420:045--Health and Physical Education for Elementary Teachers

Alignment with INTASC Professional Standards

Principle #1: CONTENT KNOWLEDGE--The candidate understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the discipline(s) he or she teaches and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful for students.
  1. Define basic terminology related to children’s physical education.
  2. Know basic growth and development principles and their implications to the selection of physical education content.

Principle #2: LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT--The candidate understands how children learn and develop, and can provide learning opportunities that support their intellectual, social and personal development.
  1. Define basic terminology related to children’s physical education.
  2. Know basic growth and development principles and their implications to the selection of physical education content.

Principle #3: DIVERSE LEARNERS--The candidate understands how students differ in their approaches to learning and creates instructional opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  2. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  3. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.
  5. Relate the contributions of physical education to the development of the total child.  

Principle #4: INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES--The candidate understands and uses a variety of instructional strategies to encourage students' development of critical thinking, problem solving, and performance skills.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  2. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  3. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.

Principle #5: CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT--The candidate uses an understanding of individual and group motivation and behavior to create a learning environment that encourages positive social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
  1. Define basic terminology related to children’s physical education.
  2. Know basic growth and development principles and their implications to the selection of physical education content.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  4. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  5. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.

Principle #6: COMMUNICATION--The candidate uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  2. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  3. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.

Principle #7: PLANNING INSTRUCTION--The candidate plans instruction based upon knowledge of subject matter, students, the community, and curriculum goals.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  2. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  3. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.

Principle #8: ASSESSMENT--The candidate understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.

Principle #9: REFLECTION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT--The candidate is a reflective practitioner who continually evaluates the effects of his/her choices and actions on others (students, parents, and other professionals in the learning community) and who actively seeks out opportunities to grow professionally.
  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic movement education framework and its utilization in physical activities.
  2. Integrate physical education activities with other elementary school curricula content.
  3. Develop and deliver movement experiences which will enhance the movement skills of children.
  4. Demonstrate a basic understanding of several methods of teaching physical education.

Principle #10: SCHOOL-COMMUNITY RELATIONS--The candidate fosters relationships with school colleagues, parents, and agencies in the larger community to support students' learning and well-being.

Principle #11: USE OF TECHNOLOGY--The candidate integrates the computer and other high and low technology into classroom teaching activities, assessment and/or documentation.