The critical assignment for this class will be a middle school or


The critical assignment for this class will be a middle school or high school (your choice) physical education department planning meeting. As the course progresses, you will be adding items for discussion and action at this meeting. This should be in agenda form.

As you learned this week in chapter 2, an effective meeting begins with an agenda. The agenda should post bullet points for discussion. You can elaborate each bullet as needed to meet the below requirements. The agenda will keep the meeting focused and on time. CAPs 1, 2, & 3 will help you build the agenda. You will actually conduct the meeting for your critical assignment. Complete each CAP and you will be prepared for the meeting.

Chapter 3 discusses the importance of organizing and planning a quality physical education program. Starting on page 65 of the text, the essential components of physical education are discussed. As the department chair, you need to look at how your department is doing when compared to the essential components. Picture yourself as the department chair and speculate upon your answers as you discuss each of the following topics. This is pretend, so you can create a department as perfect as you wish.  We are pretending you and your department are working on these together. A good leader will work with the staff to develop these answers.

  • Decide upon a middle school or high school physical education program.
  • Describe a total of eight strengths and eight weakness of your department. Make sure you have at least one strength and one weakness in each of the essential components. (Policy and environment, Curriculum, Appropriate Instruction, and Student Assessment) You may disperse them anyway you would like. Two strengths and two weaknesses in each category. Three strengths and one weakness in each category. One strength and three weaknesses in each category. Or, a combination of any. A total of sixteen.
  • After looking at the strengths and weaknesses, develop 4 goals for the year. One goal for each of the four essential element categories mentioned above. Make sure they are SMART goals (page 64).

This will be the start of your agenda. Though there is no set amount of pages, I want you to be thorough in what your send me.

All written submissions should reflect professionalism in grammar, spelling, writing style/format (one-inch margins, double spaced, typed in 12-point Times New Roman font), include current APA citations and sources, an appropriate title page, and be uploaded as .doc or .docx documents.

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