PE in Texas, Let’s Move! Active Schools, PEP Grants & More Rachel Naylor North East ISD & Texas Association of Health, physical Education, Recreation and Dance Exemplary Schools Committee Chair
Texas is Leading the Nation Texas PE Teachers: • utilize standards as their framework. • develop curriculum that is sequential and builds on prior knowledge. • design lessons with the end in mind (desired outcomes). • focus on developing necessary skills and knowledge for life-long activity. • make State mandates/requirements their minimum. • ensure classes are anenjoyable, student centered experience.
Texas Sets the Story Straight • Physical Education vs. Physical Activity • Are they the same? • Moderate or Vigorous Physical Activity • What does this mean? Moderate or vigorous are describing the intensity of the activity. How much energy are you expending or how hard are you working? Moderate – heart rate up but you can still talk. Vigorous – breathing hard and fast, heart rate is up quite a bit, and you can only say a few words without pausing for a breath. NO! Physical Education programs are opportunities for students to be engaged in instruction about motor skills, fitness education, cooperative skills and MORE! Physical activity is bodily movement of any type and does not have to be formal (RECESS).
Support Coordinated School Health It takes a village to raise a child Physical Education: active participant, not sole owner Assess, Plan & Implement Celebrate the little things as well as the big
Evaluate Programming & Reap Awards TAHPERD Exemplary Schools Program http://www.tahperd.org/LINKS/SUB_LINKS/PROGRAMS/programs.html Due August 16, 2013 Several Award levels Multiple criteria Help session at TAHPERD summer conference in San Marcos, July 14-16 Online help coming soon
Be Money Hungry • Carol M. White PEP Grant http://www.tahperd.org/HOME_PDFs/2013_PEP_Grant_rfp.pdf • Due date: April 12, 2013 • In 2012, 3 Texas ISDs benefitted: • Alief ISD $308,885 • McAllen ISD $715,495 • Northside ISD $1,108,873 • Take advantage of all grant opportunities
Commit to Change Let’s Move! Active Schools http://www.letsmoveschools.org/ • Initiative of First Lady Michelle Obama • 5 key focuses: Physical Education, Physical Activity During School, Physical Activity Before and After School, Staff Involvement, Family and Community Engagement • Sign-up to commit • Alliance for a Healthier Generation http://www.healthiergeneration.org/schools.aspx?id=6370
Thank you! Rachel Naylor email@example.com 210-491-6100 ext. 246