Planning and Implementation
Element 3.1: Design and implement short and long term plans that are linked to program and
instructional goals as well as a variety of student needs.
Artifact: EDU 255- Lab D
Date: Fall 2010
Reflection: Our lab d assignment in EDU 255 challenged me to create an entire unit plan. Each student was assigned a partner and a different activity to teach. Even though each person had a partner every student was expected to hand in their own unit plan. The activity I was assigned was step aerobics. I set both short and long term plans that were directly related to my program and instructional goals. I had developed a 12 day block plan that provided both short and long term plans. The short term plans could be seen in the description from that day's activity. The long term plans were developed throughout the 12 days and those included combining steps, adding more difficult steps, and even creating their own routine. Both of my short and long term plans were linked to my program goals which included students understanding the importance of physical fitness as well as learning and adapting to a new activity. My instructional goals included students doing what was being asked of them as well as putting forth as much effort as possible. For each lesson plan I wrote modifications that could be useful to a variety of students. Developing a unit plan is crucial in the classroom because it sets both short and long term goals that both the teachers and students are aware of.
Element 3.7: Plan and implement learning experiences that require students to appropriately use
technology to meet lesson objectives.
Artifact: Lab C lesson plan, Lab C packet
Date: Fall 2010
Reflection: In my EDU 255 class I was not only introduced to certain teaching styles I was also introduced to new ways to communicate with today's generation of students. I am talking about technology which is a great communication tool. Kids rarely expect to see technology being used in their physical education classes. For lab c each student was assigned a partner and the pair had to pick a sport that orginated from another country. My partner and I picked Buroinjin which orginated from Australia. I had never heard of this sport before let alone seen how it is played. When sitting down to write my lesson plan I realized that I could just incorporate the basic passing, offense and defensive skills, but I wanted my students to get the full experience. I decided to use technology to my advantage. I brought in a laptop and connected it to a projector and playedsome clips of a actual game of buroninjin. This helped give the students a more complete understanding and after seeing how the game was played students were more involved and were engaged. The lesson objectives were stated in each lesson plan and used technology to show a clip of what was to be expected from them really helped the students to see how to perform each skill. Technology is always growing and with today's youth it is better to incorporate new ways to capture attention then lose their attention all together.