Health and Physical Education
VERTICAL ALIGNMENT AND ARTICULATION
The health and physical education curriculum is aligned K-12 and is articulated in a variety of ways.
- The K-12 teachers meet regularly to have vertical discussions regarding curriculum implementation.
- The K-12 curriculum committee meets approximately three times a year to discuss the curriculum and current issues in health education and physical education.
- K-12 teachers meet once a year to discuss curriculum implementation and the sequencing of topics/activities in its curriculum.
- Curriculum writing process:
- The K-12 health and physical education curriculum committee evaluates survey data and professional research as a team to determine strengths and weaknesses in the current program.
- Writing teams from each level (elementary, middle, and high) meet throughout the school year and summer months to develop course details and unit details.
- Writing committee references the Missouri GLEs and the Health and Physical Education Frameworks.
- A scope and sequence is developed through a coordinated effort between all levels.
- Curriculum Implementation
- Teachers attend curriculum meetings and workshops to be trained with curriculum implementation.
- School Principals reference the Parkway Health and Physical Education OCG and the Parkway “Look Fors” document for appropriate implementation of curriculum.
- The K-12 articulated and aligned curriculum is continually supported through professional development days and in-district workshops (summer workshops, after-school HPE workshops, Path B courses).