Standard 1

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

Element 1.4:  Teacher candidates will identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.
Artifact: Women and Sport Title IX Interview
Date: Fall 2009
Reflection: In my class, Women and Sport each student was required to interview a female adult who was impacted by Title IX, and find out how it affected her. Title IX was a supreme court ruling which stated; "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance...", this braught major steps to increase the exposure of physical education to females. Here is the interview and research of my Title IX report.

Element 1.5. Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.
Artifact: Motor Development Lab
Date: Fall 2009
Reflection: It is important as a physical educator to be able to evaluate motor development in children of all ages. In PED 201 we learned how to assess both fine and gross motor skills, as well as locomotor skills. The following artifact shows the standards we used to evaluate students at St.Marys Elementary School.