House Bill 2504

Fall 2012 Course Syllabus

KINE-1337-01 - Non-Traditional Games

Faculty Information
SemesterFall 2012
InstructorKish, Charles Ralph
Phone(409) 984-6289
Health, Fitness, and Sport
Chair:Scott Street
Phone:(409) 984-6292
Hours:T/Th 10:00am-10:50am
Building:Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center (PMPC)
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Course Information
Course Number90650
Course Description Introduction to motor skill development; knowledge of rules, strategies, terminology, and teaching methods of non-traditional games, cooperative games, and creative activities. The course will also focus on adaptive physical education and the modification of traditional and non-traditional sports and games.
Course Prerequisites None
Required Textbooks None. You will be responsible for several web-based searches, but most of the material you need for class will be provided by the instructor. If you are absent, you will be responsible for obtaining the material you missed through a classmate or during office hours.
Attendance Policy Absences may be excused by notifying the instructor prior to the absence. More than two unexcused absences will result in a notification to the student and department head that the student may be dropped. If the action is taken after the drop date, a grade of "F" may be recorded for the course.
Course Grading Scale  90 - 100 = A     80 - 89 = B     70 - 79 = C     60 - 69 = D     Below 59 = F
Determination of Final Grade A point value will be assigned to each assignment throughout the semester. This is an activity based course, so participation will be a major part of the course grade. There will also be a "non-traditional" Final Exam. The Final Grade will be based on the total points for the course.
Final Exam Date December 6, 2013 - 11:00 AM
Major Assignments Daily Participation:

Daily participation includes appropriate dress (as detailed on course syllabus), adhering to all course and instructor policies, tardiness, attending the entire class period, participating in all activities and discussions, preparing for class, and showing appropriate classroom behavior.

Technology Assignment:

The student will research the web to find a video clip of a modified or non-traditional sport or game. The student will present this video clip and give a detailed over-view of their topic to the class in an oral presentation. (5-10 minutes)

Modification/Adaptation Assignment:

The student will do research on an adaptive or modified game. This must be a different topic than the technology assignment. The student will prepare an oral presentation, a student handout, and a work-sheet. (8-12 minutes)

Practice Teaching Assignment:

The student will develop a lesson on a non-traditional sport, cooperative game, creative activity, or an adapted/modified physical activity. The student must have the topic approved by the instructor; provide necessary equipment (check with instructor to see what is available), prepare a detailed lesson plan, teach the lesson to their peers, and provide at least one modification. The instructor will consider the following when assigning a grade: Creativity, planning, detail of lesson plan, instructional methods, teaching cues, and delivery of the lesson. (20-25 minutes)

Research Project:

The student will choose a topic related to the course and obtain instructor approval. The assignment will consist of a 2-3 page paper using 2-3 sources. Approved format: Times New Roman, 12pt., double spaced. The sources should be printed or copied and turned in with the assignment. A reference page is not required, but sources should be cited in the paper. The student will give an oral presentation (5 minutes) on their research project.

Final Exam:

The instructor will provide a study guide and information related to the “non-traditional” final exam. The Final will be used to determine knowledge gained throughout the semester and will be a portion of the student’s total points.
Calendar of Lecture Topics and Major Assignment Due Dates TBA
General Education/Core Curriculum Student Learning Outcomes
Communication skills:Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and visual communication.

Critical Thinking Skills:Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.

Empirical and Quantitative Skills:Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.

Teamwork:Students will demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal and consider different points of view.

Social Responsibility:Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Personal Responsibility:Students will demonstrate the ability to connect choices, actions and consequences to ethical decision-making.

Program Student Learning Outcomes PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.

Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.

PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills – Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.

Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.

PSLO 2: Communication Skills – Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.

Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.

PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills – Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.

Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.

PSLO 5: Social Responsibility Skills - Expresses intercultural competence, knowledge of civic responsibility, and the ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities.

Identifies cultural characteristics (including beliefs, values, perspectives and/or practices); demonstrates knowledge of civic responsibility; provides evidence of experience in civic- engagement activities; and describes what she/ he has learned as it relates to a reinforced and clarified sense of civic identity in local, regional, national, or global communities; and shows awareness of one’s own culture in relation to others.
Course Student Learning Outcomes 1337 Non-Traditional Games

Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate a knowledge regarding the motor skills and strategies required for participation in non-traditional sports and games. (PSLO 1,2, 5) Measured by practice teaching assignment.

2. Communicate the knowledge of terminology, rules, and organization of participating and the teaching of non-traditional sports and games. (PSLO 1,2, 5, Alpha) Measured by technology assignment, practice teaching assignment, modification assignment, portfolio, pre-test/post-test.

3. Demonstrate the ability to solve problems related to the participation and teaching of non-traditional sports and games. (PSLO 1,2,3,5) Measured by daily participation, practice teaching assignment, modification assignment, portfolio.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  • No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  • Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  • Electronic devices (including but not restricted to cell phones, MP3 players, and laptop computers) shall not be used during examinations unless specifically allowed by the instructor.

  • Use of electronic devices during normal class hours distracts other students, disrupts the class, and wastes valuable time. Instructors have an obligation to reduce such disruptions.

  • Turn your cellphones to vibrate when you enter the classroom.

    Attire - Appropriate exercise apparel is expected including shorts of an appropriate length, workout pants, workout tops of an appropriate length/coverage, t-shirts, sweatshirts, windsuits. No denim of any kind is allowed, and you must wear fitness shoes of some kind (no sandals or boots).
    Cell Phones - Are NOT allowed during class.
    Food and Drink - Food is not allowed in the classroom. Only drinks with lids will be permitted. Students are responsible to clean up their trash.
    Tobacco - No tobacco of any kind is permitted.
Additional Information Students must abide by all campus policies, including: Academic Honesty, Facility Policies, and Special Considerations.

The instructor will not post or discuss grades via e-mail or on the phone. Please make an appointment to discuss your grade.

Important Information
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
Copyright Violations Some material in this course may be copyrighted. They may be used only for instructional purposes this semester, by students enrolled in this course. These materials are being used fairly and legally. No one may distribute or share these copyrighted materials in any medium or format with anyone outside this class, including publishing essays with copyrighted material, uploading copyrighted material to Facebook or YouTube, or painting or performing copyrighted material for public display.

Copyright violation is not the same thing as plagiarism. Plagiarism is intellectual dishonesty. Offenses of plagiarism result in lower grades or failing scores, and professors and the college strictly enforce plagiarism rules. There is never any acceptable use of plagiarism. Copyright violation is a legal offense, punishable by large fines and penalties.

Copyrighted material can be used if permission from the material’s creator is obtained, or if its use meets the standards of fair use in an educational setting. For example, a student can quote a line from Shakespeare’s Hamlet in a report without violating copyright but still be guilty of plagiarism if the quotation is not properly documented.

If you are in doubt about what material can be freely used, ask your professor or contact the Dean of Library Services, at (409) 984-6216.
Assessment Statement Assessment is a process by which LSCPA can help you learn better and gauge the level of progress you have made to attain knowledge, skills, beliefs, and values. It also helps your professors understand how to improve teaching and testing methods in your classes, and it helps each department understand and improve degree and certificate programs.

Periodically LSC-PA will collect assessment data for research and reporting purposes, including statistical data and sometimes copies of your work. Be assured that all material the college uses for assessment purposes will be kept confidential. To ensure anonymity, your name will be removed from any material we use for assessment purposes, including video-recorded performances, speeches, and projects.

If you object to allowing LSC-PA to use your material for assessment purposes, submit a letter stating so to your professor by the 12th class day. You will still be required to participate in whatever assessments are being done; we just won’t use your data.

What’s the difference between assessment and grades? The grades you get on papers, projects, speeches, and assignments are specific types of focused assessment. LSC-PA’s assessment efforts include class grades, surveys, standardized tests, and other tools.
Privacy Notice Federal privacy laws apply to college students. This means that college employees, including instructors, cannot divulge information to third parties, including parents and legal guardians of students. Even if the students are minors, information about their college work cannot be shared with anyone except in very limited circumstances.

Anyone requesting information about a student should be referred to the Registrar. Instructors will be notified in writing by that Office about what information may be released and to whom.

Please remember that releasing private information about a student, however innocuous it may seem, can be a violation of federal law, with very serious consequences.

Circumstances under which information may be released:

An adult student may submit, to the Registrar, a handwritten, signed note granting permission for release of information. The note must specify what information may be divulged, and it must specify the name of the person to whom the information may be given.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student by providing a copy of a filed tax return that shows that the student was listed as a dependent of that parent or guardian. The tax return must be for last complete tax year. Again, this documentation must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office.

A parent or guardian may be given access to information about a student if the student logs on to and sends an email to the Registrar granting permission. The email must specify what information may be given and the name of the person to whom it may be given.

Co-enrollment students are protected by the same privacy laws as adult students.

The Registrar’s office is located in the Student Center room 303B, and can be reached at (409) 984-6165.

College-Level Perspectives This course helps add to the students’ overall collegiate experience in the following ways:

  • Establishing broad and multiple perspectives on the individual in relationship to the larger society and world in which s/he lives, and to understand the responsibilities of living in a culturally and ethnically diversified world.

  • Stimulating a capacity to discuss and reflect upon individual, political, economic, and social aspects of life in order to understand ways in which to be a responsible member of society.

  • Developing a capacity to use knowledge of how technology and science affect their lives.

  • Developing personal values for ethical behavior.

  • Developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments.

  • Using logical reasoning in problem solving.

  • Integrating knowledge and understand the interrelationships of the scholarly disciplines.

Degree Plan Evaluation A Degree Plan Evaluation will help you determine which classes you need to complete your program.

  1. Sign in to your account.

  2. Click on the “My Services” tab.

  3. Click on the “Student” tab.

  4. Click on Student Records.

  5. Click on Degree Evaluation.

  6. Select the term you are planning on registering for (i.e. Summer I, Summer II, Fall, or Spring)

  7. Verify that the Curriculum Information (your MAJOR) is correct

  8. Click on “Generate New Evaluation” at the bottom of the screen.

  9. Click the radio button next to Program

  10. Click on the Generate Request button.

All of the classes that you have taken that apply to your declared major will be listed on the right. If you have a class that still needs to be completed, a “NO” will be listed on the right next to the required class.

HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA’s efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.

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