Leading the Nation: Illinois Enhance P.E. Task Force Recommendations & Revised Learning Standards
October 8, 2013
The Illinois Enhance Physical Education (P.E.) Task Force, established by Public Act 97-1102, brought together a diverse array of stakeholders who created recommendations driven by the compelling evidence linking enhanced P.E. with improved academic achievement, behavior, and health. The recommendations promote and support the leadership of local schools and administrators so they can be champions and models for other schools. The Task Force also recommends actions to ensure that sufficient professional development opportunities are available to teachers and suggests specific metrics that can be used at the state and local level to measure the implementation and impact of enhanced P.E. The Task Force also proposed revisions to the state learning standards for Goals 19-24 that will facilitate consistent implementation of quality P.E.
During this webinar, participants will learn about the specific recommendations put forth by the Enhance P.E. Task Force, including proposed changes to the learning standards. They will hear from Task Force members, including the State Superintendent of Education.