TAHPERD & US Games Chattanooga Workshop

What is TAHPERD?

The mission of the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance is to promote healthy, physically-active lifestyles for all Tennesseans.

The organization aims to do the following:

  • To provide for sound and adequate programs in health, physical education, recreation, dance and related areas, based upon the needs, interests and inherent capacities of the individual for his/her optimum development.
  • To provide leadership essential to continued development of sound and adequate programs.
  • To promote sound community relationships leading to adequate support for these programs.
  • To stimulate an intelligent and comprehensive interest in health, physical education, recreation, dance and related areas.
  • To encourage research and experimentation and to disseminate accurate information.
  • To affiliate and to cooperate with other associations in improving the profession.
  • To raise professional standards.
  • To contribute to the individual’s understanding of his/her role as a democratic citizen.

What is OPEN?

OPEN is a public service of US Games and BSN Sports, offering hundreds of

resources that are:

• Organized in modules, ideal for K-12, early childhood, after-school, and

active classrooms

• Ensure outcomes- and standards-driven instruction

• Easy to download for customized content

• FREE

High Quality Curriculum, Developed By Teachers, For Teachers

OPEN activities and modules are created by the top teachers across the country,

under the direction of Aaron Hart, a former PE teacher and professor at SUNY,

Cortland. Aaron and his team ensure that all OPEN curriculum are:

• User-Friendly

• Standards-Based

• Purposeful Activities

• Skills-Based

• Developmentally Appropriate

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