Morris County educator Kathleen Erbe, from Washington Township School District, was awarded a $9,880 grant to help educate students about the need for physical activity. The increasing need for physical activity and healthy choices for children is well-documented. Technology-based interventions such as pedometers and heart rate monitors in physical education curricula have been shown to be effective in changing students’ behavior. This project will use heart rate monitors to supplement the physical education curriculum, motivate students to achieve higher intensity levels, assess student progress in reaching higher intensity levels, and enhance critical thinking and literacy skills with 21st-century technology.

For more information, contact:

Kathleen Erbe, Project Coordinator

School Phone: 908-850-3161