Purposeful #PhysEd Through Backwards Design
Developing physically literate individuals is the purpose of physical education. But how can we, as physical educators, ensure that our programs are as effective as possible? The answer is by backwards designing our physical education curriculum. Join me as I share my experiences with backwards design, the steps I’ve taken to be able to implement to process in my teaching, and the resources I’ve created to help me along the way. I promise that you will leave this presentation with a strong understanding of the backwards design method as well as with clear action items that you can start implementing right away in order to bring backwards design to your own physical education program.
Thursday 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Designing Games for Learning
What role do games play in your physical education curriculum? Are games there just to keep your students busy, happy, good... or are your games helping your students reach learning objectives? Come see how I align games to my curriculum's outcomes and learn how to layer every game to meet the needs of your learners.
Friday 2:45 - 3:45 pm
Ballroom A & B
The Future of #PhysEd
It’s time for physical educators everywhere to prepare their programs for the future. But what does that look like? We’re constantly bombarded with talk of apps, technology, social media and neuroscience. However, are those elements truly the keys to physical education’s future? Join Joey Feith, founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com, as he shares his vision for physical education, his passion for teaching and the steps that we, as physical educators, can all be taking in order to prepare our programs for the future. Get ready to be inspired!
Saturday Keynote 3:00 pm