Physical Education teachers from around the Broome-Tioga BOCES region had opportunities this year to focus on specific goals to enhance student learning. The teachers worked with
throughout the year to implement new instructional units and practices. Many teachers at the high school level participated in
Planning and Teaching for Lifelong Fitness,
where they learned new strategies for teaching fitness, dance, and golf. At each session, the teachers used the equipment that is available for loan through the
Comprehensive School Health & Wellness service
to plan for instruction aligned to the Curriculum & Assessment Guidance Document for Physical Education.
Other teachers chose to participate in
Designing and Implementing Assessments for Physical Literacy.
At these sessions, teachers learned about effective assessment practices, including the development and use of formative assessment tasks and rubrics. They designed new assessments and reflected on the use of the assessments to enhance learning in their classes. The participating teachers appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with other teachers to create assessments. One participant stated, “ this workshop was very helpful in assisting me to reflect and create age/grade-level appropriate rubrics and assessments.”
The professional development that had the most participation was
Using Technology to Enhance Student Learning in Physical Education
. Approximately 20 physical education teachers from Grades K-12 joined together to think about purposeful ways that technology could be used in a physical education setting. The participants created google forms for assessments, videos with QR codes to enhance stations, practiced video analysis to enhance skill performance, and learned how to use new strapless heart rate monitors to influence students’ motivation and effort.
The participating physical education teachers enjoyed the structure and content of the professional development available to them throughout this year. We look forward to continuing to support their work in teaching students how to live healthy and physically active lives!