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Running Head: DOMAIN F LITERATURE REVIEW

Assignment 2B: Domain F Literature Review and Rationale for Artifacts


Sarah Shoemaker
National University
December 2, 2016
TED 690
Professor Clifton Johnson

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Running Head: DOMAIN F LITERATURE REVIEW


Abstract
This paper presents supporting references for Domain F in the form of a literature review. The
articles Professional Development in Physical Education and Professional Growth and
Development in Physical Education: A Focus on PETE Students, both by Brent Heidorn, have
been reviewed. The review includes support and rationale for the artifacts included in my PDQP
for Domain F.

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Ongoing professional growth is essential to effective teaching. That is why it is included


as one of the competencies in the California Teaching Performance Expectations (TPEs)
(Commission on Teacher Credentialing, 2013). There are many areas for potential growth in the
teaching profession, including but not limited to content knowledge, instructional strategies,
assessment methods, and classroom management. The two articles selected for this literature
review, Professional Development in Physical Education and Professional Growth and
Development in Physical Education: A Focus on PETE Students, both by Brent Heidorn,
discuss professional development opportunities in the field of PE. The ideas therein have been
consulted in support of the artifacts I have selected for Domain F of my PDQP.
The first article, Professional Development in Physical Education, was written by
Heidorn as an editorial for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (2015a). In it,
Heidorn asserts that professional development for PE teachers can and should take various
forms, including workshops, webinars, professional blog forums, and even reading research
articles, journals, and books (2015a). The point in professional development is that it should
foster an intrinsic motivation to continue moving forward in an exciting career (Heidorn,
2015a, p. 3). The focus of the remainder of the editorial is the value research and reading of
scholarly literature as a legitimate form of professional development for PE teachers (Heidorn,
2015a). Heidorn goes on to review three written pieces that he believes should be on every PE
teachers reading list: 1.) Effective Instruction in Physical Education, by Judith Rink; 2.)
Content Knowledge for Physical Education, by Daryl Siedentop; and 3.)Teaching for Student
Learning in Physical Education, by Stephen Silverman (2015a). The titles of these pieces give
clues as to their main points. Heidorn concludes by noting that PE teachers should pursue

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professional development in various ways, but the inclusion of specific literature


recommendations certainly helps to get started.
The second article was written as a companion piece to the previous one. It also appeared
as an editorial in the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, nearly a year after the
first (Heidorn, 2015b). In Professional Growth and Development in Physical Education: A
Focus on PETE Students, Heidorn continues the conversation on professional development for
PE teachers by revisiting some thoughts from the first article, and then narrowing the focus on
pursuing professional development through attendance at the regional, state, and national
conferences of professional organizations (2015b). Heidorn describes five session themes that
physical education teacher education (PETE) students found most useful based on discussions
after attending two state and regional conventions (2015b). The highlighted themes are: 1.)
Games for Use in Elementary Physical Education Programs, 2.) Outdoor Education, 3.)
Technology in Physical Education, 4.) Skill Development in Physical Education, and 5.)
Health Education (Heidorn, 2015b, pp. 3-4). Heidorn concludes by noting that while
attendance at conferences and conventions is indeed valuable, teaching should also seek to
become even more connected to the profession by serving on a planning committee or presenting
in an area of your expertise (2015b, p. 4).
The more I learn about opportunities for professional development, the more goals I have
for my own growth as a teacher. The artifacts that I have included in my PDQP for Domain F are
supported by the information in Heidorns editorials (2015a, b). The artifacts demonstrate some
key things that I have accomplished, and describe some of my goals for the future. Artifact #1 is
my 5-Year Professional Development Plan which includes pursuit of certification in Health

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Science and attendance at a national conference (Heidorn, 2015b). Artifact #2 is evidence of


continued professional development examining best practices for student learning and
connection to my immediate teaching and learning community (Heidorn 2015a, b). Artifact #3 is
evidence of my attendance at a state conference in the past year (2015b). Finally, Artifact #4 is
this very literature review, which has expanded my perspective of what professional
development can and should be for PE teachers (2015a).
As Heidorn notes in both editorials, there are many means of professional development
(2015a, b). This is true for all content areas, not just PE. It is important to find and acknowledge
the purpose of each form of professional development in improving the craft of teaching.
Heidorn asserts that there is a responsibility to explore (and practice)...our profession at a much
deeper level (2015a, p. 4). Increasing their own depth of knowledge in the content area as well
as their understanding of pedagogical practices allows teachers to better serve students. This is
achieved through continual professional development.

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References
Commission on Teacher Credentialing. (2013). California teaching performance expectations
[PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.ctc.ca.gov/educator-prep/standards/adoptedTPES-2013.pdf
Heidorn, B. (2015a). Professional development in physical education. Journal of Physical
Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(1), 3-5. Retrieved from
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Heidorn, B. (2015b). Professional growth and development in physical education: A focus on
PETE students. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 86(9), 3-4.
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