The resource, created by three renowned veteran educators, translates state and national PE standards and grade-level outcomes into an easy-to-use, easy-to-understand format. The product offers PE and classroom teachers a series of performance indicators that are based on standards and that are easy to communicate to students and to parents, guardians, and caregivers.
The resource incorporates 16 ladder graphics that depict the skill progressions as rungs on a ladder. These ladder graphics can be printed and made into posters (to be posted, for example, in a gym, multipurpose room, or school hallway). Teachers will learn how to use the ladders to set goals and measure the progress and performance of students as they move through the progression of skills and physical activities. These ladders will also help teachers clearly communicate to parents and caregivers what their students are learning and how the skills and physical activities might be practiced in after-school, home, and community program settings.
In addition, Unpacking Physical Education Standards features approximately 25 photos and 6 video clips to show teachers and students the proper techniques for each skill to be assessed. Seeing proper form in action will help the students visualize what they need to do and facilitate the learning process. The skills they are learning provide the foundation for a lifetime of being active and all the benefits that come from a lifetime of physical activity.
This digital resource is a tremendous tool for physical educators and for parents and guardians who are educating their child in a homeschooling or remote learning situation. It can also be valuable for use in Boys & Girls Clubs, YMCAs, and other after-school programs. It is a valuable supplemental resource for PETE elementary methods courses and for elementary education majors.
For teachers who want a clear and simple breakdown of how to apply the PE standards to their programs—and effective ways to set goals, teach skills, and assess progress—Unpacking Physical Education Standards is the innovative tool they’ve been looking for.
AudienceDigital resource for undergraduate methods courses on teaching physical education. Reference for elementary physical education and classroom teachers.
Chapter 1. The Need for Unpacking Physical Education Standards
Chapter 2. Physical Education Standards and Grade-Level Competencies
Chapter 3. Why Ladders?
Chapter 4. How to Use the Ladders
Chapter 5. Pedagogy
Section II. Sports Ladders
Chapter 6. Kicking Ladder
Chapter 7. Soccer Dribbling Ladder
Chapter 8. Throwing Ladder
Chapter 9. Catching Ladder
Chapter 10. Basketball Dribbling Ladder
Chapter 11. Basketball Shooting Ladder
Chapter 12. Batting Ladder
Chapter 13. Racket (Paddle) Striking Ladder
Chapter 14. Golf Ladder
Chapter 15. Hockey Dribbling Ladder
Chapter 16. Punting Ladder
Section III. Fitness Ladders
Chapter 17. Planking Ladder
Chapter 18. Jumping Jack Ladder
Chapter 19. Jumping Rope Ladder
Chapter 20. Balancing Ladder
Section IV. Dance Ladder
Chapter 21. Electric Slide Ladder
Section V. Parting Thoughts