Standards-Based K-12 Physical Education (Spring 2020)
Course runs from Jan 20, 2020 through March 13, 2020 (8 weeks) You must register by Jan. 19, 2020.
Course begins January 20, 2020 and ends March 13, 2020 (8 weeks)
You must register for this course by March 10, 2020. Once you register, if you wish to apply for graduate credits, you will also be sent instructions to register at Adams State University. If you are obtaining graduate credits through ASU, there is an additional associated cost of $165. The required text for this course will also need to be purchased separately by you, which a link will be provided for once you register.
This course is non-refundable, by registering you are committing to the workload of an 8 week long graduate course.
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"The entire curriculum was very eye opening to me. The way teaching to the standards was previously presented to us, was completely OPPOSITE of what I learned through this course. This was a great first experience with online learning for me. I learned SO much and enjoyed the interaction with our classmates and our teacher."
We are excited about your interest in taking this graduate level course entitled "Standards-Based K-12 Physical Education" from PE Central. Below you will find a course description, the instructor's biography, and course FAQ's. This course will last 8 weeks and, if you wish, you can apply for 3 optional graduate credits (an additional $165) from Adams State University located in Alamosa, Colorado. You will need to purchase the book required for this course on your own. It is highly recommended you have the book in your possession on the date the course starts.
The purpose of this course is to develop physically literate individuals by identifying what students should know, understand and be able to do in the physical education classroom based on a set of standards.
This is an asynchronous, online course. Each week, students will receive an email Sunday morning with instructions for the learning week. Included in the email will be the week’s topic and a schedule of the learning events (with due dates).
- Discussions-note from the instructor, resources, due dates, instructor tips, initial post required criteria, peer interaction required criteria.
- Journal-due date, instructor tips, resources, required criteria
- Assignment-due date, instructor tips, resources, required criteria
Who Should Take:
The online class is designed for K-12 physical education professionals who want to learn more about standards-based physical education curriculum. Students can progress through the learning events at their own pace during the week.
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Develop physically literate individuals who have knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
- Identify what students should know, understand and be able to do in the physical education classroom based on a set of standards.
- Break down the constituent parts of standards-based physical education curriculum.
- Analyze existing physical education curriculum.
- Assess whether or not existing standards are being met in a standards-based physical education curriculum.
- Implement standards into a physical education curriculum.
Required Texts (you must purchase this book on your own):
Lund, J & Tannehill, D. (2014). Standards-based physical education curriculum development. (3rd Ed.) Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. ISBN-978-1-284-03419-6.
In order to receive a passing grade, the participant must complete the following course requirements:
1. Participate in Class Discussions, Journals and Assignments.
2. Discussions-During the course, there will be 16 discussions posted.
Students are expected to:
a. Demonstrate knowledge of topic content by addressing discussion prompts (includes in-depth details of key concepts.)
b. Demonstrate research efforts by including credible resources.
c. Use independent critical thinking skills to reveal rich insight; clearly connecting topic content/concepts and identifying relevance.
d. Apply knowledge of topic content to real-life situations using personal examples.
e. Interact with instructor by responding to feedback.
f. Interact with two peers by building on multiple views of peers, relating to topic content, agree/disagree, ask probing questions, share insight, etc. and stimulate ongoing interaction.
g. Retain a respectful discussion forum.
3. Journal/Assignments-During the course, there will be 8 journals and 8 assignments.
Students are expected to:
a. Demonstrate knowledge of topic content by addressing journal/assignment prompts (includes in-depth details of key concepts).
b. Demonstrates research efforts by including credible resources.
c. Use independent critical thinking skills to reveal rich insight; clearly connecting topic content/and identifying relevance.
d. Apply knowledge of topic content to real-life situations; using personal examples.
Each student taking this course will receive a grade A-F. You can see the numerical breakdowns of the letter grades in the syllabus.
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Renae holds a Master of Science in Education Degree from Wayne State College and a Bachelor's Degree in Health and Physical Education from Westmar University.
She has taught in a public school for 31 years and online for 16 years, specializing in Education, Physical Education, Health, and Psychology. Renae has authored and published a children's fitness program; and, is a Managing Editor for PE Central (an online resource for Health and Physical Educators).
Iowa PE Teacher
"Thank you for an awesome course! I liked the assessment section because this is an area I could use work on. The first few weeks were very helpful in learning about standards based pe."
PE Teacher 7+ Years
"Physical Education can be on the same page all over the country and seen as a real class with the right amount of effort."
Fairfax PE Teacher.
"If your state has not adopted Standards, this class is a great way to learn about the standards. You come away prepared in knowing what students need to know to be physically literate. My favorite topics in the class were adventure education and cooperative learning. My students need opportunities to cooperate in groups."
K-12 Curriculum Leader
"I enjoyed the course, I wasn't sure what to expect as a non-health enhancement teacher. I lead curriculum development for our district. One of my get to's is to work with the HS Health Enhancement teachers, so I took this course to help build my background knowledge. It was very helpful."
Illinois PE Teacher.
"We are rewriting our curriculum so this course came at a very good time for me to gain knowledge in the area and share with my colleagues in my district. Great choice of textbook for our resource. Some confusion on assignments but the instructor immediately clarified and gave examples replying through e-mail. Feedback was punctual and detailed. Amount of homework was rigorous but not overwhelming. Information presented was very relevant to today's Physical Education classroom. I appreciate being able to obtain graduate credit from a university to apply to salary schedule advancement. "
Middle School PE Teacher
"I am an ASF Mexico city PE teacher, I started as PE teacher 2 years ago, and this course is super valuable to become a better teacher, it helped me to know the standards and how to apply them and I learn a lot of lesson plans and games to engage students in my PE classes. My favorite topics in the course were meeting the standards and learning to apply them. The organization, templates and different examples of games."