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New Health and Physical Education Monthly Update newsletter

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Health and Physical Education Advisory 

Make sure that your district has a seat at the table as leaders from throughout San Diego County come together to discuss trends, legislation, litigation, best practices and opportunities in health and physical education. Together, we will be tackling big issues, leveraging assets and developing strategies to increase students' health and physical literacy.

Three-Day Physical Literacy Institute 

The intended outcome for physical education is to develop students' physical literacy. Join us as we better understand the skills, knowledge, fitness, values and motivation of a physically literate student. Throughout the three days we will identify a systemic approach to pedagogy that challenges some traditional practices. Together, we will identify learning outcomes, create assessment tools and plan instruction to empower students with the confidence, competence and passion they need for a life time of physical activity. The fall session takes place in mid October through early December. The Spring session takes place in late January through early March.

Physical Education Leadership Academy

While many teachers have attended professional learning to provide standards-based, Common Core aligned, high activity physical education, there is still a need to support systemic change in pedagogy. The Physical Education Leadership Academy is designed to support teachers' implementation of best practices, and develop teacher leaders who have the ability to impact colleagues at their site, in their district and throughout San Diego County. Participants who attend all four sessions will be considered for designation as an SDCOE Physical Education Leader for two years. The first date of each session is a two-hour afternoon workshop and the second date is a full day. The Physical Education Leadership Academy is a total of 8 days from late September through early May.

  • 2018-19 Physical Education Leadership Academy  - Information and registration
    • Session 1: Rethinking the Use of Class Time
      •  Oct. 4  and Oct. 23
    • Session 2: Meeting Needs of Each and Every Student
      • Nov. 27 and Dec. 13
    • Session 3: Perfecting Performance Based Assessment
      • Jan. 22 and Feb. 14
    • Session 4: Student Centered Learning
      • April 18 and May 2019 date TBD

Health and Physical Education Idea Exchanges

Looking to stay abreast the latest and greatest in our discipline?  Join other health and physical educators to share best practices, strategies, lesson plans, assessment tools and more while networking with colleagues from throughout San Diego County.  The "Idea Exchange" is an informal opportunity to participate in professional conversations and collaborate to improve students' physical literacy.  Individuals and teams are welcome!

  • Apr. 4, 2018 - event cancelled
  • 2018-19 dates TBD

Technology to Support 21st-Century Learning in Physical Education

​​As class sizes increase, it is important that we do our best to maximize opportunities to help every student reach their daily learning objective. Join us as we discuss the technology that is available to help us meet the needs of our students.​

Practical Strategies for Performance-Based Assessment in Physical Education

Collecting evidence of what students know and are able to do is critical.  Join us as we share and develop practical tools for formative and summative assessment.

Exemplary Physical Education Site Visitations 

The SDCOE Exemplary Site Visitations give attendees the opportunity to see the creative ways teachers use best practices. There is a focus on implementing Common Core standards, collecting evidence of student learning, increasing the time students are in MVPA, engaging students with rigorous content, and expanding students’ habits of mind.  Throughout the day, attendees will have the opportunity to see three award-winning teachers in action with their students, hear the stories of how they developed their programs, and have a chance to network with fellow teachers.​

Elementary Site Visits

Secondary Site Visits


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