DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL PROGRAM
Showcasing Best Practices in Physical Education across the State
The Maryland Physical Education Demonstration School Program recognizes exemplary physical education programs and teachers across the state and encourages visits to these sites by other physical educators. By doing this, innovative programs and good practices are shared and promoted statewide.
Any Maryland grade school may apply for recognition under the program. This is done by completing and submitting the application, which is a part of this packet.
All applications will be reviewed to determine which schools should receive site visits. Schools receiving a site visit will have a three-person team visit the school for an entire school day to evaluate the school's program and determine its worthiness of Demonstration School status.
Demonstration School Term
A school is designated a Demonstration School for a period of three years after which the school may apply for a second term. Schools seeking a third term are eligible for Honor Roll status, which will not require a site visit provided that all facets of the program have remained consistent with the conditions that satisfied the criteria for selection during the previous term. Example: A site visit may be required for a school seeking Honor Roll status if there has been a change in the instructional teaching staff.
Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD)
Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE)
President's Council on Physical Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition (PCPFSN)
Local Education Authorities of Maryland
LISTING OF 2014-2017 MARYLAND DEMONSTRATION SCHOOLS
Forest Hill Elementary
John Archer School
Julius West Middle School
Loch Raven Technical Academy
Marley Elementary School
Ring Factory ES
Taneytown Elementary School
Every three years, teams of professionals visit public schools which have applied to be a MARYLAND Demonstration School. After a staff review of the school's program, and completion of the application, the team visits the candidate school and spends the day observing classes, looking at the curriculum, and evaluating the support of the school for the discipline of physical education. This program, originally started by MSDE and now totally funded by MAHPERD, is co-chaired by two dedicated professionals, Mike Mason and Jamie Hitchner.
The Demonstration School Winners will be honored at the Awards Banquet at the Convention in October and will receive a plaque and banner to display. They welcome visitors to their schools to see quality physical Physical Education in action.
Schools interested in becoming demonstration schools should conduct a self evaluation of their physical education program using the Maryland Physical Education Demonstration Schools assessment instrument available through the Maryland Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance website. The school principal and physical education personnel should discuss their ratings in each program category and determine whether to pursue Demonstration School status. Demonstration Schools serve as state models for physical education programs and are also used as presenters at the MAHPERD Convention. Demonstration school staff are highly encouraged to showcase their programs for their school systems as well as serving as presenters at local professional development trainings. Observation of Demonstration Schools by other physical education personnel, including pre-service majors from Institutions of Higher Education is also encouraged.