Creating independent and empowered learners

Below you will find links to PowerPoints presentations I have used in the past. I have found that they really add immense value to the classroom since my students can choose what they need to work on and go at their own pace. It really is student-centered, allows for student choice and leaves me to focus on those that really need personalized attention. 

I have most recently used this for Grade 3 to help students create their 10 movement gymnastics sequence. Grade 4 last year added in their own movements as well. 

This was used with my grade 4s as part of my Master's action research project. I wanted to investigate whether technology can allow for independent and empowered learning. With this PowerPoint, it really did!

As a way to promote physical literacy to my Grade 5 students, I created the Race of Warriors. It is a team race with different challenges targeting different physical literacy skills. Teams got together and used this PowerPoint to help prepare for the race.

Previously for this unit, I had used an iBooks document. However, it was limited without any videos and much too wordy. Now, this PowerPoint includes gifs, shorter descriptions, and specific training plans. 

This helped my students inquire into wellness and how being truly well is not only about being physically fit but actually involves all dimensions of wellness. Throughout the unit, we did these activities and then the students created their own activities in order to run their own Wellness Workshops.

This PowerPoint helped me present at the February 2020 ConnectedPE Online Conference. It describes two units of which I used the Project-Based Learning approach to help develop 21st-century skills and allowed student agency to thrive. 

Chock full of exercises, gifs, fitness assessments and standards that helped my students inquire into becoming personal trainers. They took action by training the school community in order to make us fitter but they also raised money for the Australian Bushfires.

A project-based learning approach to an Adventure Challenge unit. This PowerPoint is designed to introduce the Grade 5s to physical literacy and allow them to inquire deeper into what it means to be physically literate. That question will drive our inquiry and allow students to create a variety of solutions for this very authentic problem.

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