Thursday, April 3, 2014

April 15

Important Physical Fitness Information!

The deadline to post all spring fitness scores into INow Health is June 1
Every student in Grades 2-12 enrolled in physical education must participate in the fitness assessment.  
This includes high school students who:
  • ·       receive a waiver to substitute marching band, athletics, cheerleading, etc. for the required Lifelong Individualized Fitness (LIFE) course. 
  • ·         JROTC students in grade 9 (JRTOC students in Grades 10, 11, and 12 are exempt).
  • ·         students who are taking a physical education elective course.

 Refer to the Health and Physical Education Web page for instructions on reporting.

The deadline to order pre-printed Governor, superintendent, and principal award certificates from the Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness is April 15

Order forms and contact information may be located on page 40 of the Alabama Physical Fitness Test Administrator Manual

Upcoming Conferences and Professional Development Opportunities

·         Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ASAHPERD) Spring Conference April 11 and 12, 2014 - Orange Beach.  Click here for conference information.
·         Auburn University at Montgomery (AUM) Summer Physical Education Workshop June 27 AUM Campus -  Montgomery (registration information released April 15)
·         Summer Health and Physical Education Conference July 30, 31, and August 1 Alabama 4-H Youth Conference Center – Columbiana (registration information released April 15)
If you know of a professional development opportunity please send all the information to Nancy Ray (

Planning a Field Day?

Tons of ideas for field day may be found at or Alabama Physical Education on Pinterest.  

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

February 2014

February is American Heart Month

Make sure to celebrate healthy hearts during February.  This month is a great time to have a Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart event. 

The American Heart Association has free online resources for teachers (click here for resources). 

American Heart Month Classroom Activities

What is the background of American Heart Month? When did it start? Why is it celebrated?

Need to know the exact date of Wear Red Day this year? Here's a chart that shows when American Heart Month and Wear Red Day is celebrated from 2012 - 2017.

American Heart Month worksheets and printables include a word jumble, word search puzzles and tools and printables to place vocabulary words in alphabetical order.

American Heart Month book descriptions and reviews for elementary and preschool reading.

State Grant Opportunity

Please see the attached file concerning BlueCrossBlueShield of Alabama Be Healthy Schools Grant application.  In 2013 sixteen Alabama schools were awarded Be Healthy Schools Grants.  Applications are due to BlueCrossBlueShield by March 7, 2014.  Click here for the application.

Professional Development Survey from the State Department of Education

In order to fulfill your professional development needs for the upcoming academic year, I ask that you take a three (3) question survey (less than 5 minutes of your time).  The deadline to complete the brief survey is March 3rd.  Click here to take the brief survey.

Searching for Inspirational Wellness Professionals to Serve as Alliance Ambassadors!

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is searching for school wellness professionals to serve as front line representatives who will empower their communities to be healthier places to work, live and play.
Applications are now being accepted for the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program Ambassadors (for 2014-2015). Ambassadors are active members of the Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program, working in their schools and communities to implement strategies to decrease the rates of childhood obesity. Ambassadors are made up of a diverse range of people; from superintendents and nurses to teachers and parents..

Applicants must be active members of their school wellness councils, and must have served on the council for at least the entire 2013-2014 school year. Interested individuals may visit for more information.

Winning with Asthma Video
This a great video for coaches called Winning with Asthma.  Its a short online-video that teaches coaches what to do with a student/player with asthma.  Click here for the video

Great App for Teachers and Coaches
 ‘CoachNote‘. This app is a super simple coach whiteboard that includes all of the different equipment you might find within your sports storeroom. One of the exciting features of the app is the ability to take a photo that can then be drawn over. This has resulted in me taking a photo of our school gym and utilizing it to create ultra-realistic game setups. Once complete these are then shown to the student cohort at the start of the session, with the instructions being “work as a group to setup the game exactly as shown in the example below”. This seemingly simple task has not only minimized my setup time, but has provided me with countless opportunities to gather insight into how students work together to achieve a common goal. 

Searching for Inspirational Young People to Serve as Healthy Living Ambassadors!

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, a non-profit organization founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, is searching for young people excited to share their commitment to healthy living and inspire their friends, families, schools and communities to take action and help stop childhood obesity.
Applications are now being accepted for the Alliance’s Youth Advisory Board (for 2014-2015). Board members serve as ambassadors for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, share feedback on Alliance programs and activities and promote health and wellness in their communities.
Applicants must be between the ages of 8 and 17 years old when membership begins June 2014 and live in the United States. Interested youth can visit for more information.

Get Ready for Every Kid Healthy Week!

Schools nationwide have implemented wellness initiatives to promote and reinforce healthy eating, physical activity, nutrition education, and physical education in order to increase student achievement. Action for Healthy Kids will be recognizing Every Kid Healthy Week on April 21-25, 2014. During the observance and throughout the month of April, Action for Health Kids will work with schools in Alabama to host Every Kid Healthy events to make sustainable changes that encourage students to eat better and be active every day.

This is a great time to encourage healthy habits to support peak performance in academic achievement as students who attend schools that integrate student wellness are likely to have higher academic achievement scores.   To support schools interested in celebrating Every Kid Healthy Week, Alabama Action for Healthy Kids, is pleased to offer the “Every Kid Healthy Week Challenge” – a school-wide activity and art project.  If you would like more information about this challenge so your school can take part, please contact Christina Vanzandt at

ASAHPERD Spring Conference 

April 11-12, 2014  Phoenix VI Orange Beach, AL.  Click here for more information

11th Annual Rally for Awareness

The 11th Annual Rally for Awareness, hosted by The FOCUS Program, will be on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at the Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Alabama. Students from across the state will gather to raise awareness for several youth risk behaviors, including bullying, sexting, distracted driving, alcohol and drug use, and unprotected sex. The FOCUS Program invites students, youth-serving adults, and exhibitors to attend. The registration deadline for this event is Thursday, February 27, 2014.

Second Annual Youth Advocacy Day
AIDS Alabama, ACPTP, and Advocates for Youth
The Second Annual Youth Advocacy Day, which will be held Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Montgomery, Alabama. Event registration and details will come in the next few weeks, so keep up with our website, Facebook, and Twitter.

Alabama Physical Education on Pinterest
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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 6, 2014 Happy New Year!

Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment

 Due to inclement weather in nearly every county of the state today and the next several days, the deadline to post fall fitness scores into INow Health has been extended to January 15, 2014 to allow for teachers whose school systems are closed.

March 1 is the date to begin spring testing.  All spring fitness data must be entered into INow by June 1, 2014.


It's almost time for Scale Back Alabama 2014.  Are you ready?  Please consider participating again as a Scale Back School!  Be sure to mark your calendars.  The competition kicks off on January 16, 2014 and the weigh-in week is January 18-24, 2014.  

This year is different because there is not a separate registration for schools and there is not a requirement to have 5 or more teams.  This year any K-12 school, public or private, is eligible to be an official Scale Back School regardless of how many teams they have.  

Sign up just like any other organization on the Scale Back Alabama website at and be sure to indicate that your organization is a school.  Scale Back Alabama Schools are entered into a separate drawing at the end of the competition for school prizes that promote good health in students.

Questions?  Contact: 
Molly B. Killman
Director, Nutrition and Physical Activity Division
AL Department of Public Health or 334-206-5646

Adventure to Fitness

As winter weather continues to blast many parts of our state with freezing temperatures, windy conditions, ice and rain, it’s important to make sure that physical education and classroom teachers are equipped with the resources you need that can keep students active and learning while stuck inside. Although not just a “bad weather” resource, Adventure to Fitness is relied more heavily upon during inclement weather seasons to help keep students active and healthy in a fun and educational way when they can’t go outside for recess or physical education. 

This resource is absolutely FREE and easy to sign up to start increasing physical activity among your students today.

 Let’s Move Active Schools

Come on Alabama we need all schools to sign up for Let’s Move Active Schools.  (Free!)

Let’s Move! Active Schools is a comprehensive program that empowers school champions – P.E. teachers, classroom teachers, principals, administrators, and parents – to create active environments that enable all students to get moving and reach their full potential.

Congratulations Shelly Grimes!

Shelly Grimes, physical education teacher at Harrand Creek Elementary School (Enterprise City Schools) submitted a Thanksgiving bulletin board idea to that was published on their Web page.  Shelly received a $50 eGift card for her published idea.  PE Central is a great resource for grades K-12 physical education and health education for lesson plans, units, assessments, bulletin board ideas, etc. The best feature is that is FREE!

Shelly also received a $1,000 ASAP grant for the 100 mile club.  How did she find out about the grant?  From my blogs and emails.  (See if pays to read my information!)

Shade Structure Grant

 Need shade on your outdoor area?  The American Academy of Dermatology's Shade Structure Grant Program awards grants to public schools and non-profit organizations for installing permanent shade structures for outdoor locations that are not protected from the sun, such as playgrounds, pools or recreation spaces. Each Shade Structure Grant is valued up to $8,000, which includes the cost for a shade structure and installation. In addition to the grant, the Academy also provides a permanent sign near the shade structure. The AAD receives support for this program from its members and outside organizations.  Grant applications are due February 1, 2014.  For more information visit their Web page

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

November 20, 2013

Zumba Inclusive Master Class at Lakeshore

Ditch the Workout, Join the Party with certified Zumba Fitness Instructor and wheelchair user JoAnne Fluke as she leads an Inclusive Master Class at Lakeshore Foundation. Help us build momentum for this up and coming movement of bringing the Zumba experience to ALL!  This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. 

Don’t miss your chance to be part of the FIRST EVER United States Zumba Inclusive Master Class right here in Birmingham!
*Free t-shirt to the first 100 registrants.

Go HERE for more information and to register! 

Let's Move Active Schools

COME ON ALABAMA!  We want to win.  Sign your school up today.  There is no cost or obligation.  

What is an Active School?An Active School incorporates physical activity before, during, and after school for at least 60 minutes per day.

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) is proud and excited to be a part of First Lady Michelle Obama's newly released Let's Move! Active Schools - an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to American schools. The program provides simple steps and tools, including monetary support and training, to help schools create active environments where students get 60 minutes of daily physical activity through quality physical education and physical activity before, during and after the school day.

ALEX Lesson Plan Development Session 

What it is:
Join together with some of the best teachers in Alabama for a two-day summit during which you will create outstanding CCRS-based lesson plans in your curricular area to be reviewed, approved, and posted to the ALEX Lesson Plan database.

What to do: 
If you would like to attend this workshop in Montgomery, simply click APPLICATION and complete the brief application by Wednesday, November 27, 2013. All applicants will be notified of acceptance by Tuesday, December 3, 2013. 
**Note: If you cannot click on above link, copy and paste this URL into your web browser

When: December 12-13, 2013 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.) 

Each participant will receive $125 per day, for a total of $250. If you live more than 100 miles outside of the Montgomery area, you will receive an additional $25 a day, for a total of $300, to help compensate you for travel expenses. **Attendees are required to attend all 2 full days.** 

Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. Dinner will be on your own. If your application is accepted, additional information will be sent with the confirmation email. 

We encourage you to ask a buddy to apply to help you with expenses, and enjoy Montgomery together! 

Thank you, and we look forward to receiving your application online! Send questions to Bree Amidon at

Scale Back Alabama School Program for School Staff. 

The 2014 competition is starting soon!

 Now in its eighth year, Scale Back Alabama is a statewide weight-loss contest that encourages Alabama to get healthy and have fun while doing it.  The 2013 campaign drew nearly 30,000 people in almost every county, and the total statewide weight loss since the beginning of the contest is more than one million pounds!  The Scale Back Alabama school program also had impressive numbers with 91 schools and over 2000 school personnel participating last year. 

The campaign is geared toward adults and is primarily operated with the help of local employers (companies with 10 employees or more), schools, hospitals and health departments.  Each organization appoints one person to serve as the coordinator for the contest, and individuals compete on teams of four to win the chance at cash prizes. There is no charge for participating in the program.  The program kicks off on January 16, 2014 and teams weigh in during the week of January 18-24, 2014. 

The Scale Back Alabama School program is an additional component of Scale Back Alabama that gives school personnel the opportunity to be healthy role models for their students and for the school to be entered into a drawing to possibly win nutrition and physical activity oriented prizes. 

Becoming a Scale Back Alabama School is easy.
  • Go to for instructions on signing up for Scale Back Alabama.  Your school will need a coordinator to get started.
  •  All schools (k-12) participating in Scale Back Alabama will automatically be enrolled in the Scale Back Alabama School program.  Students are not allowed to participate and weight loss for students is not being encouraged.
  • Scale Back Alabama Schools receive special recognition and are entered into a school drawing for prizes that promote good nutrition and physical activity habits for the students.  These prizes are in addition to the team and individual drawings for cash prizes. 

It’s a win-win for the schools.  School personnel work to achieve a healthier lifestyle while their students cheer them on and learn the importance of healthy habits. 

Scale Back Alabama is a joint project of the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Hospital Association with generous underwriting from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama. 

For more information, please contact Molly Killman at 334-206-5646 or by email at

November Resources 

The JAM School Program brings physical activity and health education into the classroom. JAM is designed to teach kids (and adults) healthier lifestyle habits. JAM is a free wellness resource for schools.

JAM resources offer a weekly one-minute exercise routine called JAMmin’ Minute®, an athlete-featured more extensive routine called JAM Blast®, and a monthly health newsletter called Health-E-tips.
jam school program resources

JAMmin’ Minute®: A one-minute fitness routine that includes 5 very simple exercises that kids (and staff) can do while either standing at their desk or sitting in a chair. Included on this weekly communication is a health tip, something simple that teaches a healthier habit. These routines are authored by us and we invite schools to submit routines to us!
JAM Blast®: Athlete-delivered healthy living and eating messages with a coordinating 3-5 minute exercise routine that focuses on that athlete’s idea about what is most important for peak performance. Fun facts about each athlete are included.
Monthly Newsletter: A one-page health newsletter packed full of nutrition, fitness and health tips designed for school-age kids and their parents, and school personnel.
Benefits and Uses
  • Wellness (daily physical activity and health education) for students and staff
  • Add them to classroom curriculum, to assemblies, to the morning announcements over the PA system
  • PE teachers can use these as a warm up or combine several routines for a complete program
  • Students can lead each other as “JAM Leader” or “Drill Sergeant” of the week
  • Set up some friendly competition in the classroom, among staff, or district-wide
  • Send home with the kids, publish on your intranet and in the school newspaper, copy and post, video record classes and load to school website
  • Tool for use to create wellness/fitness ambassadors at school
  • Emphasis on establishing daily habits
  • Health education that is effective and efficient
  • Improves self-esteem and concentration
  • Everyone can participate, even the physically challenged
  • Fun, quick and effective
jam works like this

Each week of the school year, teachers and administrators receive an e-communication.
This communication will include:

  • a link to our private JAM Library webpage that houses our JAM routines
  • monthly newsletters
  • JAM Good Ideas & JAM Good News
  • success stories from schools
  • highlights of school-authored routines
  • links to kids doing the JAM routines
Why it Works:
  1. It is FUN!!!
  2. Everyone is doing the same thing at the same time.
  3. Creates a sense of community and belonging.
  4. There is no judgment or competition.
  5. The JAM routines help improve strength, conditioning and coordination.
  6. Brain breaks - Improves performance through more energy & refocusing.
  7. Adds more physical activity minutes to your day.
who is behind us
The JAM School Program is promoted and backed by leading groups such as Let’s Move!, the American Heart Association, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, NFL Play 60, USDA, National PTA, NBA FIT, Discovery Education’s Energy Balance 101, and NASPE (the largest group providing physical activity resources to teachers across America) plus hundreds of state and local groups and organizations with health and wellness initiatives.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

ASAHPERD Fall Conference

Don’t forget that the Alabama State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (ASAHPERD) Fall Conference is November 17, 18, & 19 at the Wynfrey at the Galleria in Birmingham.  If you did not pre-register you may register during the conference.  The conference information, schedule, and membership may be found at

Friday, November 15 4:00 PM is the final deadline to register for CEU credit for the conference.  Many people have had difficulty registering for day 3 of the conference.  If you experience difficulty contact the person in your school who handles STI Professional. 
Fitness Testing

January 1, 2014 is the deadline to post your fall fitness scores into INow Health.  The INow reporting piece has been revised and is now much more time efficient and much easier to post scores.  To get online training go to where you will find all of the fitness information.  At the bottom of the page under additional links is the online training and written instructions. 

Please keep in mind that spring testing dates are March 1 through May 1.  Make sure to check your school calendar for state required testing so that your fitness testing does not conflict with those dates.  June 1 is the final deadline to post spring scores.

If your school is on block scheduling you will test one time and post those scores. 
Grant Opportunities

Together Counts

The Find Your Balance Challenge is open to elementary school classrooms in grades K-5 and rewards student teams for taking steps toward achieving Energy Balance in your own school communities. Winning schools have a chance to win a $30,000 Grand Prize Grant. One Second Place winning class will receive a $10,000 grant. One Third Place school will receive a $5,000 grant. Applications will be accepted from August 27, 2013 until January 31, 2014.

Award Amount: $5,000 - $30,000

Deadline: January 31, 2014

Fund for Teachers

The purpose of this funding is to enrich the personal and professional growth of teachers by recognizing and supporting them as they identify and pursue opportunities around the globe that will have the greatest impact on their practice, the academic lives of their students and on their school communities. Grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for teams will be awarded to select applicants. Pre-K though grade 12 teachers with at least three years of experience and the intent to return to the classroom the following school year are eligible to apply.

 Award Amount: $5,000

Deadline: January 30, 2014

For More Information, Click Here

 Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation, National PTA, Discovery Education
With support from the National PTA, schools and communities across the nation have the opportunity to apply for a number of grants and other prizes to help them implement a health initiative at their school. Overall, the Smart from the Start program will award a total of $500,000 in grants, training and awards to eligible schools. The winning preschool will be awarded $20,000 and ten runners-up will each receive $2,500. Early childhood education centers and schools with a Pre-K program are eligible to apply.

 Award Amount: $20,000 or $2,500

Deadline: February 28, 2014

 American Heart Association

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Heart Association, and a team of experts from across the childhood obesity movement have teamed up through the Childhood Obesity Rapid Response Fund. The mission of the fund is to make effective strategic investments in ongoing state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns in order to increase public policy impact on healthy weight and living among children. This funding is mostly targeted at passage of new public policy, however proposals for defense of existing critical policy as well as addressing policy implementation deficiencies are also eligible. Grants will be made only to non-profit organizations. A phone consultation prior to submitting a step-one application is required.
Award Amount: $15,000 - $100,000
Deadline: Rolling

The PeyBack Foundation
The PeyBack Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to assist programs that provide leadership and growth opportunities for at-risk children. Emphasis is placed on programs that have a direct benefit to children through relationships and activities, specifically programs intended to enrich the lives of disadvantaged youth through activities conducted outside the typical school day. Activities include healthy living, mentoring, and leadership skills. Multiple grants averaging $10,000 will be awarded to selected applicants. Nonprofit organizations serving economically disadvantaged youth between ages 6 and 18 in Indiana, Louisiana, Tennessee, and the Denver metro area are eligible to apply. The 2014 PeyBack Foundation Grant Application will be available October 15, 2013.

Award Amount: $10,000
Deadline: February 3, 2014

The LEGO Group

The LEGO Children's Fund will provide quarterly grants for programs with a special interest paid to collaborative efforts and in providing matching funds to leverage new dollars into the receiving organization. Focus areas include: early childhood education and development, and technology and communication projects that advance learning opportunities. Priority is given to programs in communities where Lego operates with a special focus given to organizations serving Connecticut and Western Massachusetts.

Award Amount: $500 - $5,000

 Deadline: January 15, April 15, July 15, October 15

The Safeway Foundation

The Safeway Foundation supports numerous youth development organizations as well as a broad range of after-school and physical education programs. Local grants are reviewed biannually. For grant requests that are national or multi-regional in scope, requests are reviewed on a quarterly basis.

Award Amount: $2,500 - $10,000
Deadline: Rolling

For More Information, Click Here

The Rite Aid Foundation

The Rite Aid Foundation is offering funding to nonprofit organizations that focus on health and wellness in the communities in which Rite Aid operates. The Foundation accepts proposals throughout the year and the submission deadlines for our quarterly board meetings are as follows: July 15, October 15, January 15 and April 15.

Award Amount: Award amounts vary
Deadline: October 15, January 15 and April 15

MetLife Foundation

MetLife Foundation supports projects to empower people to lead healthy, productive lives and strengthen communities. The Foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and culture. Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on education at all ages and a commitment to increasing access and opportunity. The Healthy Habits program seeks to promote healthy habits and physical fitness for illness prevention, especially among children. Requests are accepted and reviewed throughout the year.
Award Amount: Award amounts vary
Deadline: Rolling
For More Information, Click Here

Voices for Healthy Kids Request for Award

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, American Heart Association

Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. Voices for Healthy Kids' Strategic Campaign Fund is awarding grants with a mix of lobbying and non-lobbying resources to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity through state, local, and tribal public policy campaigns aligned with the Voices for Healthy Kids policy priorities. Six awards for up to a maximum of $90,000 per award is available for 501(c)(3) organizations to support strategic issue advocacy campaigns focused on fighting childhood obesity aligned with six advocacy priorities. Applications will be evaluated by an independent review committee and announcement of awards will be made approximately 6-8 weeks after submission.

Award Amount: $90,000
Deadline: Rolling
For More Information, Click Here

Happy Thanksgiving!


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Physical Fitness Test Information

2013 – 2014 Physical Fitness Testing Information

Test Dates
Deadline to Post Scores
October 1 - December 15
January 1
March 1 – May 15
June 1

Is fitness testing mandatory?

Yes.  The Code of Alabama (laws) Alabama Administrative Code (AAC) laws that pertain to education; rule 290-3-1-.02(8)(c)(ii) states:

The Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment must be administered to Grade 2-12 students, including students who receive exemptions from the State Superintendent of Education.  *Fitness data must be reported to the State Department of Education (SDE).

*Meaning scores posted into INow Health in order for the State Department to pull data from a school.

Who is to be tested?

  • All students who are in Grades 2-12 (See AAC)
  • Grade 2 students who are not 8 years of age must be tested but no data reported until they turn 8 years old.
  • Students in Grades 9-12 who have completed the required LIFE course and are taking and coded as taking a physical education elective must be tested and their data posted into INow Health.
  • Students who have a waiver must be tested and their data posted into INow Health.

New and Improved INow reporting procedures!

Before posting any scores into INow Health do the following:
  • Check to make sure teachers have INow Health accessibility
  •  If the reporting piece looks the same from last year, teachers will need to contact the tech coordinator either at the school or central office to make sure that INow has been updated with the summer roll-outs.
  •   Print out a copy of the new reporting procedures from the link below:
          (scroll to the bottom of the page to Additional Links).
  • Watch either the YouTube or Direct Download video for online training on how to post.
Note for IPads or IPhones:  Teachers who have IPads or IPhones will be able to access INow Health from these devices without an app.  Make sure to have a strong WiFi connection in order to access INow Health.  If the device has the ability to open an Excel File, teachers will be able to utilize their device for posting scores.

Once fitness data has been completed and posted into INow Health, teachers are done with the reporting piece. There is no upload process to the school system or State Department of Education. 

Do not send hard copies of scores by mail or email to the State Department of Education!

Teaches who experience difficulty with INow Health need to contact the tech person in their school system for help.  Do not call the State Department for online assistance.

 Cadences and Video Demonstrations

No CDs will be mailed (delivered) to teachers.  Cadences and video clips may be downloaded from 

 Teachers who experience difficulty downloading the files may need to follow these steps:
  • Save the files on to their computer. 
  • Once the file is downloaded, open the file and let it play for a few seconds in order for the computer to recognize the file. 
  • Close the file, and then save/burn the file to a CD. 
  • If this procedure does not work, contact the tech person at the school for help.
Several teachers requested that I post the files to the cadences on the blog:


Video Demonstrations