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Health and Physical Education Professional Learning


SDCOE Health and Physical Education Hangouts

Stop by to hear the latest national, state and local updates and network with other health and physical educators. Every 2nd  Wednesday of each month from 3 to 4 p.m. Use this Zoom Link to join the conversation each month.

Health & Physical Education Leadership Academy (Tier 1)

Prerequisite:  Participants must have completed the3-Day Physical Literacy Institute and/or the Health Framework Series or have approval from Paige Metz

The first of a two-tier leadership series is designed to develop model pedagogy and practice for teacher recognition as a role model and leader on campuses/in districts.  HPELA provides a combination of professional learning and on-site coaching to develop and promote best practices.

Date: Oct. 6, Dec. 1, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 20, May 3, May 18 

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm 

3-Day Physical Literacy Institute

Strategically deliver equitable and meaningful instruction designed to increase the physical literacy of all students by incorporating:
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Universal Design for Learning 
  • Standards-Based Assessment
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Grading for Equity

Spring Dates: Jan. 19, Feb. 16, and March 16 

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Health Education Framework: Sessions 1-4

This 4-session series, based on the NEW California Health Education Framework, is designed to build students’ knowledge and skills in the 6 content areas of Health Education.  Session topics include:
  • Session 1:  CA Health Education Framework Overview
  • Session 2: Nutrition & Physical Activity AND Mental, Emotional & Social Health
  • Session 3: Growth, Development & Sexual Health AND Injury Prevention & Safety
  • Session 4: Alcohol, Tobacco & Other Drugs AND Personal & Community Health
*Each session includes a 90-minute online module for participants to complete prior to the scheduled professional learning date.

Spring Dates: Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


Individual Sessions
*Participants may register to attend the entire series or to attend individual sessions.

Session 1
Date: January 5

Session 2
Date: February 2

Session 3
Date: March 2

Session 4
Date: April 6

Health & Physical Education Leadership Academy (Tier 2)

Prerequisite:  Participants must have completed the Physical Education Leadership Academy or have approval from Paige Metz

Those who have completed HPELA may register for the second tier of the leadership series, designed to study and implement effective leadership voice and strategies.  Special focus will be placed on best practices for communication, promotion, and advocacy.

Date: Dec. 6, Jan. 18, March. 29, May 10

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) in Health and Physical Education

Empower students by strategically developing each of their 5 SEL Competencies by focusing on the three pillars of SEL:

  • Explicit Instruction (tied to CA Health and Physical Education Model Content Standards)
  • Instructional Strategies
  • Culture & Climate

Spring Dates: Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8 

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


Standards-Based Assessment in Health and Physical Education

Examine and update assessment practice to increase equity and collect evidence of student competence with health and physical education content standards.

           Spring Dates:  Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22

           Time: 3:00-5:00 pm


SDCOE Health & Physical Education Advisory Meeting

District and site leaders are invited to a collaborative conversation re: national/state/local updates, professional learning, trends, best practices, resources and more!

Date: May 4, 2022

Time: 9:00-11:00 am


Grading for Equity (by Joe Feldman) Book Study for Health and Physical Educators

Join fellow health and physical educators as we read Grading for Equity by Joe Feldman and discuss the specific implications for health and physical education.

Dates:  Spring (Exact Dates TBD)
Time: 3:00 – 4:30
Registration:  Information and Links Coming Soon!

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Contact Paige Metz to network with other Physical Education Teachers and receive our Health and Physical Education Monthly Updates.