In my 20 year tenure as a Physical Education Teacher Educator, I have taught at Minot State University, Springfield College, and Bridgewater State University (currently serve as the Department Chairperson). Over the last 10 years, I have conducted numerous TGfU workshops, presented TGfU research at numerous levels, and written several chapters on the topic. I presented my recent TGfU research at AEISEP Conference in Spain and will be presenting at AERA in Vancouver. I teach a Theory & Practice of Gamescourse where students learn and practice TGfU. I continue to understand how students learn to use this model through my research with Dr. Karen Richardson. Because of my experience and continued work in this area, as well as being on the MAHPERD board, I have obtained professional TGfU connections in the US. I would be honored to serve on the Advisory Board to promote TGfU in the US.
I would gladly create roundtables at meetings in my country for more focused discussion on promotion strategies, share my research, and continue research and professional development. In the US, there seem to be pockets of professionals, interested in advancing TGfU in the schools (e.g., Steve Mitchell and his colleagues in Ohio are prime examples and models to be used). Massachusetts may be the second most concentrated group of professionals interested and already moving to see TGfU grow. Currently there is much net working taking place in New England, with high potential to begin a TGfU coalition. Several prime physical education programs are strongly implementing TGfU and collaborating on research ideas. More and more students in New England are graduating with knowledge of TGfU and constructivism tools. I am in a prime position to help organize groups, as I am already involved in much of this work.
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