The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think - rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with thoughts of other men. ~Bill Beattie

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Standard 1

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

Element: 1.1

Describe and apply physiological and bio mechanical concepts related to skillful movement, physical activity, and fitness

This project encompassed a multitude of different skills involving the application of video analyzing software, and utilizing it to create data charts and breakdown movements into segments to be analyzed using the Dartfish program. This project was completed to fulfill the final project requirement for EXS 387 Biomechanics, and I chose this portion of the project because it illustrates the effective way that I was able to organize and create data from raw footage and study the findings.

Data sheets

Element: 1.3

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

In Lab 3 of Motor Development, we were instructed to observe the students at St. Mary's Elementary School and reflect on their motor movement and skills. This showcases how I was able to meet standard 1.3, because I was able to study the movements before hand, and then use practical observation to watch the movements of the students. The motor movements that the students were displaying were taking place during a game/activity, so the results were authentic as well as provided the students involved with physical activity that overall benefited their fitness.

Lab 3