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McAllen ISD Uses ESSA Funding to Bring Heart Rate Training to Middle Schools

District Adds Technology To Motivate Students to Improve Effort, Time Spent Exercising in PE Classes

Mario Reyna’s ability to quickly identify and apply for federal funding has helped him win back-to-back grants to purchase new PE technology from the McAllen (Texas) Independent School District’s allotment of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Title IV, Part A allocation.

In each of the last two years, Reyna, McAllen ISD’s Coordinator for Health and Physical Education, won approximately $45,000 in grants to add new tools to his district’s physical education program. In 2017-18, Reyna used his grant to purchase a music-based exercise kit for PE classes at each of McAllen’s schools. With his 2018-19 funding, Reyna purchased sets of IHT ZONE wrist heart rate monitors, along with the IHT Spirit System software, for each of the district’s six middle schools. Read More

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Community leaders help teacher find funding for PE heart rate monitors

Physical educators are known for their creative lessons to engage students and get them moving. That creativity also helps in the quest to find funding for new tools that can transform a program.

“We are small school in northern Minnesota,” said Fosston High School teacher Ben Hemberger. “Like any school, funding is going to be an issue. We had to try to get creative.”

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PE teachers leave no stone unturned in quest for new funding

Funding for new school initiatives including technology can be challenging, but creative teachers continue to find ways to help raise money by advocating for their needs, including staging community events that bring stakeholders together for a common cause.

Last year, IHT and partner adidas combined to launch the IHT Spirit FitFest powered by adidas. FitFest is a “fundraiser in a box” program that helps schools host community-wide events designed to raise awareness for the physical education program and, more directly, money to purchase PE technology including the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitor.

“IHT and adidas help you every step of the way,” said Indian Springs Elementary School PE teacher Tracie Hammond, who organized a FitFest event at her school in 2017. “They set you up with all of your supplies, everything you need to have a successful event.” Read More

Funding

PE Teachers Leave No Stone Unturned in Quest for New Funding

Funding for new school initiatives including technology can be challenging, but creative teachers continue to find ways to help raise money by advocating for their needs, including staging community events that bring stakeholders together for a common cause.

Last year, IHT and partner adidas combined to launch the IHT Spirit FitFest powered by adidas. FitFest is a “fundraiser in a box” program that helps schools host community-wide events designed to raise awareness for the physical education program and, more directly, money to purchase PE technology including the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitor.

“IHT and adidas help you every step of the way,” said Indian Springs Elementary School PE teacher Tracie Hammond, who organized a FitFest event at her school in 2017. “They set you up with all of your supplies, everything you need to have a successful event.” Read More

Teacher steps out of comfort zone to find funding for adidas Zone monitors

Thurs, 26 May 2016
Ben Hemberger routinely talks to his physical education students at Fosston (Minn.) High School about getting outside of their comfort zones. “Sometimes if you want to see progress, you need to do things you may not be used to or comfortable doing,” he said. Read More