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


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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