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Creating the “Perfect” PE Lesson Plan

Learn How to Effectively Plan a Great Lesson in PE

This course will take approximately 6 hours to complete. If you have any questions about the course, please email us at "[email protected]".


Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.


Target Audience: K-12 physical education teachers

Course Purpose:

To help teachers develop lesson plans that create quality experiences for all students in physical education class.

Course Description:

The course is designed to help teachers plan their lessons effectively. My goal is that this course will inspire physical educators to develop and implement lesson plans in their classrooms so that students can master skills and experience MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity). The course will help teachers to efficiently plan lessons even with numerous students and classes.

Course Goals:

To learn to create clear learning targets with "I can" statements.

To be able to create a clear and actionable lesson plan template.

To design a mini-lesson that supports your lesson plan.

To reflect on your execution of the plan and improve your practice!

Technology needed to complete:

You will need a computer and/or tablet, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint. You will also need a valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.

Course Design/Schedule:

We have estimated this course will take approximately 6 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 6 hours you could apply for 8 professional development hours from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district.

Students can start and complete assignments any time they wish. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email for help, and you will turn in some of your assignments via email to your mentor. Your instructor will communicate with you via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress. You will not earn a letter grade from this course.

Standards: Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.


Your Instructor


Bryan Capes
Bryan Capes

Bryan is in his 16th year as a teacher of elementary physical education and a graduate of the University of West Georgia. He is Nationally Board certified (2008) and recently renewed his certification. He also has obtained his M.Ed and Ed.S. His hobbies are fishing, hunting, camping, bushcraft and spending time in the great outdoors with his 2 sons, and super wife!


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