Physical Literacy Workshop

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events

What are students understanding in PHE? Are you teaching what students want to learn in PHE? What do we communicate as student learning in PHE? What’s the difference between learning and understanding? An underlying principle of Backwards Design is that learning does not equate with understanding.

Join us, Friday, October 26th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Phoenix Convention Center West Building, Room 102 ABC.

This full day session will guide you through the following:

  1. Inquiry-based approach utilizing the Backwards Design process. Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe, developed a simple planning process and structure to design curriculum, assessment and instruction. Participants will understand how to design inquiry-based learning experiences for PHE utilizing the Backwards Design:
    1. Stage 1: Identify Desired Results
    2. Stage 2: Determine Evidence
    3. Stage 3: Create Learning Plan

2. Framing and crafting Essential Questions is a skill teachers need to develop. Participants will design inquiry-based learning experiences for PHE utilizing a Four Question Type approach to scaffold crafting Essential Questions from concepts within the PHE curriculum.

  1. Hook—cleverly sparks interest
  2. Leading—points to a simple, correct answer
  3. Guiding—requires inference and critical thinking to resolve, not recall
  4. Essential—no simple answer, sparks debate.

Glenn Young, BEd., MEd.

Glenn Young is an international expert on Physical Education and Physical Literacy. An Educational Change and Healthy Living consultant, Glenn is a curriculum specialist with significant understanding of teaching and learning in physical education. He has been a lecturer at all 3 major post-secondary institutions in the Metro Vancouver Region working with both practicing teachers in post-degree diploma programs as well as pre-service teachers. Through 35 years of educational experience as a District Curriculum Coordinator, Department Head, Athletic Director, Teacher, and Coach, he firmly believes that all students learn best through movement and can be physically educated.