High School Training
These dynamic workshops are designed to incorporate “New PE” methods – focusing on content selection with a more individualized fitness theme and game activities that draw from the Sport Education model. When sports are addressed, they are more lifetime in nature, highly modified, while providing students with cooperative learning opportunities within authentic participation settings. Teachers learn how to differentiate instruction to ensure all students, regardless of ability or gender, experience success in physical activity, then strive to replicate those successes outside of class.
SPARK High School instructional units incorporate 5 unique teaching segments: Personal Best Days, Fun-day-mentals Jigsaw, Adventure Race, Game Day Activities, and an exciting, culminating SPARK Event. Workshops are designed to show each teacher how to lead these segments and effectively incorporate SPARK’s high MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) strategies.
Attendees are exposed to a variety of innovative assessment techniques and tools that authentically demonstrate student learning and achievement. If participants are ready, willing, and able, SPARK will also integrate their robust technology (e.g., how SPARK content can be used via an iPad or tablet).
SPARK makes it easy to bring a Certified SPARK High School Physical Education Trainer to your school or agency. Choose from either Premium (12 hours of training, 2 full days) or Standard (6 hours, 1 full day). SPARK takes up to 40 attendees at each workshop -- combine with other schools or agencies to share costs.
SPARK workshops are FUN, "hands-on," and specially designed to meet the needs of the host school(s), district, or agency. Participants learn by doing, and become motivated by a dynamic staff of educators (some are former state and/or national teachers of the year, and/or program authors). SPARK uses a variety of advanced pedagogical skills to move physical education/activity programs and their teachers forward with a unique, "obesity prevention approach" to instruction.
SPARK workshop participants receive carefully selected handouts, motivational prizes earned during the workshop(s), SPARK Certification, a SPARK banner for their school, and are eligible for a unit of credit from San Diego State University (Premium Program only).
Additionally, SPARK staff assist in promoting physical activity throughout the day (e.g., before school, during lunch, intramurals, and after school). All planning, organizing, and consultation on any and all physical activity matters is provided as part of any SPARK workshop program
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