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Brian D. Dauenhauer, Xiaofen D. Keating and Dolly Lambdin

approximately $1.5 million. The grant proposed to improve physical education programs and practices through new curricula, enhanced assessment, and professional development for teachers. Particular emphasis was placed on integrating nutrition modules into existing physical education courses, developing a high

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Stephen Harvey and Brendon Hyndman

, 2018 ; Veletsianos, 2016 ). In addition, Carpenter and Krutka’s collaborative work ( Carpenter & Krutka, 2014 , 2015 ; Krutka & Carpenter, 2016 ) revealed that Twitter has been utilized by education professionals in three ways: for communication, class activities, and professional development and

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Jenna R. Starck, K. Andrew R. Richards, Michael A. Lawson and Oleg A. Sinelnikov

preservice teachers. Although there has been important growth on improvements of assessment practices in physical education ( López-Pastor et al., 2013 ), there is still a need for professional development programs aimed at increasing in-service teachers’ access to quality assessment practices so as to

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Sami Yli-Piipari, Todd Layne, Janet Hinson and Carol Irwin

teacher intervention program (professional development) constituted the independent variable of the study. The professional development for the experiment and control groups was completed simultaneously in two parts (each part lasting for three hours). The first professional development session for both

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Jenessa Banwell, Gretchen Kerr and Ashley Stirling

her provision of advice, open communication, new challenging environments, professional development opportunities, and job opportunities through their contacts. In addition, 63% of respondent reported developing transferable skills through their mentorship experiences, including, for example

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Zachary Wahl-Alexander, Matthew D. Curtner-Smith and Oleg A. Sinelnikov

workshop session was approximately four hours in duration with short breaks after each hour. The first author delivered the training program. Strategies that were employed during the training program were drawn from the literature on effective professional development ( Alexander & Taggart, 1995 ; Armour

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Alessandro Quartiroli, Sharon M. Knight, Edward F. Etzel and Rebecca A. Zakrajsek

perspectives of senior-level SPPs with extensive experience in the field would contribute to the professional development of emerging professional practitioners, improve the quality of training that future SPPs received ( Rønnestad & Skovholt, 2013 ), and aid experienced practitioners by offering insights and

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Julianne A. Wenner, Kimberly M.B. Tucker, Hannah G. Calvert, Tyler G. Johnson and Lindsey Turner

responsibilities ( Webster et al., 2015 ). School Contexts for PE Teachers Physical education has historically been marginalized due to a number of issues, including low collegial support, isolation, and a lack of opportunities for targeted professional development ( Beddoes, Prusak, & Hall, 2014 ). These issues

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Sheri J. Brock, Jared A. Russell, Brenna Cosgrove and Jessica Richards

applied limited inquiry into identifying promising practices and models for supporting the instructional and professional development of PAWP instructors, particularly graduate teaching assistants (GTAs; Kim, Cardinal, & Yun, 2015 ; Melton & Burdette, 2011 ; Russell, 2009 , 2011 ). A priority for

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Lori Gano-Overway, Pete Van Mullem, Melissa Long, Melissa Thompson, Bob Benham, Christine Bolger, Andrew Driska, Anthony Moreno and Dan Schuster

recognize that they lack an understanding of how to create an inclusive environment and begin to search for professional development opportunities to achieve competence. Athletes and Their Families Athletes and their families may use the NSSC to determine the quality of the coaching they should expect from