Does Your School Move-to-Improve?

Join thousands of elementary school teachers and fully trained All-Star schools across New York City to get your classrooms moving with Move-to-Improve (MTI). MTI is a free 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. MTI as part of a comprehensive Physical Education (PE) program can also supplement PE minutes. For a fact sheet on the MTI program to share with administrators and school staff, click here.

MTI provides elementary school teachers with the tools to create and support an active learning environment in the classroom and school community. Now with several training models to fit the needs of your school, MTI blends academics and physical activity into educational lessons that support New York State PE Learning Standards and are integrated with Common Core Learning Standards.

New York State requires all elementary schools to provide at least 120 minutes of PE every week for all students. MTI All-Star schools can use MTI activities during classroom instructional time to supplement their existing PE program to meet this requirement. To become an All-Star, a school must have a comprehensive PE program, led by a certified or designated PE teacher, with at least 85% of their eligible teachers trained and using MTI.

  • To sign your school up to participate, or to become an MTI trainer in your school, click here.
  • To learn more about how your school can become an MTI All-Star, the benefits of the program, and a new turnkey model to sustain the program schoolwide, click here.
  • To view/print free MTI materials online, click here.