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Physical Education and Physical Activity

OVERVIEW

Schools can create an environment that offers many opportunities for students to be physically active throughout the school day. A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) is the national framework for physical education and youth physical activity.

A CSPAP reflects strong coordination across five components: physical education, physical activity during school, physical activity before and after school, staff involvement, and family and community engagement. Physical education serves as the foundation of a CSPAP and is an academic subject characterized by a planned, sequential K-12 curriculum (course of study) that is based on the national standards for physical education.

Physical education provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for healthy active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence. A well-designed physical education program provides the opportunity for students to learn key concepts and practice critical skills needed to establish and maintain physically active lifestyles throughout childhood, adolescence and into adulthood. Teachers should be certified or licensed, and endorsed by the state to teach physical education.

CSH TEAM FACILITATOR – PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Fred Powers, fpowers@bethlehemschools.org, FACS, Health & Physical Education Supervisor

VISION

Our vision is that by focusing on the 24 character strengths students will be able to see the positive attributes in their peers clearer.

STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS

  • Incorporate the 24 character strengths into the grade 10 adventure education curriculum
  • To have BOU present a “Talking with your Teen” presentation on stress and anxiety

RESOURCES