SPARK™, provider of the world’s most-researched physical education (PE) program, has added five-minute Fast Break Videos to its Classroom Activity & Recess program, SPARKabc’s. The Fast Break Videos provide educators with a quick and visual tool for getting students active in-between lessons, allowing them to expel excess energy and refocus for the coming task.
Fast Break Videos, and other physical activity instructional breaks, provide an additional opportunity for students to reach their 60-minute per day physical activity goal. Teachers using SPARKabc’s can access the five-minute videos by logging into their account at wwww.SPARKabcs.org. Using a computer-connected projector, the entire class can watch demonstrations of both stationary and mobile exercises and count down with the activity timer. The activities include classic exercises like wall sits and lunges, in addition to more creative activities like body-builder poses and invisible weight lifting, all of which can be completed in any classroom.
All SPARK activities are designed to be more inclusive, active and fun than traditional PE classes. SPARK lessons incorporate student-directed learning, differentiated instruction and sports education to motivate students to participate and develop a lifelong love of activity. SPARK has been proven to work with PE specialists, as well as classroom and after school teachers, thus providing more opportunities for students to be physically active during the day.
For more information about SPARK, visit http://www.sparkpe.org.
SPARK is a collection of research-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs for educators serving Pre-K through 12th grade students. Since 1989, SPARK has provided curriculum materials, teacher training, and consultation to over 100,000 teachers and youth leaders, representing many thousands of schools, organizations, and agencies worldwide. SPARK also helps educators findphysical education grants. For more information on SPARK, visit http://www.sparkpe.org or email spark(at)sparkpe(dot)org or call 1-800-SPARK-PE.