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Where and how can PowerUp Your School be used?


PowerUp Your School is commonly used in before and after school programs, as physical education curriculum, in active learning classrooms, and ​youth-focused organizations to make movement and learning fun! If you work with youth in grades K-8, PowerUp Your School could work for you! PowerUp Your School doesn't require ANY equipment and can take place in a variety of spaces - gymnasiums, cafeterias, long hallways, community spaces, indoors or outdoors!




How is PowerUp Your School implemented?


PowerUp Your School can be implemented by a teacher, staff member, or volunteer. No fitness, teaching, or PE background required. We provide all the instructor training, lesson plans, and support materials needed to be successful with the program! No equipment required and any space can work!




How often and how long are PowerUp Your School lessons?


The frequency and duration of PowerUp Your School lessons can be adapted to a variety of settings. The program is structured with two, thirty-minute lessons per week, but can be used daily if desired or when you simply need a fun, active learning activity. Our training covers how to progress through the lessons and academic standards with any frequency. Speed things up or stretch out the stretching, lessons can easily be modified to be 15 minutes or 45 minutes - it's all covered in our online instructor training. We want you to use PowerUp Your School in a way that best suits your students!




What's included in PowerUp Your School bundles?


You'll find everything needed to be successful with PowerUp Your School in our program bundles. All bundles include: Online Instructor Training, Instructor Manual/s, Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans (Options for Grades K-8 available), Support Materials (logos, waivers, permission slips, and more), and a subscription to our Instructor Tips & Tricks with new games and exercises each month.




Can I implement the program at multiple schools/sites?


Yes! We often work with systems wanting to start PowerUp Your School at multiple schools or sites. We provide discounts for systems purchasing the program for three or more locations. We also have custom options available including lesson plan add-ons, additional support instructors and more. Fill out the form linked HERE so we can help build the most cost effective plan for your system or organization.




How much does PowerUp Your School cost?


Our bundles range from $349 to $1000 depending on the number of instructors and grade level lesson plans you'd like included. All of our bundles provide the resources needed to be successful with the PowerUp Your School program. Click HERE to see a list of available bundles! Discounts are available for systems purchasing the program for three or more schools or sites. Fill out the form linked HERE so we can help build the most cost effective plan for your organization.




How can I share PowerUp Your School with my school administrators?


We can help! Use our PowerUp Your School Advocacy Letter Template Here to create a letter to send to your school board, director of schools, prinicipal, or anyone you want to share the benefits of the PowerUp Your School program with. Check out and share our PowerUp Your School Overview to see sample lessons, the call to action, bundle pricing, and results from our teacher survey (sneak peek: PowerUp participants were more focused in the classroom, more engaged in discussion, and even go to the nurse lesson often - less out of class time - than before PowerUp Your School!) Also, be sure to check out and share our Press page for links to success stories and media coverage!




Why does PowerUp Your School align with the Common Core State Standards? My state doesn't use those standards anymore, will the program still work for my school?


Although several states no longer use the Common Core State Standards© in their entiery, many new state standards still have the roots of Common Core and share the same foundational skills and desired learning outcomes. Here's an example from Tennessee: Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. TN Academic Standard: 5.FL.SC.6 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including capitalization and punctuation, when writing. The PowerUp Your School® program is aligned with the Common Core standards to be an accessible program for schools and meet the learning needs of students nationwide. Additionally, we have not received any feedback indicating an inability to find an alignment between a standard referenced in the PowerUp Your School lesson with a current state-specific standard. Read our statement on why PowerUp Your School is aligned with Common Core. Common Core State Standards© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.”





 

Where and how can PowerUp Your School be used?


PowerUp Your School is commonly used in before and after school programs, as physical education curriculum, in active learning classrooms, and ​youth-focused organizations to make movement and learning fun! If you work with youth in grades K-8, PowerUp Your School could work for you! PowerUp Your School doesn't require ANY equipment and can take place in a variety of spaces - gymnasiums, cafeterias, long hallways, community spaces, indoors or outdoors!




How is PowerUp Your School implemented?


PowerUp Your School can be implemented by a teacher, staff member, or volunteer. No fitness, teaching, or PE background required. We provide all the instructor training, lesson plans, and support materials needed to be successful with the program! No equipment required and any space can work!




How often and how long are PowerUp Your School lessons?


The frequency and duration of PowerUp Your School lessons can be adapted to a variety of settings. The program is structured with two, thirty-minute lessons per week, but can be used daily if desired or when you simply need a fun, active learning activity. Our training covers how to progress through the lessons and academic standards with any frequency. Speed things up or stretch out the stretching, lessons can easily be modified to be 15 minutes or 45 minutes - it's all covered in our online instructor training. We want you to use PowerUp Your School in a way that best suits your students!




What's included in PowerUp Your School bundles?


You'll find everything needed to be successful with PowerUp Your School in our program bundles. All bundles include: Online Instructor Training, Instructor Manual/s, Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans (Options for Grades K-8 available), Support Materials (logos, waivers, permission slips, and more), and a subscription to our Instructor Tips & Tricks with new games and exercises each month.




Can I implement the program at multiple schools/sites?


Yes! We often work with systems wanting to start PowerUp Your School at multiple schools or sites. We provide discounts for systems purchasing the program for three or more locations. We also have custom options available including lesson plan add-ons, additional support instructors and more. Fill out the form linked HERE so we can help build the most cost effective plan for your system or organization.




How much does PowerUp Your School cost?


Our bundles range from $349 to $1000 depending on the number of instructors and grade level lesson plans you'd like included. All of our bundles provide the resources needed to be successful with the PowerUp Your School program. Click HERE to see a list of available bundles! Discounts are available for systems purchasing the program for three or more schools or sites. Fill out the form linked HERE so we can help build the most cost effective plan for your organization.




How can I share PowerUp Your School with my school administrators?


We can help! Use our PowerUp Your School Advocacy Letter Template Here to create a letter to send to your school board, director of schools, prinicipal, or anyone you want to share the benefits of the PowerUp Your School program with. Check out and share our PowerUp Your School Overview to see sample lessons, the call to action, bundle pricing, and results from our teacher survey (sneak peek: PowerUp participants were more focused in the classroom, more engaged in discussion, and even go to the nurse lesson often - less out of class time - than before PowerUp Your School!) Also, be sure to check out and share our Press page for links to success stories and media coverage!




Why does PowerUp Your School align with the Common Core State Standards? My state doesn't use those standards anymore, will the program still work for my school?


Although several states no longer use the Common Core State Standards© in their entiery, many new state standards still have the roots of Common Core and share the same foundational skills and desired learning outcomes. Here's an example from Tennessee: Common Core Standard: CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking. TN Academic Standard: 5.FL.SC.6 Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when speaking and conventions of standard English grammar and usage, including capitalization and punctuation, when writing. The PowerUp Your School® program is aligned with the Common Core standards to be an accessible program for schools and meet the learning needs of students nationwide. Additionally, we have not received any feedback indicating an inability to find an alignment between a standard referenced in the PowerUp Your School lesson with a current state-specific standard. Read our statement on why PowerUp Your School is aligned with Common Core. Common Core State Standards© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.”





 

How and where can PowerUp Peanuts be used?


PowerUp Peanutsl is commonly used in early learning facilities, childcare programs, and preschools, in active learning classrooms and ​youth-focused organizations to make movement and learning fun! If you work with kids ages 2-5, PowerUp Peanuts could work for you! Equipment is optional, so PowerUp Peanuts can be implemented in a variety of spaces - classrooms, gymnasiums, cafeterias, long hallways, community spaces, indoors or outdoors!




How is PowerUp Peanuts implemented?


PowerUp Peanuts can be implemented by a teacher, staff member, or volunteer. No fitness, teaching, or PE background required. We provide all the instructor training, lesson plans, and support materials needed to be successful with the program! No equipment required and any space can work!




How often and how long are PowerUp Peanut lessons?


The frequency and duration of PowerUp Peanut lessons can be adapted to a variety of settings. The program is structured with two, 20 to 30-minute lessons per week, but can be used daily if desired or when you simply need a fun, active learning activity. Our training covers how to progress through the lessons and academic standards with any frequency. Speed things up or stretch out the stretching, lessons can easily be modified to be 15 minutes or 45 minutes - it's all covered in our online instructor training. We want you to use PowerUp Peanuts in a way that best suits your participants!





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