What is SWITCH PE?
The SWITCH PE is a physical education curriculum unit designed to directly complement the principles of “energy balance” emphasized in SWITCH. The unit includes 11 deliberately designed, expert validated lesson. It encompasses a coherent scope of meaningful movement tasks to teach upper elementary school children about concepts and skills related to energy in, energy out, and energy balance. Enriched in physically active and cognitively challenging activities, the curriculum unit is intended to enhance children’s knowledge, behavior, and motivation needed to live an energy-balanced life. All 11 lessons have been scripted in lesson plans that are easy to follow with room for teacher’s modification and improvisation. The SWITCH PE lessons are available free of charge on Dr. Senlin Chen’s website (www.chenslab.org). Contact Dr. Chen at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have specific questions about the SWITCH PE supplement or about how to teach them in your own school.