Physical Education The Role of the Assistant in Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education Class
Physical Education is defined as the development of: Physical and motor fitness Fundamental motor skills and patterns Skills in aquatics, dance and individual and group games and sports What is Physical Education
All CMS students MUST participate in physical education or adapted physical education There are NO exemptions The IEP team determines whether the student will participate in general PE or adapted PE based on recommendations from the APE department. PE and daily physical activity may NOT be withheld as a form of punishment or because classwork is not done. The Law
Attend PE and actively assist the student with instruction Dress appropriately – tennis shoes Supervise student Communicate with the PE teacher Expectations of the Assistant in PE
Be on time Preferential seating Interaction with gen ed peers Maximize student involvement in activities Active Participation
Does student need help dressing out for PE? Dress out in alternate setting Set an example –wear tennis shoes, dress appropriately so that you can move. Cell phones?!?! What to Wear?
Be prepared for PE! Tennis shoes are recommended, high heels are NOT! Cell phones are not user friendly in PE. It’s best to leave them in the room while you work with the students!
Accompany student to PE and remain throughout class Levels of supervision Behavior Plan? Knowledge of rules/procedures in PE Supervision
Staff Communication Communicate regularly with PE staff and peers Student Communication Repeat instructions in simple terms Use visual symbols/schedule Demonstration Communication
The PE teacher knows the activity, You know the student and may have suggestions for modifications. Bigger, softer balls Closer distance More repetitions Simplify rules Strategies for Participation
Adapted PE staff PT staff Classroom teacher Students Resources
Marie Slusser – Lead APE firstname.lastname@example.org Kathy Jaeck email@example.com Jolanda Hengstman firstname.lastname@example.org Amy Clark ( ½ time APE, ½ time Metro) email@example.com Phone: 980-343-2684 Location: EC Satellite Office CMS Adapted PE Staff