This valuable resource was created to help teachers work through re-entry and is a vital part of your planning. Take the time to download and utilize Teaching Strategies Workbook: Companion to School Re-Entry Considerations.
Across the country, schools will all look different in the fall of 2020. Conferences and professional development will also change; some of it is certainly for the better. Even now, at the time of this blog, we still do not have any definite timeline or indication of what to expect for the fall of 2020. Yet, in this most confusing and stressful time, the #physed and #healthed community have provided hundreds of resources from books, blogs, videos, lessons, podcasts, rubrics, gamification, and so much more! Here are just a few of the places you can find some great resources:
SHAPE America COVID19 Resources
CDC Considerations for Schools and Child Care
Missouri School Boards Association Guidelines
Google Map of State Guidelines for Re-entry
SHAPE America Blog on CARES Act and ESSAR Funds
Social Distancing Facebook page
The American Academy of Pediatrics Covid19 Planning Considerations: Return to In-Person Education in Schools
Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies
We all know when we do go back, students are going to need compassion and activity. Social and Emotional support is critical both at home and in school. Please use this resource to help students through this pandemic. Health Moves Minds
If you are on twitter, follow #HPEatHome for k-12 resources or AtHomePETE for PETE Professionals in higher education.
Are you hearing about positions being cut in physical education or health education? Please be sure you are at the table for the re-entry to schools this fall. See this letter from Adam Howell, who spearheaded hundreds of educators to save the district from cutting physical education. Advocacy works, but it takes work and speaking up for our programs. Find more resources, including your district funding for Title IV funds at the SHAPE America Advocacy Website.
For those in higher education, you are not forgotten. There are over 100 PETE professionals that are connecting to help each other as we face preparing future HPE teachers in this pandemic. Here is a google folder created for you to provide resources and share with other PE Teacher Educators. Also, here is a memo for re-entry of our physical activity and physical education classes from Campbell University to share with the activities classes.
I urge you to utilize these resources for your re-entry to schools in the fall of 2020. Be at the table and help decide how your programs will be implemented. You are the experts.
Please let me know if I can be of help presenting at your conference or to your teachers. You can schedule time with me here.