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Spotlight on Student Learning

SL-PHETE spotlight on fitness testing.In the School of Education and Human Service, students are being assessed and helping to assess others. Physical and Health Education Teacher Education (PHETE) majors enrolled in Teaching Methods of Physical Education (PED 441/PEG 541B) and Assessment in Physical Education (PED 371/PEG 571) conduct fitness testing with Buffalo Public School (BPS) #99 in the fall and spring semesters. The fitness assessment utilized is the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s Fitnessgram Assessment, which includes the PACER, Push-Up, Sit and Reach, and Curl-Up tests. The experience is enjoyable for the children and allows PHETE majors to analyze pre- and post-test data and to conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.

SL-PHETE fitness testingCandidates prepare a report with findings and future recommendations which are shared with the physical educator and staff of BPS #99. The assignment aligns with New York State’s certification exam the Educative Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA). This is a new performance-based teacher exam that requires candidates to submit a portfolio of artifacts that demonstrate their teaching practice for evaluation.

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In the spotlight: PHETE majors conducting the curl-up test on fourth grade students of BPS #99

Extra: PHETE majors administering the PACER test on fourth grade students of BPS #99

Submitted by: Sara Morris, PhD, associate vice president, academic affairs

Final Informally-Formal Chamber Recital

The last Informally-Formal Chamber Recital of the 2015-16 season is this Tuesday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Montante Cultural Center.  This program features Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra (BPO) oboist and English hornist, Anna Mattix performing with pianist Susan Schuman. They will perform works by Telemann, Ravel and Dutilleaux.

The program will close with a performance of works for oboe quartet and will feature some instruments you don’t see every day, with Henry Ward playing oboe; Brian Greene playing oboe d’amore, Anna Mattix on English Horn; and David Free playing bass oboe.

Tickets for this concert are $15 general admission and $7 for students.  As always, these programs include coffee, tea and pastries for you to enjoy during the performance.

Submitted by: Ellen Barnum, director, ArtsCanisius

Timekeepers Needed for Ignatian Scholarship Day

ISD-2016-TimekeepersThe ninth annual Ignatian Scholarship Day has a need for faculty, staff and administrator volunteers to act as “timekeepers” or “presiders” at this year’s event on Friday, April 15. Timekeepers introduce the session and the student scholars.  Students have 10-15 minutes to present with approximately three minutes allotted for fielding questions before audience and presenters rotate out of the venue.

There are concurrent sessions running from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (10:00 – 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.), and each session is 20 minutes in length.  Volunteers have successfully made this happen like clockwork at past events. If you are a faculty mentor for a student presenter and can be a timekeeper for that paper, please let me know by providing the name of the student.

Volunteers can send availability, preferably in 20-minute intervals, to or by calling the Office of Event Services at Ext. 2180.

Submitted by: Connie Pileri, assistant dean of students, director, event services