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Physical Education Updates

NYSED Physical Education, Health Education, and Athletics Update ~ Spring/Summer 2021

Physical Education

1. Good News!  New York State Physical Education Learning Standards have been approved by the NYSED Board of Regents (March 2, 2020)

Athletics

A) First Aid and CPR/AED Certification Flexibility for Coaches in Response to COVID-19

B) COVID-19 Update: Theory and Techniques of Coaching (Sport Specific) Course Internship Experience Flexibility

Note-December 20- Extended to 2020-2021 academic year.

C) COVID -19 Update: Professional Coaching License Amendment

(Note-Extended to fall 2020, winter 2020-2021, and/or spring 2021 sports seasons). (October 2020 BOR meeting)

Background:

All coaches of extracurricular sports must complete a sport-specific theory and techniques of coaching course within five years of their initial appointment as a coach. One of the requirements in this course is an internship experience.

The Department encourages course instructors to provide opportunities for prospective and current coaches to work with P-12 or college students, mentors, and supervisors in-person or virtually using distance education instructional methods and technologies, wherever possible. If this type of interaction is not possible for the entire experience due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Department is extending the internship flexibility for the 2020-2021 academic year where course instructors may supplement the internship experience with alternative methods of instruction. However, the internship must include some virtual and/or in-person interaction with P-12 or college students.

Alternative methods of instruction must ensure that the coaches develop the knowledge and skills expected during internship experience. Examples of alternative methods of instruction include, but are not limited to, simulations, video case studies, and other coaching exercises.

Practice Guidelines for Athletic Trainers in Secondary Schools

American Red Cross FA/CPR/AED course update: (Verification letter for review courses) (November 2020)

Important information regarding the submission of American Red Cross courses can be found on the Submitting American Red Cross courses webpage.

Applicants can have their American Red Cross Course instructor sign and submit the following Verification of Completion of an American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED Course form to verify that they completed an Initial or Review course, and not a Challenge course. Applicants should also send their certificate of completion to tcert@nysed.gov.

Health Education

Erin's Law (November 2020)

 In August 2019, New York State became the 37th state to sign Erin’s Law into legislation.  New York State’s law, (Chapter 187 of the Laws of 2019) - known as Erin's Law - requires public schools to teach child sexual abuse and exploitation prevention classes to students in kindergarten through eighth grade. The New York State Education Department has prepared an Erin’s Law website with curriculum resources to support this endeavor and provide assistance to schools and educators. The website and resources have been developed with the help of partners such as the Department of Health, the NYSED Office of Student Support Services, the Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS), and the New York State Center for School Health.

Contact Information

Darryl L. Daily, Associate in Physical Education                        

New York State Education Department   

Room 860 EBA                                    

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234

E-mail: Darryl.Daily@nysed.gov

Phone: (518) 474-5922

Physical Education Website

Health Education Website 

NYSED Physical Education, Health Education, and Athletics Update ~ Summer 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

(As of 12-11-2020 - Note that this information may constantly be updated and/or amended based on any new information that comes available.)

  • NYSED's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Webpage 
  • Recent News from NYSED​
  • Feeling anxiety amid a global pandemic is normal and natural for everyone. As the adults, it's critical that we take care of our own mental and physical health, and that will help us to better support our young people. NYSED has compiled numerous resources offering guidance for self-care as well as strategies for talking about COVID-19 honestly and effectively with young people.​

​CPR Exemption

Learning Resources

Reopening Resources

Professional Development Opportunities

NYS Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD)

NYS Council of Administrators Conference

Society for Health and Physical Education of America (SHAPE)

NYS Athletic Administrators Association

* Note- NYSAAA and NYSAHPERD are both approved for NYSED CTLE credit.

Contact Information

Darryl L. Daily, Associate in Physical Education                        

New York State Education Department   

Room 860 EBA                                    

89 Washington Avenue

Albany, New York 12234

E-mail: Darryl.Daily@nysed.gov

Phone: (518) 474-5922

Physical Education Website

Health Education Website