Standard 5

Impact on Student Learning:Physical Education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

Element 5.1: Teacher Candidates will select or create appropriate assessments that will measure student achievement of goals and objectives.
Artifact: Statistics and Assessment of Physical Education Work Sample
Date: Fall 2009
Reflection: In Statistics and Assessment of Physical Education each student was to create a group work sample on a unit curriculum that includes pre-assessments, post-assessments, and formative assessments, across the three learning domains. Our group was assigned the sport of Lacrosse, and was told to choose a school district to base our student population on. In any lesson it is important to have a pre and post assessment for your students. Through the assessments, instructors  would be able to see if students were not only able to perform the skills, but cognitively remember them over the course of the unit. Here is my work sample, you can download as a Power Point.

Element 5.3: Teacher candidates will utilize the reflective cycle to implement change in teacher performance, student learning, and instructional goals and decisions.
Artifact: The Physical Education Curriculum: Planning and Practice Teacher Reflections
Date: Fall 2010
Reflection: In EDU 355, The Physical Education Curriculum: Planning and Practice, students were required to observe in the elementary school setting for 30 or more hours. Each student was required to teach a lesson and reflect on the positives and negatives of the lesson. Being a reflective teacher is the most important part of being an instructor. As you gain more experience during teaching, it is important to use what works best for the students. Here are my reflections of my partner and myselves lessons.