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Physically Distanced Physical Education


Preparing for Modified In-person PE Instruction During a Pandemic

Course Description:

We have become familiar with “social distancing” a.k.a. “physical distancing” in our daily lives, but with many schools returning to in-person instruction, it is time to adjust our “usual” PE instruction for this unusual time. We must teach Physically Distanced PE. In this course, we will explore some of the myriad considerations, evaluate how our existing PE program does/does not fit the needs of Physically Distanced PE, modify existing lessons and create brand new ones accordingly. In this course, 1) I will provide considerations, strategies, and ideas, and 2) you will confront and overcome the challenges created by physically distanced PE. By engaging with the content and resources provided, you will be able to modify your PE instruction to best address students’ needs as well as staff/student safety.

Note: This course is not built to simply provide physically distanced lessons and ideas that are prepackaged and ready to implement with your classes. Provided are links to websites and resources that I have found that do contain those. Click here for syllabus.

Target Audience:

This course has been designed for K-12 PE teachers, camp counselors, after-school activity leaders or anyone else who is or will be providing PE instruction during the pandemic. Many of us have already experienced some amount of distance teaching/learning, but with the 2020-21 academic year approaching, many schools are considering physically re-opening, which will require very careful consideration and modification, not least of which is physical distancing.

This course will take approximately 10 hours to complete.

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