The purpose of this project was to supplement another ALR grant that assessed the facilitators and obstacles to elementary school adoption of evidence-based physical education (PE). This Research Translation project focused on increased dissemination of the grant results by identifying strategic translation and dissemination tactics that target principals, PE teachers, district superintendents/district PE coordinators, school board members and members of Parent-Teacher Associations. Deliverables included YouTube videos, article publication, and presentations to disseminate research findings and promote the translation of research to policy.
September 30, 2011: Making the Most of Physical Education (4:38 English-language video available on YouTube). Designed for school administrators, board members, teachers, parents, and others interested in quality physical education. Abbreviated research findings inform viewers about characteristics of quality physical education and barriers to its delivery and the relationship between physical education and academic achievement. A call to action is provided.
October 11, 2012: We Need More Physical Education in Schools (4:34 animated video, available on YouTube). Dr. Thom McKenzie explains why it's so important for children to have quality Physical Education in school and how caring adults can support it. Designed especially for parents, teachers, school board members and administrators.