OAISD Physical Education Resources

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Physical Education

Physical education is defined as an academic subject that provides students with a planned, sequential, K-12 standard-based program of curricula and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for healthy active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy, and emotional intelligence. - MDE, 2017

Physical Education Curriculum/Lesson Plans

Scope and Sequence

USE YOUR DISTRICT DATA to develop a scope and sequence for your classroom/district.

Curriculum Overview by Content Area - K-12 Physical Education - Examples for each grade level

7 Steps to Curriculum Planning in Physical Education

Sequential Guidelines for K-12 Physical Education

Overview of a 4 Part PE Lesson

Assessment in Physical Education

In PE, a variety of assessments based on the activity are necessary to get a complete understanding of a student’s learning and progress towards goals. Appropriate assessments for PE include:

  • Formative Assessments- ongoing during instruction and can include checks for understanding, heart rate monitors, checklists, rubrics, exit slips
  • Summative Assessments – occur at the close of a unit or instructional sequence and are meant to determine a student’s level of achievement. These can include personal fitness plans and logs, skills test, written tests, video or skills demonstration to peers or the class
  • Fitness Gram Student Self- Assessments
  • Presidential Youth Fitness Program
  • Peer Assessments
  • Performance-Based Assessments

*Try PE Blog Assessment resources as well.

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)is a self-assessment and planning guide developed by CDC. The PECAT is designed to help school districts and schools conduct clear, complete, and consistent analyses of physical education curricula based upon national physical education standards.

Specifically, the PECAT:

  • Assesses how closely physical education curricula align with national standards for physical education.
  • Analyzes outcomes, content, and assessment components of a curriculum that correspond to national standards for physical education for three grade levels: K–5, 6–8, and 9–12.
  • Helps school districts or individual schools identify changes needed in locally developed curricula.
  • Helps school districts or individual schools use the PECAT to develop a physical education curriculum.

Physical Education Resources

Adventure to Learning - K-5 classroom supplemental videos

Darebee - Free workouts and challenges

S&S Blog - Fitness Calendars, activities, challenges

Free Active@Home Skill Development Activity Cards

K5 Hidden Peak Videos - YouTube Channel

The Power of P.E.

We are Teachers - Free printables, purchase lessons from other teachers

The P.E. Project

SHAPE America YouTube Channel

Michigan Fitness Foundation

Project ACES

Effort/Participation Rubric

Activity Calendars for Health and PE - SHAPE America

SEL Skills - Sportsmanship and Teamwork Resources

Cosmic Kids Yoga

Danny Go - YouTube channel for elementary-aged youth (music, dancing, and learning)

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