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Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor of kinesiology and director of the physical and health education teacher education program alongside colleague, Mark Garrison, PhD, professor of education policy and research and director of the educational leadership program at D’Youville College, co-presented at the Diocese of Buffalo Educator’s Convocation on Friday, September 28. Hosted locally at Cardinal O’Hara High School in Tonawanda, NY, there were close to 1,000 teachers representing the eight counties of Western New York. Drs. Seymour and Garrison’s presentation entitled “Thinking about the Purpose and Value of Physical Education in the Era of Physical Literacy” explored the various ways the purpose and value of physical education can be framed, and how teacher evaluation, physical literacy models and national PE standards are related to the role physical education plays in the lives of K-12 students. Several alumni were on hand including Nate Longbine ᾿17, Jon Fiegl ᾿07, Robert Duggan ᾿09 and Adam Wolfley ᾿18. The experience provided Drs. Seymour and Garrison the opportunity to share their current research endeavors with present K-12 physical education professionals.

Submitted by: Clancy M. Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director, Physical and Health Education, Teacher Education