Physical education teacher candidates plan and implement developmentally appropriate learning experiences aligned with local, state, and national standards to address the diverse needs of all students.
Element 3.5: Plan and adopt instruction for diverse student needs, adding specific accommodations and/or modifications for student exceptionalities.
Artifact: Individualized Education Program
Date: Spring 2011
In Adapted Physical Education and Sport I learned how to properly pre-asses and create an Individualize Education Program for a student that I worked with in lab for one hour each week.
I created an Individualized Education Program for this student which provided everything from health and safety concerns to equipment modifications. This IEP was reviewed and signed by this student’s guardian.
It is essential for physical education instructors to make modifications for individual students because each class will include a variety of skill levels.
Element 3.3: Design and implement content that is aligned with lesson objectives.
Artifact: Lab D Lesson Plan and Activity Progression.
In Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education, I created three lessons in different disciplines. I was responsible for creating an activity progression for the final lesson. The final Lesson was Lab D.
In Lab D, I had twenty minutes in the pool to teach aquatics. I taught the students how to tread water and perform the side stroke. This lesson required a great deal of preparation that is demonstrated in the lesson plan and task progression. This teaching experience along with my lesson plan and activity progression demonstrates my skills for planning and implementation.
A physical educator needs to be able to plan activities that parallel the objectives of the lesson. They also need to properly plan progressions for activities in order to help their students properly learn skills while keeping them safe.