Oklahoma - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

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statute; regulation

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

2017 Oklahoma Statutes 70-11-103.9 Physical education programs required for accreditation.

G. The physical education curriculum shall be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, andevaluated to enable students to develop the motor and self-management skills and knowledge necessary to participate in physical activity throughout life. Each school district shall establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to accomplish through the physical education curriculum.

H. In identifying the essential knowledge and skills, the State Board of Education shall ensure that the subject matter standards for physical education:

    1. Emphasize the knowledge and skills capable of being used during a lifetime of regular physical activity;
    1. Are consistent with national physical education standards for:
      • a. the information that students should learn about physical activity, and
      • b. the physical activities that students should be able to perform;
    1. Require that, on a weekly basis, at least fifty percent (50%) of the physical education class be used for actual student physical activity and that the activity be, to the extent practicable, at a moderate or vigorous level;
    1. Offer students an opportunity to choose among many types of physical activity in which to participate;
    1. Offer students both cooperative and competitive games;
    1. Meet the needs of students of all physical ability levels, including students who have a disability, chronic health problem, or other special need that precludes the student from participating in regular physical education instruction but who might be able to participate in physical education that is suitably adapted and, if applicable, included in the student's individualized education program;

2017 Oklahoma Statutes 70-11-103.9 Physical education programs required for accreditation.

H. 7. Teach self-management and movement skills;

    1. Teach cooperation, fair play, and responsible participation in physical activity;
    1. Promote student participation in physical activity outside of school; and
    1. Allow physical education classes to be an enjoyable experience for students.

I. The Board shall adopt rules to implement the provisions of this section.

Oklahoma Administrative Codes 210:15-3-163 Physical Education

(a) Goal of physical education. The overarching goal of school physical education in Oklahoma is to ensure that school aged youth become physically literate individuals who possess the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to lead physically active lives. The physical education content standards and respective grade level-specific performance outcomes presented here provide the expectations that school programs and services will set for all Oklahoma students. An effective physical education program offers all students the opportunity to gain the needed skillfulness, knowledge, and dispositions toward physically active lifestyles. It is the responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for all students to become competent, literate, and enthusiastic movers, in ways that make physical activity a highly desired, enjoyable, and worthwhile experience. Students who participate in effective physical education programs receive a variety of benefits in the areas of movement skills, physical conditioning, and knowledge, so they can develop strategies and tactics to lead a physically active lifestyle.
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