The goal of physical education is to develop students’ Physical Literacy. Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. (Definition by Margaret Whitehead, 2014 as cited by the International Physical Literacy Association, 2015)
Students are empowered to live healthy lives when they collaborate with peers and engage meaningfully as 21st Century Learners.
The Centers for Disease Control recommend students participate in Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) at least 60 minutes per day. The goal of physical education is to engage students in MVPA at least 50% of class time (bell to bell).
Find creative ways to help each and every student achieve grade level standards and develop physical literacy.
Critical Academic Language/Vocabulary to use with your class
Health & Physical Education Apps
Two deserving teachers were recognized as Teachers of the Year at the 2018 End-of-Year Social and Awards in Pacific Beach, sponsored by San Diego Region CAHPERD.
Kasey Galik, an adapted physical education teacher from San Dieguito Union High School District, received recognition as the 2018 Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Kasey offers a class that blends general education and adapted students and is a model for other schools. She also runs a series of inter-district tournaments and track meets and is a true inspiration for both students and peers. Since Kasey was not able to attend, the award was accepted by her student Bridget Cuneo, who talked about how her teacher has helped her run for 20 minutes without stopping!
Dennis Gildehaus of Pacific Beach Middle School was recognized as the 2018 Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. While Dennis is a consummate professional who truly brings physical literacy to life for his students, perhaps his greatest attribute is being a leader in the profession. Dennis regularly opens his class for people to observe, has donated hundreds of hours to the professional learning of others, has played a key role in the development of the Fit 2 Learn Fit 4 Life website, has been instrumental in the implementation of technology in physical education, helps coordinate the California Middle School Physical Education Workshop, and is always willing to help so students can benefit!
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