Simplicity in Action in Your Physical Education Program

One of the questions that we receive from teachers that are interested in implementing Heart rate and activity tracker into their program is, “How easy will it be to use Heart Zones Move in my class.” My answer is always the same.

Part 2. Why Try? Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom?

Part 2. Why Try? Why Use Technology in Your Physical Education and Health Classroom?© Sal Edwards, CEO and Founder, Heart Zones As a health and physical education teacher and coach, it might be challenging for you to adapt to the new technologies developed for your programs. One of these robust solutions is powerful enough to…

Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model: Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success

Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model:  Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness and Student Success   Dr.Deb Berkey Director of Education and Training Heart Zones, Inc. The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) was created to support and optimize children’s social, emotional and academic development.  Centered on the child, the model emphasizes a…

WHY USE TECHNOLOGY IN YOUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION PROGRAM?

MVPA IS ONE OF THE BEST Teacher Performance Tools As a department head, leader or individual teacher, one of your goals is to develop and support an effective physical education program. One of the best ways of accomplishing that goal is to incorporate the use of wearable fitness technology like heart rate and step tracking…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 6

Part 6. You Have Nothing to Lose Part 1. Free and Quick Money for HPE Teachers The CARES Act (1) provides Coronavirus financial funding for technology in K-12 public and private schools. Within this legislation, K-12 public and private schools are allocated $13.2 billion for emergency funding called the ESSER Fund (2). This emergency funding to schools…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 5

Part 5. The 8 Tips to Success from Adam Otstot, HPE Curriculum Specialist When the opportunity strikes, “ask” for it. That’s just what Adam Otstot, Health and PE curriculum specialist for the Hanover County Public Schools Virginia did when he first learned about the available funding for school technology and professional development training from the CARES Act. CARES Act…

A Student’s Physical Education Class Experience

How Could a Negative Experience Impact Their Lifestyle? Simply put, if you enjoy doing something, chances are that you’ll do it again. That’s why it’s so important to create a positive PE class experience for your students. As physical educators, it’s our job to inspire youth to pursue healthy, active lifestyles—and that starts in our…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 4

Part 4 — FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Emergency Dollars The CARES Act is a stimulus-funded federal government emergency grant in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. These dollars aim to be an immediate injection directly into your school’s purchasing office of money to address the current crisis. The ESSER portion of the CARES Act provides…

Keys to Successful Online K-12 Programs

And How Heart Zones Can Help As schools face unprecedented circumstances amidst a rapidly changing world, physical education and K-12 programs continue to evolve in order to keep students motivated and engaged. Whether students are in an online PE class away from school, or participating in a hybrid program, it is important to leverage current…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 3

Part 3 — The Story: How did a District Use CARES Act Money to Purchase Physical Education Technology?   In December 2020, through the CARES Act, one of Virginia’s largest public schools invested $160,000 into wearable technology for online Physical Education for their 9-12th grades from Heart Zones. What were the steps to success? What…