Announcements from MDE for the 2022-2023 School Year

September 1, 2022

Academic Standards Delay in Physical Education

The 2021 Minnesota State legislature, in the 2021 K-12 Education Omnibus Bill, has delayed the implementation of the Minnesota 2018 Academic Standards in Physical Education until the 2023-24
school year. Prior to this bill, the MN 2018 Academic Standards in Physical Education were to be fully implemented by the 2021-22 school year. This legislation delays full implementation until after June 1, 2023. Full implementation means that instruction in K-8 includes all the 2018 standards and benchmarks, and courses at the high school level through which students meet physical education
graduation requirements must include the 2018 Minnesota Academic Standards in Physical Education. Districts may implement earlier if they desire. State requirements for physical education remain the same: All students K-8 must receive instruction in physical education every year. High school students must receive instruction at least once. The amount of credit and graduation requirement is determined at the local level.

Monthly Professional Development

The Minnesota Department of Education, in partnership with MNSHAPE and MN DAPE, will occur in pre-recorded videos and will be posted to the MNSHAPE and MDE websites. Below are the planned dates and session topics.
Thursday, November 10, 2022 – MN Physical Education Standards Implementation Review. Past, Present, and Future
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - MN PE Standards Implementation: Policy and Environment
Thursday, January 12, 2023 – MN PE Standards Implementation: Curriculum and Backward Planning
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - MN PE Standards Implementation: Instructional Best Practices
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - MN PE Standards Implementation: Formative and Summative Assessment
Thursday, April 13, 2023 – MN PE Standards Implementation: Pulling It All Together
Thursday, May 9, 2023 – MN PE Standards Implementation: Batting Clean-Up

See all previous standards implementation professional development videos here.

New Physical Education Resources

Physical Education
MN 2010 Academic Standards in Physical Education (Viable through the 2022-23 school year)
MN 2018 Academic Standards in Physical Education (Full Implemented 2023-23 school year)
MDE Physical Education Standards Implementation
MNSHAPE Physical Education Standards Implementation Videos
SHAPE America Physical Education Guidance Documents
Strengthen Physical Education in Schools
Physical Education and Physical Activity

Physical Activity
Physical Activity Guidelines for Schools
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs: A Guide for School E-Learning Module
Active Schools Guiding Framework
Infographic: Benefits of School-Based Physical Activity
Physical Activity and Academics

CDC Back to School Resources
CDC Ventilation in Schools