Enhance P.E.: Making the Connection Between Physical Activity, Learning, Behavior & Health

Originally presented on July 16, 2013

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Illinois has long been a leader in valuing children’s health by requiring daily
physical education for grades K-12. With the instatement of the Enhance
Physical Education (P.E.) Task Force, set forth in Public Act 97-1102, Illinois
school leaders, teachers, and parents are becoming even more aware of the
link between quality physical education and learning, behavior, social emotional
wellness and health. We invite you to join this webinar to learn more about
this connection and practical steps you can take to enhance P.E. and physical
activity in your school or district.

During this webinar, participants will hear from members of the Enhance P.E.
Taskforce, including the State Superintendent of Education and representatives
from the Illinois Association of School Administrators, the Illinois Principals
Association, and IAHPERD, and a keynote address will be provided by a leading
physical education coordinator around the neuroscience that supports the
RETURN ON INVESTMENT of enhancing P.E. in schools.

Learning Objectives

1. Describe how schools benefit from the allocation of dollars and time for P.E. and physical activity during the school day (the return
on investment).

3. Describe practical steps schools can take to enhance P.E./physical activity immediately, like encouraging more rigorous physical activity during existing P.E. and other movement time (e.g., recess).

Target Audience

This webinar is intended for superintendents, principals, school board members, and other school officials looking to improve student health and academic achievement.