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Ch 69: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: P.E. & Health Instruction

About This Chapter

If you are pursuing certification in teaching physical fitness, our P.E. & Health Instruction is for you. The lessons in this chapter are designed to address the corresponding sections of the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 and will help you prepare.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: P.E. & Health Instruction - Chapter Summary

Take a close look at how physical education programs are structured, developed and implemented by reviewing the lessons in this chapter. Review assessment methods, communication techniques, applications and more as you study for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 test. You will gain insights into material such as:

  • Plans, visions, curriculum and more for inclusive school health education programs
  • How to build state and national standards into PE program design
  • Improvement of health education through assessments
  • Principles for building motor skills and basic and rhythmic movement patterns
  • Methods and forms of school fitness testing and PE assessments
  • Use of fitness to encourage positive behavior
  • Ways to communicate and accommodate diverse students in PE programs

The well-written, informative and interesting lessons in this comprehensive study guide make it a powerful tool to add to your overall preparation strategy. We provide expert instruction by well-qualified and experienced teachers whose expertise is at your disposal, and our subject-matter specialists offer you an additional resource. Significant vocabulary and key terminology is in bold-face type for easy review, and the dashboard gives you a convenient place to store your work.

15 Lessons in Chapter 69: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: P.E. & Health Instruction
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School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

1. School Health Education Program: Plans & Investigation

This lesson outlines several important steps involved in developing a school health education program, particularly: organization, planning, investigation, and communication.

School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

2. School Health Education: Assessment, Vision & Resources

This lesson covers several steps involved in successfully developing a school health education program. These include assessing the needs of the community, developing a mission statement, and evaluating the program's resources.

School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

3. School Health Education: Curriculum & Professional Development

This lesson will focus on the curriculum-related aspects of developing a school health education program as well as the importance of professional development.

Planning Inclusive Student Health Instruction

4. Planning Inclusive Student Health Instruction

In this lesson, we'll discuss strategies for planning health instruction that reflects the abilities, needs, interests, developmental levels and cultural backgrounds of all students.

Using Assessments to Improve Health Education

5. Using Assessments to Improve Health Education

In this lesson, you'll learn the value of newer assessment types compared to conventional assessment used in health education. You'll also explore how they can help improve health education.

Designing PE Programs Based on National & State Standards

6. 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.

Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

7. Physical Education Activities & Curriculum Development

In this lesson, we focus on the key principles to keep in mind when developing a physical education curriculum, including ensuring you design appropriate activities for your class.

Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

8. Developing Movement Skills: Principles & Activities

In this lesson, we discuss ways to develop movement skills. These include locomotor, non-locomotor, and object control skills, used separately or in combination.

Activities for Developing Basic Movement Patterns

9. Activities for Developing Basic Movement Patterns

In this lesson, we review activities that develop basic movement patterns. We discuss slow and fast movements and identify five common activities for developing nine of the patterns.

Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

10. Influences on the Development of Rhythmic Movement

If you are trying to incorporate more rhythmic movement activities into your PE instruction, you may be interested in what influences development of this movement in students. This lesson discusses some of the factors.

Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

11. Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

Schools use a variety of methods to test the fitness levels of students. This lesson will examine the benefits and drawbacks of fitness testing and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

12. Promoting Positive Behavior With Fitness

In this lesson, we will read about ways to promote positive behavior with fitness. We will explore the related methodologies including health promotion, crime reduction, community involvement, and social media. We'll also look at important developmental aspects such as honesty and sportsmanship.

Effective Communication in Physical Education Programs

13. 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.

Accommodating Diverse Students in Physical Education Class

14. 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.

Physical Education Assessments: Types & Uses

15. 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.

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