FUTP60

Use FUTP60 to Deliver PE Heart Rate Monitors, Training to Classes

Application Deadline for Popular Fitness, Nutrition Grant Approaches; Take Opportunity to Introduce Technology that Improves Student Engagement, Achievement in PE

Teachers wanting to add IHT’s PE heart rate monitors to their curriculum have until Nov. 7, 2018 to apply for $4,000 grants available from the NFL’s Fuel Up To Play 60 program.

The Fuel Up to Play 60 grant awards winning applicants $4,000 that must be split evenly on initiatives that will help students with healthy eating and physical fitness. Teachers can use the physical fitness funding to add new technology such as the IHT Spirit System, which uses data from the wrist-based IHT ZONE heart rate monitor to help students take a direct role in learning lifelong fitness skills. Read More

Fort Dodge

Driving for education: Fort Dodge Ford’s Drive 4 UR School

Originally published Aug. 11, 2018 in The Messenger.

By Olivia Hanson

Fort Dodge Ford Lincoln Toyota will host the Ford Drive 4 UR School event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 18 at the dealership at 2723 Fifth Ave. S.

Ford Drive 4 UR School is an event that supports education at the Fort Dodge Community School District.

At the event, any community member is able to come and test drive a car. For every unique test drive, $20 will be donated to the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation. Read More

Rhoads

Budget Study Pays off as Teacher Finds Funding for PE Technology

Through Curriculum Adoption Process, Students Get New Physical Education Heart Rate Monitors

West Des Moines Community Schools physical education teacher Brian Rhoads’ study of technology and school budgets showed administrators why – and how they could afford it – students would develop fitness management skills with new PE heart rate monitors.

“The key was me educating those above me about what we need to do to help students be healthy and fit for life,” Rhoads said, who helped secure the funding for PE technology he sought. “If we don’t provide the necessary tools, we are doing the students a disservice.” Read More