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1 Quality Physical Education and Health into the 21th century. AAHPERD/CDAAAHPERD/COAHPERD Quality Physical Education and Health into the 21th century. AAHPERD/CDAAAHPERD/COAHPERD

2 WHY QUALITY HEALTH AND PE POLICY CHANGE IS NEEDED! 65% of all U.S. citizens are obese or overweight. It is now a matter of national security. It will improve academic performance.

3 Research Based Quality Physical Education! The latest research indicates that there is a need for more physical activity and physical education.

4 The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, QPE, and Academic Performance In April of 2010 an exciting new study was released by the CDC and other government health related departments. It was a review of relevant research articles related to physical activity and academic performance. 50 studies demonstrated 251 associations between physical activity and academic achievement, academic behavior, cognitive skills and attitudes.

5 Four Areas of Physical Activity Measured 1.School-based physical education 2.Recess 3.Classroom physical activity 4.Extracurricular physical activity

6 School-Based Physical Education Studies Eleven of 14 studies found one or more positive associations between school-based physical education and improved academic performance.

7 Recess Studies All eight recess studies found one or more positive associations and indicators with cognitive skills, attitudes, academic behavior.

8 Classroom Physical Activity Studies Eight of the nine studies found positive associations between classroom-based physical activity, academic behavior and academic achievement.

9 Extracurricular Physical Activity Studies Examined the relationships between extracurricular physical activity and academic performance. One or more positive associations were found in students participating in activities. No negative associations were determined in any of the four areas of physical activity studied.

10 Implications for Change! -Physical activity improves academic achievement. -Improvements include grades and standardized test scores. -Physical activity improves concentration and attention. -Physical activity improves classroom behavior.

11 Group Activity (Mixed Pair Share) Stand up, hand up & high five a partner. Introduce yourself. Each person will take turns sharing their physical education school experiences. One minute per person. Thank partner & sit back down when done.

12 “ Shape of the Nation Report 2010 ” No federal law requires physical education. No incentives for states or schools to offer PE. States define guidelines and requirements. School districts are responsible for implementation.

13 “Shape of the Nation” Conclusions Quality Physical Education is: – the essential element in the formative growth of children. – assuring some degree of regular physical activity. – creating framework of life skills which shape the whole person, encourages smart choices and influencing a healthy lifestyle. – the BEST hope for improving the future shape & health of our nation.

14 NASPE and AHA Recommend Quality Physical Education be provided to all students as an integral part of K-12 education. PE be delivered by certified/licensed physical education teachers. Adequate time be provided: -150 minutes Elementary School minutes Middle and High School All states develop standards reflective of the NASPE standards of QPE. Set minimum standards for student achievement in QPE.

15 NASPE and AHA Recommend Meeting minimum standards in QPE is a requirement for high school graduation. Physical activities and other courses no substitute for QPE. Physical activity is incorporated into the school day. Parents monitor their children’s QPE progress and participation. Communities provide and promote the use of safe sidewalks, paths, trails and recreation facilities.

16 Brain Research Physical activity increases blood flow to the brain. Regular exercise helps with the transfer of information between neurons. Regular aerobic exercise helps in developing new brain cells.

17 “Brain Rules” by John Medina Rule #1 of 12 “Exercise Boosts Brain Power!”

18 Group Activity #2 Stand up… face the front… Cross Crawls Thumb & Finger Switch Nose & Ear Switch Crazy Arms (one forward/one backward) Hook-ups

19 What is Happening in Colorado

20 New State Standards State Standards – The state has developed its own standards for physical education and health for grades K-12. – Districts in the state must develop a Standards Document that meets or exceeds the Colorado Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Standards by December – Last updated in January 2010 – Standards align with NASPE Physical Education standards

21 Colorado’s State Standards for Physical Education Standard #1 – Movement Competence and Understanding Standard #2 – Physical and Personal Wellness Standard #3 – Emotional and Social Wellness Standard #4 – Prevention and Risk Management

22 Colorado’s State Standards for Physical Education Included in the State Standards are: Evidence Outcomes 21 st Century Skills and Readiness Competencies Relevance and Applications Nature of Physical Education

23 Amount of Required PE in Colorado: Currently Colorado does not mandate physical education in elementary, middle school/junior high or high school.

24 High School Graduation Requirements in Colorado: Colorado does not mandate the number of high school physical education credits required for a student to graduate.

25 Substitutions for Physical Education The state permits school districts or schools to allow students to substitute other activities for required physical education credit. Example: Participation in athletics, band, ROTC for PE credit.

26 Online Physical Education Courses in Colorado The state allows physical education credits to be earned through online classes, and all students are eligible to take these classes.

27 Colorado State Physical Education Curriculum ● The state does not require the use of specific curricula for elementary, middle school/junior high or high school physical education. ● School districts may create their own curriculum or use commercial curriculum such as, SPARK or CATCH

28 What is Colorado missing? ●Teacher-to-student ratio for physical education courses ●Fitness Testing Protocol ●Student Assessment Requirements ●Education Report Card ●Certification/Licensure of Physical Education Teachers ●District Physical Education Coordinator Body Mass Index (BMI)

29 Quality PE and Health Programs help fight the Obesity Problem! Quality programs follow national standards (NASPE, AAHE)

30 Wellness policy In 2006 each local educational agency participating in school lunch programs shall establish a local school wellness policy. What is your schools wellness policy?

31 Wellness Policy Cont. Goals must be set for: Nutrition education Physical activity Campus food provision Other school-based activities designed to promote student wellness.

32 Physical Education Curriculum a variety of motor skills fitness education and assessment cognitive concepts social and cooperative skills promotion of lifetime physical activity

33 Concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention. How to access valid health information to reduce health risks. What influences our health? How to use communication skills to enhance health. Health Curriculum

34 Health Curriculum/Cont. Demonstrate goal setting and decision-making skills. How to advocate for health.

35 Uses of Assessment In PE and Health – Make educational decisions about students. – Provide feedback to students. – Assess effectiveness of the curriculum and instruction.

36 Where Do We Go From Here? Change needed in policy. Increase quality physical education, comprehensive health education, and physical activity. Make physical education a core subject. Make middle school physical education a requirement. Require physical activity for grades

37 Where Do We Go From Here Cont. PE2020 -(NASPE Project) Opinions about future of what physical education should look like.

38 America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids. Healthy Choices Healthier Schools Physical Activity Access to Affordable Healthy Food

39 Who Influences the Change in Policy? State legislatures can only recommend policy change. Ultimately, parents influence elected officials. Your voice needs to be heard to your local State Representative.

40 Quality Physical Education Checklist by NASPE NASPE has developed a checklist to evaluate your schools PE program. Take it back and evaluate your school. There is an action plan included to improve your school’s program.

41 Evaluation of Presentation Please fill out the evaluation form and leave it at the door. Thank you.

42 Works Cited Trust for America’s Health. (F is For Fat), TFAH, July 2009, Report.pdf Report.pdf KAHPERD Report Card on Health and PE, (Kansas Dept of Education, 2010), Shape of the Nation Report, 2010, Nation-FinalPDF.pdf Nation-FinalPDF.pdf National Association for Sport and Physical Education. (2009). National standards & guidelines for physical education teacher education (3rd ed.). Reston, VA: The Association.

43 Works Cited Cont. PE2020 Is About Building a Shared Vision for Physical Education in the Year 2020 and Beyond, 2010), Physical Activity for Children: A Statement of Guidelines for Children Ages 5-12, 2nd Edition (2003) Standards-Based Assessment of Student Learning: A Comprehensive Approach (1999) To Fat to Fight, 2010, The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, PE, and Academic Performance Report, (2010), pe_paper.pdf pe_paper.pdf


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