CourseĀ  Objectives

o       Increase kinesthetic awareness for each individual.
o       Develop an understanding of the benefits of breath work and its effect on body systems.
o       Respect the different ability levels of classmates.
o       Demonstrate responsible, personal and social behavior in the class
o       Understand the importance of cooperation and collaboration for success.
o       Develop a sound foundation of Yoga concepts and skills.

Performance Indicators

o       Develop breathing techniques and skills that support yoga practice.
o       Construct a series of postures that meet specific needs (i.e. stress management, increased flexibility,                    strength and endurance, increased energy).
o       Demonstrate knowledge of basic concepts of yoga.
o       Demonstrate understanding of a variety of postures and proficiency in a few basic postures.

Standards Alignment

o       Standard 1- Competency and proficiency in movement forms
o       Standard 2- Applies movement concepts and principles to the learning and development of motor skills
o       Standard 5- Demonstrates responsible personal and social behavior in physical activity settings
o       Standard 6- Demonstrates understanding and respect for differences among people in physical activity                    settings
o       Standard 7- Understands that physical activity provides opportunities for enjoyment, challenge,                               self-expression and social interaction

Technology Standards Alignment

2.      Make informed choices among technology systems, resources and services.
7.      Routinely and efficiently use online information resources to meet needs for collaboration, research,                        publication, communication, and productivity.
8.      Select and apply technology tools for research, information analysis, problem solving and decision making in          content learning.
9.      Collaborate with peers, experts and others to contribute to content related knowledge base by using                       technology to compile, synthesize, produce and disseminate information.

Student Assessment

o       Teacher observation
o       Peer observation
o       Written test
o       Student demonstration
o       Station practice/skill proficiency

Student Activities

o       Directed skill practice
o       Demonstrations
o       Individual practice
o       Partner Assessment
o       Group practice
o       Guided instruction

Mission and Student Expectations Alignment

Applied Learning Alignment

ELA Grade Span Expectations
Mathematics Grade Span Expectations

Common Core of Learning