Presentation on theme: "What will be covered: The internship context The internship Setting The educational focus of my internship My role and contribution to the internship."— Presentation transcript:
What will be covered: The internship context The internship Setting The educational focus of my internship My role and contribution to the internship Theoretical knowledge about my specialist area Personal development How will my internship be beneficial to my future teaching career ?
Internship context Sports activators is a pilot project that is currently running within three clusters of Otago primary schools. It has been developed due to schools identifying that they needed help in: - delivering sport and physical activity options - creating school community pathways that moved children into sport. The ‘Sports activators’ initiative has been made possible through recent Kiwi sport funding introduced by SPARC in 2010
Internship context The purpose of Sports activators is to increase school aged children's: Sporting skills Fundamental motor skill levels Sport participation levels Opportunities to participate in sport both inside and outside of school ‘Improving sports opportunities for children’
The role of a sports activators is to: Target, develop and deliver individual school based programmes. Teach four sequential ‘sport specific’ sessions to each class per term Provide professional development for teachers Establishing key linkages with local sports clubs and facilities Internship context
The educational focus of my internship The learning objectives for my internship were to: Gain knowledge and experience of how to plan and deliver sequential physical education sessions Gain experience in teaching sport and physical activity in years 1-8. Investigate the barriers that need to be over come to deliver an effective physical education program within primary schools. Gain experience in how to effectively teach fundamental skills by engaging students in the lessons and making sport fun and interesting. Practice and acquire management and facilitation skills for teaching physical education in large and small groups. Gain new skills in how to provide professional development for teachers.
My role and contribution to the internship Observation of teaching Preparing and setting up equipment Planning lessons Teaching lessons and skills Providing feedback Managing and facilitating students Communicating with my internship supervisor, principals, teachers and students
Physical education in the New Zealand curriculum “By learning in, through and about movement, students gain an understanding that movement is integral to human expression and that it can contribute to people’s pleasure and enhance their lives”(Ministry of Education, 2007, p.23) The four stands: A - Personal health and physical development B - Movement concepts and motor skills C - Relationships with other people D – Healthy communities and environments
Why is it important to teach students fundamental motor skills? The learning and teaching that took place in my internship was primarily based around Strand B of the Health and Physical education framework. B1- Movement skills B2 – Positive attitudes and challenges “Leaning in movement”
Learning about my area of specialization : Effective pedagogical teaching approaches and strategies The importance of time on task How important it is to effectively plan sequential physical education lessons The importance of fun and engaging lessons The importance of community links and meaningful learning
Personal development Organisation and the ability to modify lessons Confidence and content knowledge Coping with uncertainty and new situations Building professional relationships Working collaboratively as part of a team
How will this internship benefit my teaching? Greater appreciation and awareness of the range and ability of learners Working with a wide range of year levels More effective planning and delivery Improved confidence and ability Management and facilitation skills Professional development & collaboration
Thanks for listening Does anyone have any questions ?