Let's Move In Homeschool

Face Covering Policy for Fall 2021:
Children will be able to remove their face coverings during the physical education lesson (must wear face covering during the health education lesson). All adults and children (over the age of 2 years) will need to wear face coverings while inside the BBFH (our building) during all other portions of the program. All NDSU students and staff will be masked the entire time.


Hello Homeschool Families!

Registration is now available for our Fall 2021 NDSU Let’s Move in Homeschool Physical Education and Health Education Program. We are extremely happy to be able to offer both in-person (at NDSU in Fargo, ND) and online options this fall. Additionally, those attending in-person will also have access to our online physical education classes.

Our three options for programming include:

Option 1: In-person Physical Education AND Health Education for children ages 4-12 years (online PE class access also included)

Option 2: In-person Physical Education (no Health Education) for children ages 4-12 years (online PE class access also included)

Option 3: Online Physical Education for children ages 4-18 years. (Our online program is open to families anywhere on the globe!)


General Program Description

Welcome to the 10th year of NDSU’s Let’s Move in Homeschool program! The goal of this program is to provide children with enjoyable health and physical education lessons within emotionally and physically safe environments. This outreach service is facilitated by NDSU’s Health and Physical Education program faculty and pre-service teachers. Under faculty supervision, pre-service teachers design developmentally appropriate lessons for homeschooled children and deliver these lessons both on-campus and online.


Program fees

Our program fees are $15/child with a total $30/family maximum for all programming regardless of option or combination of options selected.


Physical Education Lessons

Dr. Jenny Linker oversees the physical education programming. Our physical education lessons use best-practices in physical activity to help students as they develop their physical literacy through all three domains of learning (physical, cognitive, and affective). Physical education lessons are based upon the National and North Dakota physical education standards:

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

(Click here to view the standards and their associated specific grade-level outcomes)


Health Education Lessons

Justin Pieterick oversees the health education programming. Our health education lessons use a skills-based approach to help students become health-literate individuals. These lessons are based upon the National and North Dakota Health Education standards:

Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.

Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.

Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.

Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.

Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.

Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.

(Click here to view these standards and their associated specific grade-level outcomes)

Potential health education content topics that may be covered at each grade-level in our program can also be viewed here


Class Delivery

All classes will begin October 5th and continue every week through December 7th (a total of ten weeks).

In-person Classes: Classes will run on-campus at NDSU in the Bentson Bunker Field House (BBFH) on Tuesdays 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. and 11:45 a.m.-12:30 p.m. If your child(ren) participates in both types of lessons, they will be with us from 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. as they will have a lesson in both Physical Education and Health Education back-to-back (That’s right parents – you can go run some errands if you’d like!). When registering, you will need to indicate whether your child(ren) will attend both the Physical Education and Health Education Programs or ONLY the Physical Education Program.

**Your child’s class time(s) and group will be determined after registration closes, as we need to make groups of similar ages so they we can plan developmentally appropriate lessons. The in-person program can accommodate approximately 80 children/semester**

COVID-19 Protocols

We plan to facilitate our program for its entire duration this fall. However, the program is subject to any COVID-19 policies adopted by NDSU (e.g., mask wearing, social-distancing, etc.). Adjustments to the program will be made as needed and this may include pivoting to an online only format. All on-campus families will have access to the online physical education program throughout the entire ten weeks as part of the registration fee.

As this will be a fluid situation, we thank you in advance for your understanding.

OnlineClasses: Classes will take place via the Seesaw (app). This platform will require registration via an email address (it may be the student’s or the parent’s email). Class content, activities, and assignments will be posted in your child’s classroom site by Tuesday morning of each week. Lessons will be delivered asynchronously (participants can log-in at any time). Families will be provided “tutorials” on how to access and use Seesaw. Synchronous opportunities to meet and interact with teachers will also be made available via Zoom for those students/families that are interested!


Our pre-service teachers will include short assignments/assessments for students to complete each week. They will try to offer various formats in which the assignments can be completed (e.g., video upload of a skill performance, audio recording of a response, picture drawing, typed responses, etc.). Submission of these assignments/assessments allows our pre-service teachers to learn and grow. We really appreciate a commitment from families to submit these assignments.

Registration Instructions

  1. Registration is now open and will close on September 21,2021.
  2. Registration consists of two parts:
    1. Part 1 – Registration Information Form
      1. Fill out one registration form for each child
      2. Once you complete the registration form, you will be automatically transferred to Part 2 – Payment
    2. Part 2 – Payment Form
      1. You only need to submit payment once (as you will pay for all children at the same time). When filling out the Part 1 Registration Form for subsequent children, just ignore and close the payment website.
  3. Access the Registration Information Form here.

Registered families will receive class details the week of September 27th.

We look forward to working with your children this semester!

Contact Information

Program Director Dr. Jenny Linker can be reached at jenny.linker@ndsu.edu or (701)231-8676 for additional information.

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