Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science - University of Wisconsin- River Falls.
Jen Franz began teaching physical education in St. Paul in 1998 and has been at Dayton's Bluff since 2010. All of her years in SPPS have been teaching K-5 Physical Education. She graduated from the Univeristy of Wisconsin at River Falls with a major in K-12 Physical Education and minors in Health and coaching.
When Mrs. Franz is not at school she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys being outdoors near the water and watching her son play sports.
Mrs. Franz grew up in St. Paul and both of her parents also worked for SPPS. Her 12 yr old son is active in sports including basketball and lacrosse. They like to spend time at the cabin swimming and fishing when they have free time.
Mrs. Franz loves being able to work with all of the students in grades k-5 and getting so see them year after year. Mrs. Franz's goal is to inspire students to pursue a lifetime of fitness related activities and healthy decision making.
Students in grades K-5 have Physical education everyday for one week and then rotate to science for one week. Please make sure your student brings shoes that are appropriate for the gym, sandals and boots are not allowed for safety reasons.
National Physical Education Standards from NASPE
Minnesota has not adpoted specific standards for Physical Education, so SPPS has adopted the standards from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Each physical education lesson taught at Dayton's Bluff addresses these standards as appropriate to the grade level and activity.
National Standards K-12 Physical Education
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
- Has learned the skills necessary to participate in a variety of physical activities.
- Knows the implications of and the benefits from involvement in various types of physical activities.
- Participates regularly in physical activity.
- Is physically fit.
- Values physical activity and its contributions to a healthful lifestyle.
Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
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