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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.
Element 1.1: Describe and apply physiological and biomechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.

Artifact #1:
EXS 387 Dartfish Project

Date: Fall 2011

Reflection: The EXS 387 - Biomechanics Dartfish Project was used to break down and analyze an individual's movement as it related to biomechanical concepts. This artifact meets Element 1.1 of Standard 1 because it analyzes an individual's movement and applies biomechanical concepts to it to describe specific parts of it. This artifact is important to my development as a physical education teacher because physical educators need to be able to communicate how their students should perform a skill correctly. The technology used is this particular artifact makes it even easier for students to see how to perform a skill correctly and what they are doing wrong.

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

Artifact #2: PED 201 Field Experience Kicking Lab

Date: Fall 2010

Reflection: The PED 201 - Motor Development Field Experience Kicking Lab was used to qualitatively assess a student's ability to perform the skill of kicking. This artifact meets Element 1.3 of Standard 1 because my task was to observe a student and describe, or assess, how they performed the skill of kicking. Using this assessment, I was then able to determine what stage of development the student was currently at in the fundamental movement phase: the initial stage, the elementary stage, or the mature stage. This artifact is important to my development as a physical education teacher because physical educators need to be able to describe skillful movements and then apply the necessary principles to them to give their students specific and congruent feedback so they can improve the skill movement that was assessed.