Join the movement to get all elementary school classrooms moving! For the 2012-13 school year, expanded Move-to-Improve
(MTI) professional development sessions and events will be available to K-5 classroom teachers throughout the City as part of The New York City Obesity Task Force
initiatives. 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.
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 activity guide.
- Music CDs.
- Professional development stipend (UFT training rate) for participating teachers.
- Free equipment for K-3 teachers.
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To review the 2013 Spring schedule, click here, or click here to register for an upcoming training today. (Note, teachers should register individually but are encouraged to attend an MTI workshop together.) Also, if you'd like to join a June 6 professional development, click here for schedule and registration information.
If you are interested in being a leader in wellness by becoming an MTI All-Star school and training more than 85% of your K-5 teachers, please email MTI@schools.nyc.gov or call 718-391-8181.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with "subscribe" in the subject line.