West Virginia - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Code of State Rules 126-44F-4. Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - POLICY 2520.6

West Virginia's vision for education includes the integration of technology throughout the curriculum so that all West Virginia students have the opportunity to develop technology skills that support learning. Successful learning environments provide opportunities for students to use education technology interwoven with relevant curriculum content. West Virginia teachers are responsible for integrating technology appropriately in the students' learning environment.

Standard 1: Movement Forms (PE.S.1)

The intent of this standard is development of the movement/physical skills needed to enjoy participation in physical activities. Mastering movement fundamentals establishes a foundation to facilitate continued motor skill acquisition and gives students the capacity for successful and advanced levels of performance to further the likelihood of participation on a daily basis.

Standard 2: Development of Motor Skills (PE.S.2)

The intent of this standard is for students to establish patterns of regular participation in meaningful physical activity.This standard connects what is done in the physical education class with the lives of students outside of the classroom.While participation within the physical education class is important, what the student does outside the physical education class is critical to developing an active, healthy lifestyle that could help prevent a variety of health problems among future generations of adults. Students make use of the skills and knowledge learned in physical education class as they engage in regular physical activity outside of the physical education class.

Standard 3: Physical Activity (PE.S.3)

The intent of this standard is to develop an awareness of the intrinsic values and benefits of participation in physicalactivity that provides personal meaning. Physical activity provides opportunities for self-expression and social interactionand can be enjoyable, challenging, and fun. These benefits develop self-confidence and promote positive self image,thereby enticing people to continue participation in activity throughout the life span.

Standard 4: Physical Fitness (PE.S.4)

The intent of this standard is for students to have both the ability and willingness to accept responsibility forpersonal fitness leading to an active, health lifestyle. Students develop higher levels of basic fitness and physicalcompetence as needed for many work situations and active leisure participation. Health-related fitness componentsinclude cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition.


Code of State Rules 126-44F-4. Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives

PHYSICAL EDUCATION - POLICY 2520.6

Standard 5: Responsible Personal and Social Behavior (PE.S.5)

The intent of this standard is achievement of self- initiated behaviors that promote personal and group success in activity settings. These include safe practices, adherence to rules and procedures, etiquette, cooperation and teamwork, ethical behavior in sport, and positive social interaction. Key to this standard is developing respect for individual similarities and differences through positive interaction among participants in physical activity. Similarities and differences include characteristics of culture, ethnicity, motor performance, disabilities, physical characteristics.


Code of State Rules 126-44T-4 Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives

WELLNESS - POLICY 2520.55

Standard 5: Movement Forms (WE.S.5)

This standard focuses on mastering movement fundamentals, establishing a foundation to facilitate continued motor skill acquisition, and giving students the capacity for successful and advance levels of performance to further the likelihood of participation on a daily basis.

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