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Curriculum and Instruction A balanced Physical Education program provides each student with an opportunity to develop his/her physical fitness and motor skills. The goal of the Physical Education program is the development of a physically-educated person, one who has learned skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities, is physically fit, participates regularly in physical activity, knows the benefits from involvement in physical activity, values physical activity and its contributions to a healthy lifestyle.

Legislative Requirements and Supporting Documentation

Curriculum and Instructional Resources

  • Introduction to Physical Education PDF   07/01/2002 (29.16 KB)
  • Qualities of Physical Education Program PDF   07/01/2002 (7.22 KB)
  • Physical Fitness FITT Principle PDF   07/01/2002 (7.87 KB)
  • Physical Education - Effective Practices PDF   08/20/2009 (484.74 KB)
  • Effective Teaching Skills PDF   07/01/2002 (9.31 KB)
  • Resources PDF   09/26/2007 (37.27 KB)
    List of external web links that are helpful in designing and supporting physical education curriculum.
  • 101 Tips for Youth Sport Coaches PDF   03/01/2010 (930.86 KB)
    The National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and Polar USA have developed the new 101 Tips for Youth Sport Coaches. Offering 101 suggestions to become a complete coach, the brochure introduces youth sport coaches to the fundamentals of good coaching and encourages their professional development so that every young athlete will have an optimal sport experience.

  • Also available through this site are two books that will help early childhood programs establish and maintain movement as an integral part of the overall learning process:
    • Appropriate Practices in Movement Programs for Children Ages 3-5
    • and,
    • Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children from Birth to Age 5
    For pricing information, call 1-800-321-0789. Stock number is 304-10500
  • Violence Prevention Toolkit Now Available to City Leaders
    The YEF Institute has published a new toolkit entitled "Preventing Violence and Building Communities Where Young People Thrive." The toolkit draws upon lessons learned over the past three years from the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, a 13-city network sponsored in collaboration with the National Council on Crime and Delinquency to identify strategies for reducing violence and victimization. Each of the network cities has developed and is now implementing a comprehensive violence reduction plan that blends prevention, intervention and enforcement techniques. The toolkit highlights a wide range of city practices.

    For more information about the California Cities Violence Prevention Network, visit California Cities Violence Prevention Network. Or, contact: Andrew Moore at 215-848-6910 or moore@nlc.org email/ align=, or Ernesto Olivares eMail

Additional Resources

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    The study of health education prepares students to make healthy decisions and take healthy actions on matters concerning personal, family and community health. Its goal is for students to become health literate (the ability to obtain, interpret, and understand basic health information and services) and to use such information and services in health-enhancing ways.

  • Tanya Frisendahl Email    (503) 947-5754
    Educator Effectiveness - Education Specialist

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