Students at AMS will be learning about sports, leisure sports and wellness within their units through the use of three different teaching models. These models are explained below:
Sport Education Curricular Model
▫ The Sports Education curricular model would focus more on presenting the students to more of a “sports” field activity environment. Students would learn skills and development that aim more towards the performance of goal oriented tasks. This would be done through teaching the students through sessions rather than units. During these sessions sports activities would be broken up into chucks of days or weeks, where the only focus is on that sport activity. Within these weeks teams would be developed and used at the end of the “season” towards formal play of the activity. Almost like a culminating activity or ending to the session. So though the “season” students are to practice and develop these skills, where the teacher would be able to assess the student in the form of field play rather than individual assessment. So in all, the main goal of this model is to create “sports” students. To give students a chance at learning and appreciating sports, while also learning social behaviors such as having a leadership role and being able to be a team player. This model wants to give students the opportunity to gain an understanding of sports to be able to use them or be able to participate on recreational teams later in life.
Leisure Sports Curricular
▫The Lifetime Leisure Pursuits curricular model will help introduce students to many activities that they may then use after graduating from high school. For example, teaching golf as a leisure sport is something that students can certainly pick up later on in any aspect of their lives after graduation. So the main goal of this model is to make “sports” students and to give them an avenue to learn about these sports in a positive light so that they can use them for the rest of their lives. This way if students associate a positive feeling or experience with a sport that is being player, they are more likely to continue with that sport in the future and still working to improve fitness.
Health Related Fitness Curricular Model
▫ The Health Related Fitness curricular model has three different types of program objectives. These objectives are: To assist the students in becoming more physically fit, to increase a student’s understanding of how to say physically fit, and for students to understand why being fit is important. Goals include improving strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, and cardiovascular endurance. The students should be able to understand and distinguish why these activities help to improve fitness. Also students should then be able to take this information and explain why it is important to be physically fit.