Secondary Physical Education

Professional Learning

New this year, the Secondary Physical Education Professional Learning Pathway is in the process of being developed to support the unique needs of secondary physical education teachers.

When taken sequentially, these professional learning sessions will help build subject area mastery, expertise in delivering instruction, and collaboration among educators. Additional secondary sessions will be added throughout the year. Secondary educators are also encouraged to attend our Supplemental Sessions for continuous learning.

Questions? Email wellnesspd@schools.nyc.gov

Secondary Physical Education Pathway

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

Target audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Secondary physical education teachers learn the components of health-related fitness education instruction and how to incorporate the NYC FITNESSGRAM assessments into their PE programs. Through demonstration and practice teachers will learn how to integrate aerobic and muscular fitness and flexibility activities into their daily lessons. Teachers will receive a copy of the Physical Best teacher and activity guides, the NYC DOE recommended fitness education program as a resource for instruction. Physical Best supports student learning in why physical activity is important and how it benefits them today and for a lifetime. In addition, teachers explore NYC FITNESSGRAM, the citywide health-related fitness assessment, as a tool to plan instruction. Teachers have the opportunity to take the Physical Best Specialist Exam offered online through SHAPE America.

Registration:

Thur. 12.21.17: Queens

Tue. 01.16.18: Bronx

Mon. 01.22.18: Manhattan

Mon. 02.12.18: Bronx

Tue. 02.13.18: Manhattan

Mon. 03.19.18: Queens

Tue. 03.27.18: Brooklyn (session cancelled)

Wed. 03.28.18: Manhattan (Open to K-12 PE teachers)

Secondary PE Basics III: Lesson Planning for Community Building

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 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.

Registration:

Tue. 1.23.18: Bronx (Middle School)

Mon. 1.29.18: Bronx (High School)

Additional Secondary PE Basics sessions coming soon

Secondary Physical Education Supplemental Sessions

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.

Registration:

Mon. 10.02.17-Fri. 12.01.17: Cycle A

Mon. 12.04.17-Fri. 02.02.18: Cycle B

Mon. 02.12.18-Fri. 04.13.18: Cycle C

Mon. 04.23.18-Fri. 06.08.18: Cycle D

Achieving Fitness: An Adventure Activity Guide for Secondary Physical Education

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: TBD

In this workshop presented by Project Adventure staff, participants learn how to combine fitness principles with adventure philosophy, learn the basics of teaching health-related fitness through adventure education, review basic fitness principles, learn the concept of student self-efficacy and its role in improving health-related fitness, and experience a variety of activities designed to support students' achievement of health-related fitness, including cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Attendees receive a copy of Achieving Fitness: An Adventure Activity Guide.

Registration:

Registration links coming soon

Bigger Faster Stronger: Weight Room Safety for Secondary Physical Education

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Join Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) President John Rowbotham for a full-day session to learn the skills and strategies to safely design physical education instruction in a weight room or fitness center. The BFS program provides teachers with the knowledge, skills and confidence to develop lifelong fitness habits for our students. PE teachers learn proper lifting and spotting techniques, dynamic warm-ups, and body-weighted exercises that develop functional strength and balance. PE teachers also learn strategies for grouping students and organizing equipment in the physical space to maximize instructional time.

Registration:

Fri. 01.26.18: Manhattan

Mon. 01.29.18: Bronx

Mon. 02.05.18: Queens

Tue. 02.06.18: Queens

Wed. 02.07.18: Queens

Thur. 02.08.18: Queens

Mon. 03.05.18: Brooklyn

Tue. 03.06.18: Brooklyn

Thur. 03.08.18: Brooklyn

Thur. 06.07.18: Brooklyn

NYC FITNESSGRAM Technical Assistance Workshop

Target Audience: Grades K-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: Secondary 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:

Tue. 01.09.18: Brooklyn (8:30 – 11:00 AM)

Tue. 01.09.18: Brooklyn (12:00 – 2:30 PM)

Thur. 02.15.18: Brooklyn (8:30 – 11:00 AM)

Thur. 02.15.18: Brooklyn (12:00 – 2:30 PM)

Tue. 03.13.18: Brooklyn (8:30 – 11:00 AM)

Tue. 03.13.18: Brooklyn (12:00 – 2:30 AM)

Relaxed, Restored, and Ready to Learn: Yoga Instruction for Secondary Physical Education

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

In this full-day session presented by Little Flower Yoga, participants learn how to teach yoga, relaxation, and breath-based practices to their students to improve their balance, coordination, strength, and flexibility. Yoga can be adapted to meet the needs of all students, is non-competitive, and helps students manage physical and emotional challenges so they come to school more focused and ready to learn. This workshop is designed specifically for middle and high school physical education teachers. Participants will leave the session with the skills to teach a wide variety of yoga poses and sequences, as well as breathing practices, to support movement in a safe, accessible, and engaging way. No prior yoga experience is required to participate. Email WellnessPD@schools.nyc.gov with any questions.

Registration:

Mon. 02.05.18: Bronx

Fri. 03.02.18: Staten Island

Wed. 04.11.18: Queens

Fri. 04.13.18: Brooklyn

Fri. 04.20.18: Manhattan

Tue. 04.24.18: Bronx

Wed. 05.02.18: Queens

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

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

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

Registration:

Tue. 01.19.18: Staten Island

Mon. 02.12.18: Queens

Fri. 04.20.18: Brooklyn

Tue. 05.15.18: Manhattan (session cancelled)

Fri. 05.18.18: Bronx

SPARK Inclusive

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

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Learn how adapt and modify your physical education curriculum to effectively engage students with disabilities. Attendees will learn how to create an inclusive environment, adapt activities and equipment, and accommodate students during skill‐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:

Tue. 04.17.18: Bronx

Wed. 04.18.18: Manhattan

Tue. 05.22.18: Brooklyn

Wed. 05.23.18: Queens

Inclusive Physical Education for Secondary Students

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

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Physical education teachers will identify strategies for writing lesson plans that provide developmental and functionally appropriate physical education experiences for students with disabilities in order to access the general physical education (GPE) curriculum within the GPE setting. Through task analysis and an understanding of the classroom environment, teachers will describe how to apply instructional differentiation through universally designed lessons that enable students to access the grade level outcomes aligned to the NYC Scope and Sequence. Through case studies and the presentation of “real-life scenarios” teachers will identify supports and collaborative practices that engage key stakeholders including the students’ peers, paraprofessional and related service providers (physical therapists, speech therapist and occupational therapists). Equipment options, resources and assessments will also be discussed. Attendees will be provided with a copy of the resource: Physical Education for Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. (Grenier & Lieberman, 2017).

Registration:

Mon. 5.14.18: Queens (session cancelled)

Thur. 5.17.18: Queens