The physical education program has made tremendous advances since the release of the Carol M. White PEP grant in the fall of 2011. These funds provided a plethera of ways that our district can extend student learning through physical education. Currently, we have some of the best physical education teachers in the state of TN and our goal is to do our best to give each student the tools they need to be active throughout life.
Being Physically Active plays a vital role in creating learning capacity in the brain. Physical Education teachers help prepare the brain to learn through movement...the other educators fill that brain with the information needed for success.
We use the SPARK and OPEN curriculums in our physical education classes. The curriculums we use are designed to include all students and encourage them to move and get into the moderate to vigorous physical activity zone during their assigned physical education class. Because of training, the teachers have made great gains within their programs and have praised the curriculum for allowing it to give them many more options of activities in which to teach the physical education standards as set forth by the state of Tennessee.
Bradley County Schools is excited to continue the PE4Life concept in our system. The program is recognized as the concept of providing opportunities for students in phsycial activity that will advance throughout their lifetime. Our focus in the physcial educaiton class is now to reach every students no matter their skill level and provide them with the knowlege of a variety of activities that they may take with them into adulthood. We are no longer focusing on the athlete but on every students that walks through the gymnasium doors. We want to provide them with the best physical education experience possible! And, we want them to love being active!
Physical Educators have standards set forth from the TN State Department of Education that provide our certified physical education instructors with guidlines for providing the best physical education experience possible.
We are proud to say that we have been asked to provide the state of Tennessee and surrounding states with presentations about the accomplishments of our physical education programs and the impact it makes on students both phsycially and academically.