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Course Code: EDUC550 Course ID: 4648 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Through interconnected activities, this course prepares elementary teacher candidates to address health education topics and physical education and movement to enhance children's learning. The course examines strategies related to developing children's motor skills, fitness, and appreciation of a healthy lifestyle. Topics such as physical growth and maturation, equipment and facilities, classroom management of physical movement activities, psychosocial factors, adaptations for diverse learners, assessment, and health/physical education lesson integration across elementary core curriculum will be addressed.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 01/22/2023 October Fall 2022 Session A 16 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 04/23/2023 January Winter 2023 Session A 16 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:

1. Synthesize current demographic trends in children's health status and the knowledge base surrounding the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle for children. (ISTE 3d, ACEI 2.7)
2. Apply knowledge of basic concepts of physical fitness, physical development and motor learning. (ACEI 2.7, 3.1)
3. Evaluate physical education equipment/facility options (safety considerations, large/small equipment, homemade equipment, indoors versus outdoors). (WVPTS 2F1)
4. Analyze psychosocial factors in physical education. (ACEI 3.4, NASPE 4; DQP 1)
5. Construct lesson plans based upon current issues (swine flu prevention, bullying, substance abuse) identified by the CDC in health education. (WVPTS 1D1, 3D1; ACEI 2.6; DQP 2)
6. Develop lesson plans that foster developmentally appropriate physical activity for all children including those with special needs; including students with disabilities, giftedness, and those who are English Language Learners. (ELLs) (WVPTS 1A1, 2A1, 2A3; ACEI 3.2; DQP 4)
7. Analyze core teaching skills in the physical education classroom (classroom management, communication, student feedback, supervision, time management, student behavior management). (WVPTS 3B2, 3C1, 3D2)
8. Create lesson plans that integrate PE/HE and the core (e.g. language arts, science, math, social studies) curriculum. (WVPTS 1C3, ACEI 2.6, 2.7, 3.1)
9. Apply physical fitness, skill, affective and cognitive measures, assessment techniques to health and physical education content. (WVPTS 1B2, 1E2, 3A3, 3E1; ISTE 2d; ACEI 4.0; DQP 2)

NameGrade %
Discussions 10.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 1.00 %
Week 3: The Link Between Physical Activity and Learning 1.00 %
Week 5: Body Composition Measures in Children - Debate! 1.00 %
Week 5: Practicum Preparation 0.00 %
Week 7: Dodge Ball 1.00 %
Week 8: Practicum 1.00 %
Week 8: Action Research Interview Questions 1.00 %
Week 10: Action Research Project 1.00 %
Week 11: Inclusive Physical Education 1.00 %
Week 12: Field Placement Observations 1.00 %
Week 15: Partner Activity 1.00 %
Practicum 20.00 %
Reflection Assignment 1: The Practice 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 2: Context and Workplace Conditions 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 3: Special Needs Students 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 4: Student Discipline 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 5: Core Teaching Skills 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 6: Assessment 2.86 %
Reflection Assignment 7: Your Teaching 2.86 %
Action Research Project 10.00 %
Action Research Project 10.00 %
Lesson Plan 10.00 %
Lesson Plans 10.00 %
Video Analysis and Critique 25.00 %
Video Analysis and Critique 25.00 %
Letter to Curriculum Committee 3.00 %
Letter to Curriculum Committee 3.00 %
Physical Fitness Assessment and Improvement Plan 5.00 %
Physical Fitness Assessment and Improvement Plan 5.00 %
Physical Fitness Fact Check 2.00 %
Physical Fitness Fact Check 2.00 %
Physical Activity Benefits Presentation 10.00 %
Physical Activity Benefits Presentation 10.00 %
Lesson Assignment 5.00 %
Health Education Scenarios 5.00 %

After successfully completing this course, candidates will be able to:

1. Synthesize current demographic trends in children's health status and the knowledge base surrounding the benefits of a healthy active lifestyle for children. (ISTE 3d, ACEI 2.7)
2. Apply knowledge of basic concepts of physical fitness, physical development and motor learning. (ACEI 2.7, 3.1)
3. Evaluate physical education equipment/facility options (safety considerations, large/small equipment, homemade equipment, indoors versus outdoors). (WVPTS 2F1)
4. Analyze psychosocial factors in physical education. (ACEI 3.4, NASPE 4; DQP 1)
5. Construct lesson plans based upon current issues (swine flu prevention, bullying, substance abuse) identified by the CDC in health education. (WVPTS 1D1, 3D1; ACEI 2.6; DQP 2)
6. Develop lesson plans that foster developmentally appropriate physical activity for all children including those with special needs; including students with disabilities, giftedness, and those who are English Language Learners. (ELLs) (WVPTS 1A1, 2A1, 2A3; ACEI 3.2; DQP 4)
7. Analyze core teaching skills in the physical education classroom (classroom management, communication, student feedback, supervision, time management, student behavior management). (WVPTS 3B2, 3C1, 3D2)
8. Create lesson plans that integrate PE/HE and the core (e.g. language arts, science, math, social studies) curriculum. (WVPTS 1C3, ACEI 2.6, 2.7, 3.1)
9. Apply physical fitness, skill, affective and cognitive measures, assessment techniques to health and physical education content. (WVPTS 1B2, 1E2, 3A3, 3E1; ISTE 2d; ACEI 4.0; DQP 2)

Book Title:Physical Education Methods for Elementary Teachers, 3rd ed. *Note: the price provided is for the VitalSource eBook
ISBN:9780736067041
Publication Info:Human Kinetics
Author:Thomas, K, Lee, A. and Thomas, J.
Unit Cost:$28.85
Electronic ISBN:9781492536352R180
Electronic Unit Cost:$28.85
 
Book Title:Digital Video Camera - please email booklist@apus.edu for specific requirements
ISBN:AMN
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.