Wisconsin Physical Education and Physical Activity


School physical education curriculum, instruction, and assessment involves planning, implementing, and assessing a developmentally appropriate PreK-12 standards-based curriculum that covers critical physical education content, skills, and dispositions.


Physical Education (PE) Standards


Wisconsin Physical Education Standards

Model Academic Standards for Physical Education



Active Schools: Core 4+ Strategies


Active Schools: Core 4+ is a set of strategies to increase student physical activity.

1. Key Wisconsin Strategies Video

2. Learn what Core 4+ could mean for your school!

3. How "Did You Get Your 60?"

4. Active Schools: Core 4+ Learn. Do. Share

5. CDC resources


Active Schools: Core 4+ Overview


Frequently Asked Questions and Answers


General Physical Education

Recommended Allocations of Time per Week for a Six-Hour School Day

Adaptive Physical Education

Act 105 – Physical Education Waiver Law

Concussion Law

CPR/AED Legislation

Educator Effectiveness/SLO Examples

Health and Academics

K-12 Instructional Resources 

1.   Active PE Minutes

2.   Active Classrooms

3.   Active Recess/Open Gym

4.   Before and After School

+.   Family and Community





Disciplinary Literacy in Physical Education



Funded Projects

Movin' and Munchin' Schools

Wisconsin Partnership for Childhood Fitness

Wisconsin School Health Award




Active Schools: 2010-2012


Success Stories: Active Schools

Original Active Schools Toolkit: Additional Strategies


Resources and Links


Subscribe to the DPI Physical Education Email List


Comprehensive Physical Activity Program


Shape America


Wisconsin Health and Physical Education


CDC Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)


Wisconsin Department of Health Services: Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity Program


Alliance for a Healthier Generation


Professional Development



For questions about this information, contact Eileen Hare (608) 267-9234
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