New PE Standards Spark Support from the Healthy Schools Training Krewe
Physical education (PE) is the foundation of a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program and is intended to provide students with the ability and confidence to be physically active for a lifetime. In April, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the new physical education (PE) standards. These standards were developed by a group of practitioners and stakeholders with expertise in physical education and are unique to Louisiana.
With new standards in place, there is a need to support PE teachers in implementing quality physical education in schools. In August, Well-Ahead Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE), the Louisiana Association of Health, Physical Activity, Recreation, and Dance (LAPHERD), and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation joined forces to coordinate trainings for PE teachers across the state. Together with the Healthy Schools Training Krewe, these partners have led trainings in nine parishes across the state. A total of 753 PE teachers have attended the interactive trainings and received guidance and resources for implementing quality physical education. These trainings can potentially positively impact approximately 213,171 students in Louisiana!
With these trainings, and the resources developed by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, Louisiana is poised to further advance professional practice related to physical education
Did You Know?
- Professional development for physical education teachers is critical for the implementation of quality physical education.
- Students that attend PE are approximately 2-3 times more likely to be active outside of school and almost twice as likely to continue to be active in adulthood.
Moving Louisiana’s Health Forward
Physical education is a key component of healthy schools. The Healthy Schools Training Krewe is a group of expert trainers from different organizations that have joined forces to support healthier schools. At no cost, the Krewe provides on-site professional development to those working to create healthier schools. Take action today! Request a training by emailing Emily Pineda at Emily.Pineda@la.gov.