“Physical Education of Teachers Today and Tomorrow: between reality and expectations”

“Physical Education of Teachers Today and Tomorrow: between reality and expectations”

DATE AND TIME: 2016. 2 December; 10 hrs.
DURATION: 8 hours.
EVENT LOCATION: Panevezys Juozas Balčikonis gymnasium;
EVENT PARTICIPANTS: 200 teachers of physical education from the Lithuanian general education schools, centres, colleges and health clubs, 60 students. Guests of „Department of Physical Education and Sports under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania” and representatives from Lithuanian National Olympic Committee.

OBJECTIVES: to identify the best practices and various forms of physical activity in order to diversify methods students' physical education in general education schools.

Discussions on a variety of exercises, games and its feasibility in physical education classes have been initiated in order to motivate students to be more physically active.
Theoretical-practical conference was dedicated to deepen professional and general competences of teachers of physical education, sharing of best work practices and delivering of variety forms of sport exercise trying out non-traditional and not widely applicable physical activities and methods and techniques, that currently under debate for their feasibility in physical education classes for motivation students to be more active physically.
There were introduced 6 theoretical reports and held up to 12 workshops for teachers.
Contemporary physical education forms and strategies for promoting of healthy and safe lifestyle in students' physical education lessons were revealed and demonstrated by facilitators of the conference. Topics of communication and cooperation in general education schools were presented as well at the conference.

This event promoted the following sport methodological approaches:

1. The standard methods of physical education (gym wall, rope ladder, cross push-ups, pull carry).

2. “Functional exercise technique” (During the training major physical properties of body are being trained in schools. Special clusters of physical activities are effective because it reinforces health and functional benefits by training of more complex groups of muscles and at the same time is efficient way to fostering of muscles of deep layers, what is necessary for nowadays students to exercise independently).

3. “Non-traditional gym’s benches utilization in physical education lesson“ (Ensuring of self-protection by using gym’s benches in non-traditional way exercising of teamwork, communication, collaboration, agility, strength, balance, coordination).

4. Volleyball (organizing of unconventional form of Volleyball combining the two kind of sport’s games: football and volleyball with their all complex physical characteristics in physical education lessons);

5. “Exercises with the hula hoop” (traditional forms of using gymnastic hoops for developing balance and coordination enriched with body different movements, orientation in space; for communication and cooperation in pairs);

6. “Small gym - not an obstacle” (Exploitation of existing conditions of small gym and using of equipment available in the gym optimally: benches, balls. Those tasks could be applied to the larger groups of students when the gym is divided into several classes and activities taking place at the same time. Applicable elements of football mixed with the tasks connected to overcoming obstacles: some players actively-moving forwards, while others actively "protect" net-defenders. Exchanging roles, tasks and facilitating difficulty according age of the pupils.

7. Basics of Volleyball techniques (conventional ways of teaching of volleyball basics for individual learners and in pairs, in teams and all the network together in a variety of forms of exercises, etc.).

8. Implementing of correct breathing exercises during the sports’ exercises (Non-traditional forms of exercises, which applied in Pilates classes and during Callanetics exercises with gymnastic elements. The main emphasis is put on implementation of the correct breath of inspiration-exhalation, breath holding, relaxation, correct body position, posture, body balance, developing flexibility and strength techniques).

In order to improve well-being and health indicators of students in schools’ participants of the conference took part in various discussions on physical techniques and participated in practical workshops actively trying out new methods, that could be performed in a variety of sport exercises, games and activities; discussed the innovative sports activities’ applicability in classes of nowadays physical education.

Occupation: Student , Working

Location: City

Age: Kid , Youth, Adult