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Physical Education

{Childern Playing} Planned, sequential PK-12 physical education provides psychomotor, cognitive and affective content and learning experiences that promote optimum personal development. Quality curriculum and instruction, provided in a safe, supportive environment, offer meaningful, challenging learning for all students, and result in lifetime learning outcomes of skills, literacy, and ability to understand concepts and develop plans for lifetime physical activity and wellness.
Physical education is one component in a coordinated approach to school health. For information about the role of physical education in coordinated school health programs, go to: Healthy ConneCTions.



Teachers & Administrators     
Professional Organizations
Government and Non-Government Resources
Professional Development
Health and Achievement Links
Coordinated School Health Partnerships
Curriculum and Instruction
Infusing Physically Active Learning into Academic Teaching and  Learning
  • ABC for Fitness provides instruction for teachers to incorporate short bursts of activity at the beginning of each class; can ensure that children obtain the level of physical activity that is essential for good health and well being

  • PE Central Web site for physical activity, physical education, and cross-curricular teaching

  • VERB: CDC Youth Campaign Comprising online games and interactives, blogs, educational materials, and other activities, this multicultural social marketing campaign to increase physical activity among youth is called VERB: It's what you do. Curricular materials for educators and interactive multimedia content directed at youth combine to engage and motivate tweens (ages 9 to 13), encouraging healthy lifestyles and participation in physical activity.

Health and Wellness Organizations


Academic Office
Connecticut State Department of Education
450 Columbus Boulevard, Suite 603
Hartford, CT 06103-1841


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