standard 5

Standard 5
Impact on Student Learning
Physical Education teacher candidates utilize assessments and reflection to foster student learning and inform instructional decisions.

Element: 5.2, Use appropriate assessments to evaluate student learning before, during, and after instruction.

Curriculum: Planning and Practice of Physical Educational analysis of assessments

Date: Fall 2010

             In 355 myself and fellow teacher candidates created a teacher work sample of  the over hand throw. Our work sample included a pre-assessments and post assessments in all three domains cognitive, affective and psychomotor. Over the course of the work sample we evaluated the results from assessments and then directed our lessons towards the results of the assessments. This helps in the documentation of our student learning in data collected through statistical graphs. If asked to present for the board of education or just an open house I could show the effectiveness of the teaching style and the justification of procedures based on this documentation. As an aspiring educator this way of proving student learning is vital to your success as a teacher.

Element 5.3: Teacher candidates will utilize the reflective cycle to implement change in teacher performance, student learning, and instructional goals and decisions.

Date: Fall 2010
Reflection:  In EDU 355, The Physical Education Curriculum: Planning and Practice, teacher candidates were required to observe in the elementary school setting for 30 or more hours. Each teacher candidate was required to teach a lesson and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of the lesson. Being a reflective teacher is one of the most important aspects of being an effective teacher. When reflecting on ones work it forces the teacher to see what works and what doesn’t which creates a better learning environment for the students. here are my reflections of my lessons.