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Physical Education

Staff

  • Ms. Ashley Caruso
  • Mr. Colin Clifford, Department Chairperson
  • Ms. Susan Lee, Health
  • Mr. Timothy Shaffer
  • Mr. Desmin Wade
  • Ms. Saundra Woods
  • Ms. Christal Yanez, Dance

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Physical Education Program Overview

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OverviewPhysical Education is an integral part of the total education of every student. Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, personal/social responsibilities, and enjoyment of physical activity for all students in order to be physically active for life.

Maryland State Department of Physical Education Standards (MSDE): Grades will reflect achievement of these standards each quarter.

  1. Exercise Physiology: How physical activity contributes to personal health and enhances cognitive and physical performance.
  2. Biomechanics: Generate and control force to improve movement effectiveness and safety.
  3. Social-Psychological Principles: Demonstrates positive value about themselves and develop the social skills necessary to work effectively with others.
  4. Motor Learning Skills: Demonstrate how skills are learned and proficiency developed; skills re repeatedly performed correctly in a variety of authentic situations.
  5. Physical Activity: Perform in a regular, personalized, purposeful program of physical activity to gain health and cognitive/academic benefits; design a safe and effective program consistent of their health, performance, and fitness goals.
  6. Skillfulness: Enhance ability to perform a variety of skills and applications by developing, combining, and sequencing fundamental movement patterns and apply skills in a variety of recreational and daily life experiences.

 

Units of Study CONCEPTS

FITNESS Exercise Physiology Physical Activity

Health Related Fitness components, Skill Related Fitness components; Wellness; Principles of FITT, overload progresion, and specificity

MOVEMENT Skillfulness Biomechanics Motor Learning

Motor skills; Skill themes; Skill analysis; Application of skills, Strategy and Tactics

PERSONAL/SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

Problem solving; Team work; Sportsmanship; Cooperative learning; Self control; Personal initiative

Grading: MSDE standards will be categorized into the following focus areas to calculate a grade:

  • Application of Fitness Concepts (MSDE 1, 5)
  • Application of Movement Concepts (MSDE 2, 4, 6)
  • Application of Personal and Social Responsibilities (MSDE 3)
  • Application of Cognitive Skills, Reading and Writing (MSDE 1, 2, 3, 5)
  • Grades will be based on a 4, 3, 2, 1, 0 rubric
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