The San Juan BOCES Take 10 Initiative is a two year grant awarded by The Colorado Health Foundation. During a 24-month period, TAKE 10 will align our eight districts’ comprehensive health and wellness plans to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and provide 15 elementary, 8 middle schools and 8 high schools the opportunity for MVPA throughout the school day using three movement components.
Component 1- Out of School Movement (100 mile club)
One HERO in every school will be selected to oversee the program. Students will engage in the 100-Mile Club before school to earn rewards for participation. Parents and community members can volunteer to help or participate with their students. The program will be offered 2 to 4 days per week. At the secondary level, Students will participate in a physical activity club. This will look different at each school. The goal of the program is to get students moving in MVPA for 20-30 minutes before school.
Component 2- Integration of Movement During Instruction Time
Teachers will receive training for incorporating movement into the instructional day. Each teacher who attends the training will receive a "tool box" of manipulatives to support the program. Schools will be given the choice of how they want to run the program. They may have all school breaks (similar to Drop Everything and Read, only with movement) or individual classroom breaks. Schools will be encouraged to have breaks added to the master calendar to assist with developing the movement culture. The Project Manager will help create an online resource bank for teachers.
Component 3- Recess/ Unstructured Play
Studies have shown that when students are provided individual equipment (hula hoops, jump ropes, balls, etc.) they will be more active at recess. In order to promote increased MVPA during the school day, each school will be provided a recess equipment cart that allows easy placement and retrieval of equipment. Each school will have site PALs. This person’s responsibilities will include: contact between the Project Manager and the school staff, support for staff around movement breaks in the classroom, inventory, organize and distribute the TAKE 10 resources and equipment,
Take 10 partners with Archuleta, Bayfield, Dolores, Dolores County, Ignacio, Mancos, Montezuma-Cortez and Silverton School Districts in Southwestern Colorado.