1Welcome to PE Digital Toolkit! I’m Jenny! I’m glad you’re here!
I am a PE enthusiast. I spent 8 years in the physical education world—as a teacher, coach, department leader, and entrepreneur. In that time, I quickly saw what a little tenacity, creativity, and empathy can do to create engagement.
I also noticed a subset of our population that were truly underserved. Locker rooms, team sports, public feedback, and sweating at school were not everyone’s idea of fun. I tried to be as accommodating as possible. That said, despite my best efforts, some students still struggled.
I eventually stepped away from teaching to be with my three children. Unable to escape the pull to learning design, I jumped in UMass Boston’s Instructional Design and Technology MEd when my youngest started preschool.
Throughout my studies, I couldn’t help but reflect on those students. After all, the last 10 years have taught us a lot about creating meaningful remote learning experiences. In time, I became convinced that by applying our newfound knowledge to the traditional PE model could come up with something great. Something that just might reach a new subset of learners.
This website houses strategies and resources that leverage the strengths of Online Physical Education (OLPE) in hopes of creating a distinctively engaging learning experience. The resources shared here are by no means an exhaustive list. Instead, they are meant to demonstrate application of the various concepts shared within the site.
As you explore, I invite you to give consideration to the concepts and then adapt or expand upon them to suit your needs.