Standard 3

Planning and Instruction
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 3.1: Design and implement short and long-term plans that are linked to program and instructional goals as well as a variety of student needs.
Artifact: Adapted IEP
Date: Fall 2012

       Through Adapted Physical Education & Sport I had the opportunity to work with an adult with special needs. While working with her I created an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that was specific to her individual needs. Although this particular adult had Down Syndrome, she had base of good communication and motor skills. After my first assessment of her abilities I was able to make proper assumptions to what goals were realistic based upon this assessment. Creating the IEP for her required me to make some short and long term goals to work towards. We worked through the semester to complete as many goals as we could. 
      This artifact validates my ability to meet standard 3. Not only did I create specific short and long-term goals for this student, but also I worked closely with her in activities that would help her in reaching those goals. These goals were established for improving her fitness, psychomotor, affective and cognitive domains.
      This standard is important to me as a developing physical educator because I must be able to create individual and/or class goals, but also understand what to do to achieve those goals. Being able to design and implement short and long term plans while keeping in mind the different skill levels of your students is key for a physical educator to do to be successful and to stay organized.

Element 3.3: Design and implement content that is aligned with lesson objectives.
Date: Spring 2012
       During my teaching experience in Basics of Effective Instruction, I designed a lesson for the kindergarten level based around a foreign game known as “Shinty.” Shinty is a sport originated from Scotland and is a combination of hockey and lacrosse. Using the theme of Scotland and Shinty I created a developmentally appropriate lesson for kindergartners teaching them how to strike and pass a ball. I taught them how to strike and pass the ball. Since I was working with kindergartners I didn’t use any implements so I taught them how to use their arm like a stick.
       This artifact demonstrates standard 3 because I was able to design and implement a lesson for kindergarten specifically around the sport Shinty and Scotland. The lesson objectives were based around the basics of striking and passing the ball with their hand.
      This standard is important to my development of becoming a physical educator because it shows my ability to be creative and design different themes for lessons to teach particular objectives. Being creative with lessons and themes is important at any age level to ensure student interest and participation.