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

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PE Heart Rate Monitors Teach Students Healthy Fitness Management

Using the combination of student heart rate and heart rate zone displayed on the adidas Zone for IHT Spirit wrist heart rate monitors, physical education students show they can manage their fitness and well-being while at school.

Given a target heart rate zone to reach, students spend more class time exercising at an elevated heart rate. Read More

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PE Heart Rate Technology Helps Students to Improve Fitness Skills

Heart rate technology allows teachers to personalize physical education for each student, enabling students of all fitness levels to find success in class.

“Any time you can use a piece of technology to meet a kid at their level, it’s phenomenal,” says Doug Hallberg, PE teacher at Draper (N.Y.) Middle School and the 2017 SHAPE America Teacher of the Year. Read More

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PE Heart Rate Monitors Help Students Develop Healthy Habits

By introducing technology-proficient students to wrist-worn PE heart rate monitors, teachers see engagement levels – and fitness results – soar.

“Any time you can use a piece of technology to meet a kid at their level, it’s phenomenal,” said Doug Hallberg, the 2017 SHAPE America Middle School P.E. Teacher of the Year. “I understand that it’s just a tool and what I do goes beyond the tool, but it’s a tool that lets me connect with a kid.” Read More

Depew

Depew schools introduce new fitness programs, technology with physical education grant

Originally published Jan. 18, 2018 in the Lancaster Bee.

By Amy Robb, Editor

Stacy Ribbeck, PEP grant coordinator for the Depew School District, outlined the effects of the three-year physical education grant in a presentation to the board on Tuesday night.

“Year one, last year, we primarily focused on the creation of our three state-of-the-art fitness and wellness centers, one in each of our three district buildings,” said Ribbeck.

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