January 2018 Health & Physical Education newsletter

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Use the Winter Olympics to inspire your students

January 16, 2018


ken at 2010 winter olympics


We are more than just a face in the crowd, contact us! 

Ken as Medical team/ Ski Patrol for 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Whistler Olympic Center (ski jump, XC skiing, biathlon)

Resources/ Articles: 


- Physical Fitness Levels Pose Problem for Military

- Students may be getting more concussions in PE classes than in sports in this sobering Reuters article

- Flu News

- Excited about NFL playoffs? Consider flag football with your students

- Team USA 

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Consider these lesson ideas in the Winter Olympics to drive these Learning Outcomes:

Curling- Use movement concepts (force, motion, rotation) to analyze and improve performance of self or others in a selected skill. PE2.2.HS1

Luge/ skeleton/ bobsled-  Apply mature pattern in nonlocomotor skills in a variety of lead- up activities and small-sided game play. PE1.2.4

Cross-Country skiingUse pacing in cardiorespiratory endurance activities. PE3.4.6c

Ice Climbing- Apply force to successfully perform movement activities. PE2.9.6     (use your rock/ traversing walls)

more Winter Olympics lesson plans and here

(photo: NBC Sochi 2014 Olympics coverage)

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Upcoming Professional Learning Opportunities

FLASH Secondary Education Training  Jan 30, Tacoma

West Best PE  Feb 3, Seattle

Welcoming Schools Training Feb 8, Federal Way 

KNOW Curriculum Training  Feb 20, Lacey

FLASH Secondary Education Training  March 2, Spokane

Utilizing Health/ Physical Education Standards    March 8, Bremerton

Health Conference April 28, Ellensburg

-all events have 6+ clock hours


Grant Opportunity for School Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program.

This is for up to $30,000 per district to purchase a utility trailer for storage and transport, fleet of bicycles, 2-day training, curriculum, educational materials, training equipment, teacher substitutes and technical support for the Safe Routes o School program.

iGrants Form Package #552

Safe Routes to School Instructions and FAQs

District Eligibility 2017-2019

District Selection Criteria (Rubric)

Don't Call It 'Gym': Wisconsin School Works To Transform Physical Education

NPR's Here and Now recent Physical Education radio story

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