Common Learnings

Common Learnings - Common Essential Learnings Elementary...

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Common Essential Learnings Elementary Physical Education offers many opportunities to incorporate the Common Essential Leanings (C.E.L.s) into instruction. Such incorporation helps students better understand the subject matter and prepares them for future learning, both within and outside the K-12 educational system. The decision to focus on one or more C.E.L.s within a lesson is guided by the needs and abilities of individual students and by the particular demands of the subject area. Throughout the program, each C.E.L. should be developed to the extent possible. It is important to incorporate the C.E.L.s in an authentic manner. Some subject matter may offer many opportunities to develop a number of C.E.L.s; however, the development of a particular C.E.L. area may be limited by the nature of the subject matter being studied. For example, the area of personal and social values and skills fits more readily into Elementary Physical Education than does technological literacy. The C.E.L.s are intended to be developed and evaluated within the entire Elementary Physical Education curriculum; therefore, foundational objectives for the C.E.L.s must be included in unit overviews because they provide the basis for lesson planning, assessment and evaluation. The C.E.L.s are not necessarily separate and discrete categories. Teachers will sometimes find that working toward the achievement of one foundational objective may contribute to the development of others. For example, many of the processes, skills, understandings and abilities required for the C.E.L.s of Communication, Critical and Creative Thinking, and Personal and Social Values and Skills are also needed for the development of Independent Learning. Incorporating the Common Essential Learnings into instruction has implications for the assessment and evaluation of student learning. A unit that has focused on developing the C.E.L.s of Communication and Critical and Creative Thinking should reflect this focus when students are being assessed or evaluated. Exams or assignments should allow students to demonstrate their understanding of important concepts and how these concepts are related to each other or to previous learning. Questions must be structured so that evidence or reasons must accompany student explanations. If students are to be taught and encouraged to think critically and creatively, then teachers need to develop assessment and evaluation strategies that require students to do these things. Throughout this curriculum guide, the following symbols will be used to refer to the Common Essential Learnings: C Communication CCT Critical and Creative Thinking IL Independent Learning N Numeracy PSVS Personal and Social Values and Skills
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Communication Foundational Objective Enable students to use language (listening, speaking, reading, writing) for different audiences and purposes that are relevant to the students and to physical education. Learning Objectives
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This note was uploaded on 05/12/2011 for the course TED 403 taught by Professor Espisito during the Spring '11 term at CSU Dominguez Hills.

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