Health, PE & Coaching


Course No. PE401x, PE401x

What does a Standard’s Based Curriculum look like in the physical education classroom? This course was designed to assist K-12 educators to understand, develop and create their standards-based curriculum.

After exploring the definition and purpose of a standards-based curriculum, this course will begin designing a standards-based PE curriculum by developing goals based on sound philosophy and reflecting a teacher’s own beliefs and values.

During this course, participants will also explore assessment and the importance of documenting how PE students progress toward achieving the standards. When taking this course, you will learn how to provide all students with opportunities to achieve their learning goals through challenging and motivating choices.

The required text, by Jacalyn Lund and Deborah Tannerhill, Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Third edition, is available used from Amazon for about $54.00

We advise you to review and download the course syllabus before registering. Syllabus
  1. Become familiar with what a standards-based curriculum should look like.
  2. Learn how standards based grading differs from traditional grading.
  3. Have an understanding of how to build a quality physical education program.
  4. Have explored ways of evaluating and assessing their current physical education curriculum.
  5. Be able to understand the role of performance-based assessments.
  6. Identify the components of appropriate standards-based assessment. 
  7. Have the opportunity to know what it means to suggest that a program “stands for something."

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