Physical Education plays a critical role in educating the whole child as part of a well-rounded education. Like other academic courses of study, physical education is based upon rigorous state and national standards that define what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level. Physical Education is unique to the school curriculum as it is the only program that provides students with opportunities to learn motor skills, develop fitness, and gain an understanding of the importance of physical activity. Students are provided an individualized and developmentally appropriate instructional program that will develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
Jason SemanoffPhysical Education Program SpecialistDivision of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional LearningMaryland State Department of Education200 W. Baltimore StreetBaltimore, MD firstname.lastname@example.orgPhone: 410-767-0327 Fax: 410-333-1146
Physical Education Together: Guidelines for Temporary Modifications to Physical Education Programs in Maryland Public Schools (August 2020)
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