This course is designed for K-12 physical educators looking for a standards-based approach to teaching responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
The purpose of this course is to introduce the TPSR model to physical educators, enabling them to successfully implement it into their physical education classes.
This course is an introduction to Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility, otherwise known as TPSR. Dr. Don Hellison developed the TPSR “model”. It came to be as a result of teaching underserved high school student’s physical education with the goal of building character. TPSR teaches your students to take responsibility for their behavior choices.
The course is designed to give the student the tools to implement TPSR into their lessons and to make it the culture of their classroom. In the course, students learn what TPSR is, why it is important to teach, how to assess and implement it. Students will read seven chapters, answer reflective questions, design lessons and create an action plan which will prepare them to implement TPSR. Students will learn what the TPSR awareness levels look like, and why they are important to both the teacher and student in the physical education classroom. Reading a blog on designing successful lessons will prepare students to design engaging lessons that introduce the TPSR levels to their physical education students.
On completion of this course learners will be able to:
All reading materials are available to download in the form of PDF files from within the course module.
Technology needed to complete:
You will need a computer and/or tablet and valid email address to contact the instructor or turn in materials.
We have estimated this module will take approximately 10 clock hours to complete. Of course this will vary with every learner. Since the course will take approximately 10 hours you could apply for 10 professional development hours from your school/school district. Make sure to check with your principal or professional development coordinator to see how this works in your district. College graduate credit is NOT available with this course but one CEU is available at an extra cost.
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 to your mentor. Your instructor will communicate with you via email. The instructor will also review most of your work to make sure you are making the appropriate progress. You will not earn a letter grade from this course.
Source: SHAPE America National Standards for K-12 Physical Education (2016).
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 4 - The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5 - The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
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Sandy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, received her masters from Marian University, is certified in adapted physical education and has over 30 years of experience teaching elementary physical education. She is the author of "Teaching Children Responsible Behavior, A Complete Toolkit". The book is based on Dr. Don Hellison's work with TPSR, teaching children personal and social responsibility. Sandy has received the WHPE Recognition award for her contributions to our profession, named the WHPE Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009 and was on the state standards team. She has been awarded the Kohl Fellowship award in 2010 for inspiring the love of learning, showing leadership and service both in and out of the classroom along with the Green Bay Area Golden Apple in 1997 for her innovative use of literature in physical education. As a Wisconsin Fuel Up To Play 60 MVP she has contributed many of her success stories at workshops and state conventions. Sandy has presented at technology and wellness conferences in Wisconsin and both at the national and state level for physical education.