NYRR is about to launch a new running curriculum for elementary school P.E. teachers. This will be a free resource that includes 26 playful, interactive physical activities for kids of all fitness levels and abilities. Help students discover running is fun while teaching them important form and movement skills that will enable them to run safely and effectively.
Do you love to run or want to instill a love of running in your students? If so, help us by testing the materials with your students and telling us how they worked and what you think. Your valuable feedback will help us refine the lessons and ancillary materials in order to make them the best they can be.
Go to the P.E. Lesson Plans home page and browse the activities.
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Pick a lesson and test it with your students.
Fill out an online evaluation of the activity.
At three times, on March 1, April 1, and May 1, we'll randomly pick 10 evaluations and send $100 DonorsChoose gift cards to those teachers.
|Rules||You may submit up to one evaluation per unique activity. Full details here.|
Running is a key element of many sports, including basketball, football, and soccer, as well as an excellent lifetime activity on its own. The more confident and able kids are at running, the more likely they are to participate in and excel at other sports and physical activities.
Many people assume running is an innate skill when, in fact, proper technique for efficient, injury-free running has many moving pieces and should be taught by a skilled educator. Like all fundamental skills it is best to teach proper technique early on to establish good habits. This curriculum provides best practices for teaching running to elementary school students and offers over 25 activities to engage students in exploring and learning running skills. Read more.