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August 13, 2013

Another school year is upon us and we wanted to take a minute to share some planning documents that may assist elementary physical educators.  When planning it is crucial to have an end in mind or a road map if you will of where it is you are trying to get. Holistic Rubrics for each outcome at each grade level are a great starting point for such planning.  Rubrics from previous posts for both Grade 1-5 and Grade 6-8 have been included.

Another tracking tool that may be useful throughout the...

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June 20, 2013

When one looks at various outcomes in middle years and high school physical education/wellness it becomes evident that engagement is embedded. Indicators within Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum reference the idea of “willingly engaging” in a variety of movement activities at a moderate to vigorous level of effort.  From a personal and social responsibility perspective, engagement is a vital piece as well.  As physical educators, we need to assess the engagement levels...

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May 22, 2013

When looking at the Relationship goal in Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum, one will see reference to TPSR.  Some assessment options are available in the TPSR Toolbox.

This section of the toolbox contains valid and reliable questionnaires, implementation audits, observation tools, and learner assessments that have been published and/or field-tested. All of these instruments are directly related to TPSR and recommended for use in future studies or evaluations. 

TPSR Rubric for...

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May 15, 2013

Video excerpts from a PD session for middle years physical education teachers.  This session touches on the importance of relationships, planning with a purpose, and formative assessment.  You will also find exemplars of some small-sided invasion games that can be used to teach tactics and strategies.

In this session the tactic that was formatively assessed was 'support'.  As students work through various small-sided games we as educators can be assessing in order to help students improve. ...

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May 6, 2013

At a time when teachers, principals, and parents are grappling with their responsibility to address the consequences of inactivity, Passport for Life provides a set of tools for teachers to assess and understand the physical literacy levels of their students, and to adapt their teaching to provide targeted instruction that is relevant at both the class-wide and student-specific levels. Passport for Life is an easy to use, developmentally appropriate, and student-centred tool.  This program...

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March 14, 2013

North East School Division has provided online resources connected to all subject areas.  The Curriculum Corner provides assessment ideas as well as planning documents in physical education.  All of these resources are available for download. 

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January 13, 2013

The Record of Student Achievement forms are designed as a potential tracking system for teachers to record the results of assessments based on the pieces that lead to the full achievement of an outcome. Teachers can record when a student has demonstrated the specific learning, or the level at which the students has achieved the learning. Teachers need to use their professional judgment to make a conclusion as to when each student has achieved an outcome. 

Achievement forms PDF: Grade Six,...

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December 13, 2012
When planning it is imperative to have the end in mind.  We as educators along with our students need to see the big picture and know where we are going.  The holistic rubrics are developed on a four point scale and help in the 'backward design' process.  By reading the criteria in level four everyone is then able to paint a picture as to what it looks like to achieve the outcomes.

 

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December 13, 2012
This document was created by Bev Robinson and Shelagh McCracken from the Calgary Board of Education.  Fitness assessment needs to be an inquiry approach and not a means of 'testing'.  The document focuses on the following topics:   Sharing of ideas, research, strategies, fitness assessments, and how to involve students in fitness testing to personalize learning.  Why test? How good is a test – reliability and validity? Types of tests? Creating fitness assessments.  What’s worth...
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December 13, 2012
In response to implementing the renewed Saskatchewan Physical Education curricula for grade 6, 7, and 8, a group of educators from two school divisions joined together to create a resource that would support in the area of assessment and evaluation.  Holistic rubrics were created at each grade level.  Additional resources were created for grade 6 that could easily be adjusted for higher grade levels.

 

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