/03/17)
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/well/move/childs-play-is-good-for-all-of-us.html
 
Minnesota Children’s Museum
Source: http://www.mcm.org/museum-professionals/explore-our-research/
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From free play to “bringing recess back”, the importance of play in a child’s development cannot be under estimated.

Play and Recess

Big Data Shows the Way to Healthier Playgrounds for All by Meghan Talarowski and Taylor Chiang, Op-Ed, NextCity.org (09/20/17)
Source: https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/big-data-designing-healthier-playgrounds
 

Child’s Play is Good for All of Us by Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times (03/03/17)
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/well/move/childs-play-is-good-for-all-of-us.html
 

Minnesota Children’s Museum
Source: http://www.mcm.org/museum-professionals/explore-our-research/
THE POWER OF PLAY A Research Summary on Play and Learning by Dr. Rachel E. White for the Minnesota Children’s Museum
Source: https://mcm.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/MCMResearchSummary1.pdf
 

The International Play Association (IPA) – American Association for Child’s Right to Play
From the site: IPA USA is the national affiliate of IPA World, an international non-governmental organization founded in Denmark in 1961. It is interdisciplinary and embraces in membership persons of all professions working for or with children. Membership is open to any individual, group, or organization which endorses the United Nations’ Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959), especially Article 7, paragraph 3, which states:
http://www.ipausa.org/
 

‘Lets face it, keeping children sedentary for most of their waking hours is causing harm’ – Washington Post (11/11/16)
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2016/11/11/lets-face-it-keeping-children-sedentary-for-most-of-their-waking-hours-is-causing-harm/
 

After Years of Cuts to Playtime, Parents and Educators Are Bringing Recess Back NEA Today (2016)
Source: http://neatoday.org/2016/07/14/bringing-recess-back/
 

Play and Sports

The Aspen Institute Project Play
From the site: Imagine if every child had a chance to play sports. To know the camaraderie of a team, the feeling of a game-winning shot, or the perseverance to shave seconds off a personal best. To experience all of the benefits – physical, social, emotional, cognitive, individual – available to human beings who simply move their bodies on a regular basis. Now imagine the benefits to communities everywhere, given research showing that adolescents who play sports are eight times more likely to be active as young adults than adolescents who do not play sports. Imagine cities that are healthier, even greener with more park space and trails.
http://www.aspenprojectplay.org/

Aspen Institute Publications:

Physical Literacy in the United States 2016
“Aimed largely at young people, physical literacy programs seek to provide the movement skills and motivation to be active for life, though across nations there is variation in the definition of the term, the key components of the program, and the mechanisms of delivery.”
Source: http://plreport.projectplay.us/

Sport for All | Play for Life: A Playbook to Get Every Kid in the Game 2015
Source: http://youthreport.projectplay.us/

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Exercise and Brain Development http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/exercise-brain-development/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 04:29:19 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=1969 Articles, videos and papers explaining the growing science about the impact of exercise on the brain.

The Strongest Argument Ever by Justin Schleider (2017)
Source: https://connectedpe.com/strongest-argument-ever/
Smart moves: Powering up the brain with physical activity by Marcus Conyers and Donna Wilson, Kappan’s Common Core Writing Project (Originally published in the May 2015 Phi Delta Kappan, 96 (8), 38-42.)
Source: http://www.kappancommoncore.org/smart-moves-powering-up-the-brain-with-physical-activity/
Research links physical activity in children to higher academic performances | Dr. Jennifer Ashton | ABC News Good Morning America (06/19/2017)

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Articles, videos and papers explaining the growing science about the impact of exercise on the brain.

The Strongest Argument Ever by Justin Schleider (2017)
Source: https://connectedpe.com/strongest-argument-ever/

Smart moves: Powering up the brain with physical activity by Marcus Conyers and Donna Wilson, Kappan’s Common Core Writing Project (Originally published in the May 2015 Phi Delta Kappan, 96 (8), 38-42.)
Source: http://www.kappancommoncore.org/smart-moves-powering-up-the-brain-with-physical-activity/

Research links physical activity in children to higher academic performances | Dr. Jennifer Ashton | ABC News Good Morning America (06/19/2017)

 

Losing Fat, Gaining Brainpower, on the Playground by Gretchen Reynolds New York Times Magazine (06/16/2017)
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/magazine/losing-fat-gaining-brain-power-on-the-playground.html
 

Want Smarter, Healthier Kids? Try Physical Education! | Paul Zientarski | TEDxBend (2015)

Learn more about Paul Zientarski and Naperville Central High School’s Learning Readiness Physical Education Program on their website http://www.learningreadinesspe.com/
 

MRI Brain Scans

Image Courtesy of : The Aspen Institute

Charles Hillman, Ph.D. – “The Relation of Childhood Fitness and Adiposity to Brain Health” (2013)

 

Getting a child who doesn’t enjoy exercise to be active by by Rachel DeHaven, Physical Activity Specialist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (09/19/17)
Source: http://www.philly.com/philly/health/kids-families/how-can-i-get-my-child-who-doesnt-enjoy-exercise-to-be-active-20170920.html
 

Kids Learn More Effectively While Running, Jumping and Throwing The school of hard knocks. by Lauren Vinopal (07/03/17)
Source: https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/kids-run-jump-read-learn-way-faster/
 

The Myth of the Brain/Body Dichotomy by Rae Pica, CorwinConnect (05/24/17)
Source: http://corwin-connect.com/2017/05/myth-brainbody-dichotomy/
 

The consequences of forcing young kids to sit too long in class by Valerie Strauss, Washington Post (03/17/17)
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2017/03/17/the-consequences-of-forcing-young-kids-to-sit-too-long-in-class
 

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class by Donna De La Cruz, New York Times (03/21/17)
Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/well/family/why-kids-shouldnt-sit-still-in-class.html
 

Active lessons can boost children’s learning and health, The Conversation (03/03/17)
Source: http://theconversation.com/active-lessons-can-boost-childrens-learning-and-health-72240
 

Fitness can Boost Memory and Learning in Children by Amy Platt, KidsFitMatters.com (10/20/16)
Source: http://www.kidsfitmatters.com/fitness-can-boost-memory-learning-children/
 

#80 Fit Kids Learn Better with Paul Zientarski by Global PhysEd Voxcast (11/27/2016) [Podcast]
Source: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/voxcast/episodes/2016-11-27T17_43_28-08_00
 

One Question: What happens to your brain when you exercise? – New York University (11/2016) [Video]
Source: https://youtu.be/Wq8aAIWzGSg
 

Exercise might be more than good for your brain — it could make you more creative as well – Business Insider (11/2016)
Source: http://www.businessinsider.com/exercise-benefits-brain-creativity-stress-2016-11
 

Program in Springdale (Arkansas) adds exercise to academics ArkansasOnline (10/25/2016)
Source: http://m.arkansasonline.com/news/2016/oct/25/program-springdale-adds-exercise-academics/
 

Research Shows New Neurons Created through Exercise Don’t Cause You to Forget Old Memories EurekaAlert! American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2016)
Source: http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-08/tau-rsn080316.php
 

To do Better in School, Kids Should Exercise their Bodies as well as their Brains, Experts Say Los Angeles Times (2016)
Source: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-exercise-kids-school-20160627-snap-story.html
 

Intense Exercise during School Day can Sharpen Pupil Minds, Study Shows MedicalXpress (2016)
Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-intense-school-day-sharpen-pupil.html
 

A Protein That Moves From Muscle To Brain May Tie Exercise To Memory NPR (2016)
Source: http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/23/483245084/a-protein-that-moves-from-muscle-to-brain-may-tie-exercise-to-memory
 

How Physical Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better The Guardian (2016)
Source: https://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/jun/18/how-physical-exercise-makes-your-brain-work-better
 

Can Exercise Really Make you Grow New Brain Cells? Fast Company (2016) Access it here.
Jane Porter’s article in Fast Company explains how the hippocampus region of the brain benefits from exercise directly affecting our ability to form and retain new long-term memories.
 

Certain Types of Exercise Create more Brain Cells than Others Journal of Physiology (2016)
There’s no doubt that exercise is good for your brain, but which type stimulates the brain to grow more brain cells? Dr. Maria Fermoile is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Alliance Rehabilitation in Fresno.
She interprets a new study published in the February 2016 Journal of Physiology by a university in Finland that compares moderate running, high-intensity running, and weight-lifting. Read about the results here.
Published March 15, 2016 in The Hanford Sentinel newspaper.
 

American University Shows DC’s Emphasis on Exercise Yields Higher Math Scores (02/09/2016)
In 2010, the Healthy Schools Act was passed in Washington, DC, requiring public and private charter schools to increase the amount of exercise students participated in during the school week. The results show how exercise improves learning. Perry Stein of the Washington Post’s Education section writes about it here.
 

Kids Need Movement To Learn – Center for Active Design – (2015)
Source: https://centerforactivedesign.org/PADGschools
 

Key Concepts: Brain Architecture Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University (11/5/14).
Source: http://developingchild.harvard.edu/key_concepts/brain_architecture/
 

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Getting Kids Moving in the Classroom http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/getting-kids-moving-classroom/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 02:10:03 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=1970 Read more about Naperville, Development Initiatives, Reports and News in key videos and articles.
NEED TO KNOW | A Physical Education in Naperville | PBS [Video]
Naperville was featured in the book by Dr. John Ratey, Spark: A Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Watch this PBS video to learn more.
 
 
Students Skip the Bus for Walk to School Day By Justin Finch, NBC Washington (10/04/17) [Video]
 
The NBC Today Show visits Alexandria Country Day School [Video]
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Read more about Naperville, Development Initiatives, Reports and News in key videos and articles.

NEED TO KNOW | A Physical Education in Naperville | PBS [Video]

Naperville was featured in the book by Dr. John Ratey, Spark: A Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain. Watch this PBS video to learn more.

 
 

Students Skip the Bus for Walk to School Day By Justin Finch, NBC Washington (10/04/17) [Video]

2017 Alexandria Walk to School Day

Justin Finch visits James K. Polk, where students walked to school today in an effort to get active.


 

The NBC Today Show visits Alexandria Country Day School [Video]
Why schools are adding standing desks to the classroom.

 

Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington – NBC Washington [Video]
Oakridge Elementary School in Arlington, Virginia has been testing classroom equipment that helps kids keep moving.”

Why Recess and Physical Education are Making a Comeback: PBS [Video]
A report from the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine reveals how recess and physical education are improving academic performance. Watch this PBS video to learn more.

 

Brain Breaks and Classroom Energizers

Source: Let’s Move Active Schools West Virginia
Source: Action for Healthy Kids – Brain Breaks, Instant Recess and Energizers
Source: 5210! Let’s Go – Quick Brain Boosts
Source: 5210! Let’s Go – Top Five Anywhere Exercises

 

BrainErgizers from the National Association of Physical Literacy
Source: http://naplusa.org/physical-literacy/brainergizers/
BrainErgizers help Hartford students to amp things up [Video]
Source: http://fox61.com/2017/03/21/brainergizers-help-hartford-students-to-amp-things-up/

 

GoNoodle [Videos]
Source: https://www.gonoodle.com/
GoNoodle’s online movement videos and games get over 12 million kids moving to be their Strongest, Bravest, Silliest, Smartest and Bestest selves.
Workout session prepares students’ minds, bodies for state standardized testing by Jonathan Tressler, the Cleveland News-Herald (05/04/17)
http://www.news-herald.com/general-news/20170504/workout-session-prepares-students-minds-bodies-for-state-standardized-testing
Teaching Strategies:Handling Young Students Who Just Won’t Sit Still [Audio] with Rae Pica with Dr. Christy Isbell, Holly Robinson, Carla Hannaford & Susan Latanzi Roser, BAM Radio Nextwork
Source: http://www.bamradionetwork.com/educators-channel/326-teaching-strategieshandling-young-students-who-just-wont-sit-still
BAM! is an acronym for “body and mind” and BAM! Radio was conceived in 2007 on the premise that the key to success in life for children and youth is nurturing a healthy mind in a healthy body.
How exercise balls and bean bag chairs keep NJ kids focused in schools – NJ101.5 (10/31/2016)
Source: http://nj1015.com/how-exercise-balls-and-bean-bag-chairs-keep-nj-kids-focused-in-schools/
Reading, writing and aerobics: How a popular Indy school uses movement to help kids learn – Chalkbeat (09/26/16)
Source: http://www.chalkbeat.org/posts/in/2016/09/26/reading-writing-and-aerobics-how-a-popular-indy-school-uses-movement-to-help-kids-learn/
Intense exercise during school day can sharpen pupil minds, study shows – Medical Xpress (07/22/2016)
Source: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2016-07-intense-school-day-sharpen-pupil.html
How Jumping Rope may Help Your Children Learn Math and Spelling CTV News (2016)
Source: http://www.ctvnews.ca/5things/how-jumping-rope-may-help-your-children-learn-math-and-spelling-1.2791132
Could Physical Education Hold the Key to Success in the Classroom? – Media Planet Education and Career News
Source: http://www.educationandcareernews.com/learning-tools/could-physical-education-hold-the-key-to-success-in-the-classroom
Exercise Before the Bell May Improve Young Children’s Focus Wall Street Journal (2016)
Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/exercise-before-the-bell-may-improve-young-childrens-focus-1471880893
Even Small Bursts of Exercise Can Make Kids Healthier Time Magazine (2016)
Source: http://time.com/4434878/physical-education-childhood-obesity/
The Copenhagen Consensus Conference 2016: Children, Youth, and Physical Activity in Schools and During Leisure Time British Journal of Sports Medicine (2016)
Source: http://m.bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2016/05/27/bjsports-2016-096325.full
School Wellness Education Program Looks to Change Behaviors, Improve Well-Being Slippery Rock University (2016)
Source: http://www.sru.edu/news/052616a
In Finland, Mandatory Play time Equals Academic Success Los Angeles Times (2016)
An American family moves to Finland and discovers that the Finnish school system, one of the most highly regarded in the world, believes that play time is so important they make it a mandatory part of every hour of the school day. Read more here.
Can Kids Learn More When They Exercise During Class? NewsMax (2016)
Source: http://www.newsmax.com/Health/Health-News/kids-learn-combine-exercise/2016/02/24/id/715898/
Parents Want Recess for Their Kids. Here’s Why They Should Keep Fighting for It Washington Post (2016)
Source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/parenting/wp/2016/03/08/yes-parents-want-recess-for-their-kids-heres-why-they-should-keep-fighting-for-it/
The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Including Physical Education, and Academic Performance Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. (2010).
Source: http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/health_and_academics/pdf/pa-pe_paper.pdf
Suggestions for How to Incorporate 60 Minutes of Exercise into the School Day National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2013)
A great graphic showing suggestions from The National Academies, Institute of Medicine’s report on how schools can incorporate 60 minutes of exercise into the school environment. Includes activities for before, during and after school. Published in May 2013. Access it here.
An Education Initiative in South Carolina Relies on Exercise and Movement to Make Students Better Learners “The schools where they never say, “Sit still” An article published by The Guardian newspaper, written by Washington Post reporter, Rick Maese, on 21 November 2015. Access it here.
Aspen Institute Project Play Reports
The Grades are in! New report takes measure of youth sports today.
“Launched in 2013 by the Sports & Society Program, the initiative convenes thought leaders from the realms of sports, medicine, media, business innovation, government and philanthropy at roundtables, televised town halls and other events where dialogue is advanced and breakthrough strategies are identified, shaped and scaled.”

2016 Report

2015 Report

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Early Childhood Development and Literacy http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/early-childhood-development/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:38:36 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=1971 Resources on the science and social implications of early childhood education.
The Three Core Concepts in Early Child Development: “Serve and Return” [VIDEO]
This video illustrates how important it is to focus resources on kids who are age 0 – 3 and how the 30 Million Word Gap between low income and high income kids is possible.

From Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child:
“One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return”  Read more»

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Resources on the science and social implications of early childhood education.

The Three Core Concepts in Early Child Development: “Serve and Return” [VIDEO]

This video illustrates how important it is to focus resources on kids who are age 0 – 3 and how the 30 Million Word Gap between low income and high income kids is possible.

From Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child:

“One of the most essential experiences in shaping the architecture of the developing brain is “serve and return” interaction between children and significant adults in their lives. Young children naturally reach out for interaction through babbling, facial expressions, and gestures, and adults respond with the same kind of vocalizing and gesturing back at them. This back-and-forth process is fundamental to the wiring of the brain, especially in the earliest years.

This video is part two of a three-part series titled “Three Core Concepts in Early Development” from the Center and the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child. The series depicts how advances in neuroscience, molecular biology, and genomics now give us a much better understanding of how early experiences are built into our bodies and brains, for better or for worse. Healthy development in the early years provides the building blocks for educational achievement, economic productivity, responsible citizenship, lifelong health, strong communities, and successful parenting of the next generation.”

Flipping The Switch by Marian Wright Edelman, Contributor, Huffington Post (05/05/17)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/flipping-the-switch_us_590cdf8de4b046ea176aeb1b

Vroom
From the website: Research shows that there is no better time to create a strong foundation than the first five years of life, because this is when brain development is the most rapid. And, the things that matter the most, like talking and playing, can be layered onto existing routines. Vroom was born out of a need for creative tools and materials that inspire families to turn everyday moments into brain building moments. It was developed with thoughtful input from parents, early childhood experts, neuroscientists, parents and community leaders. The Bezos Family Foundation provided funding, and a lot of passion, because we believe that all parents have the potential to create a bright future for their children. Our goal is to share the science of early brain development in new ways so that all children have the chance to become thriving adults.
http://www.joinvroom.org/

Today’s four-year-olds often ‘not physically ready’ for school, experts warn: Competitive parenting, iPads and screens are all contributing to a decrease in child mobility that can impact on academic learning – The Independent (9/1/16)
Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/school-age-four-year-old-children-not-physically-ready-experts-warn-a7220476.html

Finnish Kids Don’t Learn To Read In Kindergarten. They Turn Out Great Anyway. – Huffington Post (10/05/2015)
Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/finland-schools-kindergarten-literacy_us_560ece14e4b0af3706e0a60c

Three literacy and movement games your students can play today by Anna Adler, Mass Literacy (05/21/14)
http://www.massliteracy.org/three-literacy-movement-games-students-can-play-today/

What Parents Need to Know Elevate Early Education (2013). Richmond, VA.
Source: http://www.e3va.org/ready-or-not/what-parents-need-to-know/

From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development. Jack P. Shonkoff and Deborah A. Phillips, eds. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, Commission on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press. National Research Council and Institute of Medicine (2000)
Source: http://runningbrooke.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Neurons-to-Neighborhoods.pdf

School Readiness Indicators Initiative (2005). Findings from the National School Readiness Indicators Initiative: A 17 State Partnership. Rhode Island KIDS COUNT.
Source: www.gettingready.org

DC May Have Universal Access to Pre-School but Low Income Kids Need more Than Access Wexler, Natalie. (2014, April 21).
Source: http://greatergreatereducation.org/post/22360/dc-may-have-universal-access-to-preschool-but-low-income-kids-need-more-than-access/

Licensed/Regulated Child Care & Pre-School Providers in Alexandria:
Source: http://www.dss.virginia.gov/facility/search/cc.cgi

Early Childhood Literacy

Double Jeopardy: How Third Grade Reading Skills and Poverty Influence High School Graduation Annie E. Casey Foundation (2012). Baltimore, MD: Hernandez, Donald J.
Source: http://www.aecf.org/resources/double-jeopardy/

Early Warning: Why Reading by the End of Third Grade Matters Baltimore, MD: A KIDS COUNT Special Report. Annie E. Casey Foundation (2010).
Source: http://www.aecf.org/resources/early-warning-why-reading-by-the-end-of-third-grade-matters/

The Thirty Million Word Gap Houston, TX: Orr, Ashlin. Center for Education School Literacy & Culture at Rice University. (2011-12).
Source: http://literacy.rice.edu/thirty-million-word-gap

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Identifying At-Risk Kids in the Community http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/identifying-risk-kids-community/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 03:13:09 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=1973 A collection of reports addressing economic and development issues in Alexandria, VA and the DC Metro area and beyond.
5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research by Martha Burns, PH.D., eSchoolNews (05/24/17)
Source: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/05/24/teachers-plastic-brain-research/
Why It Matters That Poor Kids Don’t Have Time to Play by Livia Gershon, Common Dreams (01/01/17)
Source: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/01/why-it-matters-poor-kids-dont-have-time-play
Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. Economic Indicators in Alexandria.
Source: www.alexecon.org
Early Care &  Read more»

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A collection of reports addressing economic and development issues in Alexandria, VA and the DC Metro area and beyond.

5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research by Martha Burns, PH.D., eSchoolNews (05/24/17)
Source: https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/05/24/teachers-plastic-brain-research/

Why It Matters That Poor Kids Don’t Have Time to Play by Livia Gershon, Common Dreams (01/01/17)
Source: https://www.commondreams.org/views/2017/06/01/why-it-matters-poor-kids-dont-have-time-play

Alexandria Economic Development Partnership. Economic Indicators in Alexandria.
Source: www.alexecon.org

Early Care & Education Risk & Reach Study Alexandria, VA: ACT for Alexandria Early Care & Education Work Group. Bruhn-Morris Foundation. (2013).
Source: http://www.actforalexandria.org/early-care-education

Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria Project Play (2012)
Source: Play-Space Assessment. Alexandria, VA

Capital Kids: Shared Responsibility, Shared Future
Venture Philanthropy Partners. (2012). Washington, DC: Murphey, D., Redd, Z., Moodie, S., Knewstub, D., Humble, J., Bell, K., Cooper, M..
Source: www.capitalkidsreport.com

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Organizations and Agencies that Support Exercise Initiatives for Kids http://runningbrooke.org/move2learn-resources/organizations-agencies-support-exercise-initiatives-kids/ Fri, 16 Jun 2017 01:09:37 +0000 http://runningbrooke.org/?post_type=move2learn&p=1998 The links on this page reflect only a small part of the information that PE4Life was able to impart over their 14 years leading educational programs and training to the benefit of millions of children.
RunningBrooke would like to acknowledge PE4Life for its groundbreaking work in elevating kids’ fitness to increase classroom learning, and recognize its role as an important and valuable resource to PE teachers, schools, educators, and communities.
School Based Initiatives
Action for Healthy Kids
Sponsored by: see website
From the site: Action for Healthy Kids® is a national non-profit that fights childhood obesity,  Read more»

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The links on this page reflect only a small part of the information that PE4Life was able to impart over their 14 years leading educational programs and training to the benefit of millions of children.

RunningBrooke would like to acknowledge PE4Life for its groundbreaking work in elevating kids’ fitness to increase classroom learning, and recognize its role as an important and valuable resource to PE teachers, schools, educators, and communities.

School Based Initiatives

Action for Healthy Kids
Sponsored by: see website
From the site: Action for Healthy Kids® is a national non-profit that fights childhood obesity, undernourishment and physical inactivity by helping schools become healthier places. Comprised of a legion of dedicated volunteers, our 50,000-strong member network collaborates in every state and Washington, D.C. through our 51 State Networks, bringing people and local partners together to put in place the policies, systems and environmental approaches that improve student health and wellness.

Link to the DC / Maryland and Virginia program.

Kids Run the Nation
Sponsored by: Road Runners Club of America
From the site: The goal of the RRCA’s Kids Run the Nation program is to help establish locally managed youth running programs in every ​school and community across the U.S. ​Learn more about our participation-based, turnkey curriculum and grant fund today!
http://www.rrca.org/our-programs-services/programs/kids-run-the-nation

BOKS Build Our Kids Success
Sponsored by: The Reebok Foundation
From the site: BOKS, founded by Kathleen Tullie, is powered by communities and empowers parents, teachers, schools and local volunteers to give kids a body and brain boost that will set them up for a day of learning.
https://www.bokskids.org/

100 Mile Club
Sponsored by: New Balance
From the site: The 100 Mile Club presents students with a straightforward challenge: run, jog, or walk 100 miles over the course of the school year. Students log miles during designated running times. Because students of all grades and ages can partake, 100 Mile Club creates a powerful bond among students participating within the same school, and also creates a link to 100 Milers at neighboring schools within communities as well as across the nation.
http://100mileclub.com/

Billion Mile Race
Sponsored by: New Balance
From the site: Do students at your school walk or run?
Those miles belong in the Billion Mile Race. Perhaps your students walk and run throughout the year as part of a regular program. Those miles belong in the Race. Does your school participate in a walk-a-thon or 5K? Tally them up and put them in. What about walk-to-school? Those count too. You get the picture. Not running but want to get started? You’ve landed in the right place.
http://www.billionmilerace.org/

SPARK – Physical Education Curriculum
From the site: SPARK is a research-based organization of San Diego State University Research Foundation (disseminated by School Specialty, Inc.) dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness. SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation leaders serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. Each SPARK Program provides a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site staff development, extensive follow-up support, and expert selected, content-matched equipment.
http://www.sparkpe.org/

Fuel Up to Play 60
Sponsored by: National Dairy Council and the National Football League
From the site: Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by National Dairy Council and NFL, in collaboration with the USDA, to help encourage today’s youth to lead healthier lives.
https://www.fueluptoplay60.com/

Healthy Kids Challenge
From the site: Healthy Kids Challenge® (HKC) is a nationally recognized, award HKC helps schools and community programs problem-solve barriers and create plans for policies, practices and nutrition education. HKC training, healthy eating lesson plans, and activities motivate wellness with interactive learning and goal setting.winning program.
http://www.healthykidschallenge.com/

National Institute for Fitness and Sports
From the site: The National Institute for Fitness and Sport (NIFS) is a non-profit organization established in 1985. We opened our doors with the help of grants from the Lilly Endowment, Inc., the State of Indiana, and the City of Indianapolis. November 1,1988, marked the dedication of the 120,000-square-foot facility.
http://www.nifs.org/

PE Central
From the site: The idea of PE Central originally began in the Fall of 1995 by Dr. George Graham and the doctoral students in Virginia Tech’s Health and Physical Education Program. Mark Manross, Todd Pennington, Eloise Elliott, Kim Oliver, Starla McCollum, Sarah Westfal, Cathrine Himberg, Natalie Doering, Jennifer Chomicky, and Sharon Whitlock were the original doctoral students in our Special Topics Class who framed the idea for PE Central. Reginald Kimball and Mike Burch were Masters students who also participated in PE Central’s development.

After participating in several brainstorming sessions during this seminar it was decided that we would develop a Web site that would be available on the Internet. Primarily, we wanted a place for K-12 physical educators to visit that would provide them with information and resources to help them deliver developmentally and instructionally appropriate physical education to their students. Some ideas to include on the site were assessments, health and physical education lesson ideas, job announcements, links to the top sport and instructional sites on the Web, wellness tips, and instant activities that would change on a weekly basis.
http://www.pecentral.org/

PE Central — Adaptive P.E.
From the site: see above
http://www.pecentral.org/adapted/adaptedmenu.html

PHE America
From the site: pelinks4u began in October 1999 as a weekly online newsletter offering “news, views, and information you can use.” It was created and published by Dr. Steve Jefferies, a professor in the Physical Education Program at Central Washington University (CWU) as a way for him to share information appearing on the rapidly developing Internet with his students.
http://www.pheamerica.org/

SHAPE America
From the site: SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is committed to ensuring all children have the opportunity to lead healthy, physically active lives. As the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals, SHAPE America works with its 50 state affiliates and national partners to support initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let’s Move! Active Schools and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our resources provide the leadership, professional development and advocacy that support health and physical educators at every level —from preschool to university graduate programs.
http://www.shapeamerica.org/

Take 10 – Classroom Based Physical Activity
From the site: TAKE10 is a classroom-based physical activity program, developed by the ILSI Research Foundation with the assistance of health professionals and education experts, combining academic instruction with 10 minutes physical activity breaks to get kids moving without sacrificing time dedicated to academic learning.  TAKE10 was designed by teachers for teachers to ensure it is fit for purpose i.e., the intervention must “fit” within the existing school system, and must be responsive and adaptable to teachers’ priorities, such as time and academic performance.
http://take10.net/

The Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
From the site: In late 2012, the St. Louis Sports Commission launched the National Sportsmanship Foundation to change the way society views and values sportsmanship.  The groundwork for the organization’s creation was established a year earlier when the Sports Commission was asked to take over management of the Citizenship Through Sports Alliance.  The Sports Commission and CTSA had been partners in producing the National Sportsmanship Awards (now the Musial Awards) since the event moved to St. Louis in 2005.  After developing a new strategic direction for CTSA, the Sports Commission rebranded the organization.  The National Sportsmanship Foundation was born.
http://sportsmanship.org/

The Physical Educator
From the site: ThePhysicalEducator.com is an online professional development resource for physical educators. Our mission is to help you become the best physical education teacher you can be. We will do this by producing high-quality resources for you to use in your teaching, by helping you connect and share with fellow teachers, and by providing engaging professional development opportunities which you can attend.
http://www.thephysicaleducator.com/

Brain Exercises

Energizing Brain Breaks
http://brainbreaks.blogspot.com/

Brain Gym
From the site: Brain Gym® International is committed to the principle that moving with intention leads to optimal learning. Through our outstanding instructors and movement-based programs, we empower all ages to reclaim the joy of living. The organization was founded in 1987 under the name of the Educational Kinesiology Foundation and in 2000 began doing business as Brain Gym® International. The Brain Gym® work is being used in over 87 countries and has been translated into more than 40 languages.
http://www.braingym.org/

Research, Training and Instruction

Dr. John Ratey
From the site: Best selling author, John J. Ratey, MD, is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and an internationally recognized expert in Neuropsychiatry. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, and 11 books published in 15 languages, including the groundbreaking ADD-ADHD “Driven to Distraction” series with Ned Hallowell, MD. With the publication of “Spark-The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain,” Dr. Ratey has established himself as one of the world’s foremost authorities on the brain-fitness connection. His latest book, “Go Wild” explores how we can achieve optimal physical and mental health by getting in touch with our caveman roots, and how we can “re-wild” our lives.
http://www.johnratey.com/

Brain Briefings
From the site: The site is a public information initiative of The Kavli Foundation, the Gatsby Charitable Foundation, and the Society for Neuroscience, all leading global nonprofit organizations working to advance brain research. Leading neuroscientists from around the world form the BrainFacts.org editorial board.
http://www.sfn.org/briefings/

Practice Classroom Applications of Current Brain Research
From the site: Kathie F Nunley, EdD delights teachers from around the world with her practical and inspirational solutions to the challenges of today’s diverse classrooms. Her popular seminars and workshops combine classroom experience with her current brain-imaging research. A noted speaker at state, national and international conferences, Dr. Nunley is the author of many books and articles on the brain and teaching in mixed-ability classrooms. Her work has been used by institutions and publications around the globe, including Family Circle magazine, ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Canadian Living, and the Washington Post. She is the developer of the Layered Curriculum® method of instruction and has spent over 15 years as a classroom teacher in both urban and suburban schools.
http://www.brains.org/

Health, Sports and Fitness

American College of Sports Medicine
From the site: A global leader in sports medicine and exercise science.
We are the American College of Sports Medicine – with more than 50,000 members and certified professionals strong from 90 countries around the globe. Representing 70 occupations within the sports medicine field, ACSM is the only organization that offers a 360-degree view of the profession.
From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, our association of sports medicine, exercise science, and health and fitness professionals is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
http://www.acsm.org/

American Council on Exercise
From the site: ACE is the largest nonprofit health and fitness certification, education and training orgranization in the world.
https://www.acefitness.org/

California State Council on Adapted Physical Education
From the site: The mission of the CAHPERD Section on Adapted Physical Education is to lead, support, and assist Adapted Physical Education Specialists to provide the highest quality physical education programs for individuals with and without disabilities in California. Such programs will maximize student skill development and cultivate a desire to lead an active, healthy, and productive lifestyle.
http://www.califstatecouncilape.org/

CASPER- Center for Advancement of Standards-based Physical Education Reform
From the site: SupportREALteachers.org is an initiative of the Center for Advancement of Standards-Based Physical Education Reform (CASPER), a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. CASPER was founded in 1998 by Dr. Cathrine Himberg and consists of REAL teachers, parents, school administrators, and other stake holders concerned about quality physical education. We are based out of California State University – Chico, where Executive Director Cathrine Himberg, PhD and Director Kevin Shephard, M.A. teach in the Physical Education Teacher Education program.

Our mission is to challenge physical education programs to be a part of the solution to the problem of physical inactivity in our society. We advocate for quality physical education taught by REAL physical education teachers in order to help all students develop the skills, the knowledge, and the desire they need to become physically active now and for the rest of their lives. We also advocate respect for the physical education profession by holding teachers and school administrators accountable for meaningful, quality physical education that is congruent with the national standards and guidelines.
http://www.supportrealteachers.org/

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
From the site: The Alliance for a Healthier Generation is a catalyst for children’s health. We work with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier kids.

Our goal is to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. Founded by the American Heart Association and Clinton Foundation, we are collaborative change-makers working to create a nation where children thrive. We collaborate with and empower people and leaders to transform the environments that can make a difference in a child’s health: homes, schools, doctor’s offices and communities.
https://www.healthiergeneration.org/

American Obesity Association
From the site: The Obesity Society (TOS) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) scientific and educational organization dedicated to expanding research, prevention, and treatment of obesity and reduction in stigma and discrimination affecting persons with obesity. 
http://www.obesity.org/home

ExRx.net
From the site: ExRx.net began in 1999 as resource for exercise professionals, coaches, and fitness enthusiasts. Our site features comprehensive exercise libraries (>1600 exercises), fitness assessment calculators, and reference articles. We currently receive an average of nearly 50,000 individual visitors per day from around the world.
http://www.exrx.net/index.html

National Alliance of Youth Sports (NAYS)
From the site: The mission of the National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) is to provide educational programs and resources to improve youth sports programs worldwide. NAYS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes the value and importance of sports and physical activity in the emotional, physical, social and mental development of children. Participation in sports develops important character traits and life-long values which can positively affect children if the adults involved have proper training and information.
http://www.nays.org/

National Association for Health & Fitness
From the site: NAHF was founded in 1979 by the United States President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. NAHF is a non-profit organization that exists to improve the quality of life for individuals in the United States through the promotion of physical fitness, sports and healthy lifestyles.
http://www.physicalfitness.org/

National Center on Physical Activity and Disability
From the site: Founded in 1999, the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disability. NCHPAD seeks to help people with disability and other chronic health conditions achieve health benefits through increased participation in all types of physical and social activities, including fitness and aquatic activities, recreational and sports programs, adaptive equipment usage, and more.
http://www.nchpad.org/

National Strength & Conditioning Association
From the site: The NSCA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit international education association with an active voice in the news for advancements in the field of strength and conditioning. Browse our library of association updates, press releases and media hits or contact us for more information.
https://www.nsca.com/

United States Olympic Committee
From the site: The USOC has two primary responsibilities in its oversight of Olympic and Paralympic sport in the United States. The first is to generate resources in support of its mission, which is to help American athletes achieve sustained competitive excellence. The second is to ensure organizational resources are wisely and effectively used to that end.
http://www.teamusa.org/

Government Agencies

Let’s Move!
From the site: Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by First Lady Michelle Obama, dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.
http://www.letsmove.gov/

The Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and Sport
From the site: Through partnerships with the public, private, and non-profit sectors, the President’s Council promotes programs and initiatives that motivate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to lead active, healthy lives.

The President Council’s mission is to engage, educate, and empower all Americans to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes regular physical activity and good nutrition.
http://www.fitness.gov/

Carol M. White Physical Education Program – U.S. Department of Education
The Carol M. White Physical Education Program provides grants to Local Education Agencies (LEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) to initiate, expand, or enhance physical education programs, including before school, after school, and summer programs for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Grant recipients must implement programs that help students make progress toward meeting their state’s standards for physical education.
https://ed.gov/programs/whitephysed/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Physical Activity – Brochures for Parents, Teachers, and Principals to Increase Youth Physical Activity http://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – School Health Policies and Program Studies : The Juvenile Obesity Epidemic: Strike Back with Physical Activity
http://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/shpps/index.htm

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Small Steps / Big Difference Infographic
https://www.cdc.gov/healthreport/infographics/steps/index.htm

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion – Nutrition and Physical Activity
http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpao/index.html

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
https://www.nichd.nih.gov/Pages/index.aspx

U.S. Department of Agriculture – MyPlate
https://www.choosemyplate.gov/MyPlate

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Healthfinder
https://healthfinder.gov/

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – Healthypeople
https://www.healthypeople.gov/

Advocacy

National Coalition for Promoting Physical Activity (NCPPA)
From the site: NCPPA, Inc. grew out of an exploratory meeting at the American Heart Association’s national headquarters in Dallas in 1995. Representatives from more than thirty health organizations met to discuss the merits of a physical activity coalition and left in virtually unanimous agreement that such a coalition should be created. Soon thereafter, the American Heart Association, the American College of Sports Medicine, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance accepted the responsibility for creating the coalition that eventually became NCPPA.
http://www.ncppa.org/

PHIT America
From the site: PHIT America is a cause and campaign dedicated to increasing physical activity and fitness to improve the health of all Americans. PHIT America was launched in January 2013 with the support of more than 100 companies and organizations. While the name PHIT sounds like FIT, it also has another meaning. PHIT stands for Personal Health Investment Today. We feel we must invest in personal health through fitness to improve the health of Americans, especially our children.
http://www.phitamerica.org/

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