Physical Education

The physical education department’s mission is to vest all students with the ability to live an active, healthy, and productive lifestyle.

Program Goals

Our physical education program goals, derived from the NYS Physical Education Learning Standards, give direction to, set the stage for, and encourage all that is important to the teacher’s instruction and the learner’s study of physical education in the Guilderland Central School District.

The program is designed to educate the student through a sequence of experiences from first to twelfth grade. The elementary level uses a concept approach, middle school utilizes a sport/team approach and the high school integrates individual, team and lifetime activities throughout the curriculum.

Health related physical fitness and wellness

The Physical Education program will provided the learner with successful experiences that enhance the development of a positive self-concept, skills with which to expand one’s confidence, assertiveness, independence, self-control and the ability to accept one’s strengths and limitations.

Self Concept

The Physical Education program will provide the learner with successful experiences that enhance the development of a positive self-concept, skills with which to expand one’s confidence, assertiveness, independence, self-control and the ability to accept one’s strengths and limitations.

Socialization

The Physical Education program will provide opportunities for the learner to develop appropriate social behaviors and interpersonal relationships through a variety of experiences.

Perceptual Motor Development

The Physical Education program will provide the learner with sensory experiences to be organized into meaningful information and applied to appropriate motor skills.

Developmental Concepts

The Physical Education program will provide the learner with experiences in developmental concepts that enhance participation in movement situations.

Specific Activity Skills

The Physical Education program will identify and develop specific activity skills that lead to successful participation in recreational and social lifetime activities.

Creativity Through Activity

The Physical Education program will provide the learner with opportunities to explore, create, and communicate through the medium of physical movement.

Enjoyment Through Play

The Physical Education program will provide an environment that fosters enjoyment of physical activity and play.

Informed Consumerism

The Physical Education program will provide the learner knowledge and skills necessary to make informed decisions in regard to the selection, acquisition and use of products, services and information related to games, sport and physical activity.

Cultural and Individual

The Physical Education program will recognize and emphasize respect for diversity. The learners will develop an awareness and appreciation of individual differences and likenesses such as mental and physical capabilities, gender, size, race, cultural and economic backgrounds.

Inter-discipline

The Physical Education program will apply skills from its discipline along with those of other academic disciplines to enhance critical thinking and show connection relationships.

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