The Key Components to a Quality Physical Education Program

SHAPE America provides several tools to help physical educators and school administrators evaluate the school’s physical education program.  Included in these resources is a document titled “What are the Key Components of a Quality Physical Education Program”.   Skillastics® activity kits are valuable resources to show your program is a quality one.

According to SHAPE America, there are four components of a high-quality physical education program.  Those are listed below with examples of what should be observed in each area.

  • Opportunity to learn (provide a developmentally appropriate program)
  • Meaningful Content (instruction in a variety of motor skills, fitness education, opportunity to improve social and cooperative skills, promotion of physical activity)
  • Appropriate Instruction (maximum practice opportunities, full inclusion, out of school practice)
  • Student and Program Assessment (assessment is ongoing, assessments align with state/national physical education standards)

Here are some ways that Skillastics® provides evidence of a high-quality physical education program.

  • Skillastics® Activity Kits can be used to teach and reinforce a variety of motor skills
  • Skillastics® Activity Kits can be used to teach and reinforce fitness concepts
  • Skillastics® engage students in a cooperative setting
  • Skillastics® activities can be used on fitness calendars and by classroom teachers to promote increased physical activity during the day
  • Skillastics® activities can be modified to be used with special populations
  • Skillastics® activities keep all students active and promote maximum participation
  • Skillastics® Activity Kits are excellent resource to use as an assessment tool
  • Skillastics® activities address the National Physical Education Content Standards

So, the next time your administrator schedules a time to visit or evaluate your program, consider the benefits of having students engaged in one of the Skillastics® activity kits!

What ways have you found Skillastics® to help contribute to YOUR quality Physical Education program?  Please share at