Fitness technology in Physical Education was highlighted during a session at the National School Board Association’s Annual Conference at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
McGlone Elementary Physical Educators Nikki Allen and Joe Szwaja, along with Denver Public Schools Physical Education Instructional Curriculum Specialist Jesse Weber, facilitated the session for approximately 40 school board members from across the nation. Participants experienced interactive fitness technology and explored various apps that can transform Physical Education classes.
McGlone Elementary is a participant in the DPS PE Pilot program that is created and supported by the Arts and Physical Education Department (APED). With the goal of providing quantity, quality and equitable delivery of Physical Education to all students in DPS, the desired outcome of this program is to implement the national recommendations of physical education minutes and model best practices set forth for physical education programming. APED is working with pilot schools in the planning and implementation stages, focusing on scheduling, goal setting, professional development and instructional effectiveness.