Matt Chase MS ᾿18 and Kevin Caputi from Starpoint Schools earned second place in the Get Moving New York contest, an advocacy initiative sponsored by the New York State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD). Caputi, a physical education teacher at Fricano Elementary, currently hosts Chase for his practicum field hours.
New York State K-12 physical and health educators are asked to demonstrate unique and innovative ways for K-12 children to ‘get moving.’ This year’s theme was cooperation. Students from Dr. Lauren Cavanaugh’s Movement and Elementary Activities (PED 311/PEG 511) and Dr. Clancy Seymour’s Assessment in Physical Education courses (EDU 498/PEG 594) submitted video entries to the contest. Overall, there were nine entries from Western New York, with seven from Canisius College PHETE majors.
Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, Physical and Health Education Teacher Education