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Rhoads

After two years, West Des Moines schools switch to IHT Spirit heart rate technology

“This is what we need to do to help students be healthy and fit for life. If we don’t provide the necessary tools, we are doing the students a disservice.” Aug. 3, 2017 – Two years ago, Brian Rhoads implemented a pilot program to study heart rate in his physical education classes at Valley Southwoods …
Posted on August 8, 2017
ESSA

ESSA takes center stage as new school year approaches

July 27, 2017 – A new era begins next month as the U.S. Department of Education focuses on a more well-rounded approach to student development under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  ESSA becomes the nation’s public education standard with the arrival of the 2017-18 school year. Educators have one eye trained on ESSA’s implementation, the …
Posted on July 27, 2017
adaptive

Ann Arbor adaptive PE students use HRMs to manage their health

July 19, 2017 – A teacher’s unique use of heart rate monitors helped Ann Arbor, Mich., adaptive physical education students learn to manage their health during the school day. During a pilot program directed by Ann Arbor Public Schools Adaptive Physical Education Teacher Consultant Deak Swearingen, 30 students wore the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit heart …
Posted on July 19, 2017
Portage

Portage Central students maximize MVPA minutes to reach healthy fitness levels

July 10, 2017 – Motivated by readings on their heart rate monitors, students at Portage Central Middle School logged more than 6,000 hours of moderate to vigorous physical activity in the just-completed school year while improving their Presidential Youth Fitness Program scores in several key areas. “Being able to see their heart rate takes their effort …
Posted on July 10, 2017

HYPE motivates NYC students to improve fitness, passion for health

June 12, 2017 – Students participating in a pilot program known as HYPE (Hip Hop Youth and Physical Education) showed improved fitness and increased confidence along with an understanding of how heart rate relates to fitness. HYPE wrapped up with a June 6 showcase at St. Simon Stock School in The Bronx, where the students …
Posted on June 12, 2017

Maury River Middle adds IHT Spirit System to individualize PE for students

June 2, 2017 – Maury River Middle School (Lexington, Va.) aims to change the way Virginia schools engage students through physical education. Beginning this summer and into the new school year, Maury River students will be the first in Virginia to utilize technology that puts them directly in touch with their heart rate data. The …
Posted on June 2, 2017

 

 

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