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2 Discussions &
Final Project (DUE 5/4)
2 Discussions & Final Project (DUE 5/4)
Discussions Play vs. SportsThis week you will reflect on the debate of organized sports vs. unstructured free play. Over the years, parents, teachers, and researchers have weighed the advantages and disadvantages of each in consideration as to what is most appropriate for young children. In this discussion forum you will research the issues and then offer the pros and cons for both organized sport and unstructured free play in the following categories: Cost of equipment and participation Safety and injuries Relevance within a school environment Inclusion of children with special needs Developing relationships within the community Home/school connection You must include at least two outside sources. One source should support organized sports and one should support unstructured free play. Start your research using the Ashford Library databases.Guided Response: Respond to two classmates. Use this opportunity to share your personal opinion on these issues. If applicable, offer examples of personal or professional experience to support your conclusions. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion. Professional Associations Many professionals choose to join national associations that offer support and information in their field. For this discussion, you will research and analyze the benefits of a national organization that offers support within the physical education domain. Choose an association to review and discuss how an educator could benefit from the various professional development opportunities, publications, resources, advocacy programs, and events that they offer. Also include an explanation as to why you would or would not choose to become a member of that particular organization. Visit the SHAPE America page for some examples to help you get started. However, these are not the only associations you may choose from.Guided Response: Respond to two classmates. Review their organization/association evaluations and comment on how the services and products offered could apply to your current work situation, your future professional opportunities, and your own levels of physical activity and lifestyle choices. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.
2 Discussions & Final Project (DUE 5/4)
Final Project Comprehensive Lesson PlanYou will create a comprehensive lesson plan to teach a fundamental skill for an early childhood physical education class (Pre-K to 3rd grade) by revising and adding to the plan you created in Week Two. Start by reviewing and assessing that the skill(s) in your lesson plan are developmentally appropriate by visiting SHAPE America page.Your lesson plan should include the following components (note that Sections 1 and 2 are the same as the Week Two lesson plan; just be sure to include revisions and changes). Title Page Section 1: Lesson Information Grade level (specify age/grade) Estimated level of developmental stage for this age/grade Number of students Fundamental skill to be taught State standard (see the list of PE standards and indicate which state) Section 2: Lesson Introduction Provide a brief description of the lesson Create a student learning objective (e.g. “As result of this lesson, students will be able to demonstrate _________”) Describe your system for classroom management and student grouping (e.g. class rules, consequences, rewards, and organization of the class during the activity) Describe the equipment needed and the environment (e.g. classroom, gym, outdoors, etc.) Section 3: Lesson ProcedureCreate a script for what the teacher would say while teaching the lesson and describe the following: Introducing the lesson Safety concerns, rules, and protocols to follow during the lesson Teaching the skill and the method of assessment (refer to the lesson objective; how will you assess mastery of this skill?) Section 4: Home-School ConnectionCreate a flyer or email that you would use to communicate to parents. It should explain at least one activity that the family could do at home that would reinforce the skill taught in the lesson. Section 5: Lesson AccommodationsIdentify modifications and adaptations for each of the following scenarios: Inclusion of a child with a physical disability (e.g. a child who uses a wheelchair) The event of inclement weather or an altered schedule that forces you to change your location. Choose a different location to discuss (e.g. a smaller classroom as opposed to a gym) Several children from a different grade are temporarily joining this class for this particular lesson Reference pageInclude five to seven outside resources. Your title page, lesson plan, and reference page should be in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The lesson plan must be five to six pages in length, in addition to the title and reference pages.Additional Planning Resources: When researching lesson plans, the following resources are helpful. These should be used as resources only and should not be copied and pasted (Turnitin will detect any plagiarism): Foundations of Moving and Learning Chapter 7 – Planning Physical Education Lessons Appendix A – Sample lesson plans Appendix B – Sample lesson plans Mr. Gym (http://www.mrgym.com/) PE Central (http://www.pecentral.org/) Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.
2 Discussions & Final Project (DUE 5/4)
Learning OutcomesThis week students will: Demonstrate the ability to devise a plan to teach and assess a fundamental motor skill. Compare and contrast the benefits of organized sports and unstructured play. Evaluate the advantages of a national association which promotes healthy lifestyles and physical activity. Introduction You will end the course this week by looking at two specific issues. First, you will compare and contrast organized sports and unstructured play by considering inclusive practices and a home/school connection. Then you will evaluate national associations and programs that promote healthy lifestyles. This week, you will also explore the role of class management in maximizing time for practice and learning. Chapter 11 focuses specifically on the ways that physical educators deal with time, equipment, and space. These areas of teaching physical education are significantly different from the dynamics of teaching in an enclosed classroom. The idea of using stations as both a learning and management tool is reviewed. Chapter 12 focuses on physical safety, and examines the issues you need to take into account, in both lesson planning and in lesson conduct, to ensure that children are free from harm in your lessons. As a culminating activity you will create a lesson plan that encompasses aspects discussed throughout the entire course. Required ResourcesRequired Text Foundations of Moving and Learning Chapter 11 – Managing Time, Space, and Equipment This chapter focuses specifically on the ways that a physical education environment incorporates time, equipment and space. Chapter 12 – Ensuring Safety This chapter focuses on physical safety in both lesson planning and in lesson conduct. Recommended ResourcesRecommended Text Foundations of Moving and Learning Chapter 7 – Planning Physical Education Lessons Lesson Plans Appendix A Sample Lesson Plans Appendix B Sample Lesson Plans Appendix C Safety Websites Mr. Gym (http://www.mrgym.com) PE Central (http://www.pecentral.org) SHAPE America (http://www.shapeamerica.org) SHAPE America’s mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.