Course Overview: Junior High Physical Education Philosophy of Physical Education We believe in and support athletics as a well-rounded opportunity to further enhance the offerings towards a holistic school curriculum. We believe that athletics are an important aspect of a person’s life and that they become an opportunity for students to appreciate and understand sport and a healthy lifestyle. We do this through the offering of intramural, daily physical activity and extra-curricular programs.
The intent of this program is to provide a variety of enjoyable, valuable, and useful learning experiences that will lead to continued participation in the future. This will be accomplished through achievement of the learning outcomes outlined in the Alberta Program of Studies: General Outcome A: Activity Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities
General Outcome B: Benefits Health Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
General Outcome C: Cooperation Students will interact positively with others.
General Outcome D: Do it Daily…for Life Students will assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
Student Expectations Participation is a requirement in this class. If students are unable to participate, they must have a valid reason (i.e. medical), which must be accompanied by proper documentation from parents, doctors, etc. “Forgetting” proper gym wear is not an acceptable reason to be excused from participation – clothing is available to be worn from the green shelf.
Student effort in the class is important to meet the outcomes. Students are expected to attempt every activity with a positive attitude.
Appropriate Gym Wear If students are expected to perform to their fullest, they cannot be restricted by inappropriate clothing or fear of damaging their regular clothes or making them sweaty. Students are expected to plan ahead and be prepared.
Jeans restrict the full range of movement of the legs, and so are NOT accepted as appropriate gym wear.
Students must be prepared to go outside (rain or shine, warm or cold) until late October, and again at the beginning of April – they need to be sure their clothing is appropriate.
Proper footwear is also a must in physical education class. Students are required to have 2 pairs of running shoes; an indoor, and an outdoor pair. Shoes must be clean for indoor and cannot make black marks. I will be checking!
Assessment of student learning
General Outcome A: Activity 20% Students will acquire skills through a variety of developmentally appropriate movement activities
General Outcome B: Benefits Health 20% Students will understand, experience and appreciate the health benefits that result from physical activity.
General Outcome C: Cooperation 20% Students will interact positively with others.
General Outcome D: Do it Daily…for Life 40% Students will assume responsibility to lead an active way of life.
JR HIGH PHYSICAL EDUCATION EVALUATION
Basic Skills (/10) Includes: Improving basic skills and abilities in individual activities and group activities Incorporating tactics and strategies Planning and create games to develop skills
Fitness & Health (/5) Includes: physical strength, endurance and cardio abilities and increased abilities
Interactions (/5) Includes: team work, etiquette, leadership, positive and respectful behaviors
Active Living (/5) Includes: daily levels of participation, self-motivation, self-challenge, application of rules, routines and procedures
5 Mov’ts are effortless and consistent Mov’t and skills are maintained thru-out practice/drills and games Combines skills with strategies Techniques are performed daily Through a variety of activities, muscular strength and endurance is consistent Independently sets personal health/fitness goals Student increases cardio abilities Cardio abilities are strong and impressive Student always communicates respectfully and effectively with teammates Student demonstrate fair play and positive etiquette Positive leader during activities and during set-up/clean-up
Daily participation is impressive and beyond what is expected Consistently works hard during drills, activities and games Consistently strives toward self-improvement Readily applies rules, routines and procedures during class Is always prepared for class
4 Mov’ts and skills are consistent Mov’t and skills are used in a variety of situations Uses skills and incorporates strategy on a frequent basis Comprehends strategies outlines and can incorporate the majority of them Skills are mature Through a variety of activities muscular strength and endurance is mostly consistent – the student may not be able to remain at best throughout the entire activity Student attempts to increase cardio abilities Cardio abilities are strong Student always is respectful and communication is mostly effective with teammates Student usually demonstrates fair play and positive etiquette Student is mostly a positive leader during activities and during set-up/clean-up Daily participation meets expectations Usually works hard during drills, activities and games Usually strives toward self-improvement – may be a little selective based on the activity Usually applies rules, routines and procedures during class Is mostly prepared for class
3 Some refined skills are used Skills and mov’t are present, but they are not consistently applied Skills are at a functional level and student functions easily Strategies may not always be used in an effective way A working level of skills and knowledge is readily used Muscular strength and endurance is specific to an activity – the student cannot remain at best throughout an activity Student’s attempt to improve cardio is inconsistent Cardio abilities are satisfactory Student is mostly respectful Communication can be useful and effective at times Student demonstrates fair play and etiquette, but it is inconsistent Student is a leader when given directions, but is not self-directed Usually watches others set-up/clean-up or finds “something” to do instead, but will help when asked Daily participation is inconsistent Can be selective based on the activity or based on whether the class is playing a game versus a drill Sometimes is self-motivated Is capable of applying rules, routines and procedures, but is inconsistent Is usually prepared for class
2 Student has developed basic skills necessary to play Mov’ts are ill-timed, but thought process is see-able The more refined skills are at a developmental stage Performance is best during drills or a modified game situation Strategies may be attempted, but tend not to be successful on a regular basis Muscular strength and endurance are limited and inconsistent The student frequently stops participating, due to inabilities Student’s attempts to improve cardio are limited Cardio abilities are weak Student can be respectful ,but tends to make poor choices Fair play and etiquette are applied when instructed; no self-motivation used Leadership qualities are limited Watches others set-up/clean-up, but will grudgingly help when asked Daily participation is forced – usually by the instructor Limited effort is put into the activities, drills and/or games Rarely is the student self-motivated Understand that certain rules, procedures and routines are in place, but mostly ignores them Frequently unprepared for class
1 Mov’t is forced and there is great uncertainty about skills Attempts at the same drill or skill are not similar The student is in the initial stage of skill and mov’t Strategy awareness has not yet developed to a usable stage Muscular strength and endurance need improvement The student cannot maintain involvement, due to a lack of endurance and cardio levels Student is frequently disrespectful and/or rude Fair play and etiquette are weak No self-motivation Refused to be an active part of the class Frequently a discipline problem Daily participation is nearly nonexistent Forced effort put into the activities, games and/or drills Rules, procedures and routines are not usually followed Daily guidance is necessary regarding activity involvement Frequently unprepared for class