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A balanced Physical Education program provides each student with an opportunity to develop their individual motor skills, physical fitness and social and emotional skills.
Oregon Physical Education Standards and Standards-based Resources
Physical Education is a required academic content area to be taught in grades K-12. (OAR 581-021-0200)
Senate Bill 4 amended ORS 329.496 and requires K-5 (6) students receive 150 minutes per week for the entire school year and students in grades 6-8 receive 225 minutes per week for the entire school year.
The PEEK-8 grants were established by the 2007 Oregon Legislature through the passage of HB 3141. Professional Development and Teacher Hire grants are available for the 2015-16 school year. The Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Teacher Hire and Professional Development Grants are designed to support activities related to meeting the physical education instructional requirements for students in kindergarten through grade 8 as described in OAR 581-020-0250.
Appropriate Practices from the National Association of Sports and Physical Education’s (NASPE) list of appropriate practices for physical education, to be used as a measure for the implementation of the PEEK-8 Teacher Hire/Professional Development grants. Develop and include a SMART goal for each appropriate practice on the template provided in the grant application Appropriate Practices for Elementary School Physical Education
During the 2009 Session, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 348 in an attempt to respond to the serious issue of sports-related concussion injuries as a result of inappropriate treatment and diagnosis. This legislation requires individuals engaged in athletic coaching in Oregon be annually trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of a concussion and how to seek proper medical treatment for a person suspected of having a concussion.
Since 2007 with the leadership of the Legislature through ORS 342.726, ODE responded to the very serious issue of use and abuse of anabolic steroids and performance enhancing substances (ASPES) among school-age children.
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that analyzes cardiac rhythm and prompts a user to deliver a shock when necessary. Its purpose is to jolt abnormal heart rhythm, such as ventricular fibrillation, back to normal sinus rhythm.
Please contact Suzanne HIdde, Education Specialist, with questions or for more information.
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