Title

Quality Elementary Physical Education as a Foundation for Physical Literacy

Date

5-31-2018 1:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 1:30 PM

Location

HWC 203

Session Chair

Tom Kelly

Session Chair

Jennifer Taylor-Winney

Session Title

Health and Exercise Science Group Presentations

Presentation Type

Presentation

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Marita Cardinal

Abstract

Quality physical education involves more than running laps or throwing balls. Physical educators teach children how to improve their motor, fitness, and social abilities as well as understand why physical activity is important. Physical educators’ overall aim is to help students develop “physically literacy” to effectively participate in a range of physical activities and positively impact their health throughout their lifetime. Content standards provide guidance as to what students should know and be able to do as a result of physical education and direction for lesson objectives. However, teaching involves more than checking off standards. It involves thoughtfully designed teaching progressions of developmentally appropriate content with task variations for diverse learners, teaching cues and questions to guide learning, well-planned transitions and management of the environment to keep children on-task, assessments that show student progress, and more. In this session, the importance of physical activity for children and factors that must be carefully considered when planning, teaching, assessing, and reflecting upon quality physical education lessons will be shared.

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May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 1:30 PM

Quality Elementary Physical Education as a Foundation for Physical Literacy

HWC 203

Quality physical education involves more than running laps or throwing balls. Physical educators teach children how to improve their motor, fitness, and social abilities as well as understand why physical activity is important. Physical educators’ overall aim is to help students develop “physically literacy” to effectively participate in a range of physical activities and positively impact their health throughout their lifetime. Content standards provide guidance as to what students should know and be able to do as a result of physical education and direction for lesson objectives. However, teaching involves more than checking off standards. It involves thoughtfully designed teaching progressions of developmentally appropriate content with task variations for diverse learners, teaching cues and questions to guide learning, well-planned transitions and management of the environment to keep children on-task, assessments that show student progress, and more. In this session, the importance of physical activity for children and factors that must be carefully considered when planning, teaching, assessing, and reflecting upon quality physical education lessons will be shared.