21st Century Exercisers


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21st Century Exercisers
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21st Century Exercisers

  1. 1. 21st Century Exercisers<br />Seattle Academy <br />P.E. Program<br />
  2. 2. SOME PERSONAL BACKGROUND<br />8 yrs. Teaching Middle and Upper School P.E. @ SAAS<br />18 yrs. Coaching youth sports – soccer, track, Ultimate Frisbee, basketball<br />8th Grade Advisor and PE Dept. Head<br />Grew-up in Gorham, ME<br />Undergrad @ Syracuse University – Health Education<br />Grad @ University of Florida – Health Science Education<br />
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  4. 4. MY MOTTO:<br />Play like a bear eats:<br />Any game<br />Anywhere<br />Any time!<br />Inspired by Frank Forencich in “Play as if Your Life Depends on It: functional exercise and living for Homo sapiens,” 2003.<br />
  5. 5. REMEMBER THE SEA SQUIRT!<br />Sea squirt tadpole<br />Swim/float around looking for suitable living space. <br />Attach self to new home. <br />EAT OWN BRAIN. <br />Live happily ever after.<br />Adult sea squirts spend their lives stuck to a rock or boat, pumping water in one hole and out another.<br />U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute<br />
  6. 6. SEATTLE ACADEMY<br />Prepare students for college and life.<br />Private independent school, 6-12, 600 students<br />Laptops for all Upper School students – access for all Middle School students - wifi<br />
  7. 7. OUR PE PROGRAM<br />The mission of the PE Department is to prepare students for a life full of fun and healthy physical activity – and all of the physical and psycho-social benefits that come from such activity.<br />
  8. 8. OUR PE PROGRAM<br />15 – 24 students per class<br />No outdoor space on campus<br />Limited indoor space on campus <br />Nomadic history<br />Great flexibility / room for innovation<br />
  9. 9. GRADING / FEEDBACK<br />Daily Points = 10<br />Attendance<br />Clothing<br />Especially shoes<br />Participation<br />Effort<br />Self-discipline and personal responsibility<br />
  10. 10. PE4life’s Core PrinciplesWe believe PE should:<br />Be directed to all students, not just the athletically inclined<br />Offer a variety of fitness, sport, leisure and adventure activities<br />Provide a safe and encouraging learning environment <br />Utilize individual assessments <br />Incorporate current technology<br />Extend beyond the walls of the gymnasium<br />Ideally, be offered to every child every day<br />
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  12. 12. RATIONALE FOR USING MORE TECHNOLOGY<br />EASE OF OPERATION:<br /><ul><li>Light-weight and highly mobile…and relatively weather resistant
  13. 13. Sharing information I want students to see (websites, books, etc.)
  14. 14. Student tracking of records and data (HRMs, workout plans & notes)
  15. 15. Communication between students and faculty</li></li></ul><li>RATIONALE FOR USING MORE TECHNOLOGY<br />PREPONDERANCE OF TECH<br />INFO/OPTIONS ALREADY OUT THERE:<br />'Consumer Ed' - learn how to access and use websites, DVDs, apps (180 +), Etc.<br />How fitness will look/work for them in the future<br />
  16. 16. RATIONALE FOR USING MORE TECHNOLOGY<br />INDIVIDUAL FOCUS:<br />plan - evaluation (self & faculty) - recording/accountability – adjusting<br />reflects how fitness really works (ie. HRMs)<br />
  17. 17. TECHNOLOGY IN OUR PROGRAM<br />Moodle<br />Polar – PE Manager, HRMs, Pocket PCs, Accelerometers<br />Other: laptops, DVDs, projectors, smart phones and apps, Google docs<br />
  18. 18. U.S. FITNESS COURSE DESCRIPTION<br />Purpose: <br />to allow each student to assess, take full responsibility for, and improve their fitness in a comprehensive and lasting way.<br />Pathways:Improve areas of lower fitness, maintain or improve areas of higher fitnessLearn to be accountable for your own fitnessLearn your preferences, strengths and weaknesses regarding physical activity and fitnessLearn how and where to access and use physical activity and fitness tools and resources<br />
  19. 19. U.S. COURSE DESCRITION<br />Each student will create an individual fitness plan and<br />record – that will include at least the following:1. Overall fitness goals for the trimester (and beyond if helpful)<br />2. Daily workout plan that will help you reach your fitness goals, daily record and self-evaluation – all must address three core components of fitness<br />3. Pre and post-tests for each fitness component<br />4. Weekly  fitness journal (must have at least one entry on Friday - other entries optional)<br />5. HRMs must be used for all cardio workouts – with data successfully downloaded for assessment by student and faculty<br />
  20. 20. MOODLE<br />Check-out the web page!<br />
  21. 21. Immediate feedback about your physical effort – and fitness <br />Individual – each person is unique – so the information you get will be just about and for you<br />Objective way to measure current fitness and progress<br />Best tool we have to learn about how our heart and body work together<br />WHY HRMS?<br />
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  23. 23. INFORMATION FROM HRM<br />
  24. 24. STUDENT FEEDBACK<br />what i liked most is the<br />freedom that i could train<br />and work on whatever I<br />wanted and to go at a<br />speed I wanted to go at.<br />
  25. 25. STUDENT FEEDBACK<br />what i liked most about<br />this class was the<br />flexibility I got when i had<br />a game or tournament the<br />next day.<br />
  26. 26. STUDENT FEEDBACK<br />What i liked most about this class was that we<br />got a whole block (sometimes a double block)<br />to concentrate on fitness and to make our own choices<br />in an un-competitive fashion. <br />I really like that we were able to work on our<br />fitness without having to constantly compare it<br />to our classmates.<br />I like that we got the proper education to work<br />out everyday and know what we were doing for<br />our bodies and it was making us healthier. <br />
  27. 27. RESOURCES<br />“Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain” – John Ratey, MD, www.johnratey.com<br />“Play as if Your Life Depends on It: functional exercise and living for Homo sapiens” – Frank Forencich<br />Spark Programs, www.sparkpe.org<br />PE4Life, www.pe4life.org<br />
  28. 28. RESOURCES<br />Bonnie Mohnsen– using technology in physical education, www.pesoftware.com<br />John Medina – “Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School,” www.brainrules.net<br />
  29. 29. RESOURCES<br />Moodle<br />Topendsport - all things fitness, www.topendsports.com<br />Sports Fitness Advisor – all things fitness, www.sport-fitness-advisor.com<br />
  30. 30. APPS, DVDs, & PODCASTS…OH MY!<br />iPhone/Pod/Pad apps & podcasts<br />Body Fitness, Fitness Pro, Lost It!, Calorie Counter & Diet Tracker, Virtual Trainer<br />Android apps & podcasts<br />JEFIT, Body Fitness, Virtual Gym, Myfitnesspal, Cardio Trainer, Ab Workout, Arm Workout<br />
  31. 31. APPS, DVDs, & PODCASTS…OH MY!<br />Podcasts:<br />Get Fit Guy, Nutrition Diva, YOGAmazing, fitMusic.com, PODRUNNER, Brain Science Podcast<br />