Lessons From The Heart

My journey as the pioneer of using heart rate sensors in the school setting begin in 1980. Since than I have been asked so many times: “Why do you think using heart rate sensors is so important”?  Since the first few months of this journey utilizing heart rate sensors, the most important reason I realized was that I knew I wasn’t “guessing” anymore when I would encourage students to either go faster or slow down. Before having access to wearable technology it was especially haunting each fall and spring when all 550 of my middle school students ran the mile, and then later, complete the 20 meter cardio test.

Lessons From the Heart

Lessons From the Heart With Beth Kirkpatrick Earlier in the year Heart Zones pleasantly announced the return of Beth Kirkpatrick to the team. Not only does Beth bring decades of experience researching, funding and implementing wearable technologies into the physical education setting, but is passionate about how these products increase the service physical educators are…

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…

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…

The CARES Act and Heart Zones Cares – Part 1

Free & Quick Money For PE and Health Teachers CARES[1] Act provides Coronavirus financial aid for K-12 public schools in need of technology.  Within this $2 trillion legislation, K-12 public schools are allocated $13.2 billion for emergency funding called the ESSER Fund[2] for to respond to the impact that COVID-19 has placed on school programs.…