Discussions 1 & 2
Discussion 1: (Current Issues) Choose a current issue to research that can be related to providing quality physical education at the elementary school level. Some examples of issues might be childhood obesity budget constraints family / home environment nutrition prenatal care lack of medical care or other factors that either offer an advantage or disadvantage to a child’s motor development. Review several scholarly sources that offer information on the issue. Include short summary of the issue in your initial post. Also address the following questions:
Finally include at least one reputable website that offers strategies and/or resources to counter the negative effects of the issue. Explain why you included this source. Guided Response:Choose two classmates to respond to. Review the resource each of your classmates provided in their initial post. Comment on how you think the resource could provide support for parents and families. Offer another resource that also provides support concerning that issue.Optional Extra Response: If a classmate responded to your initial post and suggested an additional resource respond and offer your opinion on the pros and cons of the suggested resource. Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your discussion.
Discussion 2: (Critical Thinking) In this discussion forum you will examine your critical thinking inquiring and communication skills as they relate to the subject of physical education. Questioning compels thinking and as thinkers you assess what you read and incorporate knowledge with your prior understanding of the subject. As part of this discussion you will read about concepts surrounding physical education and evaluate your previous knowledge on this subject. Then you will create your own question for your classmates to answer. Complete each of the following sections:Section 1: KWL Chart Before reading Chapters 1 2 and 3 fill in the What I Know and What I Want to Know section of the following chart. Then read the chapters and complete the What I Learned section of the chart*. You will not include the KWL chart in your discussion post
Guided Response:Review and critically answer two of your classmates questions. Include any resources that you found to support your answer. You can also include questions in your response that will further the discussion on the topic.