Physical movement stimulates academic success by helping students to be alert and have the energy to learn. Move-to-Improve is a free classroom-based physical activity program that helps elementary school teachers enhance their lessons with activities that get students moving.
Designed in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Move-to-Improve activities have become an integral part of elementary classrooms, with more than 11,000 elementary school teachers trained since 2012, and 140 “All-Star” schools as of the 2016-17 school year. Schools are eligible for All-Star status when a majority of their classroom teachers use the program in classrooms as part of, and in addition to, a comprehensive physical education program.
Watch the Move-to-Improve overview video
to see the program in action. For more information about Move-to-Improve and how to make it a regular part of your elementary school, email MTI@schools.nyc.gov
Teachers and Other Educators
For Move-to-Improve training and professional learning opportunities, see our Professional Learning Catalog. View and download a variety of Move-to-Improve educator materials, including the implementation guide, classroom posters, and visual aid cards, on WeTeachNYC, an online resource library and professional learning portal created by the New York City Department of Education.