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Kinetic Wellness

The Winnetka Public Schools uses the Understanding by Design approach to curriculum development and documentation.  This framework is used to design learning experiences and assessment with the end in mind: student outcomes. The identified student outcomes are categorized into three types: Know, Understand and Do (KUD). Transfer goals and essential questions are also part of the Understanding by Design framework as well. Transfer goals consider how and when students will use the skills, knowledge and understandings learned in particular units to other learning and life experiences. Whereas essential questions are thought-provoking questions that will foster inquiry, meaning-making, and transfer.

To view the transfer goals, essential questions, as well as “KUDs” for this content area, please click the link below. To view the “KUDs” by grade level, please visit the grade level “Curriculum Summaries” in the left-hand menu.


The mission of the Winnetka Kinetic Wellness department is to maintain a program that fosters growth of the whole child in the physical, cognitive, and social and emotional domains by exposing our students to a wide variety of health, sport, fitness and team-building concepts to instill a love for life-long activity, fitness, and recreation.

Meet the Teachers


Cassie Mendoza- Crow Island School

Bob Sweene- Crow Island School