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KINES 300: Practicum in Kinesiology
Fall 2000



Fall Seminar Meetings

For each meeting this fall, I would like to have us address a specific topic so that we can gain the most from our meeting time.  The topics, as well as the assignments for each are listed below.

OCTOBER-CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT


For this assignment, please gather the following from your school:

1. Cooperating teacher's management plan -if it is not written out, please write a narrative of the elements that you observe
2. Classroom rules-if they are posted, and it is possible, please take a picture.  Otherwise, try to recreate the poster for your classmates
3. Protocols-If these are not written out, please write out all that you observe
4. Discipline process-check the student or teacher handbook for this information, or ask the cooperating teacher or building principal.


NOVEMBER-INSTRUCTION


For this assignment, please gather the following from your school:


1. Videotape of a lesson as taught by your cooperating teacher-be sure to ask permission first, and check school rules regarding the videotaping of the children in the class you are videotaping.
2. Create a rubric of the skills exhibited by a quality PE professional-be sure to include all behaviors that a master teacher would have at his/her disposal in the
teaching (not the planning) of his/her class.
3. Observe the videotape at your convenience, and complete the rubric based on the performance of the teacher in the video.
4. Write a one-page narrative of the results of the rubric ad videotape

DECEMBER-EVALUATION AND ASSESSMENT


For this assignment, please gather the following from your school:


1. At least three examples of assessment instruments used by your cooperating teacher.
2. A written description of at least three other forms of assessment as demonstrated by your cooperating teacher.
3. A copy of the school's report card, and a copy of the PE report if it is not included in the cumulative report.
4. Informally interview your cooperating teacher regarding his/her beliefs about assessment in PE and report the results of that interview in a narrative format.