Standard One

Standard 1: Scientific and Theoretical Knowledge
Physical Education teacher candidates know and apply discipline-specific scientific and theoretical concepts critical to the development of physically educated individuals.

1.3 Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.

Artifact: PED 201. J.M. Sports Complex lab number four, object control.
Date: Spring 2010

Following the completion of each lab for PED 201 Motor Development, we were asked to answer a few questions upon our observations and interactions with the students at the J.M. Sports Complex. My answers to these specific questions represent my development toward meeting the beginning teacher standard in a few ways. First they represent how I as a teacher was able to come up with games and activities for students in order to develop physical activity, skillful movement, and fitness. Along with that it represents my ability to implement games and activities that were appropriate for the students, and begin to assess their motor skills. This standard is important to my development as a physical education teacher my job will be creating physically educated individuals by implementing games and activities that develop skillful movement, physical activity, fitness and the ability to assess their motor skills.

Click here to view artifact 1, PED 201 Lab write up.

1.4 Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspective of physical education issues and legislation.
Artifact: EXS 297 Soc. Pysch. Aspects of Sport, Exercise Science, and Sport Studies
Date: Fall 2009

Upon completion of EXS 297 to Physical Education, Education Science, and Sport Studies I was assigned a final paper. The purpose of this paper was to explore and express historical events in regards to my own personal experiences. The paper allowed me to gain better knowledge of specific events and explore them more in depth. This standard is important in becoming a physical educator because I must have knowledge and understanding of the events that have impacted the discipline and history of physical education.

Click here to see artifact 2, EXS 297 Final Paper