ERIC Number: EJ1050797
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Bike Skills Training in PE Is Fun, Keeps Kids Safe
Wallace, Judi Lawson; Sutton, Nancy P.
Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, v86 n2 p41-46 2015
Incorporating bike skills into the elementary- and middle-school physical education curriculum encourages students to be physically active in a fun way while also learning bike safety skills. Winston-Salem's (NC) Safe Routes to School program demonstrates how collaboration with the public schools' health and physical education program can strengthen the physical education curriculum while teaching students important skills for lifelong physical activity. This article describes how the Bike Smarts program started and how it has grown since its inception in 2010. Also included are recommended resources and questions for consideration for those interested in starting a similar program.
Descriptors: Physical Activities, Middle School Students, Elementary School Students, Safety Education, Physical Education, Health Education, Skill Development, Program Descriptions, Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Scheduling, Safety Equipment, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina