Brett Edward Stanwich

Professional Physical Education Digital Portfolio Canisius College 2007

Table of Contents
1. New York State Teaching Certification 2. Philosophy of Physical Education
3. Professional Resume

4. Letters of Recommendation
5. American Red Cross Certifications

6. New York State Retirement 7. Honor Society – Alpha Sigma Nu 8. Diplomas
9. LAST/ATS-W Score Reports 10.Student Teaching Evaluations 11.Transcripts 12.Example of Work 13.Report Card

New York State Teaching Certification

Philosophy of Physical Education
The definition of philosophy is a discipline in which one seeks wisdom. I believe philosophy of Physical Education is to find the untapped wisdom in our students to not only enjoy Physical Education, but to help transform their lives into an ability to have lifelong learning and a healthy lifestyle. It can be said that Physical Education is the only discipline that is being utilized by each student not only every single day, or minute, but every single moment of a students life. This is due to the fact that our bodies are constantly physically active every moment of our life. Even something as simple as sleeping requires physical exertion. Thus, if you are better physically fit, you will most likely sleep better. Our students do not stop being physically active at graduation. How, when, and what we teach our students in Physical Education classes will have an impact on them throughout the way they live their entire lives. We cannot be afraid to fail!!! It is important that we are innovative and creative in the way that we approach the teaching of our Physical Education classes. We need to remember that teaching is an art. And we must use our artist (teachers) to help pass along Physical Education to our students. In the end we will succeed as Physical Educators if we are successful in helping students create and maintain a healthy lifestyle while they are in school and for the rest of their lives. The benefits are amazing! Not only will we have students that are happier and enjoy Physical Education, but it will lead to an increase in the student’s cognitive knowledge. We will see better results in school standardized testing in other disciplines, and ultimately we will have a healthier happier and more productive America!

Brett E. Stanwich
3881 Fritz Road * North Tonawanda, New York 14120* 716-909-4744 * stanwicb@canisius.edu BSTANWICH@williamsvillek12.org

Professional Objective
To obtain and secure a full time teaching position in Physical Education and Health where I can challenge myself to educate students on the value of a healthy physically active lifestyle. In addition, I hope to contribute enthusiastic leadership to a school intramural and a district’s interscholastic program.

Education
Canisius College 2001 Main St. Buffalo, New York Spring 2007 ∞ Masters of Science Degree in Education. G.P.A.- 3.94 ∞ New York State Teaching Certification in Physical Education. May 2006 ∞ New York State Teaching Certification in Health. December 2006 ∞ Member of the nationally selective Alpha Sigma Nu Honor Society. Cornell University Ithaca, New York ∞ Graduate Certificate in Industrial and Labor Relations. ∞ Graduated with Honors. Spring 1999

State University of New York at Geneseo Geneseo, New York Spring 1996 ∞ Bachelors of Arts Degree in Philosophy, Minor in Economics. ∞ Dean’s List and Honor Seminars. Founding member of the Geneseo Economic Society.

Certifications
American Red Cross: Water Safety Instructor CPR/BLS Standard First Aid Lifeguard Training AED Essentials AAHPERD NYSAHPERD Child Abuse Workshop Violence Prevention Workshop

Professional Experience

Long Term Substitution Position
Country Parkway Elementary School March 2007-Present Williamsville Central School District – Williamsville, New York Grades: k-4 Subjects: Physical Education with Health related components Units Taught: Gymnastics, Endurance Jogging, Basketball, Cooperative Games, Track and Field. Focusing on National Standards for Physical Education: Motor skills, Health enhancing levels, Social skills New York State Physical Education Standards of Personal Health and Fitness, and a Safe environment. Participated in Family Game night. Supervised an intramural program for 4th grade boys.

Substitute Teaching
Williamsville Central School District January 2007-Present Schools: Williamsville East High School, Mill Middle School, Maple West Elementary School. Subjects: Physical and Health Education. Grades: k-12 Supervisor: Dr. James Rusin Amherst Central School District Fall 2006-March 2007 Schools: Windermere/Smallwood Elementary. Amherst Middle and High School. Subjects: Physical and Health Education Grades: k-12 Supervisor: Nancy Riccio

Brett E. Stanwich Student Teaching
Williamsville East High School Williamsville Central School District Fall 2005 and Spring 2006 Cooperating Teachers: Mr. Durr and Mr. Kelley Grades: 9-12 and Adaptive Physical Education. 8 Units Taught. Developed a unit in Water Aerobics, where I utilized energetic demonstration, music and visual aids to teach.

Page 2

Buffalo Public School #3 D’Youville Campus Buffalo Public School District Spring 2006 Cooperating Teacher: Mr.Gorney Grades Taught: Kindergarten-8 Units: Volleyball, Apparatus, Co-op Games. Coordinated a “Mini-Olympics” which incorporated many academic disciplines. Was conducted during the actual Winter Olympics.

Field Experiences
Windermere Elementary School Amherst, New York Fall 2005 Cooperating Teacher: Mr. Paul Wierzbieniec Grades Taught: Kindergarten-4. Units Taught: Volleyball, Bean bag. Went through progressive Volleyball “skill” development with students. Established “goals” for students to reach with each “skill”. Heim Elementary School Williamsville, New York Spring of 2005 Cooperative Teachers: Mrs.Reeds and Mr. Jacobs Grades Taught: Kindergarten-4 Unit taught: Cooperative games for children Set expectations and guidelines for cooperative games. Was successful in obtaining fantastic class involvement and enjoyment.

Employment
Junior Player Development – Buffalo Bills Spring 2006 Coach and Teacher Integrated on-field Football skill development with life skills and character development. Taught basic football skills “progressively” – breaking down skills such as tackling. Pizzeria Uno Corporation General Manager ∞ ∞ ∞ 1994-2005

∞ ∞

Worked in 30+ units. Including managing the flagship historic restaurant in Chicago, Illinois Was a manager trainer for corporate systems and standards across the United States. Conducted and established the School Partners and Pizza Maker Program for local schools.

Volunteer and Additional Experience
Horizon Health Services, Seneca-Babcock Community Center, FRIENDS for the Elderly (Buffalo, New York), Holy Name Retreat (Houston, Texas), St. Camillus Spiritual Retreats, Head Coach St. Benedict’s Boys Basketball Team, Canisius College Basketball Camps (2004-2007), Williamsville Modified Track Team (2006-2007), Park School Summer Camp (Activity Director).

References

Dr. James Rusin Athletic Director Williamsville Central School District Williamsville, New York Phone #: 716-626-8037 E-mail: jrusin@williamsvillek12.org

Dr. Greg Reeds Professor and Sport Psychologist Specialist Canisius College 2001 Main Street Buffalo, New York Phone#:716-888-2960 E-mail: reedsg@canisius.edu

Professor James Mohan Physical Education Professor Canisius College 2001 Main Street Buffalo, New York Phone#:716-946-5254 E-mail: jgolf122@msn.com

Placement File Available from: Canisius College Career Placement Office 2001 Main Street Buffalo, New York 14208

Letters of Recommendation

American Red Cross Certifications AED/Lifeguard Training/First Aid/CPR

New York State Teachers Retirement

Honor Society – Alpha Sigma Nu

Alpha Sigma Nu

Diplomas

LAST and ATS-W Score Reports LAST Score: 288

ATS-W Score: 262

Student Teaching Documents Canisius Certificate

Canisius Student Teaching Documents

Student Teaching Final Evaluation

Transcripts

Cornell University

SUNY Geneseo

Canisius College
Transcript Data STUDENT INFORMATION Student Continuing Type: Curriculum Information Current Program Major and Department:

Physical Education Birth12, Health & Physical Education

***Transcript type:ADVS is NOT Official *** DEGREES AWARDED Sought Master of Degree Date: : Science in Education Curriculum Information Primary Degree Major:

Physical Education Birth-12

INSTITUTION CREDIT
Spring 2005

-Top-

Academic Good Standing Standing: Subjec Cours Leve Title t e l PED PED PED PED PED PED 105A 105B 105C 206A 206B 206C GR GR GR GR GR GR

Individual Games Badminton Individual Games Golf Individual Games Tennis Team Games II Lacrosse Team Games II Basketball Team Games II Court/Field Game PEG 502 GR Health Problems of Adolesence A PEG 550 GR Curriculum in Phys Ed A Term Totals (Graduate)

Grade Credit Qualit R Hours y Points B+ 1.000 3.3 A 1.000 4.0 A 1.000 4.0 A 1.000 4.0 A 1.000 4.0 A 1.000 4.0 3.000 3.000 12.0 12.0

Current Term: Cumulative:

Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points 12.000 12.000 12.00 12.000 47.3 3.94 0 12.000 12.000 12.00 12.000 47.3 3.94 0

Unofficial Transcript Summer 2005

Academic Good Standing Standing: Subjec Cours Leve Title t e l HED 135 HED 221 PED 150 PED 211 PEG 542 PEG 600 Term Totals

Grade Credit Qualit R Hours y Points UG Technology and Health A 1.000 4.0 UG Lifeguard, CPR, First Aid A 3.000 12.0 GR Intro to Health & Phys Ed A 3.000 12.0 UG Movement Education A 3.000 12.0 GR Sport Psych Behavioral Concept A 3.000 12.0 GR Intro to Adventure Activities A 3.000 12.0 (Graduate)

Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points Current Term: 9.000 9.000 9.000 9.000 36.0 4.00 Cumulative: 21.000 21.000 21.00 21.000 83.3 3.96 0 Term Totals (Undergraduate) Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points 7.000 7.000 7.000 7.000 28.0 4.00 7.000 7.000 7.000 7.000 28.0 4.00

Current Term: Cumulative:
Unofficial Transcript Fall 2005

Academic Good Standing Standing: Subjec Cours Leve Title t e l HED PED PED PEG PEG 337 207 216 541A 541B UG UG GR GR GR

Grade Credit Qualit R Hours y Points Exercise Prin & Applications B 3.000 9.0 Dance A 3.000 12.0 Gymnastics/Rythmic Activities A 3.000 12.0 Teach Meth Phys Ed A 4.000 16.0 Elementary Teach Meth Phys Ed Secondary A 4.000 16.0

PEG 587 GR Contemporary Issues Phys Ed Term Totals (Graduate)

A

3.000

12.0

Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points Current Term: 14.000 14.000 14.00 14.000 56.0 4.00 0 Cumulative: 35.000 35.000 35.00 35.000 139.3 3.98 0 Term Totals (Undergraduate) Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points 6.000 6.000 6.000 6.000 21.0 3.50 13.000 13.000 13.00 13.000 49.0 3.76 0

Current Term: Cumulative:

Unofficial Transcript Spring 2006

Academic Good Standing Standing: Subjec Cours Leve Title t e l PEG PEG Student Teach H & PE Ch/Ad Professsional Sem H & PE Ch/Ad PEG 522C GR Professional Seminar PEG 522D GR Child Abuse Seminar PEG 633 GR Dir Field Exp in Adapted PE Term Totals (Graduate) 522A 522B GR GR

Grade Credit Qualit R Hours y Points P 12.000 0.0 P 0.000 0.0 P P A 0.000 0.000 3.000 0.0 0.0 12.0

Current Term: Cumulative:

Attem Passe Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt d d Hours y Hours Hours Hours Points 15.000 15.000 15.00 3.000 12.0 4.00 0 50.000 50.000 50.00 38.000 151.3 3.98 0

Unofficial Transcript Fall 2006

Academic Good Standing Standing: Subjec Cours Leve Title t e l PEG 680 GR Research Methods

Grade Credit Qualit R Hours y Points A3.000 11.1

Term Totals (Graduate) Attem Passed Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt Hours d Hours y Hours Hours Points 3.000 3.000 3.000 3.000 11.1 53.000 53.000 53.000 41.00 162.4 0

Current Term: Cumulative:

3.70 3.96

Unofficial Transcript

TRANSCRIPT TOTALS (GRADUATE)

-Top-

Total Institution: Total Transfer: Overall:

Attem Passed Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt Hours d Hours y Hours Hours Points 53.000 53.000 53.000 41.00 162.4 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0 53.000 53.000 53.000 41.00 162.4 0

3.96 0.00 3.96

Unofficial Transcript

TRANSCRIPT TOTALS (UNDERGRADUATE)

-Top-

Total Institution: Total Transfer: Overall:

Attem Passed Earne GPA Qualit GPA pt Hours d Hours y Hours Hours Points 13.000 13.000 13.000 13.00 49.0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0 13.000 13.000 13.000 13.00 49.0 0

3.76 0.00 3.76

Unofficial Transcript

COURSES IN PROGRESS
Spring 2007

-TopCredit Hours 3.000 3.000

Subjec t EDU PEG

Cours e 515 584

Leve Title l GR Into to Stats Measure & Assess GR Comprehen Exam in Health & PE

Example of Work

Class Exam Secondary Teaching Methods 441

November 2 , 2005 Professor James Mohan Brett E. Stanwich

nd

Facts:

• I’m a first year Physical Education Teacher

I Teach Grades 5th-8th

• Size of each class is 28 students. • All classes are Co-ed. • Classes meet every other day for 45 minutes. • I Co-teach with another teacher. And I’ve chosen a veteran teacher (Mr. Mohan) • We have all the Equipment we need. • Our final exam for Cross country will be the 1 mile run.

Questions:

A. Tell me the skills you taught each grade level for Soccer. Use Block plan with some detail. B. How will I grade my students in Soccer? Give Rational? Will I assign a letter or Numerical grade? C. How am I going to do these units? (Crosscountry and Soccer?) Together? Or Separate? How do I assess each student? D. How do I deal with Medicals? Short 3 or 4 classes and long-term? E. Set-up an intramural schedule. How many games will be played? How are teams set up? Will there be playoffs? Are parents allowed to attend?

Prior to Answering Questions:
Before I continue on and answer the questions which have been given to us for our midterm exam, I would like to mention a few things I would do if I was put in the particular position that is described in our exam questions. Immediately after being hired into this school district, I would want to make sure that I knew as much as possible about the district. In actuality, if I had done my homework beforehand (prior to the interview and receiving the job) I should already know this information. In the event that I missed anything, I’m going to make sure I know all the Physical Education teachers in the school and a little background on all of them. In addition, right after receiving the job, I want to speak with my CoTeacher. In most cases that other teacher has been around for a very long time, and it is going to be important to understand what type of person he/ or she is and how we are going to go about working together. Hopefully, we can meet up for a cup of coffee or dinner. Perhaps she is in her late 20’s early 30’s and knows how to cook….even better! After speaking with our co-teacher, it is also going to be important to identify the students that are going to give us trouble even beforehand. For grades 6-8th, our co-teacher can probably give us the heads up on particular students that might cause problems. For the incoming 5th graders I would suggest going to their previous elementary school and perhaps speaking with the Physical Education teacher there to find what students I should keep a close eye on. It is also going to be important to know the Principal, the VicePrincipal and the Athletic Director on a first name basis at the school I’m now teaching at. I also like to learn the guidance counselor’s names (I found this very interesting at Williamsville East). The last people we are going to make sure we introduce ourselves to prior to the first day of school. Are the school nurse(s), the Janitors (especially the man who cuts our soccer fields), and the teacher that is the union steward in our building. We want to join the union ASAP. I’d also want to make sure I’ve been to the school a few times to become familiar with my surroundings. Where entrances and exits are located. The locations of the equipment room, pool, gymnasium, nurse’s office, etc.

Finally, the first class for every student will consist of classroom protocol. We will make sure we manage are classes with professionalism that starts with the first day. Each student in grades 5-8 will know what is expected of them and what they will receive in return. It will be important that every student understands that they must show trust, respect, and cooperation to myself and my fellow Physical Education teacher.

A. Skills taught in Soccer for Each Grade level (5-8)

Block Plan
Day 1 Focus Physical Education Class Protocol! Positions Classroom Management! Content • 3 Laps around outdoor soccer field. * Attendance^ * Classroom Rules! *Respect, Cooperation, Trust Day 2 Focus Reinforce Classroom Protocol! Learning Soccer Dribbling! How Speed is utilized in Soccer/CrossCountry Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ * Warm-up game Soccer Tag Day 3 Focus Reinforce Classroom Protocol! Learning how to Pass in soccer! Rules of Soccer Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ * Warm-up game Ghost Soccer Day 4 Focus Reinforce Trust, Cooperation, Respect! Review passing and dribbling! First modified soccer game! Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ * Warm-up Game Soccer Tag

* Soccer Drills through cones. Dribbling through cones on field! * History of Soccer * Relay race. and Cross-country Utilizing cones and entire field. Incorporating Crosscountry running Equipment Outdoor Field Proper Phys. Ed attire Soccer Field Equipment Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Field Cones

* Circle Drill for * Circle Drill where Soccer. Into Pickle circle is constantly in the middle. rotating. Will utilize Passing and dribbling. * Passing game * Modified Soccer In which Pickle in game. 4 total teams. the middle groups Shortened Field (7 play against each students a team) other! Every player must touch the soccer ball before attempted shot. Equipment Equipment Outdoor Field Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Balls Soccer Field Cones Soccer Field Pennies

Block Plan Continued!

Day 5 Focus Review passing and dribbling! Reinforce proper PE dress code! Sneakers for CC Co-operating soccer! Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ Using cones. Set up a quick co-op soccer/running game. Sprint to end of field, etc. Soccer game utilizing students on sideline. (Free pass) Equipment Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Field Pennies

Day 6 Focus Reinforce Trust, Cooperation, Respect! Importance of cardiovascular in soccer/Cross-country Mini-soccer game Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ Setting up long cardiovascular endurance game on soccer field. Perhaps..Tag type game over entire field Soccer game using nearly the whole field. But with 4 GOALS 4 GOAL SOCCER! Equipment Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Field Pennies

Day 7 Focus Importance of Teamwork! Learning to use the whole field Full Field soccer Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ Set up a relay race that incorporates passing and dribbling using the whole field. Soccer game utilizing whole field. Modifications??? 2 or 3 balls? Equipment Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Field Pennies

Day 8 Focus Importance of winning and losing with grace! Reinforce Trust, Cooperation, Respect! Last day of unit! Content * Students help bring out equipment and set up! (Cones/etc.) * Attendance^ Final assessment. Written test. (Multiple choice/True/False)

Mini-tournament soccer game!

Equipment Outdoor Field Soccer Balls Soccer Field Pennies

^ Depending on my comfort level with each class. I might elect to either take attendance throughout the class. Or if comfortable having one of my trusted students take attendance. IMPORTANT NOTE: Whenever needed students will help bring in all equipment. i.e. cones/ soccer balls, etc. Also, bring them into the school..last class period outside.

Report Card

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Special offer for students: Only $4.99/month.

Master your semester with Scribd & The New York Times

Cancel anytime.