Physical Education

Mission, Vision, and Goals

Physical education is an instructional priority for Twin Rivers Unified School District (TRUSD). At TRUSD, every student, regardless of disability, ethnicity, gender, native language, race, religion, or sexual orientation is entitled to a high-quality physical education program.

 The Physical Education Department of TRUSD aims to promote among students a life-long desire to maintain physical fitness. The courses offered by the Department reflect this goal. PE Courses are offered in Grades K-12. All PE Courses offered at TRUSD are activities-based and purposely connected California Physical Education Frameworks and Standards.

Mission: 

Increase fitness levels in students through a well-balancedstandards-based curriculum that emphasizes all forms of fitness, with the understanding that improved fitness levels is positively correlated with elevated academic performance.

Goals:

  • Promote fitness in all its forms [cognitive, affective, and psychomotor] among all TRUSD students, including modeling fitness as an essential part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • Develop and maintain a student-centered, well-balanced curriculum which is standards-based and activity- and participation-focused.
  • Encourage development of motor skill competence among students.
  • Promote the use of a wide variety of assessment strategies for learners of all ability levels. 
  • Enhance student learning of "individual responsibility" and effective "group membership skills."

Physical Education Framework for California Public Schools, K-12 (2009)

Physical Education Content Standards for California Public Schools, K-12 (2005)

California Common Core Standards, K-12 (2012)

Physical Education is a Technical Subject.
  • For K-5, Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing, and Language Standards are embedded in Technical Subjects.
  • For 6-12, Speaking and Listening are embedded and an expectation for Technical Subjects, and Reading and Writing are anchor standards.
Grade Level Content Standards
Kindergarten

Integrating Common Core Standards into Physical Education

Instructional Shift 1: Increase Student Engagement with Informational Text
  • Reading: Articles, Advertisements, Station Cards, Websites, Data, Research, Brochures, Newspapers, etc.
  • Writing: Exit Slips, Open Response, Journals, Scripts, Letters, Letters, Social media
  • Processing: Verbal and Facial Expressions, and Physical Cues and Postures
  • Application: Create Games with Rules and Expectations, Demonstrate and Teach Skills, and Evaluating Sportsmanship and Professionalism
Instructional Shift 2: Increase Use of Academic Vocabulary
Instructional Shift 3: Increase Student Centered Learning
  • The use of varied instructional Strategies/Models: Task Cards, Collaboration, Project-Based Learning, Problem-Based Learning, Jig-Saw, Reciprocal, Flipped Classroom, etc.
Instructional Shift 4: Relevant Application of Content
  • 10 Tips and Strategies for Applications
  • Make Presentations
  • Write an Article
  • Teach a Lesson
  • Evaluate a Label, Ad, Fitness Program or Product
  • Set Goals, Chart Progress, and Evaluate Results
  • Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Fitness Plans
  • Health, Fitness or Wellness Job Shadow
Instructional Shift 5:  Focus on 21st Century Learning