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Teaching Across the Curriculum in Pe

3 Credits
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This course is designed to support teachers in the vast ways in which to integrate content standards into physical activities. The Physical Education classroom provides many opportunities to reinforce core content and cross curricular activities and concepts. The key is to find creative ways to reinforce the core material while keeping true to the goals and standards related to developing lifelong movers.

Teachers will be supported in how to embed core concepts into curriculum in order to enhance student learning across disciplines, while creating opportunities for integration to improve student knowledge and inquiry skills. Best practices to deliberately integrate cross-curricular standards and skills within the classroom in a meaningful way will also be explored. Objectives for each lesson are modeled around standards-based learning, as identified by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE). Evidence of learning is tied directly to stated objectives and is assessed by completed assignments.

NOTE: Required book must be acquired separately.

Dana Budd

Dana Budd received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Fresno and her M.A. in Instruction / Technology and Teaching Credential in Physical Education before earning her Administrative Credential in Educational Leadership. Dana now works as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for Paso Robles Joint Unified School District. She works to support student learning through collaborative teams focused on learning, collective inquiry, guaranteed and viable curriculum, and through data-based decisions. She coordinates and oversees the VAPA program, GATE program, Instructional Coaches, Assessment Coordinator, and Professional Development. Dana co-leads the roll-out of MTSS with the district’s Knowledge Development Site and then district-wide through Cohort 1. Dana has worked with administrators, teachers, and students across all grade levels to facilitate high-quality learning, collaboration, and teaming to meet the needs of all students.