This fall, I will be teaching two classes which are new to me: Health & Career Education for 2 Grade 5 classes and Physical Education for 2 Grade 6 classes. Looking at the prescribed learning outcomes as laid out by the BC Ministry of Education has made me excited about the prospect of teaching these classes. And since I have never taught these classes before, I am not personally or professionally tied to any particular way of teaching these classes.
After reading the #bced chat archive tonight about Personalized Learning, I have a million thoughts and questions going through my mind about how I can implement a more Personalized Learning Approach with these two classes. One of my goals is to have others see me as a role-model in education. As an administrator, how can I expect others to implement a more “Personalized Learning” model for kids, if I am not willing to take risks in my own learning and try to implement such a model myself? I must continue to be a learner in order to be successful in leading others through change.
As I continued to think about this model, more questions surfaced. What would the assessment piece look like? Would it be portfolio-based? Is this something that is likely to be done with a PE class? Is this really possible to do with having each class for 100 minutes each week?
I wish I knew how to get started on this journey. I feel at a bit of a loss at the moment.
Can anyone provide me with some insight in how to get started on this process?
Does anyone have any examples of how this type of model has been used in the area of Physical Education and Health & Career Education (Personal Planning)?
Any insights would be greatly appreciated.