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Heidi Bohler

Heidin Bohler

Heidi R. Bohler, Ed.D
Associate Professor

Office address: 227 Woodward Center
hbohler@westfield.ma.edu
Office Phone: 413.572.5363
Year started at WSU: 2010

Education:

  • 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

Biography:

  • 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

Professional Activities:

  • 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 0124-Basketball
  • MOVP 0127-Volleyball
  • MOVP 0211-Softball
  • 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:

  • Association Internationale des Écoles Supérieures d’ Éducation Physique (AIESEP), 2008-present.
  • Teaching Games for Understanding Special Interest Group (TGfU SIG), 2008-present.
  • SHAPE America (formerly known as American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance), 2001-present
  • Massachusetts Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 2005-present

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.

Awards:

  • 2016 Westfield State University Faculty Teaching Showcase

Research Interests:

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

Personal Interests:

Horseback riding and camping, downhill skiing, kayaking, cycling, international travel, cooking and grilling, cultural cuisine