PL Training and Programming

Physical Literacy Infusion: Practical tips and mico-lessons for classroom teachers and administrators to infuse movement and mindfulness into the school day. During this training teachers learn how to incorporate mindfulness and movement during transition times and as a behavior management tool.

Physical Literacy for Teachers and Caregivers: When children see the grown-ups in their lives eating healthy and being active — and enjoying it — they’re far more likely to do the same.This workshop will teach teachers and caregivers how to work with children to prepare and serve nutritious foods and make physical activity a top priority at every age and stage. It will also give examples and newsletter content so kids can extend the learning at home with their families. This workshop will help teachers recognize the importance of their own health and well-being as well. We want teachers to see that taking care of themselves as not “another thing I have to do” but as the most important thing they “get to do”. Teachers who take part in our program report it as “incredibly transformative” and “life-changing”.

Physical Literacy Fundamentals: This training is offered in-person and/or online. It is designed to give the user the opportunity to learn how to teach fundamental movement, mindfulness and nutrition skills through play.

Physical Literacy Certification: This 40-hour online course provides an intensive opportunity to learn how to implement PL solutions.

Physical Literacy U.S.: This program is designed to be implemented before, during, or after school. The curriculum aligns with standards for math, science, and ELA and is designed to give kids the opportunity for experiential learning. Each week participants engage in 4 days of sport-sampling based play infused with mindfulness and 1 day of hands-on healthy cooking classes infused with movement and mindfulness and designed to build confidence.

Wellness Symposiums for Communities: NAPL offers community based wellness symposiums with workshops designed for teachers, caregivers, administrators, parents, and kids.

Assessments

  • Landing Error Scoring System (LESS) is a clinical tool to evaluate landing technique and has been proven to predict lower extremity injury risk (UCONN)
  • Translating Research into Injury Prevention Practice (TRIPP) framework describes 6 stages in injury prevention. (UCONN)
  • Preschool Assessment of Nutrition Concepts, Attitudes, and Knowledge (PANCAKE): Identify healthy foods; know the difference between healthy and unhealthy foods show curiosity about, openness to, and a positive attitude toward healthy foods (Weslyan University)

Family-based physical activity assessment and caregiver and youth intervention engagement to promote physical activity in families and childcare settings.