Train the Trainer at NDI New Mexico
The HIP to be Fit® Train the Trainer curriculum was developed by NDI New Mexico with a grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Carol M. White Physical Education Program. The purpose of the curriculum is to provide training, curriculum, and materials for public elementary school teachers so that they will get kids up and moving more throughout the school day. Tied to NM State education, PE and dance standards, and student achievement, the curriculum is designed to increase physical activity while simultaneously teaching children core curriculum subjects including language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science.
A dance or PE background is not needed to teach this material; this work is accessible to all teachers. Using NDI New Mexico programs as the model, the Train the Trainer curriculum is fully inclusive of all students in the class, engages students’ sense of fun and teamwork, and is non-competitive. The curriculum is based on 10 very simple and fun exercises which can be used in 10-30 minute blocks of activity in a variety of school settings.