Physical Education: Science, standards, and sensitivity.
GrowFit physical education is designed to provide schools with a comprehensive and simple way to teach physical literacy to students with varying needs.
How GrowFit PE Benefits Students
It adapts to the students. By providing the right lesson at the right time, our system provides deeply differentiated learning.
It develops skills and closes gaps. GrowFit ensures that concepts are understood before moving on to the next lesson.
It keeps students moving. Our aerobic activity regimen provides immediate health benefits to the heart and brain and reduces the risk of becoming overweight.
It provides a supportive environment. Students learn best when they are in a safe learning atmosphere based on self-improvement and the development of life skills.
It emphasizes sportsmanship and teamwork. Group activities teach students how to interact with their peers and be a part of a team.
It’s fun. Students that enjoy themselves while participating in physical activity are more likely to continue engaging in an active lifestyle.
How GrowFit PE Benefits Schools
It’s flexible. Schools select the days and times for all PE classes.
It’s adaptive. Teachers learn the culture of the school and adapt their teaching style accordingly.
It’s driven by individual needs. Teachers differentiate skill instruction each day by moving up or down the progressions, providing students with practice tasks that allows each of them to experience success.
How GrowFit PE Works
Ten different units teach students the underlying fundamental motor skills.
Each unit is made up of a series of levels that provides a developmentally appropriate sequence to motor skill mastery. As students progress through the levels, they establish a foundation of different motor skills and begin to combine and apply those motor skills in specialized movement contexts.
Each level contains skill instruction, practice tasks and group games.
When a unit begins, the teacher selects a starting level for each of their classes. We provide a suggested pacing guide, but ultimately the teacher selects a level that matches the skill level of the class.
The teacher moves on to the next level when the class has demonstrated competency of the skill.
Each class follows the same structure: warm up game, skill instruction, skill practice, group game(s), class debrief.
Sample Progression: Soccer Unit
Each unit is made up of a series of levels that provides a developmentally appropriate sequence to motor skill development. As students progress through the levels, they establish a foundation of different motor skills and begin to combine and apply those motor skills in specialized movement contexts.
Two Options For Your School
If you already have a PE teacher or teachers on staff, we can provide you with the curriculum and support to upgrade your physical education program.
Full Service PE
If your school is looking for a completely managed PE solution, we can provide the teacher, curriculum and equipment.
At GrowFit, we create a developmentally appropriate Physical Education curriculum that teachers use to engage students and teach physical literacy. Our curriculum is based on research showing that PE is vital for students and provides lifelong health and academic benefits.
One great resource we recommend is Educating the Student Body: Taking Physical Activity and Physical Education to School. This 500-page report by the Institute of Medicine examines the health of children and adolescents in the United States and Physical Education in our schools. You can read the full report or view the summary documents below, along with a helpful video covering the highlights of this important document.