Skating Information & Resources

Hosted by
San Diego Figure Skating Communications
Beginning and Test Skaters

Instructional Goals
       The goals of a designer is to engage the learner and facilitate the presentor/faculty member comfortable with and knowledgeable about technological advances in developing and delivering subject matter to individuals and groups:
  • Introduce the use of computer technology and the benefits for the teacher and student.
  • Role playing - Students assume the role of a teacher/presenter and discuss how and why technologies can better facilitate teaching and learning.
  • Mentoring peers provides individuals with an opportunity to share and collaborate on achieving improved teaching practices.
  • Offer how experienced staff and faculty members, who have designed, developed, and incorporated technology into their classes, can share their knowledge of web based approaches to communicating information with students.
  • Encourage individual faculty, or staff, representing a cross section of disciplines, to establish criteria on how to incorporate technologies into their classes, or work processes.
  • Share samples of faculty and students to create projects using specific technologies.
  • Discuss how team approaches to developing subject matter enhances the process of designing instructional material.
  • Discuss the use of student collaboration to research a problem and devise a solution to solve or mitigate it.
Expected Outcomes of E-Learning Instructional Design Course   
       Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:   
  • Analyze and evaluate exemplary models of course design (blended and fully online) using case studies and actual courses.
  • Demonstrate skills as the architect of e-learning experiences and establish strategies for building a design team.
  • Understand how online students differ in their approaches to learning and the barriers that impede learning and adapt instruction to meet the diverse needs of students, including those with disabilities and exceptionalities.
  • Apply instructional design theory and research, universal design, usability concepts, and analyze learning styles in the development of e-learning activities.
  • Integrate multimedia, learning objects, social networking concepts, and synchronous technologies in the design of course content and activities.
  • Design an e-learning unit/module based on quality online course design principles using a learning management system.

Recommended Reading:

   The articles and links discuss activites related to a wide variety of subjects relating to figure skating:


Rubric for Online Instruction This site is designed to answer the question being asked: What does a high quality online course look like?

PDF   Integrative Goals for Instructional Design Chap 5    Integrative Goals for Instructional Design; Robert M. Gagné and M. David Merrill ... requirements for design when the instructional goal must be a combination of several individual objectives that are to be integrated into a comprehensive purposeful activity (such as baking a cake, writing a letter).

PDF   Mastery Learning and Instructional Design Chap 4    The idea of learning to mastery was (at least for me) first encountered in programmed instruction. It was quite clear that instructional programs, with their frames and small steps, were aiming for performance that was perfect. That is, the criterion of learning was complete learning, without error, with a criterion of 100%.

PDF   Domains of Learning Chap 3    Educational research may be related to the activity of learning in a somewhat less direct way, as when the focus of investigation is the institutions established to bring about learning. Wherever the investigation fits along this broad spectrum, there can be little doubt that it is in some manner ultimately to be related to the question of how human beings learn.

PDF   Learning Hierarchies Chap 2    The term “learning hierarchy” refers to a set of specified intellectual capabilities having, according to theoretical considerations, an ordered relationship to each other. Beginning with a clear statement of some terminal objective of instruction, it is possible to analyze this final capability into subordinate skills in an order such that lower-level ones could be predicted to generate positive transfer to higher-order ones. The entire set of ordered intellectual skills formed a hierarchy that was considered to bear some relation to a plan for effective instruction.

PDF   Contributions of Learning to Human Development Chap 1    One of the most prominent characteristics of human behavior is the quality of change. Among those who use the methods of science to account for human behavior are many whose interest centers upon the phenomena of behavioral change, and more specifically, on change in behavior capabilities. Sometimes, changes in behavior capabilities are studied with respect to relatively specific forms of behavior, usually over relatively limited periods of time—hours, days, or weeks (learning and memory). Another major class of phenomena of capability change comprises general classes of behavior observed over longer periods of time—months and years. This set of events is attributed to a process called development.

Course and Lesson Plans:

       Training Principles:


The following internet links have been gleaned from personal communications
combined with information from public institutions and athletic organizations/
associations that have a web presence with information concerning team and
individual sports programs:

Developing A Training Plan
Elite Skaters IJS Handbook
Beginning and Test Skaters
Different Approaches to Teaching Jumps
Performing Triple & Quad Jumps
Common Sense Strategies
IJS Strategies Strategies for Training
PDF Strategies for MITF Tests
PDF Strategies for Free Skating Tests
Strategies for Triple & Quad Jumps
Achieving Triple & Quad Jumps
PDF Difficulty Versus Quality
PDF Strategies for Complusory Dance Tests
Strategies for Pair Tests
Strategies for Free Dance Tests
Strategies for Selection by a Synchro Team
Strategies for Partner and Team Selection
PDF Strategies /Tactics to Succeed
Trainability of Children
PDF Trainability of Children
PDF Trainability of Young Athletes
Writing Goals & Objectives
Psychomotor Domain Taxonomy
Psychomotor Objectives
Course Syllabus
Writing Quality Lesson Plans
PDF Writing Objectives
Long Term Athlete Development
Processing Criticism
Test & Competition Strategies
Strategies for Competitive Training
Long Term Planning
Skill Acquistion Timing
Average Time Required to Pass Tests
Building a Commitment
PDF Guide To Winning
PDF 101 Ways to Motative Students
Personality Theory in Coaching
Strategies of a Sucessful Skating Coach
Calculating Base Values & GOE Scores

All materials are copy protected. 
The limited use of the materials for education purposes is allowed providing
credit is given for the source of the materials.

Athlete Concerns     Collection of Related Ideas    Skating Articles    Related Topics      

Ice Skating Rink Index    Topic Index    Site Index   Home Page