Exercise and Sport Science majors presented at state teacher’s convention
Exercise and Sport Science majors from the class of 2018 presented at the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education (WHPE) annual convention in Wisconsin Dells October 26-27. Assistant Professor Rebekah Johnson presented two sessions with the assistance of six outstanding students from the major. Students assisted in creating handouts, website design, technology integration, and facilitated discussions in each session:
Session 1: “What You Really Need to Know About edTPA”
Nicholas Brummit, David Fish, Ashley Johnson, and Matt Swanson created a Google Site to support teacher candidates in physical education with the edTPA (Teacher Performance Assessment). More than 30 future professionals from five different universities in Wisconsin attended this session. Check out the students’ hard work
Nicholas Brummit, Senior Website Editor said this about his assistance with the session, “I learned that even if you struggled with something [edTPA], there are lots of others who struggled as well. I learned that there are a ton of resources out there and that doing something like we did [creating a resources website] is extremely beneficial. It definitely was an experience that I am grateful for. Later that day, students from other colleges came up to me and said, ‘Your session was awesome.’ It was a great feeling.”
Session 2: “Archery, It’s Fun & Safe for PE”
Samantha Ryder and James Weslaski assisted in a presentation about implementing an archery program at the secondary level. James and Sam instructed current physical education teachers on the National Archery in Schools Program steps to archery success.
Samantha Ryder, Assistant Presenter, shared this about her experience, “Presenting was really neat to be a part of. It felt different than teaching to peers or students. It was cool to be asked questions, specific to our presentation, and that I was one of the few people who knew the answer. I felt knowledgeable and authoritative.”