The intent of Physical Education is to help students learn the skills necessary for performing a variety of physical activities and understand the benefits of achieving and maintaining a physically active Lifestyle.
A planned, sequential program of curricula and instruction that helps students develop the knowledge, attitudes, motor skills, self-management skills, and confidence needed to adopt and maintain a physically active and healthy Lifestyle.
- ALL children can participate in regular physical activity
- ALL children can become physically educated for a Lifetime of physical activity
PHYSICAL EDUCATION SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE SAME LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL CONCERN AS OTHER ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC DISCIPLINES AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS..
Athletics is defined as an active sport that requires physical exertion and competition and involves a contest between athletes. While athletics typically focuses on one sport, Physical Education will teach knowledge of skills and concepts necessary for safe and healthy Living and in turn, for successful learning. Athletics are optional and does not promote participation by ALL students.
Physical activity is defined by the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as any bodily movement produced by the contraction of skeletal muscles resulting in energy expenditure
Recess provides unstructured play opportunities that allow children to engage in physical activities, however as normally provided, it cannot be used to meet the requirement of an average of 100 instructional minutes per week of Physical Education
Exercise is a subset of physical activity that is planned, structured, and repetitive, and is done to improve or maintain physical fitness
Curriculum is taught by a certified Health and Physical Education teacher
Appropriate time and space for students to learn and practice skills with appropriate supplies
Curriculum that aligns with state learning standards and outcomes for Health & Physical Education
Instruction and assessment in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains
1. Help students develop confidence, self-esteem, Life skills, & positive health benefits through Physical Education.
2. Provide an all-inclusive physical activity environment that enhances all four human domains (social, emotional, cognitive, physical).
3. Provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the health of self and others throughout a Lifetime.
4. Provide a Physical Education program based on full inclusion, ability perspective, & potential seeking process.
5. Provide a sport and fitness environment focused on fun and learning while being founded on respect, teamwork, positivity, perseverance, honesty, communication, constructive feedback, etc.
6. Utilize Physical Education as a solution to social dilemmas of childhood obesity (physical/cognitive deficiency) and bullying (social/emotional deficiency).
7. Provide a Physical Education program that is affordable, accessible, and beneficial to all who wish to participate by eliminating barriers-to-entry
Refers to the fact that all children, regardless of current ability level and/or adaptive needs, should participate and succeed in sports and exercise. Everyone shares the ball with everyone because the point of this program is not to teach students how to dominate and win, rather how to use collaboration and sharing to achieve communal success. In 13GEM PE Programs everyone participates the entire class period, nobody sits out unless a break is requested.
Refers to the fact that all children possess inherent talents and skills and that those inherent abilities should be identified, strengthened, and highlighted by the Physical Education Teacher to build confidence and self-esteem.
Refers to the fact that a great teacher should focus on a child's potential rather than current ability and/or deficiency. Great teachers should seek potential and draw greatness out of a child who did not see that potential or believe in that greatness. A great teacher should be able to teach anybody anything that he/she can do. Our focus is on what you can do and are capable of, not what you can't do.
13GEM has chosen "Education" as its primary symbol and cause. 13GEM's view is that of the three pillars that make any society- Government, Education, and Economy- it is Education that is most important to the proper functioning of that society.
We start by providing students with the Wisdom to "know what to do" by teaching the sports, exercise, and Life skills necessary to achieve personal standards of success
We build physical, cognitive, social, and emotional skills through repetition in complex and challenging activities so students have the Strength to "do it"
We set the realistic process expectations of "listening to and following instructions" without compromise for all students because learning is not possible without these disciplined behaviors
We seek to strengthen students' moral compass through activities that require
"self-officiating" and challenge students to adhere to rules in the face of adversity (when the temptation to "cheat to succeed" is the greatest)
We teach students the importance of striving with best effort while facing and responsibly dealing with the outcomes of all chosen behaviors and actions
There has been an increase in demand from schools & organizations with consistent student populations and gym space that would like to add a quality PE Program to their curriculum. 13GEM has created "Mobile PE for Schools & Organizations" to accommodate this need.
All teachers have a minimum of a Bachelors in Health & Physical Education (P-12) that includes successful student teaching and a valid Washington Teaching Certificate. This ensures that students will be taught by professionals in the field of Physical Education who know how to manage classrooms and deliver instruction to maximize student growth rates.
All equipment necessary to conduct classes for a maximum of 20 students per class period. 13GEM has invested in high quality, developmentally appropriate equipment including using traditional equipment in novel ways.
13GEM's Educational Philosophy is based on three main principles: High Opportunities to Respond (OTRs), High Activity Rates, and High Teacher Interaction Rates. All students are taught the fundamental skills, concepts, and strategies to a variety of sports and exercise modalities that exceed the Washington Physical Education Standards.
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