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My name is Carly Cooper and I am a Physical Education Major at SUNY Cortland. I absolutely love working with children of all ages and am excited about becoming a Physical Education Teacher. I have many goals and aspire to encourage people to live a healthy life style and to stay active!

Standard 1

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.

Elements – Teacher candidates will:

Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness.

Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.

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

Artifact: Lab 2-Motor Development
Date-September 28,2011
                My motor development class got the opportunity to go to St. Mary's Catholic school in Cortland. We got to work with kids of all ages and see them grow each time we went back and access their motor skills. On this specific day, Lab 2 we watch and analyzed their skills in running, galloping and hopping. We filled out charts based on each different ability in order to help us access. I found that this was very helpful and useful when I went back to write my reflections. I learned a lot about different skill levels based on age and gender and will definitely use them as I continue to become a better physical educator. The way that we analyzed and accessed these students will benefit the way that I can help my future students become better movers as well!

Identify historical, philosophical, and social perspectives of physical education issues and legislation.

Analyze and correct critical elements of motor skills and performance concepts.