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Physical Activity Physical Education


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bodily movement that

Involves physical exertion A physical activity program gets you up and moving, in some form. This can include recreational sports, fitness classes, after-school programs, and recess Physical activity is unstructured Kids can make their own choices and create their own rules Helpful for learning social skills and Problem solving techniques PHYSICAL EDUCATION Curriculum-based program that teaches students the benefits of physical activity, builds techniques for leading an active lifestyle, and promises lifelong healthy habits. A physical education program not only gets children moving, but also teaches them why that activity is important, what types of activity benefit your body, and how you can stay active throughout your life. Physical education is structured

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Walking the dog

Doing push-ups

Throwing a baseball

Playing tag at recessBrain breaks in the classroomAnd much more!Reference: Spark Just some of the things that count as physical activity………


What is classroom PA?


short burst of PA within the classroom (typically 1-5 minutes

) Stand up and move, every 20 minutes A time to incorporate movement in the classroom Cross the midline - A time to recharge the brain A time to increase focusWhy do we need brain blasters? • 31.8% of children and adolescents are overweight or obese (FRAC, 2015) • 2 out of 3 students do not meet recommended PA guidelines (CDC, 2014) • 10 million more Americans lead sedentary lives than in 2007 (PAC, 2014) • Today’s children are the first generation to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents (Nike Design to Move, 2014) (Reference:


Benefits of Classroom PA

Classroom PA programs are effective at improving on-task behavior (Mahar, 2006)

Physically active academic lessons improved standardized test scores by 6% (Donnelly, 2011) • Classes that incorporate movement into the classroom have a significant decrease in out-of-seat behavior and off task talking (Jensen, 2000) • 85% of children are naturally kinesthetic learners (Hannaford, 1995) • Movements like brain breaks stimulate the inner ear and alert the brain to sensory stimuli • The mores senses used the more likely the brain will retain information(Reference:


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Physical Education Programs Include

Physical education teaches children

the importance of being physically active and about the human body and body systems

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Benefits of Physical Activity

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Benefits of Physical Education

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Laws and Rules in Indiana

Physical Education:

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– 12th Elementary school curriculum (grades 1 – 5) must include health and wellness and physical education instruction (511 IAC 6.1-5-2.6)Middle school curriculum (grades 6 – 8) must include health and wellness and physical education instruction (511 IAC 6.1-5-3.6)High school graduation requirement:Health and Wellness – 1 creditPhysical education I and II, adapted as necessary – 2 creditsNo time requirements in the law for elementary and middle schoolNo time requirements in the law for high school, but courses have to meet the same requirements to obtain creditRequirement/expectation is that the Indiana Academic Standards for PE must be met at each grade level


Laws and Rules in Indiana

Physical Activity

IC 20-30-5-7.5 Physical activities

This section does not apply to a student who:

Is in half-day kindergarten; or Has a medical condition that precludes participation in the daily physical activity provided under this section. Beginning in the 2006-2007 school year, the governing body of each school corporation shall provide daily physical activity for students in elementary school. The physical activity may include the use of recess. On a day when there is inclement weather or unplanned circumstances have shortened the school day, the school corporation may provide physical activity alternatives or elect not to provide physical activity.Local Control drives the policy and practice



Explore Physical Activity – SHAPE America

Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Action for Healthy Kids: Brain Breaks, Instant Recess and Energizers

Indiana State Department of Health: Division of Nutrition and Physical ActivityIndiana Department of Education: Health & Wellness Indiana Department of Education: Physical EducationCDC Health SchoolsCDC Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)CDC Youth Physical Activity: The Role of SchoolsBrain BreaksTake1011 Fun and Creative Ways to Get Your Students Moving During the Day


Sue Henry, BSN, RNHealth Science, Health & Wellness and Physical Education State Program Leader


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