483 Inquiring Minds: Helping PETE Students Develop and Apply Undergraduate Research

Friday, March 16, 2012: 7:30 AM-8:30 AM
Convention Center: Room 311
NASPE/Physical Education Teacher Education
Speakers: Steve Palmer, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ; and Dierdra Bycura, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ
When teachers develop and conduct research, it becomes more personally meaningful. The purpose of this session is to present the 4-year evolution of a physical education teacher education (PETE) programís approach to facilitating induction teacher candidate mini-research in a middle school setting. Alignment with the NASPE initial teacher standards will be discussed, particularly around professional growth and evaluation of teaching/learning. Participants will develop strategies for student-led inquiry within their own teacher education programs.