Framingham Public Schools
Physical Education in Framingham public schools
Congratulations to Ellen Sowa and Stacey Freda for presenting at the annual Massachusetts for Health , Physical Education, Recreation and Dance conference this November. Our colleagues continue to move their programs forward by sharing knowledge and experience both in the classroom, gymnasium and on the field.
We are proud that they represent our discipline and our district.
Congratulations to Ellen Margiotta, who serves as the MAHPERD Vice president of physical education.
Ellen is a great advocate and works tirelessly promoting energy throughout our district.
Physical Education Resources
>> Active Education
Research article examining the benefits that physical education has on academic performance in school children. The article shows that there is a correlation between increased physical education and higher test scores.
>> Physical Activity Evaluation Handbook
Guidelines disseminated from the department of Health and Human Services. A great resource for anybody who is involved with "physical activity" and health profession.
>> Physical Education Teacher Evaluation Tool
This scale/checklist is probably the most "comprehensive" scale to date on teacher effectiveness. The tool is based on national standards and frameworks for Physical Educators.
>> American Alliance for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance
This comprehensive resource explains what is happening on a national level in regards to physical education and sport. It discusses current initiatives as well as past ones.
>> Physical Activity Tools
A great resource that defines what physical activity and fitness are. There is also a comprehensive list of physical activity resources that may be utilized be teachers, coaches and parents.
>> What Constitues a Highly Qualified Physical Education Teacher?
A position paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).
>> Appropriate Instructional Practice Guidelines
A side by side comparison for grades K-12 broken down into five categories.