Elementary Physical Education

Professional Learning Pathway

and

Teacher Leadership Pathway

The Professional Learning Pathway consists of recommended sequences of professional learning sessions specifically for physical education and health education teachers.

When taken sequentially, the following Professional Learning Pathway sessions for elementary school teachers introduce the NYC Physical Education Scope and Sequence for Elementary Grades and build subject area mastery, expertise in delivering instruction, and collaboration among educators. Educators are also encouraged to attend our Supplemental Sessions for continued professional learning.

The Teacher Leadership Pathway is designed for teachers who want to go beyond the Professional Learning Pathway and develop the skills necessary to be teacher leaders in their school, community, and /or district.

Questions? Email PEWorks@schools.nyc.gov

Move-to-Improve

Move-to-Improve is a free classroom-based physical activity program that helps district public elementary school teachers enhance their classroom lessons with activities that get students moving, and helps schools meet the State PE requirement of 120 minutes per week. All-Star schools, which have a PE teacher and maintain at least 85% of their elementary teachers trained in the program, can supplement their existing PE program with up to 40 minutes of Move-to-Improve activities per week.

Questions? Email MTI@schools.nyc.gov

Partner-led trainings are indicated by this logo:

Elementary PE Basics I: Lesson Planning to Incorporate Fitness and Assessment (formerly Physical Best Specialist Certification Workshop)

Target audience: Grades K-5 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

In this session, physical education teachers learn strategies to implement health-related fitness education instruction and assessment using the NYCDOE-recommended curriculum, Physical Best. Teachers are introduced to the philosophy of Physical Best, which supports students in learning the importance and benefits of physical activity and how to be active for a lifetime. Teachers receive a free copy of the Physical Best (3rd Edition) teacher guide and activity manual. Referencing the health-related fitness grade level outcomes and skills identified in the NYC K-5 Elementary School Physical Education Scope and Sequence, teachers collaborate to integrate fitness skills and concepts into an existing lesson and/or create a unit-specific lesson plan. They learn how to maximize students’ understanding of the importance of lifelong fitness and wellness and discuss instructional strategies for meeting the needs of all students. In addition, teachers explore the NYC FITNESSGRAM web application, the Citywide health-related fitness assessment, as a tool to plan instruction.

Registration:

Thurs. 09.27.18: Bronx

Wed. 12.05.18: Queens

Tue. 01.22.19: Brooklyn

Wed. 02.13.19: Queens

Thurs. 03.07.19: Brooklyn

Elementary PE Basics II: Lesson Planning for Skill Acquisition

Target Audience: Grades K-5 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Teachers explore key resources necessary to create a standards-based elementary curriculum map, units of study and lesson plans to support student growth and achievement. Participants experience developmentally appropriate, sequential skills progressions and evaluate lessons from commonly referenced PE resources, including both print and online materials. Referencing the grade level outcomes and skills progressions identified in the NYC K-5 Elementary School Physical Education Scope and Sequence, teachers collaborate to create a unit-specific lesson plan aligned to developmentally appropriate skills and concepts. Attendees receive a free copy of National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and Lesson Planning for Elementary Physical Education: Meeting the National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes.

Registration:

Wed. 01.23.19: Brooklyn

Thurs. 02.14.19: Queens

Tue. 03.05.19: Brooklyn

Elementary PE Basics III: Lesson Planning for Community Building

Target Audience: Grades K-5 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

In this session, physical education teachers learn skills, strategies, and activities to establish a learning environment where all students feel safe and supported. Using Project Adventure’s Adventure Curriculum for Physical Education, teachers learn principles, including challenge by choice and the experiential learning cycle, and leave with tools, including a full value contract, designed to support them in creating a community of learners who take ownership of their learning with confidence. Referencing the grade level outcomes and skills identified in the NYC Elementary School Scope and Sequence, teachers collaborate to create a unit-specific lesson plan aligned to developmentally appropriate skills and concepts from the Community Building thematic unit.

Registration:

Thur. 01.24.19: Bronx

Tue. 02.12.19: Queens

Wed. 03.06.19: Brooklyn

Elementary PE Basics IV: Move-to-Improve: Train-the-Trainer

Target Audience: Targeted recruitment of certified or designated physical education teachers from district public schools. We recommend that a classroom teacher accompany the PE teacher. The MTI team will connect with principals and PE teachers about your school’s training recommendation.

Prerequisite: Certified or designated elementary school physical education teacher

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Participants in this workshop will strengthen their knowledge about the benefits and implementation of the Move-to-Improve program; practice facilitating Move-to-Improve activities to develop the skill and confidence to lead a successful Move-to-Improve workshop for their school; gain the support of their peers and the members of the Move-to-Improve team through practice and collaboration; and are provided with the tools and materials they need to bring their school to All-Star status, support their physical education program, and inspire teachers to get their students up and moving.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Supplementary Elementary Physical Education Sessions

Leadership Pathway Training: Implementing Data-Driven Classrooms with Teaching Matters

Target Audience: Grades K-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: PE Basics I and PE Basics II, Professional Learning Community (PLC) Facilitator

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

This workshop engages physical education teachers in implementing data-driven classrooms with the goal of improving student learning outcomes. The strategies and tools participants learn during the workshop address the questions “What do students need to learn?” and “Did they learn it?” Workshop participants will learn by doing. They begin by working to identify essential standards and unpack and select common assessments and finish the day by using different protocols to look at student work. Upon completion of the workshop, participants can immediately put their newly acquired strategies and tools to work in their own classrooms.

PE Coaching: Personalized Instructional Support

Target Audience: Grades K-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 6 hours, 30 minutes

K-12 PE teachers can strengthen and enhance any component of their professional practice with PE Coaching, a new opportunity to work one-on-one with a PE Instructional Coach from the Office of School Wellness Programs. Participating teachers collaborate with their coach for 4 to 6 weeks to develop custom instructional strategies and goals that have a direct impact on student learning. The coach personalizes support for teachers’ needs, the unique elements of their PE program, and their school environment. Teachers receiving PE Coaching have seen immediate changes in classroom environment, student engagement, and the integration of new activities/units. In addition, participants receive guidance to support implementation of the NYC Physical Education Scope and Sequence.

Make it Work: Mastering PE in Creative Spaces for Elementary Physical Education

Target Audience: Grades K-5 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Participants in this workshop learn strategies for providing quality, standards-based physical education instruction in limited space with limited equipment. Realistic solutions to a variety of common challenges are demonstrated and discussed, including using the Danielson Framework for Teaching in the PE environment. Teachers engage in several ready-to-use creative movement and skill development activities that are aligned to State and national standards as well as to the SHAPE America Grade Level Outcomes for elementary school students.

NYC FITNESSGRAM Technical Assistance Workshop

Target Audience: Grades K-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: Elementary PE Basics I: Lesson Planning to Incorporate Fitness and Assessment

CTLE Hours: Not applicable

This workshop is designed to offer PE teachers the opportunity to learn and refresh the skills needed to navigate the NYC FITNESSGRAM web application. During the workshop, participants log on to NYC FITNESSGRAM to explore the various features and discuss any challenges that they might have. Participants can also come prepared to use this time to enter their students’ fitness scores.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Move-to-Improve: Train-the-Trainer Refresher

Target Audience: Targeted recruitment of certified or designated physical education teachers from district public schools who have already attended the Move-to-Improve Train-the-Trainer workshop

Prerequisite: Previous participation at a Move-to-Improve Train-the-Trainer workshop

CTLE Hours: 3 hours

Participants in this workshop brush up on their workshop facilitation skills, while getting in some practice before providing a yearly Move-to-Improve workshop for their school and rebooting their Move-to-Improve memory to guide teachers through implementing physical activity during academic instruction. They also reinforce their knowledge and practice of the Move-to-Improve program to provide a Move-to-Improve workshop to their school and bring it to All-Star status.

Registration:

Principals should email MTI@schools.nyc.gov for registration information

Move-to-Improve Open Workshop

Target Audience: Grades K-5 classroom teachers (including cluster, physical education, and special education) from district public schools

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

Participants in this workshop engage in fun physical activities for dynamic differentiated instruction and infuse everyday academic content with Move-to-Improve. They learn how to modify activities to fit their classroom space and their lessons, as well as their students’ skills and physical abilities, and practice scaffolding instruction and cool-down techniques to confidently manage movement in their classroom, while learning how to easily get students up and moving during the day to improve their health, focus, and academic achievement.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Assessment and Technology

Target Audience: Grades K-5 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Description and registration information coming soon.

Registration:

Tue. 01.22.19: Queens

Wed. 02.27.19: Brooklyn

Tue. 03.12.19: Manhattan

Tue. 04.30.19: Bronx

SPARK Inclusive PE

Target Audience: Physical education teachers who teach general PE classes and include students with disabilities

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Participants learn how adapt and modify their physical education curriculum to effectively engage students with disabilities. Attendees learn how to create an inclusive environment, adapt activities and equipment, and accommodate students during skills‐based instruction, modify lessons plans for specific disabilities, and better meet the needs of students. Workshop activities provide opportunities for hands‐on learning in order to create an inclusive environment that benefits ALL students.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Recess Enhancement Training with Asphalt Green

Target Audience: Any K-5 school staff supporting recess in their school, including school aides, teachers, administrators

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 3 hours

This three-hour training for school staff, offered in partnership with Asphalt Green, focuses on enhancing and supporting recess periods in schools. Participants learn recess games that are great for any indoor or outdoor space, including large and small playgrounds, the auditorium, hallway, and cafeteria, as well as various conflict resolution strategies, techniques to improve transition time, and the most effective way to map out recess activities according to their school’s play spaces.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Inclusive Physical Education for Elementary Students

Target Audience: Elementary physical education teachers who teach general PE classes and include students with disabilities

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

This training is designed to provide physical education teachers with the knowledge and skills to develop and deliver inclusive PE content so that all students can access the curriculum through universally designed lesson plans.

Using the Lieberman-Brian Inclusion Rating Scale as a guide, participants will have the opportunity to examine the components of a PE program, such as equipment selection, differentiation, and paraprofessional and peer support, that contribute to a learning environment in which all students can meaningfully engage in physical activity. Participants will identify supports and strategies that will empower them to be advocates for their programs and champions of student learning. All registered participants will receive a copy of the text Including Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities in Physical Education (2017) by Michelle Grenier and Lauren Lieberman.