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Physical Education Leadership Academy

​​​​​​​​​Empowering Teacher Leaders by Transforming Ed​ucation in the 21st Century 

​​​​​​​​The​ Physical Education Leadership Academy 3 is designed to support teachers’ implementation of standards-based, Common Core aligned, high activity physical education and develop teacher leaders who have th​​e ability to impact colleagues at their site, in their district and throughout San Diego County. As a result of their participation, attending teachers will:

  • ​Have a comprehensive understanding of critical shifts in pedagogy to support and promote 21st Century learning
  • Utilize instructional strategies, on a daily basis, that meaningfully engages ALL students with content
  • Increase students’ health and physical literacy
  • Create a leadership network to promote and support quality physical education

Each session, participants will attend an initial two hour “f​ront-loading” of the topic and will implement changes in pedagogy with their classes for two weeks. Teachers will then return for a one-day debrief, processing, sharing, and strategizing further implementation/promotion. 

To register for all four sessions please visit:

​Cost: $300 to attend all four sessions

$100 per session​

​Session 1:  Rethinking Class Time to Maximize Physical Activity 

Oct. 6, 2016 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Oct. 18, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 2:  Meeting the Needs of Each and Every Student

​Nov. 30, 2016 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
​Dec. 14, 2016 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 3:  Perfecting Performance-Based Assessment

​Feb. 7, 2017 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
​Feb. 28, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Session 4:  Student-Centered L​e​arning

​April 27, 2017 | 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.
​May 10, 2017 | 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

​Attendees must have previously attended the 3-Day Common Core in Physical Education Institute or contact Paige Metz or Lynn Barnes-Wallace for approval. ​ ​Note: Those attending all four Academy sessions, will be considered for designation as an “SDCOE Physical Education Leader” which will include certification and an email badge that is valid for 2 years. ​

San Diego Physical Education Leaders

Please congratulate the following teachers on their recognition as leaders:​

​​​​C​​hrista Allen ​​​​​(San Die​go Unified)
Patricia Beall​​(San Diego Unified)
Melissa Beninger (San Marcos Unified)
Brian Diamond(San Marcos Unified)
Cindi Elrod(San Diego Unified)
Lauren Filamor(San Diego Unified)
Vincent Fulchiron(Preuss School of UCSD)
Keith Kaneko(San Diego Unified)
Jill Kinser(San Diego Unified)
Tamara Miller(San Marcos Unified)
Katy ​​Moyneur(Del Mar Union)
Patrick Sheehan(Poway Unified)
Kelli Topliff(San Diego Unified)
​​Heather Westgaard​Mountain Empire Unified)​​​