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

Artifact: Motor Development Lab Skill Assessment

Date: Fall 2010

Reflection: The lab is from my PED 201 class, a course on Motor Development. Throughout the class we went into a school in Cortland to help out with their after school program. We were in charge of leading games that got the students to use specific skills we were working on.  In our lab four we worked with and observed students as they did activities that had them use the object control skills of throwing and catching. This artifact is important in my development as a teacher. The reason being it demonstrates my ability to utilize my knowledge of different stages of throwing and catching to measure a variety of ability levels. This is very important so I will be able to give students positive and corrective feedback. With having the ability to give such feedback I can help to create a more competent and confident student.