Assignments and Surveys

Directions:  Find the professional development session that you are participating in and use the links to complete the pre- and post-survey.  Use the presentation link to watch the webinar presentation them complete ONE of the assignment options.  All assignments must be done independently and can not be submitted together with another participant (shared or copied work will not be accepted).

 

Active Play! Including Toddlers and Preschoolers with Disabilities in Physical Activities with Their "Typical" Peers. 

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit* one of the following assignments:

  1. Describe how you adapt activities to make them inclusive.
  2. Provide photos or video of an activity that you have made inclusive so that all students are able to participate.
  3. Adapt the following activities so that the given individual can be included;
  • Mud play for a child in a wheelchair
  • Catch with a child with vision impairments
  • Tag with children who are on the spectrum

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Born to Move:  Introduction to Physical Literacy (Part 1)

This is the first of a two-part series on physical literacy. 

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. Why is physical literacy important for children?
  2. What are your favorite physical activity resources to improve physical activity in young children?
  3. Visit the Active For Life website and list 5 useful resources you can use.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Born to Move:  Introduction to Physical Literacy (Part 2)

This is the second of a two-part series on physical literacy. 

If you have not already registered and completed Part 1, please do so before continuing with Part 2.

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. How do you engage your staff in professional development related to physical activity?  How will you provide the staff in the future more information to increase opportunities for physical activity?
  2. Describe how you engage families in your center in opportunities for physical activity?
  3. Name and describe three resources for families and three for providers to increase physical literacy and opportunities for physical activities.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Movement for Toddlers: Support toddlers as they Develop Higher Level Motor Skills

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. Describe three activities that improve a toddler’s development, be sure to describe the specific area being developed by the specific activity.
  2. Explain why it is important for toddler to be exposed to many environments for play and learning.
  3. Create and record yourself doing an activity with a toddler.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Play is Powerful: Ways to Stimulate Infant Development

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. Describe three activity that improve a baby’s development, be sure to describe the specific area being developed by the specific activity.
  2. Explain why it is important for infants not to be in a “container” for extended periods of time.
  3. Create and record yourself doing an activity with an infant.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Play Basics

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. What do you notice when the children you work with are playing outside?  Why do you think that is?
  2. What play areas do you feel makes the largest impact on young children?
  3. Describe how you played as a child and where it fits on the play continuum.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Risky Play:  The Importance of Risky Play for Young Children

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:  

  1. Describe how children at your center are involved in risky play.
  2. Describe how you would defend risky play when others may not understand the importance.
  3. Complete a risk assessment of your outdoor learning environment.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

Sensory Environments for Infants and Toddlers-Growing the Mind through Movement

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. What are some benefits of providing physical/motor activities to young children?
  2. What We Can Do for Healthy Sensory Motor Development?
  3. Research Nurturing Pathways and provide 5 ideas Christine has related to physical activity and child development.

* Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

 

What in the World is a PlayDaze?  How to Hold Your Own Day of Play

Please complete the pre-assessment prior to viewing the recorded presentation.  After you have full watched the recorded presentation, complete the post-assessment.  To complete the professional development opportunity and receive your certificate and Contact Hour Credit (CHC) you must submit one of the following assignments:

  1. Develop an action plan for a future PlayDaze.  Include community partners, play areas, cost and a timeline
  2. Draw a map of a future PlayDaze
  3. Describe three possible partners in your community; What role would they play. Would their mission align with the PlayDaze and Be Active kids mission?

 * Submit assignments via email to info@beactivekids.org.

Testimonials

  • Preservice Teachers Learn to Use Be Active Kids in Limited Spaces

    I really enjoyed our class meeting. It was interesting to discover that you can do just about anything with children in the classroom where there may not be much space to encourage them to be active.  A change that I will make in my own life is to be more active, as well as my daughter. I will share this information with my friends that have children such as yoga animals, or Simon Says.

    Cathy Sesta, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute

    Thank you for inviting me to be part of this year’s Institute. I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed the experience. You’re doing amazing work and I hope I’ll be able to continue contributing to it a bunch in the future.

    Rae Pica, www.movingandlearning.com
  • Plenty of Resources That I Can Use and Share

    This class was informative, and I look forward to being physically active with young children. On Friday, I volunteered at a Parents Night Out through my daughter's school. When I got there the kids were watching a movie. I got them up to play Simon Says and Red Light Green Light, however, after that I was stuck on what to do. I wish I had the knowledge I gained from this class, to have made it more exciting.

    I enjoyed your Land and Lake Activity.

    Venessa Wright, Parent & Child Care Provider
  • Be Active Kids Trainers Rock!

    I loved the training.  I would have loved it more if I had the other teachers from my center there also.  I am really looking forward to taking my kit to work and sharing it with my staff.  I liked Brittney, she reminded me of myself as far as being very active and motivated.  When I am at work with my little ones we stay busy all day.  I feel like singing my instructions and dancing my actions helps them to focus better on what I need for them to do.  Britney was great and I learned a lot from her. I am always trying to find new little ways to get the kids moving.

    Tiffany Daniel, Sandhill Community College
  • ECPAI

    The Early Childhood Physical Activity Institute was just wonderful!  Thank you again for including me in such an important effort to create and sustain leaders in EC physical activity. I would love to return to NC anytime that you think I can help. I enjoyed meeting the folks who work with you and hearing about all of the great things that are planned. 

    Linda Carson, Choosy Kids
  • Be Active Kids has Much to Offer

    Congratulations to you and everyone who has been promoting PA for young
    children in NC. You have much to be proud of here. Be Active Kids is an excellent source of ideas for promoting active play in unstructured settings. The Be Active Kids website also has resources on promoting unstructured active play. I encourage folks to review these resources. 

    Diane Craft, SUNY Cortland & Active Play Books