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    OLD PE LOOKS LIKE THIS

    NEW PE LOOKS LIKE THIS

    Curriculum

    ·         Skills and rules to play team games (i.e. basketball, football, soccer, baseball)

    ·         Physical competence and cognitive understanding about physical activity so students can be active for a lifetime (i.e. fitness activities, outdoor education, individual lifetime activities, dance, integrated lessons)

    Grouping

    ·         Large groups; limited equipment

    ·         Athletes are leaders

    ·         Small groups; adequate equipment for active participation

    ·         All students have opportunities for success

    Fitness

    Emphasisi

    ·         Skill related

    ·         Comparison to national norms

    ·         Health related

    ·         Students engaged in self-testing; applying principles of fitness; designing an individual program based upon personal goals

    ·         Students learn to maintain and improve physical well-being

    Instruction

    ·         Teacher directed

    ·         Teacher controls and paces the entire lesson

    ·         Teacher as coach/guide

    ·         Uses instructional strategies to allow students to progress at individual pace and to self-assess

    Social Skills

    ·         Emphasis on competition- winning and losing

    ·         Emphasis on cooperation, working together as a group, leadership, conflict resolution during active participation situations

    Grading and

    Assessment

    ·         Based on attendance, dress, skill level, fitness scores

    ·         Based upon self-improvement, self-evaluation; peer assessment; skill rubrics

    ·         Used to monitor and reinforce student learning

    Games

    ·         Teacher officiates games, giving feedback on skill performance and knowledge of rules; large group games; students waiting in line to play; winning emphasized

    ·         Students engage in activities and sports with health-related fitness component

    ·         Emphasis on participation and getting everyone active

     

    Technology

    ·         Stop watch

    ·         Computers; pedometers; heart rate monitors; other fitness technology

Last Modified on August 9, 2015