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Ch 9: PLACE Physical Education: Program Development & Implementation

About This Chapter

Increase your understanding of physical education program design and implementation to prepare for the PLACE Physical Education exam. An entire competency area of the test focuses on these topics.

PLACE Physical Education: Program Development & Implementation - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this chapter are designed to provide insight into physical education instructional strategies, assessment methods, lesson planning practices and professional development activities. You will review how to communicate with students, practice safety and evaluate lessons and equipment. After completing these lessons, you should possess the knowledge required to successfully answer these types of questions on the PLACE Physical Education exam:

  • Outlining current trends in physical education
  • Getting a handle on different learning styles of physical education students
  • Understanding student-centered physical education programs
  • Identifying age-appropriate physical activities and teaching methods
  • Recognizing social, cognitive and emotional factors impacting physical education
  • Meeting state and national standards for physical education programs
  • Assessing physical education lesson plans
  • Addressing student diversity in physical education classes
  • Pointing out different types of assessment methods in physical education
  • Detailing types of instructional materials, such as equipment, for physical education teaching
  • Naming ways in which physical education teachers can pursue professional development

Concepts are discussed in simple terms and are supported by examples, making the lessons more effective in preparing you for the PLACE Physical Education exam. You can measure what you've learned and what, if any, topics you need to study more by assessing yourself with quizzes that accompany each lesson.

16 Lessons in Chapter 9: PLACE Physical Education: Program Development & Implementation
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Current Trends in Physical Education

1. Current Trends in Physical Education

Back in the day, physical education classes were all about dodge ball, kick ball, and other fun team sports. Today, not so much. The lack of activity in children's free time has meant a new look at how physical education is taught in schools. Read on to find out what this means to crab soccer players today.

Addressing Different Learning Styles in PE Programs

2. Addressing Different Learning Styles in PE Programs

Each student is unique and deserves the opportunity to approach learning in his or her own way. This lesson discusses appropriate physical education strategies and resources that address diverse learning styles.

Student-Centered Physical Education Programs

3. Student-Centered Physical Education Programs

In this lesson, you'll learn about the concept of student-centered learning and how it applies to physical education. You'll also learn about the goals of, and potential issues with, this approach.

Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

4. Age-Appropriate Physical Education Activities & Instruction

Physical education is an important aspect of a child's coordination and development, and it helps students engage in exercise. Use this lesson to understand how to tailor activities to each child's developmental level.

Fostering Cognitive Development in Physical Education Programs

5. Fostering Cognitive Development in Physical Education Programs

This lesson discusses strategies for using physical education to promote critical thinking, goal-setting, decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills in students.

Social & Emotional Factors Influencing Physical Education

6. Social & Emotional Factors Influencing Physical Education

In this lesson, we will define and discuss some of the social and emotional influences on student learning in the physical education setting and look at examples of how these influences can positively or negatively impact success.

Effective Communication in Physical Education Programs

7. Effective Communication in Physical Education Programs

In this lesson, we'll define effective communication techniques that demonstrate sensitivity to student differences, encourage student communication, and foster engagement in the physical education environment.

Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

8. Motivating Students in Physical Education Programs

Do your students seem to get bored easily in P.E. class? Well, here you'll learn that there are many ways by which you can motivate students in physical education class, ranging from how you phrase feedback to the learning environment you create for them.

Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

9. Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

This lesson will teach you how to design effective standardized physical education programs. It'll guide you through the process of backwards planning and evaluating to create the depth and order of the content.

Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

10. Analyzing Physical Education Lesson Plans

Teachers need to keep several aspects in mind when designing lessons, like skill level and purpose. This lesson describes necessary components of physical education lesson plans and details what aspects to include.

Accommodating Diverse Students in Physical Education Class

11. Accommodating Diverse Students in Physical Education Class

You're going to learn how methods of instruction, activities, rules, and equipment can be altered in order to accommodate students of different cultures, languages, and physical abilities in this lesson.

Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

12. Student Progress & Safety in Physical Education Classes

Physical education teachers have an important responsibility to monitor students' progress and safety in class. This lesson provides some strategies for successfully acting as a monitor.

Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

13. Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

In this lesson, we explore physical education assessments today and the common criteria that educators use. In addition, we discover the best way to approach using assessments with the student.

Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

14. Instructional Materials for Physical Education Programs

Determining the right materials to choose for use in a PE program can make a big difference in the program's efficacy. This lesson discusses strategies you can use to select strong instructional materials.

Criteria for Evaluating Physical Education Programs

15. Criteria for Evaluating Physical Education Programs

This lesson goes over many of the different criteria that can be used to evaluate the effectiveness of a physical education program. You'll learn about criteria pertaining to equipment, the environment, learning, and student-teacher interactions.

Professional Development for Educators: Benefits & Types

16. Professional Development for Educators: Benefits & Types

Completing your degree and obtaining professional certification are only the first steps in a teaching career. Professional development involving ongoing reflection, focused study, and targeted conversation with colleagues ensures best practices are being implemented for overall student success.

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