Educational or Curriculum

Initiative Description: Participatory-based, competency-/skill-building professional development workshop for physical education (PE) teachers on the use of physical activity (PA) promotion practices (e.g., eliminating lines, small-sided games) and students’ moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA)

Study Results: Increased motor content and lessons taught outdoors, reduced activities with lines), with three more teacher practices trending in the desired direction (i.e., reduced management time and activities with elimination, increased small-sided games)

Reference: Weaver, R. G., Webster, C. A., Beets, M. W., Brazendale, K., Chandler, J. L., Schisler, L., & Aziz, M. (2018). Initial outcomes of a participatory-based, competency building approach to increasing physical education teachers’ physical activity promotion and students’ physical activity: A pilot study. Health Education and Behavior, 45(3), 359- 370

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good