#PhysEdSummit Standards Based Instruction / Assessment – Retro Badges

Here will be the listing of all standards based instruction / assessment presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different standards based instruction / assessment sessions, then you will earn an #Assessment retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!

#PhysEdSummit 1.0 with Rich Wiles

Standards Based Grading

Session Description:  This session will focus on different types of assessments used in the physical education classroom and new trends in our field. The digital presentation will focus on assessment designs using video analysis, smart interactive notebooks, Google tools for educators and simple grading assessments that are quick and functional. It will also teach pre service and fellow educators about the importance of good classroom design to foster quality formative and summation assessments. Teachers need quality tools for developing physically literate students and week need to provide for the community. Assessments must be used to foster student growth and explain why physical education is important.

#PhysEdSummit 2.0 with Rich Wiles

Standards Based Grading – Part 2

Session Description:  This session will discuss how assessments are used in Standards Based Grading.  Assessments take on many forms, and throughout our time we will explore the how, why, and when assessments are used within the Physical Education curriculum.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Sarah Gietschier-Hartman and Andy Hair

Outcomes-Based Instruction in #PhysEd

Session Description: How do we determine which outcomes are essential for our students to learn? How do we design units to teach our students the knowledge and skills they need in order to be successful? How can we collaborate with other physical educators to align our expectations and assessments? Andy and Sarah will answer these questions, while discussing the similarities and differences between their curricular documents. This session is intended to shift the way many physical educators currently think teaching should look like, and refocuses it to the way we think it should appear.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Penny Kroening

Plickers, Kahoot, and Sportfolios, Oh My!–Engaging Students for Authentic Learning!

Plickers, Kahoot, and Sportfolios are three creative formative assessment technology tools that Physical Educators can utilize to gauge student progress, guide educator planning and develop self-directed, authentic learning in PE. Other tools such as Explain Everything and Google Forms will also be briefly highlighted throughout the presentation. Plickers and Kahoot serve as quick check, formative assessments that can be done in a small group or whole class setting. These assessments provide valuable insights to educators on student understanding and learning acquisition, and can help guide future PE lessons and curriculum planning. In this session, the three presenters will explain how Plickers work, demonstrate a quick example of how to scan the Plickers in a classroom setting, and give simple organizational tips to help implement them. We will also share a live Kahoot experience to help#PhysEdSummit 3.0 participants understand how to use it with their students and how to easily get it set up for your teaching environment. Sportfolios are an amazing, rich authentic learning tool that PE teachers can use with their students to capture and record students’ skill development and growth In PE. Book Creator is one app that will be shared to highlight how students can develop, organize, and analyze a PE profile of their physical education journey. Sportfolios can be used to help students self-assess and monitor their individual progress and motivate student learning, and are a great resource that can be shared with parents!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Bernie Holland

Teaching Less and Learning More: Effective Planning for Assessment and Evaluation

Session Description: Does your health and physical education (HPE) program articulate the critical knowledge, concepts and skills you want your students to develop in a sequential scope and sequence? Careful planning within the limitations of your setting will result in a more clearly defined program, making the task of assessment and evaluation less stressful. How do you cover the breadth and depth of the HPE curriculum in the time allotted to HPE? This presentation will challenge you to think about planning student outcomes from the perspective that we cannot be all things to everyone and expect to be effective, and that we often overestimate the content that can be learned. Examples linked to the Australian Curriculum will be used to highlight the premise that teaching less can allow your students to learn more! Concepts applied to these examples can be generalized to your HPE curriculum.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Adam Llevo and Mel Hamada

Putting the Feed-Back Into Feedback

Session Description: Join Adam and Mel as they discuss a myriad of different ways you can change up the way in which you offer feedback to your students. You might like to try something with video/voice or screen sharing or you could use your iDevice. You can use Google or other apps to automate your process, as well. Something for the newbie Tech or know-it-all user.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Lynne Gilbert and Dee Castelvecchi

Connecting Assessment to the Four Domains of Physical Education

Session Description: This session will examine various methods of assessment necessary to connect with the whole child. We will explain how assessment is used in each of the four domains of physical education. We will share samples and explain the process to create your own meaningful assessments to guide your instruction and your students’ learning. Technology will be incorporated into assessment strategies to engage students in self-reflective learning.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Kari Bullis

Keepin’ It Reel! A Standards-Based Approach to Fishing

Session Description: Ever wonder how other physical education teachers plan their teaching units or how you can take high school outcomes and turn them into a quality, standards-based unit? Through the use of backwards design, Kari will show you how she plans and structures a standards-based, secondary physical education unit. During this session, you will also learn: how to teach all things fishing through the use of active, learning games and activities, how to incorporate technology into your lessons, and how to meaningfully assess your students’ abilities.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Jace Ferguson

Assessment Fixes in PE

Session Description: Assessment in PE has always been difficult. How can we assess student learning that is clear, constant, and specific, and provide students with proper feedback to improve learning? Sounds like a dream…Let’s make this a reality!

2016 #PhysEdSummit with  Stephen Harvey

Assessment in Game-Centered Approaches

Session Description: This session builds on previous #PhysEdSummit presentations that have focused on game-centered approaches to focus on assessment. It will introduce both formative and summative assessments that can be used when teachers use a game-centered approach and provide teachers with much needed information on how to assess student learning in game-centered approaches.

#PhysEdSummit Dance Sessions – Retro Badges

Here we will be listing all of the dance presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different dance sessions, then you will earn an #Dance retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with MacKenzie Mushel Ellis

5, 6, 7, gr8! Integrating #Dance in #PhysEd and Beyond

Session Description: What dance opportunities do you create for students at your school? The 2014 National Dance Teacher of the Year will share tools for making dance more accessible, expanding instructional strategies, creating choreography, and increasing your confidence when integrating dance into physical education and throughout the school day. Participants will learn a dance their students will love and can teach tomorrow! Discover how dance can be a medium for developing physical literacy, encouraging self-expression, and fostering creativity.

#PhysEdSummit 4.0 with Melanie Levenberg

Teaching Dance for Understanding (TDfU)

Session Description: Teaching Dance for Understanding (TDfU) is a new learner-centered pedagogical model for dance education that focuses on simplicity, student engagement and fostering physical literacy. Inspired by Teaching Games for Understanding (Bunker and Thorpe, 1982), the ‘rules’ of dance (choreography and technique) are modified to allow students to experience success with various dance movements, rhythms and fundamental movements skills. Learners explore movements and ideas through various genres of world music in order to gain confidence in expressing themselves using their bodies. An inquiry-based learning model, TDfU allows students to develop interpersonal skills and group cohesion through interACTIVE group formations and co-created dance performances. In this session, discover practical ideas on how to implement and assess dance units that engage students physically, creatively and cognitively! You will learn about the TDfU instructional model, learn tips on how to ‘shake things up’ in your PE Dance unit, access simple songs that develop physical literacy through dance, and see TDfU “in action”. Teachers will have an opportunity to ask specific questions toward the end of the session.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with MacKenzie Mushel Ellis

Music Mapping 101 – Find Your Way Teaching #Dance in #PhysEd

Session Description: Do you sometimes find yourself lost teaching dance? This session will explore “music mapping,” an innovative approach to moving rhythmically and creating dances. Learn how to let the music be the guide and build your confidence for incorporating dance in physical education and throughout the school day! You will actively learn choreography, which utilizes music mapping, and leave with strategies for creating dances with your students to any song.



#PhysEdSummit Fitness Sessions – Retro Badges

Here we will be listing all of the fitness presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different Fitness sessions, then you will earn an #Fitness retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Noel Vigue and David Lyth

Blueprint for a Fitness Focused District

Session Description: We’ll explore the measurement and evaluation of the physical education program at Kennedy Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts, and how we link student expectations, grading and responsibility into fitness-focused courses. In our PE programs, students use heart rate monitors to examine their fitness levels. We will also discuss overall school culture, classroom physical activity, and before/after school programming. How can you make fitness the focus in your school? What are some roadblocks you may run into and who are your allies that can help support the cause? This presentation will look to address these questions and look to help you learn from our successes and mistakes. We will explore the link between brain science and the positive role exercise plays in several aspects of learning. It will also explore ways to build school community through exercise and discuss how to get more people involved and kids to buy in.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Seth Martin

Small Space Fitness Can Be a HIIT!

Session Description: Whether it be for a small space, an instant activity, or your next fitness lesson, using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and thematic workouts will give you the best bang for the buck. Learn about some of the HIIT categories of working out made popular by many exercise videos and CrossFit. This session will teach you: how to make HIIT workouts safe and age-appropriate for your students, how to turn small-space fitness lessons into workouts with adventure themes and cues, and how implementing technology can kick it up a notch for your students.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Ben Pirillo

Camouflaging Fitness

Session Description: I plan on providing innovative ways for elementary and middle school teachers to bring more fitness activities to their classes. Making fitness activities fun for the students helps to encourage them to work harder. Students are so engaged in the activities they don’t realize they are reaching their MVPA!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Darrell Salmi and Mike Mustar


Session Description: We will demonstrate how we use a variety of technology tools to help our students to become more physically literate and physically fit. Technology tools included in this presentation will be Heart Zones – Smart Hearts System (wearable technology with heart rate arm bands and footpods), projectors, Daily Fit Log for fitness tracking, QR codes, and iPads. We will share how to setup, how to use, and how to collect data that can be used to drive instruction, give student feedback, and to provide meaningful and relevant assessment opportunities. These are some of the tools that we have been using in our respective teaching assignments (elementary through middle school). Our school district has made a commitment to using more technology to enhance the physical education experience for all of our students within all of our schools. We call it a movement toward “Smart P.E.” and are very excited to share some amazing opportunities with our physical education colleagues. We feel our student participation levels and their cognitive understanding of meaningful activity and its relationship to health have been advanced through our use of technology.  

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Charlie Rizzuto

Addressing the Activity Gap

Session Description: One of the many elements of our jobs as physical education teachers is to get our students to move, not only when they are with us, but after school, on weekends, and over breaks. This presentation addresses the activity gap, what it is, why it exists, and ALL the ways we can combat it. Attendees of this session will gain strategies that will not only improve instruction, but student activity all year long.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Krista Strayer

Yoga Tools for Fun PhysEd Classes, A Sport that Everyone Can Excel At

Session Description: So you’ve been asked to teach yoga for your school – now what? Build a repertoire of fun yoga poses for kids to keep them engaged and learning. Understand how to sequence a class and what yoga poses are good for warming up, cooling down, better brain function, and stretching. Use yoga to end all your PhysEd classes so kids can transition back to the classroom smoothly without all the drama.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Marquel Hatcher

StudentFit–How to Incorporate Boot Camp Into Your PE Class

Session Description: This session will give participants ideas on how to incorporate boot camp concepts into their classes. Participants will also learn how to use boot camp concepts for skill review and reinforcement.