Elementary P.E. teachers in District 200 spent 2 days to update their curriculum and activity offerings for district students through a trainer from SPARK. SPARK is the new Physical Education curriculum adopted by the district last year. The goals of the curriculum are to offer moderate to vigorous physical activity, fitness achievement, sport skill development, and improved teacher instruction.
SPARK PE was designed to be more inclusive, active, and fun than traditional PE classes, and SPARK was proven to work with both physical education specialists and classroom teachers. Today, after lessons learned from more than 20 years of ongoing research and field testing nationwide, SPARK PE is one of the best physical education programs in the world – a true solution to our growing problem of overweight and obese children.