Physical Education Faculty-Student Collaboration
The Department of Kinesiology’s Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) program continues to host the spring zone conference for Western Zone Conference New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) for 6 consecutive years. This is a professional development opportunity for local educators and professionals in physical and health education, recreation, and dance. With approximately 100 participants each year alongside guest speakers and presenters, the conference provides PHETE majors a chance to meet and network with area experts. All faculty and PHETE majors attend and help in the organization of this event.
Students enrolled in PED 371/PEG 571 - Assessment in Physical Education are asked to submit a proposal and present at the conference. This year’s student conference presentations included Incorporating Common Core in an Elementary Basketball Unit and Games and Activities with an Omnikin Ball. A session entitled Somewhere Between Politically Correct and Incorrect was also delivered by a Canisius College PHETE faculty member.
Students and faculty are using the Western Zone Conference as a spring-board for a presentation at the NYSAHPERD Convention in November where this past year, a Canisius College PHETE candidate successfully presented a session entitled New Technologies and Web-Based Resources in Physical Education.