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
Each spring, the Exercise and Nutritional Science (ENS) Department at Westview High School in the Poway Unified School District puts on a triathlon for the freshman class. Each student completes a 300-meter swim, 2.5-mile bike ride, and 1.5-mile run as a capstone event for the year. To prepare for the triathlon, students engage in goal-setting and apply training principles throughout the year to build the skills and endurance they need navigate the course. The triathlon is also the primary fundraiser for the department and has enabled them to provide students with a state of the art experience in each ENS class. It is the highlight of the year! Kids have a blast! Want more information? Check out the informational video.
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