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Strategies for Active Schools. Congratulations and Welcome. Introduction of Lead Staff. Ken Wagner DPI Education Consultant 608-266-5181 Jon Hisgen DPI Education Consultant 608-267-9234 Additional Staff.

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Strategies for active schools

Strategies for Active Schools




Introduction of lead staff
Introduction of Lead Staff

Ken Wagner DPI Education Consultant


Jon Hisgen DPI Education Consultant


Additional staff
Additional Staff

  • Jon Morgan Department of Health Services; Physical Activity Coordinator

    • 608-266-9781

  • John Bowser UW Population Health Institute; Research Specialist

    • 608-236-9317

  • Brian Weaver DPI Education Consultant

    • 608-266-7920

Initial information
Initial Information

  • There were 36 applications for funding. 21 projects received funding representing 35 schools in 19 different districts.

  • Goal of the project was to increase options and opportunities for physical activity in schools to allow students to get 60 minutes of physical activity daily.

  • ARRA funds were awarded to the Department Health Services. DPI is serving as a Primary Partner, and must follow ARRA reporting requirements.

Grant expectations
Grant Expectations

  • Implementation of your work plan and the activities you have selected, including any modifications after completing the self-assessment checklist.

  • Evaluation and data collection.

  • Work with Technical Assistance Coordinators. These coordinators will be available to provide insight to the 17 activities.

  • Work with local physical activity coalitions (where a coalition is present & is a logical partner)

Implementation of the strategies
Implementation of the Strategies

  • You were required to pick three activities

    • Many schools choose more

    • You may want to adjust your strategies after you do the assessment checklist and receive more information about the strategies?

    • We will be periodically asking for progress reports or pitfalls you are experiencing

    • Technical Assistance will be available if requested

Timeline of events
Timeline of Events

  • Schools complete a self assessment by the end of this school year (June 2010)

  • Complete FitnessGram (Pacer) in fall of 2010

  • Complete FitnessGram (Pacer) in spring of 2011.

  • Ongoing assessment of student activities.

Professional development
Professional Development

  • Best Practices July 27/28/29

    • The 27th will be dedicated to an introduction of the grant, financial reporting, and assessment expectations.

    • Fees have been paid for you to attend the entire Best Practices Workshop. However will need to register online. Your access code which indicates the fees have been paid is: ACTSCH10

    • Registration online at:


    • Room reservations should be made at: Ramada Inn 715-341-1340. Mention the UW Extension to ensure the symposium rate. We will reimburse you for rooms on the 27th and 28th.

Professional development1
Professional Development

  • FitnessGram is the assessment tool that will be used to assess student fitness.

  • FitnessGram Training, if your school has had no training in the Fitnessgram, you need to have a representative attend the FitnessGram workshop on the 27th in Stevens Point. This is in addition to the staff member attending the orientation information on grant implementation.

Additional professional development opportunities
AdditionalProfessional DevelopmentOpportunities

  • After School Programming – Spark, Play 60

  • Safe Routes to School

  • Topics, programs or strategies identified by grantees, will be the subject of future trainings, or guided technical assistance provided by Technical Assistance Coordinators. (TAC)

School coalition partners
School / Coalition Partners

Schools will tried to be matched with local coalitions that also work on physical activity issues in the community. The purpose of the partnership would be to leverage local resources to help achieve the goal of 60 minutes of physical activity per day.

Some schools may have worked with these coalitions previously, some may not have worked with coalitions and, in some cases, a local coalition may not exist.

In the near future you will be given contact information to connect with a local coalition member to talk about possible partner tasks that the coalition can help implement.

Coalition role
Coalition Role

Strategy Implementation:

  • Connect with locally funded grant schools to assist with planning and implementation of strategies, particularly outside of the school setting.

  • Assist schools with assessment and evaluation activities.

  • Serve on the existing coalition or a school/community work group for the project.

  • Collaborate and assist with dissemination of key results and messages developed at three points of time during the grant period (September 2010, December 2010 and December 2011.

    Advocacy for Implementation of 60 Minutes of Physical Activity:

  • Educate media and key local and state decision makers

Active schools tool kit
Active Schools Tool Kit

  • Step 1:Committing to Active Schools

  • Step 2: Getting Started

  • Step 3: Assessing My School

  • Step 4: Reviewing Strategies for Active Schools

  • Step 5: Focusing Your Efforts

  • Step 6: Evaluation

Evaluation continued
Evaluation Continued

  • School Physical Activity Assessment Checklist

    • Complete paper copy with your work group

    • Use the paper copy to do the online assessment (URL provided)

    • Walk through the program

Evaluation components
Evaluation Components

  • Evaluation of School Environment towards facilitating physical activity and physical fitness

    • Policies

    • Curriculum

  • Student outcome evaluation

    • Fitness Levels

    • Activity Logs

    • Pedometer Readings

  • Evaluation report (2012)

School environment evaluation e nvironmental assessment
School Environment Evaluation Environmental Assessment

  • (May/June 2010: Assess readiness of school to adopt their selected interventions

    • Schools complete Physical Activity Assessment Checklist

    • Data analyzed by UWPHI

    • Phone interviews with key staff

  • Fall 2011: Second school environment assessment will be conducted

    • Same Assessment Checklist

    • Add school level outcomes (e.g. academic achievement, classroom disruption)

    • Used to demonstrate changes related to the intervention

    • Phone interviews with key staff

School environment evaluation staff interviews
School Environment Evaluation Staff Interviews

  • Interviews with key staff at participating schools will be conducted regarding:

    • Strategies Implemented

    • Quality of Implementation

    • Feedback on project

Initial fitness level assessment
Initial Fitness Level Assessment

  • Gather pre-intervention aerobic capacity levels

    • Fall 2010

    • Grades 4-12

    • Fitnessgram PACER scores

    • Collected among all students in Physical Education class

  • Results uploaded to UW Pediatrics

Student outcome evaluation fitness level assessment
Student Outcome EvaluationFitness Level Assessment

  • Collection of activity logs, pedometer readings and fitness testing in 3 representative classrooms

  • Same students will only be followed for 2 semesters

  • Data Collected

    • Fall 2010

    • Spring 2011 (Same students as Fall 2010; ID#)

    • Fall 2011

Student outcome evaluation data specifics
Student Outcome EvaluationData Specifics

  • Activity Logs

    • Students will record the type of activities done, and length of time for each activity

    • 3 consecutive days

  • Pedometer Readings

    • # of steps per day during same 3 day period will be collected

  • Activity Self-Report (YRBS Measure)

    • Students will be asked on day 1 of activity log “During the past 7 days, on how many days were you physically active for a total of at least 60 minutes?”

Student outcome evaluation teacher role
Student Outcome EvaluationTeacher Role

  • Teachers will be responsible for:

    • Monitoring the collection of activity logs, pedometer readings and self-reported activity

    • Providing raw data to UW (via DPI)

    • Maintaining ID lists

      • ID lists are for teacher-use only and are not intended to be shared with UW

  • For the data to be able to be used for analysis of change, it is vital that each participating student has the same ID code for all data gathering and submission periods

Arra reporting requirements
ARRA Reporting Requirements

Communities Putting Prevention to Work

> Information Sheet

> Jobs Reporting

> Monthly Program Report

Arra reporting
ARRA Reporting

Information Sheet

DUNS Number: To obtain a DUNS number go to:

Active schools project webpage
Active Schools ProjectWebpage

  • This site is dedicated to the project and funded schools


  • Samples of what will be online

    • Toolkit

    • Student Tracking sheets to record physical activity

    • Active Schools Assessment Checklist

    • Updates

    • Q and A Section

    • Claim form PI-1086

    • Budget Revision form

Fiscal information
Fiscal Information

  • You will be receiving a Grant Award letter with the formal notification of your grant in early June.

  • You will be able to start spending after receiving this letter and turning in detailed ARRA information.

Reimbursement form budget
Reimbursement Form(Budget)

  • PI-1086

  • This form will be downloadable from the SAS webpage.

  • This form is to be used when you are requesting reimbursement of materials that were identified in your budget.

Claim for reimbursement personal
Claim for Reimbursement(Personal)

  • PI- 1135

  • This from will also be downloadable from SSPW webpage

  • This form is for personable expenses.

Budget revision form
Budget Revision Form

  • Screen Shot

  • This from will also be downloadable from SSPW webpage.

  • Use this when making changes of over 10% from line to line

Wrap up and review
Wrap Up and Review

  • Send your completed Information Sheet via email Elizabeth Pease.

  • Register for Best Practices/Motel

  • Complete and submit the Assessment Checklist before school is out. This was sent to you via email.

  • Evaluations

  • Good luck and again congratulations.