NASPE Standard 1

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 1.2: Describe and apply motor learning and psychological/behavioral theory related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness.
Artifact: Motor Development Lab 
Date: Spring 2010
This lab is from PED 201, a course on Motor Development.  In this lab we observed specific actions while instructing students to perform a variety of activities using the object control skills of throwing and catching.  This artifact is important to my development as a teacher because it demonstrates the ability to utilized my knowledge of different stages of throwing and catching to measure a variety of ability levels.  This ability is vital in helping to give students positive and corrective feedback to create a more confidence and competent child.