Sports Education Model and Technology

Over the years teaching Physical Education, I have had some of my all-time favourite lessons utilising the Sports Education Model.

For those unfamiliar the model seeks to provide an authentic means for students to engage in Physical Education by reflecting the practices of social competitions outside of a school context while also working toward building a more student centred learning environment. Success using this model is achieved by giving teachers an opportunity to take a step back from the traditional ‘direct instruction’ method ultimately enabling students to guide their own learning with their peers.

These values are sought through team affiliation, festivity, responsibility, formal competition, competitiveness, reward and fun. To achieve this, the model drives students to take on roles & responsibilities that are outside the traditional boundaries of physical education. These roles can vary depending on a school’s resources, however, include anything from; umpiring, coaching, timekeeping, scoring, media teams, statisticians and much more.

So what does the webinar include?

  1. What the Sports Education Model is and why you need to introduce it in your PE program
  2. Why teachers have been using the model for years to empower students
  3. How teachers can leverage a student-focused unit to achieve more with their time
  4. The simple to follow structure that I use and the resources you can use to do the same
  5. What you’re missing out on if you’re not using emerging technologies in a Sports Education unit
  6. How to utilise simple and free technologies in all aspects of a Sports Education unit
  7. How to enhance the realism of student specific roles with emerging technologies
  8. Simple advice for ensuring a successful rollout in your Physical Education program
  9. What you MUST not do when using technology in your classes

You can also download the PDF slides here