The NYS Curriculum & Assessment Guidance Document for Physical Education was developed by teachers, for teachers. It is a resource that defines physical literacy and contains five curricular strands including, character, health related fitness, individual enjoyment, life skill development and skilled play. Each strand includes, guiding questions, content, curricular focal points, connections to the ELA common core state standards and vocabulary. Grading and assessment are defined and information is provided that can be used to assess the benchmarks for each curricular strand. This workshop is designed specifically for physical education teachers at all levels K-12.
As a result of this workshop, teachers will:
•Identify the curricular strands that will lead to the development of a comprehensive curriculum;
•Become familiar with the guiding questions, content aligned with NYS and National Learning Standards for Physical Education, curricular focal points, connections to the ELA common core state standards and vocabulary for each curricular strand;
•Develop a lesson using the guidance document as a resource, incorporating focal points from multiple strands;
•Identify strategies for using the sample assessments to inform student learning and
•Explain the importance of appropriate grading practices and assessment tools included in the document