We're so proud to share that Jacalyn Lund, author of Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Third Edition, has just been elected President of Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America.
When asked about her leadership qualities and motivations for seeking the presidency, Lund said that:
"For the past 5 years I have had the privilege of serving as the Department Chair of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. In my role as chair, I have managed a budget, evaluated personnel, honed my communication skills, and sought ways to promote our department across the college and university and with the community surrounding Georgia State.
In my outreach endeavors, I have found that the physical education profession has much to offer, but until others understand what we are about, they often miss the potential connections. My continual advocacy for the department has led us to some interesting partnerships.
I have learned that there are often multiple ways to address a problem and that by involving the thoughts of others, there is increased buy in and willingness to compromise. My years on the NASPE Board were an immense help in preparing me for my current role of department chair as we worked as a team to solve problems and brainstorm new ideas to help build and brand the association."
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Created around the 2014 National Standards for Physical Education for K-12 education, Standards-Based Physical Education Curriculum Development, Third Edition is written by experts with a wealth of experience designing and implementing thematic curriculum. This innovative resource guides readers through the process of writing dynamic curriculum in physical education.
The text begins by looking at the new national standards and then analyzes physical education from a conceptual standpoint. From there, it goes on to examine the development of performance-based assessments designed to measure the extent of student learning and explores the various curricular models common to physical education. The Third Edition also delves into sport education, adventure education, outdoor education, traditional/multi-activity, fitness, and movement education, describing each model and how it links with physical education standards.
Please join us in congratulating Jacalyn Lund on this impressive achievement!