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Engaging and Assessing Your Physical Education Students

Practical Strategies for Enhancing Student Performance

(Grades 6-12)

Presented by Elaine Lindsay
Former National Association for Sport and Physical Education Secondary Teacher of the Year, Author and Presenter

A Unique Opportunity for Physical Education Teachers, Grades 6-12

  • Classroom-tested assessment and activities for measuring student success in physical education, grades 6-12
  • Innovative ideas and timesaving tips for streamlining assessment and using the results to strengthen student performance in your physical education program
  • Ready-to-use assessment strategies, materials and tools that are activity-based and student-centered
  • Demonstrations, hands-on applications and an extensive resource handbook filled with a wealth of easy-to-use materials and strategies

Practical Ideas and Strategies

As a former NASPE National Teacher of the Year for Secondary Education, Elaine Lindsay understands the multiple issues facing physical education teachers at the secondary level. New approaches and strategies emphasizing fitness and health are necessary to help all students develop lifelong habits that will allow them to thrive in the future.

In this outstanding new seminar, Elaine will focus on the issue of assessment in physical education. She will share dozens of new assessment ideas and highly practical activities that you can use immediately in your program. You will be able to pick and choose from a variety of assessment tools, technology applications and management ideas that will best complement your teaching style and integrate into your existing program.

With her years of experience, Elaine will provide you with realistic assessment tools, engaging activities and a sense of confidence for facing the challenge of teaching physical education to secondary students today. You’ll leave this important, new seminar with innovative assessment ideas, pioneering methods, ready-to-use activities, and a comprehensive resource handbook full of materials to support you when you return to your program.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Create an On-Going Assessment Process to Strengthen Student Performance
    Learn easy assessment ideas that can be implemented with little to no loss of physical activity time … Select from a wide range of options to best suit your teaching style and fit your existing program
  2. Match Assessment Tools to Your Students’ Capabilities
    Discover many ready-to-use assessments that will allow your students to choose how to demonstrate they have learned the material … Allow your students to demonstrate their learning, knowledge and skills in the method that works best for them
  3. Incorporate Activity-Based Assessments that Embed the NASPE Standards
    Learn realistic ways to include the NASPE Standards in your daily program … And specific steps for assessing student progress toward those standards
  4. Use Formative Assessment to Gauge the Effectiveness of Your Lessons
    Create formative assessments that are easy to do at the end of a physical education class … And will provide immediate feedback to you regarding the effectiveness of your instruction
  5. Consider Technology and Inexpensive Tools for Timesaving Assessment Applications
    Learn how to use the best, current technology tools – all readily available at low cost – for use in a wide variety of assessment situations … Tools and methods that are easy to apply and have been classroom tested in grades 6-12
  6. Motivate Even Your Most Reluctant Learners with Student‑Centered Assessment
    Learn how to involve your students in goal setting so they can successfully work toward grade-level benchmarks … Challenge all your students to perform at their highest possible level
  7. Increase Student Engagement
    Discover how the first few moments of class can make a big difference in student involvement … Incorporate Instant Activities that will allow your students to be physically active immediately upon arriving to class
  8. Become a Stronger Advocate for Physical Education
    Learn how to share your assessment practices and results with school administrators, board members and parents to build stronger support for physical education … Use specific student data to demonstrate the essential value of your physical education program
  9. Measure Your Physical Education Students’ Progress with Accuracy and Ease
    Design or select assessments that are meaningful, accurate and easy to use in the classroom setting
  10. Receive an Extensive Resource Handbook Designed Especially for Physical Education Teachers in Grades 6-12
    Elaine Lindsay has created an extensive resource handbook that is filled with ready-to-use physical education assessment activities, materials and strategies that you will be able to implement immediately when you return to your school

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Authentic assessment tools based on “real life” activities
  • Ways to assess without using up valuable activity time
  • Activities that will show students how the lesson matches local, state or national standards
  • Questions to ask students to determine their attitude toward exercise, fitness and physical education
  • How to talk to the unmotivated participant
  • Activities for the first day of class that will put all students at ease
  • Ideas for using the Internet to prepare students for learning
  • Ways to differentiate instruction to allow for previous experience
  • Assessment tools that address not only the skills in physical education, but also the affective goals
  • Motor skills tests that monitor student improvement and achievement
  • New approaches to grading students
  • Incorporate instant activities that involve your students immediately upon arriving to class
  • Effective techniques for grading large numbers of students in a limited amount of time
  • Tools for assessing students’ cognitive understanding
  • A variety of assessment tools matched to student learning styles and multiple intelligences
  • How to design rubrics that accurately reflect student growth
  • Using student portfolios that include engagement activities, formative and summative assessments
  • How to use student assessment to advocate for a strong physical education program

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

We are faced with tremendous challenges in physical education today. Funding support is low and student apathy is high. Obesity levels are up and outdoor activities are down. Social media is increasing and pick-up games are decreasing.

If physical education is to survive in today’s environment, we must create outstanding physical education programs based on the NASPE Standards. One of the most critical issues of a strong physical education program is assessment. With effective assessment, we can motivate our students, set meaningful goals, and increase the success level of our students. We can prove to school administrators, board members, the community, and parents the value of a strong physical education program.

The assessment practices you will experience in our day together will empower you to build an effective physical education program that is accountable for student learning. I will provide dozens of practical assessment tools and activities that you will be able to easily incorporate into your existing curriculum. I will share technology tools that will make the assessment process more reasonable, not more difficult.

We will experience activities that will engage and motivate your students to want to do their best in physical education. We will focus on new, ready-to-use assessment practices that will help you measure all of the NASPE Standards. I will show you how to use the student data that you can collect to become a more effective advocate for physical education in your school and community.

I can’t promise that you will return to school with an appropriate class size, all the new equipment you need, extra hours in the day, and all the room to teach, however I can promise you will leave with new assessment tools, practices and tips, and engaging activities for building a stronger physical education program.

Dress casually as I will, and I look forward to meeting you in person at the seminar. Here’s to making physical education all it can be in today’s schools!

Sincerely,
Elaine Lindsay

P.S. My goal is to provide you with practical assessment practices and engaging activities that you will be able to use immediately in your physical education program. See you soon!

Who Should Attend

Physical Education Teachers, Grades 6-12.

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook, specifically designed by Elaine Lindsay for this seminar. Included in the handbook are:

  • Ideas to quickly assess the effectiveness of your lessons
  • Examples of written tests, projects, checklists, and journal logs
  • Directions for creating rubrics
  • Web resources
  • Assessment management ideas
  • The latest information about student motivation and assessment
  • Ready-to-use strategies to engage your students in your lessons
  • A list of textbook resources for creating additional assessments
  • Examples of teacher grading categories that will fit your school’s parameters

Meet and Share
This seminar provides a great opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their physical education programs with new assessment tools and ideas.

Consultation Available
Elaine Lindsay will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your program.

On-Site Training Guarantee

BER is not a booking agency that just finds a presenter who presents on the topic you requested. Rather, we only recommend highly experienced BER presenters who have consistently received outstanding evaluations from educators attending their trainings.

Consequently, we provide a strong program guarantee.

We guarantee you’ll be fully satisfied or you’ll owe us nothing after your on-site training event.

Bring this seminar to your school or district!