Philosophy: The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate students. A physically literate student has the skills to move and play, demonstrates how to move and knows how to use a plan to play games, knows how to get fit and stay fit, acts fairly and respectful and knows why it is important to be physically active.  The physical education curriculum will include creative and exploratory movement skills and games guided by the BVSD Health and Physical Education Curriculum that aligns with the Colorado Department of Education Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Academic Standards. 

Daily physical education and physical activity is important for student success. Active kids learn better- when students get more time for health and physical education they do better physically, mentally, and emotionally. Evidence-based research indicates that active kids improve academic achievement and test scores, increased attention, concentration, on-task behavior, encourages lifetime healthy habits, reduces discipline referrals and participation in high-risk behaviors (ESSA Essentials, 2017).

About our PE Teacher, Mo Robbins:

I received a B.A. in Physical Education and a Teaching License from the University of California-Davis, in Davis, CA. I received my M.A.T. in Physical Education and Physical Activity Leadership from the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO. I have over fifteen years of teaching experience that includes elementary, middle and junior high physical education, as well as middle school science. I look forward to joining the creative and dynamic Horizons school community and building an active school culture. When not teaching or coaching, I like to spend time outdoors with my wife and two middle-school-age boys.  

References

Active Living Research: Active Living Resources for Schools (2017) Retrieved from https://activelivingresearch.org/ActiveEducationBrief

ESSA Essentials: PE + Health = Student Success (2017) Retrieved from https://www.shapeamerica.org//advocacy/upload/PE-Health-FINAL-web.pdf