We might not know the answers to how things will go this year or even what we will have to prepare for tomorrow, next week, or next month. But we do know the power of quality physical education and we know what that looks like. And that does not change whether we are in person, online, distanced, or anything in between.
Ensuring instruction and services are provided for all students, and maintaining documentation of these services, is on the forefront of all our minds, and it’s not too late to investigate new platforms to support these efforts.
COVID-19 has brought many questions to educators across the nation, especially those servicing students with disabilities and special needs. It has been made clear by the Department of Education that the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) must continue to be honored, even with schools conducting virtual learning in the fall.
In order to monitor students in their at-home PE settings, we have created an At-Home PE Tracking Page. What this tracking page allows coaches to do is stay up to date with the day to day of their students and any activities/lessons/challenges/etc. they are sending their way.