NYC’s Move-to-Improve Program Brings Physical Activity to the Classroom


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According to New York State law, elementary schools are required to provide students with at least 120 minutes of PE every week. In order to help schools meet this requirement, the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) developed the Move-to-Improve classroom curriculum .

Teachers who are interested in bringing Move-to-Improve (MTI) to their classroom can expect to receive:

  • A 3-hour professional development workshop;
  • An activity guide (for K-3 or 4-5th grade)  that integrates MTI concepts with Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS)
  • A music CD; and
  • A stipend for participating.

Schools with at least an 85% participation rate will receive a free equipment kit and recognition as a Move-to-Improve All-Star School.

For more information and to access Move-to-Improve materials, visit the Move-to-Improve homepage.

Read more about physical education requirements for public school in New York and see which schools have already made it to the Move-to-Improve All-star list. Find out what New York’s physical education community has to say, by reading the NYC PE Wellness Weekly blog.

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