We are excited about your interest in taking this Project Based Personalized Learning 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 10 hours to complete. Once you have completed it, you may request the 10 hours towards your teacher licensure recertification. In addition, this course is eligible for CEU credit, details are below.
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Mark Manross, Executive Director, PE Central
We have designed this online course for a variety of teachers ranging from upper elementary through high school physical education teachers. This is a basic introductory course to help understand personalized learning and how it fits into a physical education setting.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the overall concept of personalized learning in physical education. It will provide basic practices that help to enhance instruction through personalized learning in the physical education classroom. Through the use of project based learning (which is a form of personalized learning), the participants in this class will engage in creating a lesson that allows students to become self-directed using individualized instruction.
Personalized learning is taking education by storm and we need to determine what it looks like in physical education. This course will help physical education teachers learn how to design and implement project based learning with voice and choice so they can offer more innovative lessons for their students.
On completion of this course students will be able to:
• Understand and explain personalized learning and its value in physical education.
• Analyze lessons and identify elements related to personalized learning.
• Create a project based learning project for Physical Education students.
This course addresses the following standards:
Source: SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (2014).
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.
All reading materials are available to download in the form of PDF files from within the
Technology needed to complete:
You will need a computer (tablet does not work at this time) with an updated browser
and Adobe Flash Player to complete the course. In addition, you will need a working
and valid email address.
Access to students between the ages of 9 and 18:
To successfully complete this course, you will need to have access to children as you
will create your own project based learning lesson and then have children complete the lesson. Preferably, you would have children in a physical education
class, but if you do not have access you could have children in the neighborhood or
your own children complete. The children must be between the upper elementary (4th
and 5th graders) to high school students. You can complete using just one child.
Need to get your Professional Development Credits approved by administration? Download the course description to provide them here.
Misti Wajciechowski is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Education. She has 18 years of public school experience and currently is in her fourth year in higher education. She received her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from VCU, is Nationally Board Certified, and is working toward her PhD in education. She has presented at the National, State, and local levels specifically on the topics of pedagogy and incorporating technology into the field of health and physical education as a means to enhance the educational experience for students. Misti was chosen as the Virginia Middle School Physical Educator of the Year in 2004, the National Health Educator K-12 in 2010, and was just recently selected as the College/University Physical Educator for the state of Virginia for 2015. She also just recently presented Project Based Learning in Secondary PE to the PE teachers in Henry County GA in March of 2016 with two other PE Central Presenters.
CEU Credit Available for this Course!
This course is available for 1.0 CEU credit. The credits are an additional $50 through St. Mary's College of California. If you are interested in receiving these credits through the college, you must download this form that pertains to the course. Once you complete the course, fill out the top portion of the registration form and have the instructor sign to confirm you have successfully completed. Write a check to St. Mary’s College, in the amount of $50 per unit. Within two weeks after receipt of these items, a certificate will be mailed to your home address (as listed on the registration form) for the units you have earned.