Move-to-Improve program materials collection

A collection of instructional resources for implementing the DOE's elementary classroom-based physical activity program, Move-to-Improve. Classroom and physical education teachers can view and download activity guides, visual aid cards, and printable posters to get students moving during academic instruction.

Included Resources

The Office of School Wellness Programs’ Move-to-Improve: World Beats NYC album is an eclectic mix of Hip Hop, R&B, Reggae, Bollywood, Lo-Fi and Latin tracks that range from upbeat tempos to mellow instrumentals, all reflecting the diverse communities of New York City. Produced by Hip Hop Public Health and in collaboration with the New York City Dep...

This flyer, available in all nine DOE languages, is a great resource to share with parents, families, and school communities to give them an overview of the Move-to-Improve program. Parent coordinators, teachers, and administrators can use this overview at parent-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, or other family-focused events.

This flyer, available in all nine DOE languages, is a great resource to share with parents, families, and school communities to give them an overview of the Move-to-Improve program. Parent coordinators, teachers, and administrators can use this overview at parent-teacher conferences, PTA meetings, or other family-focused events.

Teachers can use this physical activity guide to implement the Move-to-Improve program in their grades K-5 classrooms. The guide includes background on fitness concepts and creating a positive classroom experience.

This set of printable color flash cards (front and back) is meant to be used with elementary Move-to-Improve activities. Some of the movements include: run, jump, climb, criss-cross jump, ski jump, squat, and forward lunge.

This poster highlights the physical movement of the week. Teachers can display this poster in their classrooms as a visual aid to get their students moving. 

Use this poster to incorporate physical movement and physical activity during classroom instruction to assess your students during multiple choice questioning. 

Incorporate this poster into classroom instruction as a way to have fun with Move-to-Improve "True or False." Use it daily as a quick review or assessment for students.

Lays out expectations and action steps for administrators and PE teachers to implement Move-to-Improve in their school: Train-the-Trainer workshop, turn-keying the program at the school level, and achieving and maintain All-Star Status. Move-to-Improve guides elementary classroom teachers in enhancing their academic lessons with activities that get their students moving.

Elementary classroom teachers can use this fact sheet to learn about the benefits of the Move-to-Improve program, and how to become a Move-to-Improve All-Star school. Move-to-Improve guides elementary classroom teachers to enhance their academic lessons with activities that get their students moving.  

This document answers frequently asked questions about integrating and modifying Move-to-Improve in the classroom. It also features eight focused breathing techniques to calm students and ease transitions after engaging in physical activity. 

This document provides Move-to-Improve Champions and school administrators with recommendations to successfully utilize daily Move-to-Improve activities to enhance their existing PE program. 

These eight focused breathing techniques can be used to calm students and ease transitions after engaging in physical activity or at any point throughout the day. Try them after guiding students through a Move-to-Improve activity. 

This visual demonstrates the increase in brain activity in students taking a test after 20 minutes of physical activity compared to students who sat quietly. 

Teachers can print and share this physical education poster, which defines 3 key fitness concepts: Aerobic Endurance, Muscular Strength/Muscular Endurance, and Flexibility.

Printable poster illustrating body movements in Move-to-Improve dance activites. 

Printable poster illustrating body movements in Move-to-Improve dance activites. 

Standards:
Danielson Framework for Teaching 1e: Designing Coherent InstructionDanielson Framework for Teaching 2d: Managing Student Behavior
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