Oregon - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

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statute; standard

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Oregon Revised Statutes 329.496 Physical education participation; professional development; instruction without endorsement; rules.

(3) School districts and public charter schools shall offer instruction in physical education that meets the academic content standards for physical education adopted by the State Board of Education under ORS 329.045. The instruction shall be a sequential, developmentally appropriate curriculum that is designed, implemented and evaluated to help students develop the knowledge, motor skills, self-management skills, attitudes and confidence needed to adopt and maintain physical activity throughout their lives.

Oregon Physical Education Standards

High-quality physical education is characterized by standards-based instruction and includes moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 50 percent of the class time, but not at the expense of skill development or high-quality instruction; follows appropriate instruction practices; and is developmentally appropriate to students’ physical, cognitive and social needs of children (NASPE, 2003).

Standard 1. The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2. The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3. The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4. The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5. The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
Source: Oregon Department of Education

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