Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.
Element: 2.1 , Teacher candidates will demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.
Artifact: History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport – Skill Proficiency Test
Date: Fall 2009
Reflection:History and Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport, is a introductory physical education class, where students learn about the development of physical education, and the different teaching/coaching philosophies. This course also included a lab that met once a week, where students met with senior physical education majors as mentors.At the meeting times mentors helped to develop twelve basic psychomotor skills. At the conclusion of the semester, each student was video recorded for a skills test on the twelve skills they had worked on all semester. The skills that were chosen are essential for teacher candidates of physical education. Students should be competent or proficient in the skills, after all if you can perform it how are you going to teach it.
Element 2.2: Teacher candidates will achieve and maintain a health enhancing level of fitness throughout the performance.
Artifact: NCAA Lacrosse workout program
Reflection: As a physical educator it is important to be competent in a variety of motor skills and sports. I was a member of the top ranked SUNY Cortland Lacrosse team from 20010-2011, as well as a two time All-Region player at Suffolk County Community College from 2007-2009.as well as junior college All American