Under the guidance of GWPC member and Oakland Tech P.E. Instructor Carlos Bover (affectionately known as “Coach” to his students), students are redefining what’s possible in a P.E. class by pushing their limits and haveing a blast. This is the programs 4th year running, so we decided to turn over control of our monthly outreach series to Coach Bover and this year’s group of “A Period” students.
My name is Carlos Bover. I teach Physical Education at Oakland Technical High School. I teach a 10th-12th grade, A-Period class which goes from 7 to 8am. A few years ago, I suggested the possibility of offering an A-Period physical education class, for those students that did not have time to take PE during the regular school hours. I started A-Period and after the first year, I realized that this class had the potential to offer a unique and diverse P.E. experience by taking the students off-campus to vist local recreational businesses. After receiving approval from my school’s administration, I started contacting various local businesses to offer my students the best, most interesting P.E. experience possible.