Adapted PE teachers are aptly named! They are skilled at adjusting and modifying activities – in advance or even on the spot – so that all students have access to the value and benefits of physical education. If you’re an adapted PE teacher, you’re a pro in delivering lessons that improve balance, coordination, strength, endurance, and flexibility, while keeping the unique attributes of your learners in mind. You know how to confidently lead face-to-face activities that promote focus, sensory perception, cognitive understanding, and positive behavior for your kids. Plus, you love teaching them that it just feels good to move and play!
But what happens when you’re out of your element – when your students are at home and not with you in school? For many, it can be hard to fathom how adapted PE teachers can continue to teach their kids when school has been moved online. But not for you! You ADAPT! It’s what you do. You know how to get creative and connect with your students to virtually deliver individualized adapted PE lessons. While nothing can compare to physical education on the playground, gym, or sensory room, we hope you’ll find some treasures in our list of top adapted PE online resources to use with your kids while they’re at home. Enjoy!
Adapted PE Resources for Middle and High School Teachers
YMCA 360 Online Exercise – YMCA 360 offers on-demand health and fitness videos organized by yoga, dance, kids, youth sports, and more!
The PE Hub Portal – This site supports parents and teachers in leading simple activities at home. Choose from a variety of sessions from pulse-raising activities and challenges to fun games to play in the house.
ToolKit4PE – ToolKit4PE has resources designed by adapted physical education teachers that can be put into action today.
Special Olympics School of Strength – Introducing a whole new way to exercise, featuring WWE Superstar Becky Lynch. Encourage students to work out with these videos five times a week to help stay fit and reach athletic goals.
Go Noodle – GoNoodle engages 14 million kids every month with movement and mindfulness videos created by child development experts. Available for free at school, home, and everywhere kids are!
We hope you have found some gems within these websites for middle and high school adapted PE teachers. Don’t forget to bookmark the ones you love so you can revisit them with your kids. Then check out Cross Country Education Virtual Services to discover how we can help bolster your school’s online educational support needs during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.