slide1
Download
Skip this Video
Download Presentation
SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness.

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 35

SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 112 Views
  • Uploaded on

SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness. Obesity is a big problem. SPARK is here to help!. SPARK Background. Originally funded in 1989 by Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of N.I.H. SPARK is the conduit that moves research to practice

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'SPARK creates, implements, and evaluates programs that promote lifelong wellness.' - lalasa


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
slide2

Obesity

is a big problem.

SPARK is here to help!

spark background
SPARKBackground
  • Originally funded in 1989 by Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of N.I.H.
  • SPARK is the conduit that moves research to practice
  • Over 40 publications proving SPARK programs work and last!

“Children are our most valuable natural resource.”

Herbert Hoover

slide6

PE and PA “Hall of Shame”

  • Being “picked” for “teams”
  • Sitting on roll call numbers
  • Standing in lines waiting a turn
  • Relays and elimination activities
  • Fitness as punishment
  • Focus on star athletes
  • Sharing 1 ball with 45 close friends
  • Using people for target practice
slide7

Hall of Shame

  • Being picked last for teams
  • Standing in lines waiting for a turn
  • Fitness as punishment
  • Focus on star athletes
  • Grouping by gender
  • Sharing 1 ball with 30 close friends
  • Big people throwing balls at little people
  • Relay races
  • Elimination games
  • Inappropriate-sized equipment

These things DO NOT happenin SPARK!

new pe is about outcomes
New PE is About Outcomes..

Students Receiving SPARK PE Improved:

  • Activity levels: over 50% of class time
  • Physical fitness scores
  • Sport skills (throw, catch, kick)
  • Enjoyment of PE
  • Activity levels away from school
  • Scores on academic tests
  • Teachers improve PE quantity and quality
  • SPARK lasts!
slide9

MVPA Today

MVPA is on the decline!

slide10

Healthy People 2010 Goals for Youth Physical Activity

  • Objectives for physical activity in youth:
  • Moderate physical activity
  • Vigorous physical activity
  • Provide daily school physical education
  • PE classes that are highly active
slide11

HowMuch MVPA in PE Classes?

    • The Goal = 50%*
  • The Usual = 36%**
  • *Healthy People 2010 Goal
  • **Catch and NICHD baselines = 36% MVPA
  • (900 schools, 3rd grade: McKenzie 1995; Nader, 2003)
  • **TAAG Baseline = 37% MVPA
  • (36 middle schools, 6 states, McKenzie et al, MSSE, 2006)
slide13

1. Talk Less

  • Object is… do that by…
  • 80-20 Rule
  • Be a plumber - fix the leaks!
slide14

2. Differentiate and Disguise

  • Empower students with choices, levels
  • Disguise the fitness element
slide15

3. Think MVPA

  • Watch for it
  • Change what you’re doing to
  • achieve it
  • Stopwatch strategy
slide16

Each Program Provides…

  • Curriculum
  • Training
  • Follow-Up
  • Equipment

SPARK Works!

SPARK Lasts!

slide17

SPARK Lesson Plans

  • Teacher Friendly
  • Minimum Prep
  • Standards-Based
  • Field-Tested
slide20

SPARK Workshops

Inspirational, motivating, effective!

slide21

SPARK Equipment

Matched to SPARK content

And Age-Appropriate

slide24

Nutrition

  • We are pleased to offer The OrganWise Guys® Pre-K/K – 5 award-winning, science-based curriculum to develop an approach to the prevention of childhood obesity.
    • Custom Professional Development
      • Educators learn the OrganWise Guys curriculum and focus on integrating components into the overall education
      • Food-services learn how to create an environment that supports healthy lifestyle, food, and beverage choices.
slide25

Why Staff Wellness?

  • Lets focus on
  • Nutrition
  • Physical Activity
  • Stress Management
slide26

Health Education

  • The Healthy Lifestyle Choices program (HLC) meets all 7 of the National Health Education Standards.
    • Core Subject Integration
    • Includes Assessment tools
  • HLC provides FREE online training
  • and web-based resources for teachers.
    • Life Skills
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Nutrition
    • Substance Abuse Prevention
    • Safety
    • Fitness
and more spark
…And More SPARK
  • On-Site Consultation Models
  • Booster workshops
  • Institutes in each program
    • 2 full days each
    • Spring and Summer
  • Train the Trainer Model
coming soon
Coming Soon
  • Password accessible website
  • Videoclips
  • Standards alignment tools
  • E-textbook capability
  • SPARKlights
contact me for
Contact me for…
  • Free grant development services
  • Free webinars and newsletter registration
  • Free consultations
  • Free program and/or equipment quotes

Ellen Ormsby – East Coast Program Consultant

By phone – 443.995.9011

By email - [email protected]

great reasons to choose a spark program
Great Reasons to Choosea SPARK Program
  • SPARK content and instruction give teachers tools to align with their state/district/national PE standards!
  • Proven effective in research
  • Cited in the U.S. Surgeon General’s report
  • Awarded “Exemplary Program” of the U.S. Departmentof Education, 1993
  • Received “Governor’s Commendation” award from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1993
great reasons to choose a spark program1
Great Reasons to Choosea SPARK Program
  • Over 100,000 (teachers) served!
  • The only research-based, nationally disseminated program Pre-K through 12th gr., in and out of school
  • In 2005, SPARK was awarded “Gold” status for BOTH elementary and middle school programs by a Cooper Institute study in 2005
  • Twelve SPARK schools have won awards for their physical education programs!
  • Leading University’s use SPARK as part of their curriculum!
financial strength organizational capacity
Financial Strength,Organizational Capacity
  • 810 workshops conducted, plus7 Institutes
  • Trained 25,000+ teachers
  • Effected over 1 million students
  • 50+ conference presentations
  • 60+ staff with international reach

Not since 1989; all this last fiscal!

slide34

In Closing; a Thought to Live By…

“When health is absent, wisdom cannot reveal itself, art cannot become manifest, strength cannot be exerted, wealth becomes useless, and reason becomes powerless.”

Herophilus, 300 B.C.

ad