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VERB: CDC Youth Campaign

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Resource Description
Staff, Planning,
and Costs
Standards, Research, and Evaluation

Teaching Experience

The multimedia content targets young people directly and is easy to use. Developed for different audiences, including parents, teachers, and organizations, the VERB curriculum, ideas, and other tips are user-friendly and do not require teaching experience to implement.

Planning and Preparation

Educators should explore the multimedia content housed at http://www.verbnow.com as well as the various educational materials posted at the CDC Web site in order to become familiar with the range of activities available. If the VERB materials will be used as part of a larger campaign to increase physical activity, it would be worthwhile to peruse the planning guides for communities.

Technology

  • Software: Flash, media player
  • Computers: Computer with Internet access

Costs

All of the multimedia content is free, though registration is required if users wish to create their own character or store information (i.e., physical activity logs) on the site. The educational materials can be downloaded for free, and a limited number of hard copies may be ordered at no cost.


Online Training for Afterschool Staff
The Afterschool Training Toolkit is available online free of charge.

The following resources can be used with the online Afterschool Training Toolkit to give you the resources you need to build fun, innovative, and academically enriching afterschool activities.