Physical Education, what it means to be Physically Educated? Indian Land, SC (ILHS)

ILHS – Physical Education Department – What do we do in PE @ ILHS?
Mr. Lucchesi CREATED, ADAPTED & SHFTED the learning environment during a 3 year education process of beauty.  First off, I love the other educators I taught with. Many are still teaching at Indian Land, which is awesomeness!  I was honor and grateful to support the following positive changes during my “time” of truly loving what I was doing.  I lived physical education and always wanted my students to engage their physical health in positive ways of enjoyment!  Namaste.

The following NEVER existed before, this was created over 3 years by self motivation.  I was not asked to do anything, nor accountable to anyone for what I choose to teach.  The gym was a forgotten subject and as long as no problems, it was out of sight, out of mind for what took place in physical education.  My admin truly didn’t care about PE.  What I walked into was basic units, with little documentation of student learning, no cross curricular content, no technology use, no music being played in the gym and overall no effective assessments or evaluation of what was being taught.  I am CHANGE was proud to create the following:

Mission Statement: To support ILHS students through all three learning domains (psychomotor, affective, and cognitive) in developmentally appropriate physical activities. Encourage lifetime fitness opportunity through the use of technology and cross-curricular content (Math, English, History, Science). Allow students to be physically educated and demonstrate healthy zones for their 5 components of health related fitness.

ILHS District Impact: A. Presented to other PE teachers in district wide PE training for Heart
Rate Monitor use during ’09-’10 school year (training session (8/09)
based on outcomes from ILHS PE Curriculum).
PE Consultants to the Get Fit Coordinators at district level on Federal Awarded, Carol White Physical Education grant.
Pedometer Challenge participants (ILHS-PE) in district contest for promoting physical activity.
Interviewed by LearnTV on use of Heart Rate Monitors in PE class.
Sponsored 2 PE Field Experience students from Winthrop University.

Outside Guest: 1. USGA Instructor for Day one of Golf Unit
Motivational Speaker, John Cain – PE/ROTC/Drivers Ed.
Navy Recruiter- Lifetime goals & achievements.
National Guard Rep.- GuardFit Program

Clubs sponsored by PE: Ultimate Frisbee Club (U.F.C.), Warrior Fit Club, Flag Football Club, & Biggest Loser Contest (District wide).

Goals: For students to become physically educated through the 5 components of health-related fitness (Cardio-respitory endurance, Muscular strength, muscular endurance, body composition, and flexibility) while applying a diverse amount of opportunity for students to be successful. Move through the levels starting with Dependence (Getting Physically Fit, Performing Physcial Activities & Exercise) moving to Decision Making (Self Planning, Self Assessment of Fitness), & creating Independence (Lifetime Fitness & Wellness) with physical activity.

Outcomes of a physically educated individual:
A – Has learned a variety of skills necessary to perform a variety of physical activities.
B – Is physically fit through outside of class routines and performances.
C – Does participate in regular physical activity (PA).
D – Knows the implications of non-participation & benefits of involvement in PA.
E – Values PA & contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Positive Changes over last 2 years for PE….
*PE/Athletic Bulletin Board Created and updated for both students & teachers benefit.
*New Curriculum for weight training (PE 2) classes that has instructional alignment and developmentally appropriate assessments. New functional equipment (physio-balls, resistance bands) that allows diversity in the weight room vs. traditional free weight training. First posters in Weight room, anatomy, diversity of exercises.
*New Curriculum for PE1 that includes a variety of physical activities that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
*PE Equipment Inventory (increased accountability) for ILHS. No prior list existed.
*Introducing technology to curriculum (both PE 1 & 2) with Heart Rate Monitors, Pedometers, Dance Dance Revolution, and computer lab software with FITNESSGRAM testing results (SC State Assessment for PE).
*Applying content from professional development conferences to enhance student learning & outcomes.
*New Educational Visual Aids/Posters in Gym & weight room.
*Purchased new equipment with Awarded Grants, over $4,600.00
*Use cross-curricular content with many lessons
*PE Portfolios, documented proof that learning is taking place.
*4 new school clubs for teachers/students to be involved in Ultimate Frisbee, Warrior Fit, Flag FB, Biggest Loser

PE Units: A completions of lessons leading to content knowledge gain for a physical activity.
Types: Lifetime Fitness, Cooperative Games, Team Sport, Individual/Dual Sport
Examples: Soccer, Flag Football, Disc Golf, Golf, Weight Training, Badminton, Socci, Floor Hockey, Table Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Backyard Games & Personal Fitness Testing (FitnessGram).

PE Department Awards, Accomplishments, & Recognition’s:
*Teachers’ Pet Grant award recipient (4 years and counting)
*Presented at a 10 state PE conference on Assessment in PE @ ILHS (2/10)
*Presented at Olde Enlgish Consortium on Evaluation, Assessment, & Grading (10/09)
*Interviewed by LearnTV on Heart Rate Monitor use in PE class for LCSD (10/09)
*Have purchased over $4,600 in PE equipment for ILHS all through grant money
*4 mediums of technology use for PE lessons (HR Monitors, Pedometer, Dance
Dance Revolution (DDR), Fitness Software (FITNESSGRAM) (ongoing all year).
*Sought out donations for over $1K in golf equipment & TV for PE Dept.
*PE/Athletic Bulletin board
Next School Year Goals (2010-11)
Fundraisers of Tournaments: 3 v 3 Basketball, Volleyball
PE T-shirt Fundraiser.
Collaborating w/ Elem/MS for a disc golf course on campus (grant together)
Field Trip to Winthrop High/Low ropes Course.
Disc Golf Championships @ Winthrop Course
Hosting Student Teacher for PE from Winthrop University.
More Grants
Increase Participation in all PE clubs.
National & State PE Standards: Standard 1: Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2: Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3: Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4: Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5: Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Standard 6: Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.


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