Schoolwide Physical Activity

Schoolwide Physical Activity

by Judith Rink, Tina Hall, Lori Williams
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0736080600

ISBN-13: 9780736080606

Pub. Date: 03/08/2010

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

Audience: Reference for K-12 PE and classroom teachers, directors, principals, and administrators overseeing physical activity programs and wellness policy compliance. Text for college PE majors and elementary classroom education majors. Also a reference for community youth program leaders.

Physical activity

Overview

Audience: Reference for K-12 PE and classroom teachers, directors, principals, and administrators overseeing physical activity programs and wellness policy compliance. Text for college PE majors and elementary classroom education majors. Also a reference for community youth program leaders.

Physical activity doesn’t have to be confined to physical education class. Many schools are discovering the benefits of incorporating physical activity throughout the day. In fact, schools increasingly need to do so as requirements for weekly minutes of physical activity expand beyond the time available for physical education class.

With Schoolwide Physical Activity: A Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Conducting Programs, K-12 classroom teachers and administrators will learn how to design and conduct activity programs that not only meet wellness policy requirements and goals but also motivate and encourage all students to be physically active.

The premise of this innovative guide is that physical activity in schools is not the sole responsibility of the PE teacher. It is the responsibility of all administrators and teachers—and is most successful when it is integrated throughout the curriculum.

To that end, Schoolwide Physical Activity highlights the role of elementary classroom teachers in providing opportunities for physical activity, and it offers an array of tools and programs for teachers to incorporate in their classrooms. At the secondary level, the book creates a vision of a good physical activity program and then shows secondary teachers and administrators how to achieve that vision. Through this text, teachers and administrators receive

• a blueprint for building a comprehensive and coordinated K-12 physical activity program;

• ready-to-use activities and forms; and

• program ideas that address both the needs and desires of all children, not just the small percentage who gravitate toward physical activity.

Schoolwide Physical Activity comes with a CD-ROM that contains all the printable activities, forms, and tools from the book and over 200 activities for classroom teachers, inclusive transitional activities, integrated lessons, and simple games and dances. The comprehensive guide includes a Web site with an instructor guide, presentation package, and test package.

This resource will help teachers and administrators see their roles and responsibilities in a new light and gain stakeholder support for wellness and activity programs, and it will assist in coordinating efforts among all involved in providing students with safe and appropriate programs that will transform their schools into more active places for learning.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780736080606
Publisher:
Human Kinetics Publishers
Publication date:
03/08/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
1,262,613
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
5 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1. Physical Activity and the School Program

The Problem

The Contributions of Physical Activity

Physical Activity, Exercise, and Fitness

Factors That Affect Physical Activity

National Recommendations for Physical Activity

The Solution

Physical Education and the School Physical Activity Program

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 2. The School Wellness Program and Physical Activity

State-, District-, and School-Level Response

Gaining Stakeholder Support

The Role of School Administrators and Teachers

Developing a School Wellness Plan

Successful Ideas for a School Wellness Program

Barriers and Common Struggles in Implementing School Wellness Programs

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Part II: The Elementary Physical Education Program

Chapter 3. Quality Elementary Physical Education

The Role of the School Administration in the Physical Education Program

The Role and Responsibilities of the Physical Education Teacher in the School Physical Activity Program

Physical Education’s Contribution to the Domains of Learning

Curriculum Scope and Sequence

Factors That Affect the Development of Motor Skills

Developmentally Appropriate and Age-Related Curriculum

Movement Concepts

Locomotor Skills

Manipulative and Game Skills

Educational Gymnastics

Educational Dance Experiences

Organizing and Managing the Physical Education Learning Environment

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

 

Chapter 4. The Elementary School Physical Activity Program

The Need for Physical Activity for Elementary-Aged Children

A Word of Caution: Short-Term Versus Long-Term Effects

What Is a Comprehensive Elementary School Physical Activity Program?

The School Physical Activity Program: Who’s Responsible?

Designing and Maintaining Safe and Age-Appropriate Playgrounds and Outdoor Areas

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 5. The Role of the Classroom Teacher in Physical Activity Programs

Providing Opportunities for Physical Activity

Physical Activity as a Routine

Promoting Physically Active Lifestyles

Promoting Quality Health and Nutritional Habits

Working With the School Wellness Committee

Being a Physically Active and Healthy Role Model

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 6. Recess

Contributions of Recess

Recommendations of Policy Groups for Recess

Encouraging Active Play

Scheduling Recess

Teaching Children Playground Games

Equipment for Recess

Designating Play Areas

Supervising the Playground

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 7. Games in the Elementary School

Games in Physical Education Class

Low Organization Games

Factors That Affect the Selection of Appropriate and Safe Experiences for Children

Modifying Games

Child-Designed Games

Organizing and Conducting Games

Additional Game Opportunities

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 8. Teaching Dance and Rhythms

Folk Dance

Line Dancing

Creative Dance

Coordinating Dances to Enhance Grade-Level Curriculum

Handling the Management Issues Related to Dance

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

Chapter 9. Fitness for the Elementary School Child

What Is Physical Fitness?

Exercise Principles for Developing Fitness

Harmful Exercises and Safe Alternatives

Approaching Fitness Positively

Health-Related Fitness Testing

Appropriate Fitness Activities for Children

Creating a Safe and Supportive Environment

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 10. Administering the Elementary School Physical Activity Program

Who Is Responsible for the Physical Activity Program of the School?

Analyzing the Opportunities for Participation and the Level of Participation

Scheduling Activities of the Program

Budget

Planning the Program

Staffing the Program

Reinforcing Participation

Evaluating Your Program

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

Chapter 11. Programs Before, During, and After School and Special Events

To Structure or Not to Structure

Administrative Duties of the Program

Providing a Variety of Opportunities

Planning Events in Advance

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Part III: The Secondary Physical Activity Program

Chapter 12. The Comprehensive Physical Activity Program for the Secondary School

What Are the Needs of the Secondary Student?

How Did We Get Here?

School Wellness Policies

The School Physical Activity Program: Physical Education

The School Physical Activity Program: Interscholastic Sport

Scheduling the Physical Activity Program

Involving the Community and Mandating Physical Activity

The School Physical Activity Program: A Comprehensive Perspective

The Physical Activity Director of the Secondary Program

Administrative Support

One Size Does Not Fit All

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 13. Planning the Secondary Physical Activity Program

The Goals of an Inclusive Program

Determining Student Needs and Interests

What Facilities Do We Have and Need?

What Equipment Do I Need?

Structuring the Program

Staffing the Physical Activity Program

Promoting the Program

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 14. Administering the Physical Activity Program

Establishing a Required Program

Administering Required and Voluntary Physical Activity Programs

Awards

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 15. Conducting Intramural Sports

When to Hold Intramurals?

Modifying Play

Student Leadership

Organizing the Competition

Standards for Participant Behavior

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Chapter 16. Conducting Secondary Heath-Related Fitness Programs

Components of Health-Related Fitness

Programming for Secondary Fitness Activities

Leadership for the Fitness Components of the Program

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

References

Part IV: Wellness Programs

Chapter 17. Parent, Staff, and Faculty Physical Activity Programs

What Is a School Staff, Faculty, and Parent Wellness Program?

Working With the Adult Population

Family Programs

Summary

Checking Your Understanding

Resources

Web Sites

Index

About the Authors

CD-ROM User Instructions

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