What is a Curriculum?

A curriculum is a road map to success. It gives you an idea of what lessons and activities you'd like to teach instead of deciding what games you should play each day.

Why Call it Dynamic PE?

We called it Dynamic PE because this curriculum will be updating all of the time. We will add new units, activities, and keep it alive!

Standards vs. Outcomes

This curriculum includes outcomes and SHAPE America National Standards. The purpose of this is to align your programming with institutional goals, and to ensure students are meeting proper expectations.

Formative Assessments

Lesson plans include formative assessment tools that are very simple and can be completed quickly.

4 Lesson Plan Components

Every lesson consists of an introductory activity, fitness component, lesson focus and closing activity.

1. Introductory Activity

What you do in the first 2-3 minutes of teaching will make a big difference in your lesson! Introductory activities get students moving and engaged instantly.

2. Fitness Development

The fitness component lasts between 5-7 minutes. Don't overwork your students. Make them LOVE fitness. Teach them the joy of activity!

3. Lesson Focus

The lesson focus is the instructional part of the lesson. Each week is full of a variety of activities. Remember to teach a few things well rather than a lot of things poorly.

4. Closing Activity

The closing activity should make everybody feel good! Many activities are cooperative games that will get your students excited about PE.

Class Introduction Example

The introductory activity sets the tone for the rest of the lesson. An effective rule of thumb is to move and freeze your class three times. If all students are still with you after three freezes, you're ready to continue with the lesson.