Strategies for Teaching Large Class sizes in P. E.
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This is an blended mini-course designed to teach educators how to design Physical Education lessons for large class sizes (25+ students) to provide for maximum participation. Research has shown that the more students you have in a physical education class, the less likely that class is to reach maximum participation. With larger class sizes more discipline takes place then activity. Therefore this course is designed to help physical education teachers design lessons to provide for maximum participation in large class sizes. Educators, students and parents need to understand that physical education is important because overall health affects a students energy, concentration, mood, attendance etc..The strategies taught in this mini-course can also be used in smaller class sizes as well. However, the focus of this mini-course is to provide for maximum participation in classes of 25+ students.
Topics that will be covered:
1. What is Maximum Participation?
2. Why do we strive to reach Maximum participation? NASPE & NYS Physical Education Standards, Obesity epidemic, Importance of physical activity.
3. What strategies can be used to achieve maximum participation? Class room management including: routines, consistency, planning, preparedness, etc…
4. How can educators use these strategies to plan lessons to achieve maximum participation in large (25 or more students) class sizes?
Learners will be able to:
1. Create a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of achieving maximum participation in their classes, to be presented at Parent’s Night at their school.
2. Create a lesson plan that explains their specific classroom procedures, routines, rules and expectations for a substitute teacher.
3. Apply these strategies into their lessons by writing example lesson plans.
4. Teach a lesson that incorporates the maximum participation strategies.
Unit one covers what maximum participation is, as well as goes into depth about the reasons why we strive to achieve maximum participation each and every day in our physical education classes.
By the end of Unit 1 participants will create a PowerPoint presentation on the importance of achieving maximum participation in their classes, to be presented at Parent’s Night at their school.
Unit two discusses why classroom management is important when it comes to Maximum Participation. As well as teaching participants Classroom Management Strategies they can incorporate into their own classrooms.
Create a lesson plan that explains their specific classroom procedures, routines, rules and expectations for a substitute teacher.
Unit three ties all the course material together. It is time to take what you have learned in the previous two units and demonstrate your ability to incorporate classroom management strategies into your teaching to provide for maximum participation in large class sizes.
Write a lesson that includes the classroom management strategies as well as plans for maximum participation. Participants will video tape themselves teaching the lesson to the class of your choice, to be evaluated.