Fundamentals of Elementary Physical Education

Course Details

Course Number: 4663  Section Number: 101

Fall 2013

Location: Ferguson Hall

Classroom Number: 303

Days & Times:

MW 7:30-8:50 a.m.

Course Attachments

KNES 4663 Syllabus  Fall 13 syllabus-20130909-093206.pdf


Children Moving: A Reflective Approach to Teaching
9th Edition
MSU Faculty Member
Dr.  Stacia Miller   
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Course Objectives

Course Objectives:

Throughout the class and upon completion of the course the student will:

  • Gain knowledge in physical education curricula appropriate for K-5 students and programs.  
  • Identify and describe national and physical education state standards and how the standards influence physical education curricula
  • Gain an understanding of the stages of motor learning as applied to teaching elementary physical education.
  • Design, implement, and assess developmentally appropriate physical activity lessons for K-5 students
  • Understand the need for culturally competent educators
  • Design and implement culturally responsive physical activity lessons
  • Demonstrate proficiency in systemic curricular planning through the development of yearly plan for elementary physical education.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in developing an Elementary Activity Plan (EAP) by selecting instructional objectives, instructional strategies, and activities that are developmentall and instructionally appropriate for elementary students
  • Demonstrate knowledge and application of a wide variety of appropriate implementation techniques (modeling, providing relevant feedback, appropriate demonstrations) to promote student learning in elementary physical education settings.
  • Communicate and demonstrate an understanding of effective classroom management techniques to enhance learning in a community of learners (establishing rules and consequences, setting protocols)
  • Observe and reflect upon the appropriateness of physical education lessons taught
  • Demonstrate knowledge of basic movement concepts and the benefits of incorporating physical activity for students in K-5
  • Actively participate in lab movement activities.
  • Demonstrate the ability to utilize a variety of modification techniques to allow for individualizing instructions to include all students.

Course Expectations





Grading Scale: 


Class Engagement





Elementary Activity Plan (Unit)





Lesson Plans (4 per mvmt group @ 27 pts each)





Burgess B.E.A.T.  Presentations (2 per mvmt group @ 50 pts each)





Analysis of Teaching-Reflection



Below 235


Assessment Development & Implementation (1 per mvmt group)










Total Points






Grading Standards

see course requirements

Final Exam12/11/2013  8:00-10:00 a.m.

Submission Format Policy

Grading Procedures

1.  All assignments must be typed for credit (work will not be accepted unless it is typed).  Grammar will be graded as part of any assignment.

2.  Class preparation is your responsibility.  Being absent is no excuse for not knowing.  If you are absent, be      sure to get the previous day's notes and assignments from another student in the class AND come to class prepared.  If an assignment is due upon your return date, then your assignment is also due that same day.     Late assignments will have a minimum automatic 25% point deduction for each day late. Any student missing a presentation must teach the lesson outside of class and submit a video of the lesson for grading.

3.  Handouts and returned projects/quizzes will be brought to class on one day only.  Missed handouts can be duplicated from a classmate's handouts or ask a classmate to pick-up any handouts for you.  Returned items           that a student misses may be picked up at my office.

4.  Student Honor Creed "As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

see submission format and policy

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements


  1. Attendance is expected at all class meetings and please do not confuse attendance with “participation” (which I refer to as “engagement” – see the rubric).  Class begins at TIME.  You are expected to be on time. Leaving class early without prior permission will result in your being counted absent for the class session. The penalty for missing class will affect your class engagement grade. 

Other Policies

Other Class Policies:


·         The office of Disability Support Services provides information and assistance, arranges accommodations information and assistance, arranges accommodations and staff. The office has assistive devices such as books on tape, recorders, and adaptive software that can be lent to qualified individuals. A student/Employee who seeks accommodations on the basis of disability must register with the Office of Disability Support Services. Documentation of Disability from a competent professional is required.


        In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documents disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a documented disability, please contact the instructor before classroom accommodations can be provided.  The Disability Support Services may be contacted at 940-397-4140 (voice), 940-397-4515 (TDD),, or visit 3410 Taft Blvd., Clark Student Center Room 168.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.