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August 2022



JOPERD: Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

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  August 2022 (Volume 93, Issue 6)

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Free Access Article
Inclusive Practices in Physical Education: Considerations for Students with Dyslexia
Kelly Simonton, Marko Pavlovic, and Laura Casey

Not enough information on instructional practices specific for students with dyslexia in PE has been published. Given dyslexia’s prevalence in the population, and the impact it has on students holistic learning, there is a tremendous need for teacher training about “best practices” when teaching those with dyslexia in all subjects, including PE. Therefore, this article will explain the key concepts of dyslexia, the multisensory approach as remedial training, and provide modification strategies that can increase student awareness, confidence, and strengths via PE learning opportunities.

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Punch, Kick, and Block! Teaching Taekwondo aligned with standards-based physical education
Taemin Ha, Hyeonho Yu, and Brian Dauenhauer

This article introduces the fundamental concepts and introductory techniques of Taekwondo education, including learning activities, and proposes games using the introductory techniques in accordance with both national physical education standards and the five tenets of Taekwondo.

Historical Perspectives in CSPAP: Examining one PETE program’s story
Brent Heidorn, Brian Mosier, and Peter Stoepker

This article provides an in-depth review of a PETE program and how it has in the past, or continues to incorporate CSPAP within its curriculum and extra-curricular programming. There are various ways to provide students with meaningful experiences that prepare them to gain confidence and take on the role of a PAL once they graduate. While not all PETE programs can implement every single CSPAP-related effort identified here, it is critical to make sure students are provided experiences outside of the traditional classroom. This will help them continue to grow and learn how to become a champion for physical education and school-wide PA promotion.

Applicability of Fitness Trackers in the Physical Education of Fifth and Sixth Grade Students
Nicole Martin and Rebecca Hultman

The purpose of this article is to discuss how fitness trackers enhance the physical education curriculum of fifth and sixth grade students by highlighting the role of fitness trackers in monitoring fitness variables and outlining ways in which physical educators can incorporate their use to assist students in meeting specific National Physical Education Standards and grade level outcomes (Shape America, 2014). The authors have provided physical educators with applicable examples of how to implement fitness trackers into their curriculum during the PE class, as well as throughout the school year.

Integrating Literature in Physical Education: Read-alouds, young adult literature, and graphic novels
Corrine Wickens and Jenny Parker

Incorporating children’s and young adult literature in school curriculum has the ability to support academic learning across many disciplines, yet few examples exist effectively demonstrating how to integrate such literature into physical and health education classrooms. We offer several different examples of integrating children’s and young adult novels across multiple grade bands. We specifically describe how incorporation of picture books can support foundational reading skills and foundational psychomotor concepts and skills, young adult literature can thematically connect academic content to students’ lives, and graphic novels can support disciplinary content.

Utilizing the Framework of Life Skills Development to Promote Social-Emotional Learning in Elementary Physical Education
Michelle Grenier, Samantha Winn, and Tarkington Newton

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how elementary physical education (PE) teachers can incorporate social emotional learning (SEL) and life skills into their teaching. Within school-based PE, the ability to foster SEL competencies has been the traditional focus. However, even with the recognized differences between youth sport and PE, the application of life skills holds much merit within PE settings, due, in part, to the fundamental philosophies that underpin PE.

An Economical Assessment Model for Elementary Physical Education
Ray Allen, Rick Ferkel, Kevin Fisher, and Andrew Wawersik

The purpose of this paper is to present an assessment system that enables physical education programs to collect data capable of meeting their assessment. Assessment at the elementary level is a daunting task. Practitioners are charged to teach multiple objectives across all learning domains to hundreds of students in multiple grades in a limited amount of time. Conscientious teachers attempt to collect valid, reliable data that documents growth, defends their program to decision-makers, and guides program improvement and professional development efforts.



Pool Safety: The Dangers of Off Campus Physical Education Activities: A Closer Look at Proximate Cause
Mike Stocz

A school district appealed a Washington Court of Appeals’ decision, which would grant the district summary judgment dismissal, in a case involving negligence, a car accident, two student deaths, and a physical education class.

HIIT PE: A Theme-based Framework for Multiple Learning Environments
Jared Androzzi

This article describes learning activities of the HIIT PE addressing SHAPE America National Physical Education Standard #3, how student interest is obtained, and the variety of learning environments in which they can be implemented. The article also offers examples of learning activities, cognitive assessments, and a scope and sequence for teaching HIIT PE. These examples can easily be adapted for implementation across the K-12 levels.

Physical Education and Apps: The Remote Learning Challenge
Luis Estrada-Oliver and Nadia Mercado-Gual

Applying technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) and an in-depth understanding of apps are essential for successful remote physical education learning. TPACK is a model that helps teachers consider how their knowledge domains intersect to effectively teach and engage students with technology (Mishra & Koehler, 2006). This article aims to identify different apps integrating the TPACK model for remote classes.

Toward a Unifying Operational Definition of Physical Literacy for SHAPE America
Chuck Corbin

This column explores “physical literacy” and suggests that it is important to maintain a consistent message about physical literacy’s core elements. Embracing the core characteristics that have been marketed is essential.