Agenda Item #49
Request for New 8th Grade Physical Education Course: Multicultural Sports
The Florida Department of Education has deleted all but eight middle school physical education courses beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. In looking at the existing courses, many of our schools cannot meet the requirements of the 8th grade course descriptions. The multicultural team sports class will provide students the opportunity to understand and participate in team sports and games that have origins or mainstream popularity outside the United States. Students will learn the history and cultural significance along with the specific skills and rules of each game or sport.
This unique course will meet the needs of our schools because they utilize minimal equipment and existing facilities as well as create an exceptional learning environment for students.
Approve the submission of the proposed course description to the Florida Department of Education for inclusion in the State Course Code Directory.
Information - 4/9/2013
Consent after Information4/23/2013
Authority for Action
General duties and powers of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
Source of Funding
Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Rachel Winsten, K-12 PE, Health, and Driver Education Resource Teacher, ext. 387
Barbara Rodrigues, Middle School Programs Director, ext. 583
Cyndi Van Meter, Associate Superintendent, ext. 300
Attachment: 2013 MS PE Course addition submission form.pdf
Attachment: 2013 MS Multicultural Sport Course Description.pdf