P.E. Curriculum and Methods
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide the future teacher with both the curricular knowledge and the pedagogical skills necessary to teach physical education in the schools.
DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to provide the future teacher with both the curricular knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to teach physical education in the schools. Students completing this course should carry a vision of the importance of a life-long physically healthy lifestyle.
Love, appreciation, and respect for God are shown through our efforts in the stewardship of our bodies, which are a gift from Him. Regular moderate to vigorous physical activity and a health lifestyle demonstrate our understanding and appreciation for this essential part of His plan for our eternal happiness.
OBJECTIVES: Students will:
1. Develop an awarenes of the current issues, research, and curriculum related to physical education. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principle 1) (Tests)
2. Demonstrate understanding of different phases of children's physical development by developing lesson plans with activities appropriate for different age groups. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards --Principle 2) (Lesson Plans/Cards)
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the essential elements of instruction through application and transfer of such knowledge into the Physical Education setting. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards --Principle 4) (Tests, Lesson Plans, Peer Teaching, Peer Evaluation)
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the four parts of a physical education lesson and identify objectives for each. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principles 1,2,4) (Tests, Lesson Plans, Peer Teaching)
5. Demonstrate poise and confidence while teaching. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principle 3) (Peer Teaching and Peer Evaluation)
6. Deomonstrate effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to be an effective teacher. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principles 3, 5, 6) (Peer Teaching and Peer Evaluation)
7. Develop an awareness of the useful place of kinesthetic instructional strategies across the curriculum. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principle 4) (Tests, Lesson Plans, Peer Teaching)
8. Demonstrate an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior and an ability to structure a positive and effective learning environment. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principle 5) (Tests, Lesson Plans, Peer Teaching)
9. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the human body as a gift of God and an essential component of eternal development. (Idaho Core Teacher Standards--Principle 2,6,7,9) (Activity Log and Lifestyle Journal)
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Attend class regularly.
2. Be prompt.
3. Participate enthusiastically to the best of your ability.
4. Complete reading assignments before class.
5. Leave distractions behind (cell phones, pets, this week's sweetheart, etc.)
6. Be modest and mindful of the BYU-Idaho Honor Code.

Quizzes are designed to encourage students to keep up with the reading and attend class. There will be a quiz given at the beginning of each class period (40 quizzes at 5 points each). There will be four multiple-choice questions on each quiz worth one point each and an additional point will be given for simply taking the quiz and writing your name on it. The quizzes will cover material from the reading assigned for each class and previous class sessions. The following policies will be applied.
1. Quizzes cannot be made up.
2. Once the instructor collects quiz papers, the opportunity to take that quiz has expired.
3. The lowest three quiz scores (non-scores due to absence) will be dropped. This will allow some leeway for illness and other situations that may arise. (There are actually 43 class meetings scheduled including the final exam.)
There will be two major tests for the course--a midterm test worth 100 points and a final worth 120 points. The midterm will be taken in class and the comprehensive final will be taken the last week of the semester. Test questions will include a mix of multiple choice, matching and essay questions. All information from classes and readings are fair game. The following policies will be strictly applied:
1. Any test taken late will be penalized. If the instructor approves the lateness before the test period, the test will be reduced by half a grade (i.e., from a B+ to a B). Taking a test late without prior approval will result in a full grade reduction (i.e. from a B+ to a C+).
2. No notes or reference materials may be used on the tests.
Lesson Plan Cards:
Each student will develop 3 lesson plans on half sheets of copy paper. One lesson plan card will be from each developmental level. The format for the card will be provided as well as examples. Each student will make copies of his/her cards for the other students in the class. The final product will be a card file with 24 ready-to-use lesson plans at each developmental level. Each card (lesson plan) will be worth a possible 60 points.
Lesson Presentation:
Each student will teach a complete lesson from one of his/her lesson plan cards. The lesson presentation will be evaluated by the instructor, other students, and oneself and reported through a feedback form.
Self-Reflection and Peer Feedback: Each student will complete a self-reflection or peer feed back form for each lesson taught. The forms will give opportunity to evaluate lessons according to pedagogical, content, and performance criteria. Points will be awarded for earnest efforts to give meaningful feedback. There will be five points possible for each feedback form.
Lifestyle Journal:
The Lifestyle Journal will be a diary type documentation of physical activities, sleep, and eating habits that relfect a commitment to principles of maintaining a healthy body. You will be completely on your honor for reporting these things. The object is to heighten awareness of a balance lifestyle and encourage you to be exemplary models at teachers and Latter-day Saints. The journal will be kept for 2 weeks and evaluated according to the following rubric.
30 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity:
8-10 days = 40 points
6-7 days = 30 points
4-5 days = 20 points
2-3 days = 10 points
Appropriate amount of sleep:
8-10 nights = 40 points
6-7 nights = 30 points
4-5 nights = 20 points
2-3 nights = 10 points
Appropriate balance and quantity of food:
8-10 days = 40 points
6-7 days = 30 points
4-5 days = 20 points
2-3 days = 10 points
Quality reflection made no more than one day after the fact:
8-10 days = 40 points
6-7 days = 30 points
4-5 days = 20 points
2-3 days = 10 points

In compliance with applicable disability laws, qualified students with diabilities are eligible to reasonable accommodations. It is the student's responsibility to disclose any special needs he or she may have before the end of the first week of class.
OTHER: Tuesdays and Thursdays you may wear loose fitting, comfortable, modest clothing. Be prepared to fully participate in P.E. activities. You may also wear
BYU-I approved gym wear. Gym shoes are required! As teachers you will usually teach P.E. in the clothing you wear to school that day. You will need to experiment with your own comfort and adaptability as you keep in mind your responsibility to provide an effective physical education to your students.