Social Distancing Supports
Social Distancing Supports for PE/PA
SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity is intended to guide administrators, staff, and teachers as they prepare an environment for safe and supportive instruction in physical education, health education, and physical activity.
Schools will likely be operating under varied models of learning throughout the school year. The considerations address the following three models of learning:
- In-school instruction with physical distancing
- Distance learning
- Hybrid learning (defined as a combination of in-school instruction with physical distancing and distance learning)
Supplements included in the appendix provide recommended examples of outcomes for K-12 physical education that teachers should focus on along with accompanying example activity ideas and strategies for implementation.
Additional Resources for Physical Education
Tennessee Virtual Schools
The same physical education requirements for students who attend schools in-person apply to virtual school students, including the requirement that PE be taught by a licensed teacher with an endorsement in physical education. The following resources may be of particular interest to support district virtual school physical education programs.
Effective Online K-12 PE – This one-hour interactive learning module hosted by Focused Fitness is an excellent introduction to effective online instruction for K-12 physical education. Various instructional samples are provided from Tennessee educators. A certificate for 1 PD hour is automatically generated upon successful completion.
Online K-12 P.E. in Action – This follow-up module to Effective Online K-12 PE is primarily interview-based with Tennessee educators sharing their various experiences with online physical education instruction through the 2020-21 school year. A certificate for 1 PD hour is automatically generated upon successful completion.
Adapted Physical Education
Additional Resources for Physical Activity
Classroom-Based Physical Activity Considerations
Springboard to Active Schools provides schools with key resources to easily implement strategies for classroom physical activity.