Brain-Based Learning in Education
Physical Education Assessment Strategies for Teacher Effectiveness and Student Growth
Western Slope Physical Education Institute
Brain-Based Learning in Education
Middle & High School Physical Education Institute
Colorado Physical Education Cadre Workshops Series
What can the Physical Education Cadre do for you?
The Colorado physical education cadre provides state of the art, standards-based in-service training for P-12 physical educators.
All workshops are based on Colorado standards and best practices, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each audience.
The workshops include:
Full- or half-day of expert training from a professional instructor
Training at your convenience and at your location
Sub pay for participants to attend training events-click here to download the form
Stipend pay for select workshop-W-9 packet required along with photo copy of driver's license to qualify for stipend (click here to download W-9 packet)
Lunch provided for full day workshops
Training events offered by the Cadre include:
Standards Based Instruction of the Colorado Academic Standards for Physical Education
Fitness Assessment in Physical Education
Using Technology in Physical Education
Physical Education Assessment Strategies P-5
Physical Education Assessment Strategies 6- 12
Incorporating Physical activity into the School Day
Brain-Based Learning in Physical Education
For more information on the
Colorado Physical Education Cadre Workshops or to schedule a workshop
please contact Terry Jones
Please Note: All workshops must be scheduled at least one month in advance.
Standards Based Instruction of the Colorado Academic Standards for Physical Education (Formerly known as "Unpacking the Standards")- Full day workshop
The Standards Based Instruction of the Colorado Academic Standards for Physical Education workshop provides the link between the articulation and understanding of Colorado Physical Education Content Standards and their practical application in the form of lesson plans and classroom activities. This workshop will provide you with the necessary knowledge and tools that will allow you to return to your school/district and begin the implementation of standards based instruction. In this session, we'll explore practical ways to "unpack" the content standards in order to focus teaching around important ideas contained in the standards. A variety of practical strategies and tools will be examined.
The mission of this workshop
is to provide educators the necessary tools so that they can improve
academic achievement through research-based instruction aligned to the
Colorado State Physical Education standards.
Fitness Assessment in Physical Education- Full and half day workshop
Intended for both novice and veteran physical educators, workshop is designed to teach participants about fitness assessment and give them the information and tools to help implement it effectively in their schools.
Time is spent covering the
history and philosophy of health-related fitness education and
assessment, practicing the activities and learning how these activities
teach students the components and principles of health-related fitness.
The FITNESSGRAM assessment
protocols and an overview of the FITNESSGRAM software are also included.
Using Technology in Physical Education- Full and half day workshop
Receive hands-on training on the use of heart rate monitors and pedometers. In addition lecture and discussion will focus on integrating this technology into developmentally appropriate standards-based physical education lessons. This workshop includes practice using the technology from the student’s perspective as well as from the teacher’s perspective.
Physical Education Assessment Strategies Pk-5- Full and half day workshop or Physical Education Assessment Strategies 6-12- Full and half day workshop
Assessment doesn’t have to be scary! Learn new activities and see how simple assessments can be put into action in your teaching. Be ready to smile and sweat and learn Standards Based Activities that can be fun for students, challenging and meaningful. No more assessing on “dressing out and participating”, rather that is an expectation. Teach it, believe it and implement it! Yes you can!
Incorporating Physical activity into the School Day- 2 Hour and half day workshop
The State of Colorado requires that elementary students spend at least 600 minutes per month in physical activity. Along with physical education classes, students need physical activity opportunities throughout the school day to meet these recommended minimum requirements.
During the school day,
children and youth need a “break” from sedentary activities in the
classroom. Physical activity breaks meet this need and can increase
individuals’ daily physical activity levels.
Physical activity breaks or
energizers can be incorporated into the school day during early morning
announcements, in hallways while students are waiting in line, and
during each academic class as a way of integrating learning objectives
with physical movement. Engaging the body and mind in physical activity
during transition times will provide students with a much–needed break
from sedentary time, and assist them in focusing on the next learning
This workshop will provide meaningful physical activities that students can engage in during small amounts of time. These activities can be used by classroom teachers, physical educators, and anyone wishing to engage youth in a brief bout of physical activity.
Brain-Based Learning in Education- Full day workshop
This training workshop will focus on design, methods, and the creation of an environment that naturally enhances student learning. You will experience a variety of principles and strategies while discovering more about our brains. We will demonstrate techniques that apply brain-based learning modalities in education which assist the learning processes of all children. Learn how to incorporate methods into your teaching that will engage the learner resulting in increased student retention and enhanced performance. You will leave with methods that will engage the student, enhance their learning and create a stimulating environment that promotes both cognitive and physical growth.
For more information please contact: Terry Jones at (303) 866-6835