It has been a busy beginning to the best, and most beautiful school year Quality Physical Education (#QPE) has seen! Focused Fitness has been coast to coast working to move our profession forward. Tennessee has been working overtime to make sure they are giving their students all the resources they need to live a happy, healthy, and active life! Conferences are starting to roll out in full swing! Make sure to check our conferences tab and see when we will be in your neck of the woods!
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Highline School District, in Washington State, has built up their Quality Physical Education (#QPE) program tremendously in the past three years. This past August, Focused Fitness was there for the last Professional Development before the 2014-15 school year started. It was an amazing training with K-12 teachers learning, collaborating and getting excited for the upcoming year. They have built a curriculum map that all #QPE teachers are responsible for following. This creates articulated student learning as they progress from kindergarten to the 12th grade. Check out the news broadcast and pictures from the ‘Hot August Training!’
August 23, 2014 marked an important day in Issaquah Physical Education. On that day, during the training with Focused Fitness, Issaquah elementary teachers voted to take on the responsibility for Health, as well as Physical Education. This decision and transition came naturally, because the Five For Life Curriculum adopted by the K-5 teachers builds Health content directly into Movement and Activities!
The pictures below are from the August 23 training, led by the Focused Fitness Trainer Alex O’Brien. And here is what Alex had to say about the group of Issaquah elementary QPE teachers:
“Quality Physical Education isn’t easy to implement. If it was, everyone would already be doing it. This Issaquah group doesn’t want the easy way out. They want to tackle the challenge that is in front of them and use the Five For Life curriculum to become better teachers. Betterment is an option for all of us every day, but it is a choice that each of us has to make. I’m humbled to be able to work with a group comprised of individuals so willing to get out of their comfort zones and get better. These teachers want what’s best for the kids they teach, and that makes me smile!”
What an incredible group!
In 400 BC Socrates said the following about physical training, or as we often refer to it, exercise…
No man has the right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training. It is a shame for a man to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which his body is capable
We wanted to take a second to thank Mead School District for coming to Focused Fitness Headquarters for their WELNET and Activity training today! We had a wonderful time, and look forward to a bright future of building a healthier tomorrow for the kids of Mead School District.