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2007 -- Week One: Physical Education

PE and LAVA

PE and LAVA

Our first week combined two really impressive sessions, one focusing on PE, the other on LAVA.

The PE session was officially designated: LAUSD Leadership Institute: Instructional Technology for Physical Education. The other: LAUSD – Los Angeles Virtual Academy.

Many of our participants are veterans of TTTC. They knew what to expect in terms of the workload. The newbies were somewhat shocked: You mean we have classes until 900PM? At night? Homework, too?! You gotta be kidding. The tongue in cheek comment from one of the instructors advised everyone to go on the 615AM hike to get the juices going so they would be ready for their leaning opportunities. As John Kwan, one of class managers described it, TTTC is like a buffet, you can take away as much as you want.”

Buffet Items

Following is a sampling of the content “buffet items” available to the PE participants:

· Using the Fitness Gram Software

· Understand the Use of the Walking Test

· Using Gymnastics

· Disguising Fitness (Wonderful Topic Description)

· Using Dance

Evening sessions:

· Orienteering

· Understanding the Uses of the GPS

· Digital Cameras

I hasten to add this as a sampling.

So the goal is to get the teacher back into their classrooms and apply all that they have learned. How is that goal is reflected in the daily curriculum at TTTC? The following page from the daily schedule illustrates this nicely:

TUESDAY


6:30 Cardio Vascular/ PACER– meet all at the GYM
Coffee and cold cereal available in the dining room

7:30-8:30 Breakfast
8:30-10:00

(HS in gym, combatives, MS in dance room, gymnastics, EL Tennis courts, throw, kick, strike, catch)

10:00 Morning Break
Coffee/tea and snack available in the Science Courtyard

Classroom Time
10:20-12:00
Uninstall and install the Fitessgram software
GRAPHING HR DATA ON SPREADSHEET AND POLAR HR SOFTWARE
Reflection on installation and testing, how will you do this at your school.

12:00-1:00 Lunch - TTTC Store Open

Classroom Time
1:05-3:30
Breaking down standards to guide your lesson.

EL-3.8, MS-3.1, HS-2.7&2.4
“Create Your Own Lessons” and “Standard Based Units”- Meet in Classroom

*
3:30-6:00 Afternoon session ends. (Free time)
Recreational options are available such as tennis, swimming, basketball, soccer, weight machines, relaxing . . .

*Daily Instructor’s Meeting 3:35-4:00 pm - Location TBA

6:00- 7:00 Dinner

7:05-7:30 General Session

VENDOR NIGHT - Elective Technology Workshops – Topics based on advance sign-up
e.g. Fitness Gram, Pedometers,

7:35-9:00 Break Out Session-


VENDORS

One final item well-worth noting: teachers from all grade levels, elementary through high school participated.

Free time? I think there was some on Wednesday!

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