Concerning Human Target Games: The Kentucky Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance strongly encourage all physical education teachers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky to eliminate human target games (dodge ball, battle ball, etc.) and to follow appropriate NASPE (National Association of Sport and Physical Education) standards for physical education activities.
For Physical Education: Physical education is a unique aspect of education in that it provides the only instruction for students in the development and maintenance of positive attitudes, essential knowledge and physical skills. The contribution of physical education is to provide for the optimal physical development of each individual, providing instruction necessary for life-long fitness, movement, and physical well-being. Good physical education experiences also contribute to social, psychological, and mental development. Without an effective physical education program in conjunction with other academic subjects, it is impossible for students to achieve the well-rounded development they need and deserve.
Physical Education: An Essential Requirement: Physical Education - An Essential Skill in the School Curriculum: Physical education is the only offering in the school curriculum which provides the opportunity for all children and youth to develop lifetime health, fitness, coordination skills, and movement experiences. Physical education instruction programs enable all children and youth to realize, acquire, and maintain a knowledge of why health related fitness and movement are essential to their present and future well-being.
Physical education: also provides a significant contribution to the continuous development of each individual's physical, mental, social, and emotional needs and capabilities through a systematic and selective instructional program. This can be achieved only by a certified Physical Educator. Physical education's unique contribution to the total offerings of the school develops in each student an interest in, and an enjoyment of, physical activities which will be sustained throughout life.
Physical Education instruction: is essential for all students, from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. To profit from the benefits of exercise and movement, and to develop essential skills in physical activities suitable for life-long participation, instructional periods should be scheduled daily on all levels. The daily instructional period for elementary school pupils should be at least thirty (30) minutes in length. The daily instructional period for secondary students should be a standard class period. Class size should be consistent with the class size of other subject areas. Sufficient indoor and outdoor facilities, equipment, and supplies should be provided to ensure maximum participation in the instructional program.
Physical education: should be adapted for those students who have special needs. To the extent feasible, such students should take part in regular classes. Special classes should be scheduled for students who are severely impaired or who are otherwise unable to participate in the regular program.
Substitutions for Physical Education: There are no programs in any educational system that should be substituted for physical education: i.e. athletic teams, R.O.T.C., marching band, intramurals, cheerleading, recess, or any other extracurricular activities. Such activities do not meet the goals and objectives of a quality physical education program.
2012 Mustaine Award Recipient, John Ferguson, EKU
Pictures from the 2012 KAHPERD Convention @ The Galt House, Louisville
Check out what's Happening @ Warren Elementary, Warren Co Public Schools
Working w/Golf Pro, Chuck Keown, as he demonstrates "birdie ball" equipment for Warren Elementary P.E. classes. This is a partnership between Bowling Green City Golf Courses and the Warren Co. P.E. teachers. Sue Banister is the PE Teacher @ Warren Elem. What is your school doing in PE? Share w/us to be featured on the website send to: firstname.lastname@example.org
KY to Host 2014 Southern District
As a result of hosting the Feb. 2014 SDAAHPERD Convention we
(KAHPERD) WILL NOT have a Nov. 2013 Convention. This will
allow KAHPERD Members to attend the SDAAHPERD Convention in Lexington, KY in Feb.2014.
This Meeting will allow us (KAHPERD) the opportunity to meet/attend meetings
w/Professionals from the Southern 13 States!!
That means when planning your PD budget for the 2013-2014 year
plan to attend the SDAAHPERD Convention in Lexington, KY.
KAHPERD Members will only pay SDAAHPERD Registration Fees.
Volunteers will be needed to provide services to the SDAAHPERD, showing everyone
in the SDAAHPERD why KY is so GREAT!!
KAHPERD will return to our regular Convention
Schedule in the Fall of 2014.
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