Secondary Physical Education

Professional Learning Pathway

and

Teacher Leadership Pathway

The Professional Learning Pathway for Middle School Physical Education is currently being developed to support the unique needs of secondary physical education teachers.

When taken sequentially, the following Professional Learning Pathway sessions for middle and high school teachers introduce the NYC Health Education Scope and Sequence for Middle School 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 healthedworks@schools.nyc.gov

Partner-led trainings are indicated by this logo:

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. Referencing the health related fitness grade level outcomes and skills identified in the NYC Middle and High 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. Teachers receive a free copy of the Physical Best (3rd Edition) teacher guide and activity manual. Physical Best supports student learning by exploring the reasons why physical activity is important and how it benefits them today and for a lifetime. In addition, teachers explore the NYC FITNESSGRAM web application, the Citywide health-related fitness assessment, as a tool to plan instruction.

Registration:

Tue. 09.25.18: Queens

Tue. 10.23.18: Brooklyn

Tue. 01.08.18: Bronx

Middle School PE Basics II: Lesson Planning for Skills Application

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

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Middle School PE Basics III: Lesson Planning for Community Building

Target Audience: Grades 6-8 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Description and registration information coming soon.

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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.

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

Strong and Fit

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

In this workshop, teachers learn strategies to design safe physical education instruction in a weight room. Teachers learn proper lifting technique and differentiated progressions and regressions used to develop functional strength, as well as strategies for grouping students and organizing equipment in the physical space to maximize instructional time. Attendees take away first-hand experience with mini-lessons and a sample pacing guide for a semester-long class.

Registration:

Tue. 10.16.18: Manhattan

Fri. 11.09.18: Bronx

Tue. 12.11.18: Queens

Fri. 01.11.19: Brooklyn

Fri. 02.08.19: Staten Island

Fri. 03.01.19: Bronx

Tue. 04.02.19: Queens

Fri. 05.03.19: Brooklyn

Bigger Faster Stronger: Weight Room Safety Consultations for Secondary Physical Education

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers and school administrators

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: Not applicable

John Rowbotham from Bigger, Faster, Stronger will visit registrants’ schools to evaluate the weight room and make recommendations for improving safety in the design and set-up of equipment and space. Each consultation includes four main topics: supervision, equipment, environment, and instruction. Consultation appointments will be made through an application process.

Registration:

Email PEworks@schools.nyc.gov to schedule a consultation.

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:

Registration links coming soon

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 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:

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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 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 and exploring strategies and structures to motivate and engage students in fitness and skills development. Teachers 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:

Fri. 10.05.18: Staten Island

Tue. 11.02.18: Bronx

Fri. 12.07.18: Queens

Wed. 01.09.19: Brooklyn

Fri. 02.01.19: Manhattan

Fri. 03.01.19: Bronx

Fri. 04.05.19: Queens

Tue. 04.30.19: Brooklyn

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 in this training 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:

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Inclusive Physical Education for Secondary Students

Target Audience: Grades 6-12 physical education teachers who teach general PE classes and include students with disabilities

Prerequisite: None

CTLE Hours: 5 hours, 20 minutes

Physical education teachers 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 as identified in the NYC Middle and High School Scope and Sequence within the GPE setting. Through task analysis and an understanding of the classroom environment, teachers 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 identify supports and collaborative practices that engage key stakeholders including the students’ peers, paraprofessionals, and related service providers (physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists). Equipment options, resources, and assessments are also discussed. Attendees are provided with a copy of the resource Physical Education for Children with Moderate to Severe Disabilities (Grenier & Lieberman, 2017).

Registration:

Fri. 11.30.18: Queens

Wed. 01.16.19: Bronx

Thurs. 01.17.19: Brooklyn