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iPad Toolkit - Physical Education Professional Development

Becoming a Better Teacher Using Technology and Apps

Welcome!

We are excited about your interest in taking this online course from PE Central. Below you will find a brief course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. We estimate that this course will take 8 hours to complete. Once you have completed it, you may request the 8 hours towards your teacher licensure re-certification. Use the one page description sheet below to share with your administrators to make sure you can use this towards your Professional Development plan. We hope you will find this course valuable and enjoyable. If you have any questions please email us at "courses@ssww.com".

Best of Luck!

Mark Manross, Executive Director, PE Central


Target Audience:

This course is designed for physical educators looking for unique ways to integrate technology in their PE classroom with the use of an iPad and suggested applications (Apps). These applications can be used with K-5 students but can easily be adapted for 6-12.

Course Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to create an iPad Toolkit that can be utilized in new ways to integrate technology inside a PE classroom used by the students or the teacher.

Course Description:

The PE teacher will create a future reference tool with a vast array of apps that will increase participation, promote student motivation, and change the way they conduct assessment of their students. Their completed iPad toolkit will help with the tasks such as preparing and administering information (fitness scores, class participation, motor skills, etc.), which can be done more efficiently with the use of the iPads in the physical education classroom.

Course Goals:

Course participants will create an iPad Toolkit by finding applications and interactive programs online that will:

  • utilize the iPad as a communication tool
  • reinforce classroom management with students
  • implement instruction with innovative ways
  • assess their students
  • expand their personal and technology resources

Technology needed to complete:

You will need a computer and iPad, Microsoft Word, and a Google Drive account (optional but very helpful). You may use any valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.

Course Design/Schedule:

We have estimated this module will take approximately 8 clock hours to complete. This will vary with every learner. Students can start and complete assignments any time they wish. You will have an instructor that you can contact via email for help, and you will turn in some of your assignments via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress.

Standards:

Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).

Standard 1 - The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2 - The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3 - The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by your administration? Download the course description here.


Your Instructor


Scott Dyer
Scott Dyer

Scott Dyer is elementary physical education teacher for Kindergarten through Fifth Grade at PS 251 for the New York City Public Schools. He serves as a Physical Education Ambassador and Facilitator for a Professional Learning Community in Brooklyn. He is married with two boys who love playing baseball and he coaches a travel youth baseball team and local track and field team on Long Island, New York.


Testimonials

Matt W.

Elementary PE

"If you want to add more technology to your PE lessons then this is the PD for you!"

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