Following a year long process, the new North Dakota Physical Education Standards and Outcomes were released in July 2015. Funds were pooled from the ND Department of Public Instruction, American Heart Association, and ND Society of Health and Physical Educators to develop and host a professional development (PD) series in 7 Regional Education Associations (REA’s) across the state. The PD series will consist of a 4 parts which will include:
- Pregame: Warming Up to the Standards - Get ready for the game with an online tutorial designed to provide foundational knowledge necessary to complete the course.
- First Half - Receive a comprehensive overview of the standards including sample standards-based tasks and activities based on best practice.
- Half Time - During half time, use backward design to further develop curriculum content on your own with the information and guidance received in the First Half.
- Second Half - Participate in developmental level specific curriculum development, explore core content integration, and develop strategies for advocacy for physical education.
The professional development series will be held at the following locations for any area physical education teachers. One graduate credit through North Dakota State University will be offered.
MDEC (Minot State University), November 8, 2015, and February 2, 2016, To Register: www.escweb.net/nd_mdec
MREC (Career Academy, Bismarck), September 29, 2015, and February 9, 2016, To Register: www.escweb.net/nd_mrec
NCEC (Dakota College of Bottineau OR West Hope), October 1, 2015 and March 7, 2016, To Register: www.ncecnorthdakota.org
SEEC (SEEC Loft - UND Tech Accelerator), October 13, 2015 and March 29, 2016, To Register: www.escweb.net/nd_seec
RRVEC (Grand Forks - UND Tech Accelerator), October 11, 2015 and March 22, 2016, To Register: www.rrvecnd.org
GNWEC (Williston), September 25, 2015, and April 15, 2016, To Register: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
RESP (Dickinson State University - Student Center Ballroom), September 22, 2015 and April 12, 2016, To Register: www.escweb.net/nd_resp
The trainings are funded by ND SHAPE, Jump Rope for Heart, Hoops for Heart, and our ND Department of Instruction (Health Division).