Welcome to the 9th Year of NDSU’s Let’s Move in Homeschool Program!!!
Hello Homeschool and Virtual Schooling Families!
Registration is now available for our FREE Spring 2021 NDSU Let’s Move in Homeschool Physical Education Program. Registration closes on February 5th and classes begin February 16th . This spring’s 10-week program will be held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely happy to be able to offer our programming to students in Pre-K through 12th grade this year given that we will not be restricted by gym space availability. Our program is open to families anywhere on the globe.
General Program Description
Welcome to the 9th year of NDSU’s Let’s Move in Homeschool program! The goal of this program is to provide children with enjoyable physical education lessons within emotionally and physically safe environments. This outreach service is facilitated by NDSU’s Health and Physical Education program faculty and pre-service teachers. Under faculty supervision, pre-service teachers design developmentally appropriate lessons for homeschooled children and traditionally deliver these lessons on campus.
Given the Covid-19 pandemic, this spring’s programming has been moved online and we invite homeschool families as well as those partaking in virtual schooling environments to join our program. Enrollment in our program does not constitute credit for middle school and high school courses.
Physical Education Lessons
Dr. Joe Deutsch and Learning Assistant Amanda Anderson will oversee our spring physical education programming. Our physical education lessons use best-practices in physical activity to help students as they develop their physical literacy through all three domains of learning (physical, cognitive, and affective). Physical education lessons are based upon the National and North Dakota physical education standards:
Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.
Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.
Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.
Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.
Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.
(Click here to view the standards and their associated specific grade-level outcomes)
Classes will begin February 16th and continue through April 30th. A set of instructional physical education activities will be posted each week. Lessons will be delivered asynchronously (participants can log-in at any time).
Classes will take place in SeeSaw. These platforms require registration via an email address (it may be the student’s or the parent’s email). Class content, activities, and assignments will be posted in your child’s classroom site by Tuesday morning of each week. Families will be provided “tutorials” on how to access and use the online platform.
Regular synchronous opportunities to meet and interact with teachers will also be made available via Zoom for those students/families that are interested!
Our pre-service teachers will include short assignments/assessments for students to complete each week. They will try to offer various formats in which the assignments can be completed (e.g., video upload of a skill performance, audio recording of a response, picture drawing, typed responses, etc.). Submission of these assignments/assessments allows our pre-service teachers to learn and grow. We really appreciate a commitment from families to submit these assignments.
- Registration will close on February 5, 2021.
- Fill out one registration form for each child
- Access the registration form HERE. Registration takes approximately 5 minutes per child.
- Registered families will receive class details the week of February 8th.
Program Director Dr. Jenny Linker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701)231-8676 for additional information.