Adapted Physical Education ServicesAll students who receive special education services must receive instruction in physical education. Great physical education teachers, using curricula tied to national standards, employing appropriate and evidenced-based instructional practices, is foundational to adapting physical education for ALL learners. Do you have concerns around a student's access to physical education? Fill out the following form for consultation/evaluation requests! Adapted Physical Education Request Form Want to stay up to date on Adapted PE news? Subscribe to our newsletter by emailing APE consultant Rhyanne Hartwig. In case you've missed it, archive of each monthly newsletter can be found here.
Physical Education and COVID-19 Resources for teachers and parents helping students stay active at home. Physical Education and Health activities are essential in dealing with the pandemic for bodies, behavior and brains keeping us healthy, active and calm.
Benefits of Physical Education and Physical Activity: Research and Resources The research is convincing. The best thing we can do for our brains and learning is to get students moving.
Universal Design and Inclusive Practices Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a research-based set of principles to guide the design of learning environments that are accessible and effective for ALL learners. Ian is a short film about playground inclusion.
Physical Education Resources
- The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) (2015), includes physical education and health education as part of a “well-rounded” education, which should be offered to all students.
- SHAPE America standards and grade level outcomes for physical education
- Multi-Tiered System of Supports and Physical Education
- Disability Awareness Activity Packet
Information for ParentsPhysical education is essential to a student’s overall education experience and builds a foundation for lifelong healthy living. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA, 2004) requires schools to provide a “free appropriate public education” in the “least restrictive environment” including “instruction in physical education.” Information for Parents
Services and Supports for Physical Educators Designed to meet the needs of physical educators delivering instruction, specially designed if necessary, to ALL children ages 3-21 who receive special education services and are required by federal law to have instruction in physical education. NEW service! Physical education equipment check out and delivery.
- Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention
- SHAPE America National Convention & Expo