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Heidi R. Bohler, Ed.D
Office address: 227 Woodward Center
Office Phone: 413.572.5363
Year started at WSU: 2010
Ed.D / 2011 / University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Amherst, MA / Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies –Teacher Education and School Improvement- Physical Education / Fifth-Grade Students’ Tactical Understanding, Decision-Making and Transfer of Knowledge in a Tactical Games Model Net/Wall Sampling Unit
M.S. / 2004 / Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX / Teaching Physical Education and Sport / Sport Education: Examining an Alternative Physical Education Instructional Approach
B.S. / 1996 / Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX / Physical Education and Health
2009-2010, Adjunct Lecturer, Texas Tech University- School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Pedagogy Concentration
2009, Visiting Lecturer, Bridgewater State College-Department of Movement Arts, Health Promotion and Leisure Studies, Pedagogy Concentration
Bohler, H.R. (submitted). Decision-making in net/wall games: A continuum for novice thinking and learning.
Sheehy, D., Bohler, H., Richardson, K.P. & Gallo, A.M. (June, 2015). Professional Learning Community: Thriving While Facing the Challenges of Faculty Life Together. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal. [ISSN1918-0853 at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, http://www.kpu.ca/TD]
Gallo, A.M., Sheehy, D.A., Bohler, H.R. & Richardson, K.P. (February, 2015). “We’ve got next”- PETE faculty’s role in promoting professional learning. Journal of Physical Education Recreation and Dance (86) 2, 29-33.
Bohler, H.R. (2012, April). Learning through situated game play and problem-solving: Two profiles of fifth-grade students. April 2012 Supplement. AERA, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Richardson, K.P., Sheehy, D.A., & Bohler, H.R. (2011). “I finally understand”: Pre-service teachers’ perspectives on learning TGfU. In J.A. Sanchez Molina and M.A. Gonzalez Valeiro (Eds.), Actas del Congreso Internacional de la AIESEP 2010. Alicante: Editorial Alto Rendimiento. ISBN: 978-84-614-9946-5.
Bohler, H.R. (2009). Chapter 7: Sixth-grade students’ decision-making across a TGM unit. In J. Butler and T. Hopper (Eds.), TGfU…Simply good pedagogy: Understanding a complex challenge. CAHPERD: British Columbia, Canada.
Meaney, K. S., Griffin, L. K., & Bohler, H.R. (July 2009). Service-learning: A venue for enhancing pre-service educators’ knowledge base for teaching. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 3 (2). [ISSN 1931-4744 at Georgia Southern University, http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/ijsotl].
Bohler, H.R. (2006). Spielen lernen durch taktik lernen- Beispiel netz- und wandspiele: Miteinem unterrichtsbeispiel für die grundschule [Tactical games in elementary: Teaching net/wall games thematically]. Sportunterricht, 55 (9), 260-266.
Courses currently taught at WSU:
MOVP 0103-Introduction to Teaching Physical Education
MOVP 0261 Theory and Practice of Games I: Analysis of Invasion Games and Field-Run-Score Games
MOVP 0264 Theory and Practice of Games II: Analysis of Net/Wall Games and Target Games
MOVP 0301-Physical Education for Elementary
MOVP 0302-Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education
MOVP 0303-Health Education for Elementary
MOVP 0303-502 -Health for Elementary - On-line
MOVP 0620-501 -Current Issues in Physical Education - On-line
MOVP 0610-501 -Analyzing Physical Education and Sport Instruction - On-line
Professional Organization Member:
Professional Organization Officer:
2017 President, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2016 President-Elect, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
2017-2020 Executive Committee, Treasurer, Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group of AIESEP (Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique [International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education]).
2013-2016 Executive Committee, Treasurer, Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group of AIESEP (Association Internationale des Ecoles Superieures d'Education Physique [International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education]).
2014-2015 Board Member, Massachusetts Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance -Beginning In-Service Teacher Liaison, Appointed Position.
2016 Westfield State University Faculty Teaching Showcase
Constructivist Teaching/Learning, Teaching Games for Understanding, Learner’s Cognition, Pre-Service Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Social Justice, International Perspectives on Teaching and Learning, Lesson Study
Horseback riding and camping, downhill skiing, kayaking, cycling, international travel, cooking and grilling, cultural cuisine