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 individual
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: Spring 2010

For my Motor Development class I worked with children and was able to assess their motor development while watching them as they performed different skills and locomotor movements. During my fourth lab time I was able to assess the overhand throw and catching. I was able to see that the two six year olds met all of the basic criteria for a proper throw and catch. This lab helped me see what I would need to look for and how to assess children in the future when I start my teaching career.