Standard 2

Skill and Fitness Based Competence
Physical education teacher candidates are physically educated individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate competent movement performance and health enhancing fitness delineated in the NASPE K-12 Standards.

Element 2.1: Demonstrate personal competence in motor skill performance for a variety of physical activities and movement patterns.
Artifact 2: Activity Class Grades (screen shot from CAPP report)

      Throughout my time at SUNY Cortland I have been activity participating in a variety of activity courses. While taking part in these different activity classes I have been able to improve and refine many different motor skills and movement patterns. Along with practicing these skills, I also gained more knowledge of history, rules, successful strategies and adaptations for the skills and activities.
      This artifact meets standard 2 because throughout my semesters at Cortland these courses have allowed me time to practice and receive feedback on my skills. This leaves me feeling confident in my ability to properly teach and perform the skills or movements for students, while also being knowledgeable about adapting and evaluating a skill.
      This standard is vital to my development as a future educator because I must be knowledgeable and skilled in a variety of activities in order to relay the knowledge and skills to the students. Teachers should have a variety of experience in different sports, activities, and skills so they are able to teach more than the “tired sports” in physical education.


Element 2.2: Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of fitness throughout the program. 

I’ve been a member of the SUNY Cortland Women’s Track and Field team since 2010. I participate in both indoor, outdoor track and since fall 2011 I have been running with the Women’s Cross Country team.
         This artifact meets standard 2 because in addition to practicing during the normal season, I am committed to the team in the summer preparing. On top of regular training during the summer I like to participate in local 5k’s. This training schedule allows me to maintain a healthy fitness level. After college I plan to continue my running career and fitness level by participating in 5k’s and challenging myself to run in half and whole marathons, triathlons.
         I believe that being fit is an important element of being a physical educator because the students should have a positive role model to look up to. If a teacher is teaching about living a healthy lifestyle the students are more apt to listen if the teacher “practices what they preach”.