Sign up to receive the Pump Up P.E. e-newsletter, a new resource developed by IPHI to help schools and districts implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs! Issued quarterly, this e-newsletter will provide updates related to high-quality enhanced physical education in Illinois and professional development opportunities for P.E. teachers.
Check out the first issue here, which featured:
- Fitness Testing Reporting Spreadsheet Hacks, which were compiled based on questions we’ve received from P.E. teachers around the state.
- Professional Development Opportunities for P.E. teachers including updated information on Pump Up P.E. training and technical assistance packages and the Illinois State University’s July P.E. tech camp.
Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness is a professional development program available to help P.E. teachers to implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs. Nearly 900 P.E. teachers from over 300 districts across Illinois have participated in these trainings– a program with proven results:
An independent evaluation by the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children (CLOCC) found statistically significant increases in:
- Knowledge and capacity of teachers trained through this program
- Physical activity levels in P.E. classes at schools that sent teachers to the training and other professional development opportunities.
The Pump Up P.E. training program was developed with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through the Healthy HotSpot initiative led by the Cook County Department of Public Health