# 91 – Remote Middle School PE feat. Sam Spengler & Kerry Ferrari

Chalk Talk – Episode # 91 – Remote Middle School PE feat. Sam Spengler & Kerry Ferrari

When Covid first hit, Quimby Oak Middle School PE looked for a quick fix. Once they realized that virtual and remote learning was going to be a long term reality, they sought out PLT4M to provide curriculum and resources to support their students.

Hear how the teachers and students are tapping into the online curriculum. Sam Spengler and Kerry Ferrari join Chalk Talk to discuss!

Time Stamps

  • Sam Spengler – 21st Year Teaching PE and Coaching Wrestling (1:30)
  • Kerry Ferrari – 21st Year Teaching PE & Adult Dance Teacher (2:20)
  • Quimby Oak – 1000 Students of 7th and 8th Graders, PE Classes are Co-Ed & Grade Combo (3:30)
  • PE Units for 3 – 4 Weeks – Sports, Dance, Weight Lifting (4:15)
  • “We want to expose them to a wide variety of exercises, sports, and activities, and hopefully somehow they grab on to something they love and that way they can stay fit and active, at the same time of doing something they enjoy.” (5:00)
  • From 2 Weeks To Long Term – Research and Not Recreating – Finding Library of Resources on YT – Good, but No Accountability (7:00)
  • Grades, Attendance, Follow Something – PLT4M “Organized, Library, Written Instruction, Videos Showing Form” From Check This Out, Learning More, And Staff Buy In (9:30)
  • Intro To Fitness – Baseline – A Perfect Fit (11:10) “It builds from previous lesson. It makes a big difference we can build. It is not a whole new thing each day.” (12:00)
  • Synchronous Learning via Zoom – Present Lessons – Screen Share, Kids Follow Along, Kids Go After and Log & Fill Out Results (If student misses, they can go back in and fill out) (12:45)
  • At Home – Kids Are Confident. Focused and Listening. Following Along. It feels 1 on 1. I can give Sarah some tips, you’re dropping your head, keep your head up. Grid view and focus. (14:30)
  • Types Of Feedback – Mix of Chat + Shouthouts (16:30)
  • Building Relationships (18:00) So Many Lessons! Lots to choose from (22:00)
  • Finding Balance – Work Hard Fit 101 + Mobility (23:43)
  • “We can’t do the sport piece. But we can show them what they can do with what they have. PLT4M has been a blessing.” (27:00)

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