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 Fall 2020 NDSU Let’s Move in Homeschool Physical Education and Health Education Program. This fall’s 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 health and 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 fall’s programming has been moved online and we invite homeschool families as well as those partaking in virtual schooling environments to join our program. Enrolled students have the option to participate in a) both physical education and health education lessons, b) physical education lessons only, or c) health education lessons only. Enrollment in our program does not constitute credit for middle school and high school courses.
Physical Education Lessons
Dr. Jenny Linker oversees our 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)
Health Education Lessons
Justin Pieterick oversees our health education programming. Our health education lessons use a skills-based approach to help students become health-literate individuals. These lessons are based upon the National and North Dakota Health Education standards:
Standard 1: Students will comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance health.
Standard 2: Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.
Standard 3: Students will demonstrate the ability to access valid information and products and services to enhance health.
Standard 4: Students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
Standard 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
Standard 7: Students will demonstrate the ability to practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid or reduce health risks.
Standard 8: Students will demonstrate the ability to advocate for personal, family, and community health.
(Click here to view these standards and their associated specific grade-level outcomes)
Potential health education content topics that may be covered at each grade-level in our program can also be viewed here.
Classes will begin October 6th and continue through December 8th. One to two lessons will be posted for each content area (Physical Education and Health Education) each week. Lessons will be delivered asynchronously (participants can log-in at any time).
Classes will take place in either Google Classroom or SeeSaw (we are still evaluating both options and will select only one platform). 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.
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 in 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.
1. Registration will close on September 22,2020.
2. Fill out one registration form for each child
3. Access the registration form here.
Registered families will receive class details the week of September 28th.
Program Director Dr. Jenny Linker can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or (701)231-8676 for additional information.