Physical Education

Fulton County Schools South Learning Community

2015 - 2016 Issue 13

Spotlighting the best and the brightest physical educators from the South Learning Community in Fulton County.

Randolph Elementary School

Each P.E. class at Randolph Elementary School begins with a creative warm up. Today, the students began with "Seven Days of Bootcamp". and then reviewed their locomotor skills. Then, Coach Tippen had the students review their kicking and throwing skills during station activities; such as, deck ring soccer, basketball, and an underhand beanbag toss. Coach Tippen does a great job of finding meaningful videos on YouTube to use in physical education. If you are looking for something, email her, and she might have a video idea for you to use.

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Stonewall Tell Elementary

Students have been working on their rhythms and dance unit at Stonewall Tell Elementary. IPads are being used in grades 3 - 5 to enhance instruction by allowing the students to create/assess/publish original dance routines. Learning was personalized by allowing students to choose their songs, dance style, and group size. If a group did not like to dance, the students could create a rhythmic routine with jump ropes or basketballs. Students also utilized the Google Classroom for instruction during class. Contact April Nephew for more information

Rhythms & Dance

I created this poster to use for my dance unit and wanted to share.
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Website To Try! - this website allows you to create posters and photo collages to use in class. This is what I used to create the dance one above. It is free and easy to use.

App To Try!

Teaching Games for Understanding - was developed to help physical and health education professionals incorporate fun in lessons aimed at keeping children active. TGfU Games PE combines technology, education, and fun to create an environment where children enjoy learning. $1.99

Bulletin Board Idea

From P.E. Central - they took photos of students to create this innovative bulletin board!

Assessment Ideas

SkateTime School Program

Have you thought about adding roller skating to your program to enhance cardiovascular endurance? I've done this for 2 years, and the students really enjoy it! They provide an instructor for the first day, and give you the curriculum to teach. I kept the skates for 5 class periods (2 1/2 weeks). Please email Cole Grantham if you want more information.

Jump Rope For Heart

Does your school participate in Jump Rope for Heart? This is a great project based learning unit for physical education! I had our community representative speak with the students, and we made post cards for the children at the local hospital. This is in addition to the great things that JRFH does to enhance our program. You can also do the Hoops for Heart in the Elementary School! Please check out or

or email our representative - Kelsey Schival -

Fulton County Physical Education: Definitions of Instructional Technology, Rigor and MVPA in Physical Education

Instructional Technology - The strategic use of a variety of tools to promote active, engaged, and meaningful learning experiences. The use of technology in physical education should be instructionally aligned, standards-based, and designed to enhance student learning.

Rigor - The teacher creates a student-centered, challenging environment where individual student and class performance is continually assessed to guide instruction through extending, refining, and applying tasks or activities. The content is linked for transfer of learning within physical education and among other content areas.

Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity (MVPA) - MVPA is the time spent on moderate to vigorous physical activity during the lesson. The intensity of the activity depends on the individual’s previous experience in their level of fitness. It is the expectation that students are engaged in MVPA for a minimum of 50% of class time.

Important Sites To Know

Georgia Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance -

SHAPE America (our National Standards) -

Fulton County Schools P.E. Website (you need your login credentials)

Georgia Performance Standards for P.E.

Georgia Fitnessgram

Characteristics of Inappropriate Activities in P.E.

The Physical Education Hall of Shame. Williams, N. (1992). Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

1. Does not address the proposed student learning objectives
2. Barely promotes any of the standards
3. Lack of emphasis on teaching motor skills and lifetime physical activity skills
4. Overemphasis on and concern for fun
5. Extremely low participation time for any of the students
6. Limited physical activity (duration and intensity)
7. Focuses on eliminating students from participation
8. Has the potential to embarrass a student in front of the class
9. High risk for danger, injury, and harm
10. Requires little training or pedagogical skill to teach

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