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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. Zoom link will be updated soon. 

SDCOE Health & Physical Education Advisory Meetings

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

Date: May 4, 2022

Time: 9:00-11:00 am

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

Date: Oct. 5, Nov. 2, & Dec. 7 (Fall) Or Jan. 19, Feb. 16, & March 16 (Spring)

Registration: (Fall Registration) (Spring Registration)

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.

Date: Oct. 12, Nov. 9, Nov. 30, Dec. 14 (Fall) Or Jan. 5, Feb. 2, March 2, April 6 (Spring)

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

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, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 20, May 18  

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

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: Sep. 21 , Nov. 16, Jan. 18, March. 29

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

Date: Oct. 7, Nov. 18, Dec. 9, (Fall) Or Jan. 11, Feb. 8, March 8 (Spring)

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.

Date: Oct. 14, Nov. 4, Dec. 2, (Fall) Or Jan. 25, Feb. 22, March 22 (Spring)

Time: 3:00-5:00 pm

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