Standard I

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

Element1.3: Describe and apply motor development theory and principles related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.


I had the pleasure of getting the chance to be a work with students in an after school program held at St. Mary's School in Cortland, NY. This opportunity was offered through PED 201 - Motor Development class at SUNY Cortland and was held at the St. Mary's School in Cortland. This program was offered for students to attend after school which gave them a chance to do homework and participate in activities and games. During this time I was assigned to be in charged of either the gym, special projects, cafeteria or PRE K group. Which ever group I was assigned I had to have a game ready to explain and play with the children. This gave me a great opportunity to evaluate and assess the different abilities and motor skills of these children. There were there different labs that assessed different motor skills. After filling out these lab assessments it helped me gain a better understanding of motor development for different ages of children.

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