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Physical Education Site Resources

Physical Education Unit/Lesson Plan Resources
Sport Specific Web Sites
Resources for Teaching Children with Special Needs
Health-Related Physical Fitness
Technology Resources for Physical Educators
Funding Resources
Social Media Resources

Physical Education Unit/Lesson Plan Resources

PE Universe
PE video activity ideas and PE discussion groups are rich with useful ideas on this new kind of PE idea-sharing website. It is a social media website exclusively for PE professionals that allows you to learn and share ideas with others who have a strong desire to provide the very best in physical education. Think of it as a YouTube/Facebook site made especially for PE collaboration across the world. Membership is entirely FREE

PE Central
Award-winning website provides information and lesson plans on developmentally appropriate physical education practices and programs for health/physical education teachers, parents and students.

P.E. Links 4 You
A nonprofit organization that provides articles and information that promote active and healthy lifestyles. The site also contains various PE unit lesson plans, as well as links to other physical education and activity websites. 

P.E. Games (Elementary)
Website providing warm-up and full length activities for elementary P.E. programs. The website also contains a weekly challenge that gives students a weekly fitness goal for their 5 days in school.

Phys Ed Games
A resource for physical educators to learn a new game for their classes in under one minute. Features various categories such as Basketball, Fitness, Literacy and Fun. Each game includes a brief video demonstrating the instructions.

Sport Specific Web Sites

Sports Know How.com
SportsKnowHow.com provides rules and governing body information for a variety of sports in one place. Simply click on the sport you are looking for to see the specific rules and governing body information.

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS)
A nonprofit organization dedicated to making the sports experience safe, fun, and positive. Educates teachers, coaches, and parents on roles and responsibilities in youth sports, plus offers youth development programs.

CrossFit Kids
Features free CrossFit workouts for children ages 3-18 years of age based on the principles of Mechanics, Consistency, and Intensity. CrossFit Kids emphasizes good movement throughout childhood and adolescence.

My Weight Lifting.com
All-inclusize website featuring information on nutrition, building muscle and strength, and weight training. This website also features exercises and trainings for each muscle group.

Resources for Teaching Children with Special Needs

Adapted Physical Education National Standards (APENS)
The mission of APENS is to promote the fifteen Adapted Physical Education Standards and national certification exam. APENS was developed by the National Consortium for Physical Education and Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPERID).

Special Olympics
Provides year-round sports trianing and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with itellectural disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympic athletes and the community.

Special Educaiton Guide
Parents and educators know that children with special needs have gifts and talens- it's just a matter of unleashing their full potential, and making sure that their parents and teachers have the right information, tools and support to help them. That's where Special Education Guide comes in, it is a one-stop resource for mastering the terminology, procedures and best practices in special education.

Health-Related Physical Fitness

American Council on Exercise (ACE)
A nonprofit organization providing public education, outreach and research on safe and effective physical activity. Provides certification, continuing education, health and fitness tips and more.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Body Mass Index (BMI)
A guide to using the Body Mass Index (BMI), an indicator of body fatness which can be used to screen for weight-based health issues.

The Cooper Institute
A nonprofit research and education center dedicated to promoting physical fitness, physical activity, and health through research and clinical studies, training and certification, fitness tools and services.

The President’s Challenge
The President's Challenege helps people of all ages and abilities increase their physical activity and improve their fitness through research-based information, easy-to-use tools, and friendly motivation.

Choose My Plate
ChooseMyPlate.gov provides practical information to individuals, health professionals, nutrition educators, and the food industry to help consumers build healtheir diets with resources and tools for dietary assessment, nutrition education, and toher user-friendly nutrition information.

Technology Resources for Physical Educators

iPhys-Ed is pushing the boundaries of physical educaiton in the 21st century by highlighting best practices in inquiry-based learning and technology integration in P.E.

The PE Geek
The PE Geek, Jarrod Robinson, is a world-reknown Physical Education teacher who's website focuses on incorporating the power of 21st century technologies into physical education and physical activity. The site contains top apps for mobile devices, as well as a blog that focuses largely around technology.

The Physical Educator
ThePhysicalEducator.com is all about rethinking what can be done in Physical Education through the help of technology and social media. The site also features a blog that is largely focused around technology and social media and how teachers can use both to enhance their Physical Education programs.

Funding Resources

Carol M. White Physical Education Program
Program provides grants to initiate, expand, and improve physical education programs for K–12 students in order to help them make progress toward meeting state standards for physical education.

Offered in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, allows users to find and apply online for competitive grants from all federal grant-making agencies.

U.S. Department of Education
Comprehensive resource provides a searchable database of federal funding opportunities.

Social Media Resources



PE Geeks State AHPERD
Active for Life SHAPE America
SHAPE America (Formerly AAHPERD) PE Central
PE4Learning.com GOPHER
Gopher Sport Physical Education Teachers and Coaches
The PE Geek  
Jessica Shawley  
Steve Jefferies  
Joey Feith  


Every other Monday, thousands of physical educators from around the world take part in an online Twitter chat on topics relating to #physed. The community votes for the topic and the community members moderate the chat. The result is an amazing professional development opportunity called #PEChat.


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