Physical Education 1-2 Syllabus

 

Omaha South High Magnet
Physical Education 1-2
Course Syllabus
 
Instructor:
Aaron Swartzendruber
E-mail:
Office Phone Number:
557-3650
Plan Periods:
3rd and 9th Periods
Teacher Web Site
Office/Classroom
023
Best times to contact:
7:00-7:30 am
9:14-10:03 am
2:02-2:05 pm
 
 
Course Description
This course is for true freshmen only and is the only PE option available for incoming freshmen who have successfully completed Middle School PE. Students will learn various fundamentals and rules of a variety of lifestyle sports, team sports, weight training and aerobic activities. District mandated Fitness Gram will be administered in pre- and post- test form.
 
Instructional Philosophy
Physical Education instructors believe that physical education is essential to the education of the whole child. The physical education program provides opportunities for students to attain the skills, knowledge and attitudes essential for a healthy lifestyle.
 
Content Standards and Grading Weights
                Category 1: Competency in motor skills and movement patterns (5%)
                Category 2: Understanding of movement to perform physical activity (15%)
                Category 3: Responsibility and regular participation in physical activity (75%)
                Category 4: Achievement and maintenance of physical fitness (5%)
 
Major Units of Study
·         Themes and concepts
·         Skills
 
Course Expectations
·     Demonstrates a variety of skills and techniques
·     Demonstrates complex movement concepts and principles to refine skills and apply them to learning new skills
·     Demonstrates the ability to monitor and adjust activity to meet personal physical activity needs
·     Assesses and maintains appropriate levels of physical fitness in terms of: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition necessary for a healthy and productive life
·     Shows leadership by diffusing conflict during competition
·     Identifies reasons to participate in physical activity (e.g. health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and social interaction). 
 
 Assessment 
·    Course grades will be determined by daily participation,  planned assessments such as tests, quizzes, and demonstrating activities scored with rubrics.
·    Major tests are to be expected at the end of each major unit.
 
District Grading Policy*
 
Grading Scale/Calculation*
All coursework and assessments are judged based on the level of student learning from “below basic” to “advanced.” This course will provide multiple opportunities to achieve at the “proficient” to “advanced” levels. Students are evaluated based on a proficiency scale or project rubric.
 
A final score for each reporting topic/standard will be determined using a trend score. A trend score looks at the progression of learning throughout the unit of study or the course and puts greater emphasis on the increased achievement at the end of learning. All coursework and assessments are important for student learning and should be completed to provide evidence of learning. If multiple assignments or major assessments (final exam) are not completed, zeros will be given and the grade for the topic/standard will be determined by averaging.
 
At the end of a grading period, scores for each reporting topic/standard will be averaged using assigned weights. This weighted average is converted to a letter grade using this grading scale for the 2012-2013 school year.
 
A = 3.51 – 4.00
A-= 3.01 – 3.50
B = 2.51 – 3.00
B-=2.01 – 2.50
C = 1.51 – 2.00
D = 0.76 - 1.50
F = 0.00 – 0.75
 
Proficiency Scales*
Proficiency scales for this course are available upon request (teacher will identify location such as parent portal, teacher website, attached, etc.)
 
Redoing/Revising Student Coursework*
 
  1. Students are responsible for completing all coursework and assessments as assigned.
  2. Students will be allowed redos and revisions of coursework for full credit as long as they are turned in during that unit of study while a student still has an opportunity to benefit from the learning. When time permits, teachers should allow the redoing or revising of summative assessments.
  3. Students are expected to complete assessments when given to the class, or if a student was justifiably absent, at a time designated by the teacher.
  4. Redoing, retaking or revising will be done at teacher discretion in consultation with the student and parent(s). Teachers may schedule students before, during, or after school to address needed areas of improvement if not convenient during class. The time and location for redoing, retaking or revising will be done at the teacher’s discretion in consultation with the student and parent(s).
  5. Scores for student work after retaking, revising or redoing will not be averaged with the first attempt at coursework or assessment but will replace the original score.
 
Independent Practice*
The role of independent practice is to develop knowledge and skills effectively and efficiently during the unit of study. Independent practice helps guide the learning process by providing accurate, timely and helpful feedback to students without penalty. 
 
*Indicates standardized language

2014-15 Class Schedule

Period 1 - Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Period 2 - Plan
Period 3 - Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Period 4 - Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Period 5 - Physical Education 1-2
Period 6 - Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Period 7 - Lunch
Period 8 - Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Period 9 - Plan






 

Information

Physical Education Teacher
Asst. Football Coach

aaron.swartzendruber@ops.org
Phone:  402-557-3650
Fax:  402-557-3639

Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2 Syllabus

 

Omaha South High Magnet
Weight Training & Conditioning 1-2
Course Syllabus
 
Instructor:
Aaron Swartzendruber
E-mail:
Office Phone Number:
557-3650
Plan Periods:
3rd and 9th Periods
Teacher Web Site
Office/Classroom
023
Best times to contact:
7:00-7:30 am
9:14-10:03 am
2:02-2:05 pm
 
 
Course Description
This course is offered to 10-12th grade students. Beginning and Advanced will be offered to students. This course is designed for students to learn proper lifting techniques, spotting methods, weight room safety and workout routines. Activities will include, but are not limited to, a multitude of lifts utilizing free weights and machine weights, as well as an emphasis on conditioning and fitness. District mandated Fitness Gram will be administered in pre- and post- test form. 
 
Instructional Philosophy
Physical Education instructors believe that physical education is essential to the education of the whole child. The physical education program provides opportunities for students to attain the skills, knowledge and attitudes essential for a healthy lifestyle.
 
Content Standards and Grading Weights
                Category 1: Competency in motor skills and movement patterns (5%)
                Category 2: Understanding of movement to perform physical activity (15%)
                Category 3: Responsibility and regular participation in physical activity (75%)
                Category 4: Achievement and maintenance of physical fitness (5%)
 
Major Units of Study
·         Themes & concepts: Origin, equipment, rules, regulations, etiquette, technique, anatomy, nutrition and safety
·         Skills           
 
Course Expectations
·         Demonstrates the ability to safely spot, lift correctly and use a variety of training methods
·         Develops an appropriate conditioning program
·         Demonstrates effective time management skills that allow opportunities for physical activity to be created or found during a busy day
·         Assesses and maintains appropriate levels of physical fitness in terms of: cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility and body composition necessary for a healthy and productive life
·         Demonstrates the ability to: do a multitude of lifts, upper and lower body, Olympic lifts, free weights, machines, core lifts, auxiliary lifts, spotting, correct forms, use of a variety of programs
  
 Assessment  
·    Course grades will be determined by daily participation, planned assessments such as tests, quizzes, and demonstrating activities scored with rubrics.
·    Major tests are to be expected at the end of each major unit.
 
District Grading Policy*
 
Grading Scale/Calculation*
All coursework and assessments are judged based on the level of student learning from “below basic” to “advanced.” This course will provide multiple opportunities to achieve at the “proficient” to “advanced” levels. Students are evaluated based on a proficiency scale or project rubric.
 
A final score for each reporting topic/standard will be determined using a trend score. A trend score looks at the progression of learning throughout the unit of study or the course and puts greater emphasis on the increased achievement at the end of learning. All coursework and assessments are important for student learning and should be completed to provide evidence of learning. If multiple assignments or major assessments (final exam) are not completed, zeros will be given and the grade for the topic/standard will be determined by averaging.
 
At the end of a grading period, scores for each reporting topic/standard will be averaged using assigned weights. This weighted average is converted to a letter grade using this grading scale for the 2012-2013 school year.
 
A = 3.51 – 4.00
A-= 3.01 – 3.50
B = 2.51 – 3.00
B-=2.01 – 2.50
C = 1.51 – 2.00
D = 0.76 - 1.50
F = 0.00 – 0.75
 
Proficiency Scales*
Proficiency scales for this course are available upon request (teacher will identify location such as parent portal, teacher website, attached, etc.)
 
Redoing/Revising Student Coursework*
 
  1. Students are responsible for completing all coursework and assessments as assigned.
  2. Students will be allowed redos and revisions of coursework for full credit as long as they are turned in during that unit of study while a student still has an opportunity to benefit from the learning. When time permits, teachers should allow the redoing or revising of summative assessments.
  3. Students are expected to complete assessments when given to the class, or if a student was justifiably absent, at a time designated by the teacher.
  4. Redoing, retaking or revising will be done at teacher discretion in consultation with the student and parent(s). Teachers may schedule students before, during, or after school to address needed areas of improvement if not convenient during class. The time and location for redoing, retaking or revising will be done at the teacher’s discretion in consultation with the student and parent(s).
  5. Scores for student work after retaking, revising or redoing will not be averaged with the first attempt at coursework or assessment but will replace the original score.
 Independent Practice*
The role of independent practice is to develop knowledge and skills effectively and efficiently during the unit of study. Independent practice helps guide the learning process by providing accurate, timely and helpful feedback to students without penalty. 
  
*Indicates standardized language