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October 19, 2016

This past week in #epe300 I had the opportunity to engage in a terrific conversation with physical education pre-service teachers around assessment and in particular the notion of encouraging engagement via a participation mark.  It was evident from the experiences shared as students, putting a number towards how one participates in physical education was the dominant story.  Perhaps as much as 50% of ones mark would be calculated on criteria that more often than not came down to having...

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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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August 26, 2014

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website.

Assessment Holistic Rubrics: Grade 1-5   Grade 6-8   Grade 9 Assessing Fitness, Not...

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April 15, 2014

How often have you heard students or athletes say, “I am tired”?  As we work alongside children and youth around physical activity and physical fitness it is important to understand what tired really means.  The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale is not something that is new to physical educators or coaches.  We have simply offered a simplified version that works with a 5 level scale.  At different times, students/athletes will be at different levels.  The intent of the poster is to help...

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April 3, 2014

What do you remember about physical education?  When this question is posed, many adults respond with Fitness Testing. Why is this something that is remembered so vividly?  Was it a positive experience?  What was the purpose of the testing?  There is certainly merit to assessing fitness levels of students and athletes.  The key word is assessing.  The results of this formative assessment should guide future planning and shape goal setting.

Bev Robinson and Shelagh McCracken from the...

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November 4, 2013

Throughout physical education curriculum in Saskatchewan, the Active Living goal regularly focuses on personal fitness and creating personal FITT plans to improve on various health-related and skill-related fitness components. 

The Fitness Calculator is a easy to use tool that may start  students thinking as to where personal fitness levels are.  Of course, it is important that any time we work with students around fitness, it is done in a respectful and empowering way.  The hope is to

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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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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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