Move-to-Improve

Does Your School Move-to-Improve?

Join the charge to get all elementary school classrooms moving! For the 2013-14 school year, free Move-to-Improve (MTI) professional development sessions are available to K-5 classroom teachers throughout the City. 

Teachers, Sign Up Today: Click here to view the Spring 2014 open workshop schedule and to access the online registration forms. Citywide APE and District 75 Classroom and PE teachers are encouraged to attend our MTI K-5 for Special Populations trainings taking place this April. Refer 15 new K-5 teachers (from any non-charter public school) to join us at an upcoming MTI training and we’ll give you an MTI Champion T-shirt, recognizing you as a Citywide leader to get students moving in the classroom. If you've already been trained in MTI, we want to hear from you. Call or email and let us know about your MTI experiences.  

Become an MTI All-Star School: Train 85% of your K-5 teachers and lead the way in school wellness. The first 100 MTI All-Star schools will receive an equipment kit to support their PE program. Click here to see which schools already Move-to-Improve, or if you'd like to schedule a training at your schools, email MTI@schools.nyc.gov.

What is Move-to-Improve?
MTI is a classroom based physical activity program designed by the New York City Department of Education (DOE) and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) to increase physical activity among students, K-5, in elementary school. For a fact sheet on the MTI program to share with school staff, click here.
 
MTI helps elementary school teachers incorporate short, structured activities into their classrooms. These MTI activities integrate grade-level academic concepts and physical activity in a 10-minute educational lesson and are aligned to New York State Physical Education Learning Standards. MTI can supplement a school's existing physical education program and help schools meet the New York State Education Department mandate of 120 minutes of physical education per week. Also, updated versions of the MTI Activity Guides integrate MTI activities with the new Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS), giving teachers an identifiable way to incorporate active learning in their classrooms.

All NYC non-charter public schools with classroom teachers serving grades K-5 are eligible to participate in MTI, and receive:
  • A free 3-hour professional development workshop (for teachers), usually offered to K-3 and 4-5 teachers separately.
  • An MTI Activity Guide including examples of CCLS academic integrations.
  • Visual Aid Cards.
  • Music CDs.
  • Professional development stipend (UFT training rate; no cost to schools) for participating teachers.

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We are now setting up workshops for our Winter/Spring 2014 schedule. If you are interested in having an MTI workshop at your school this school year, please email MTI@schools.nyc.gov or call 212-374-0565. To receive information on MTI trainings and events, as well as other wellness related news and opportunities, sign up for the School Wellness Weekly by emailing wellness@schools.nyc.gov with "subscribe" in the subject line.