Christina Sinclair, Ph.D.

Christiana Sinclair, Ph.D.Education

  • 2001 Ph.D., University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
  • 1996 M.Ed., Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX
  • 1992 B.S., The University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX

Professional Experience

  • 2011- Present Professor, University of NorthernColorado (Greeley, CO)

Teaching Areas

  • SES 612 Assessment in Sport Pedagogy
  • SES 508 Games for Understanding: A Tactical Approach
  • SES 441 Learner Assessment and Physical Education Technology
  • SES 442 & 442 Lab Developing Pedagogical Skills in Secondary Physical Education
  • SES 342 Teaching Health-Related Fitness
  • SES 240 Games I
  • SES 241 Games II
  • Student Teaching Seminar

RESEARCH AREAS/INTEREST:

  • Predictors and patterns of children’s free time/recess physical activity levels
  • Teacher education to include undergraduate physical education teacher preparation, graduate education and teacher professional development.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS (Juried):

Books

Carpenter, J., & Sinclair, C. (Eds.). (2011). NASPE physical best activity guide: Middle & high school level (3rd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Morris, G.S., Stiehl, J., & Sinclair, C. (2008). Teaching physical activity: Change,
challenge, and choice. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Book Chapters

Sinclair, C., & Nelson, S. (2011). Assessing the cognitive and affective domains. In
NASPE Physical education for lifelong fitness: The physical best teachers guide
(3rd Ed). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

Articles

Parker, M., Sutherland, S., Sinclair, C & Ward, P. (2011). Participant responses to ‘Curriculum of PETE doctoral programs”. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30 (2),157-177.

Ward, P., Parker, M. Sutherland, S. & Sinclair, C. (2011). An examination of the curriculum of physical education teacher education doctoral programs.  Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30(2), 145-156.

GocKarp, G.; Woods, M.; Ward, P; Parker, M.; Boyce, A.B.; Rikard, L.G.; Sinclair, C. and Sutherland, S. (2011). Recommendations for doctoral programming in Kinesiology and for the PETE profession. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education (special issue), 30 (2), 178-188.
 
Babkes-Stellino, M., Sinclair, C., Partridge, J.A. and McClary King, K. (2010).
Differences in children’s recess physical activity: Recess activity of the week (RAW) intervention. Journal of School Health, 80 (9), 436-444.

Parker, M., Patton, K., Madden, M. & Sinclair, C. (2010). From committee to community: The development and maintenance of community of practice. Journal of Teaching in Physical Education, 29 (4), 337-357.

Parker, M. & Sinclair, C. (2010). Making teacher work samples work for you. Journal of
Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 81(1), 36-39.Part of a feature
edition.

Babkes-Stellino, M. & Sinclair, C. (2008) Promoting children’s free time physical activity.
The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, 79 (4), 37-40.

Sinclair, C., Babkes-Stellino, M. & Partridge, J. (2008) Recess activity of the week:
Promoting increased physical activity during children’s free time. Strategies,
21(5), 21-24.

Published Abstracts (Poster Presentations at AAHPERD)

Babkes Stellino, & Sinclair, C. (2011). Measuring children’s attraction to psychological
need satisfaction-based recess physical activity ideas. Poster presentation
accepted at the AAHPERD National Convention. San Diego, CA.

Sinclair, C. & Babkes Stellino, M. (2010). Psychological predictors of children’s recess
physical activity. Poster presentation at the AAHPERD National Convention.
Indianapolis, IN.

Parker, M., Sinclair, C. Sutherland, S. & Ward, P. (2009). A survey of physical
education teacher education programs. Poster presentation at AAHPERD
National Convention. Tampa, FL.

Sinclair, C. & Babkes Stellino, M. (2008). Recess activities of the week: Differences in
free-time physical activity. Poster presentation at AAHPERD National
Convention. Fort Worth, TX.

SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS (Juried):

Parker, M., Sinclair, C., & Patton, K. (2011). Looking in the mirror: Teachers’ images and reflections of change. Poster presentation at the International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (AIESEP) conference at Limerick, Ireland.

Sutherland, S., Sinclair, C., Parker, M. (2011). Doctoral students' perspectives on PETE doctoral preparation. Poster presentation at the Physical Education and Sport: Challenges and Future Directions Conference  at East China Normal University. 

Boyce, A.B., Judd, M., Goc Karp, G., Parker, M., Rikard, L., Sinclair, C., Sutherland, S., van der mars, H., Ward, P., & Woods, M. (2011). Doctoral PETE programs: The preparation of quality teacher educators. Session accepted for presentation at the AAHPERD National Conference, San Diego, CA.

Templin, T., Castelli, D.M., Parker, M., Patton, K., McCaughtry, N., Richards, K.A., & Sinclair, C. (2011).  Implementing a PEP grant: Promoting sustained reform and teacher development. Session accepted for presentation at the AAHPERD National Conference, San Diego, CA.

Stiehl, J., Sinclair, C. & Steffen, J. (2010). Geocaching: In the state where it all began.
Presentation at 30th Annual Northwest Conference on Children's Physical
Education. (invited).

Parker, M., Sinclair, C., Smith, M. & Patton, K. (2009). The use of dispositions in the
development of physical education teachers: What? how? when? Presentation at
the NASPE Physical Education Teacher Education Conference. Myrtle Beach.
SC.

Ward, P., Parker, M., Sinclair, C. & Sutherland, S. (2009). A discussion of the content of PETE doctoral programs. Paper presented at the Physical Education Teacher Conference. Myrtle Beach, SC.

Babkes Stellino, M. & Sinclair, C. (2009). Measuring children’s physical activity: Using
pictoral self reports to augment pedometer data. Paper presented at the 7th
International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods, Washington, D.C.

Parker, M., Patton, M. & Sinclair, C. (2009). The development and maintenance of a
community of practice through the process of curriculum development. Paper
presented at the meeting of the American Educational Research Association,
San Diego, CA.

Sinclair, C., Parker, M. & Ronspies, S. (2008). Teaching health related fitness concepts
within a skill based physical education program. Presentation at AAHPERD
National Conference. Fort Worth, TX.

SELECTED GRANT ACTIVITY:

2008, Sinclair, C. & Bakkes Stellino, M. AAHPERD Research Consortium Grant Phase II. Psychological predictors of children’s recess physical activity. [$5,532 funded].

2005, Sinclair, C. & Babkes, M. SPARC Summer Faculty Research Fellowship Award.  The effect of recess interventions designed to combat childhood obesity: Physical activity and social outcomes. [funded research project $2,500].

SELECTED COMMUNITY SERVICE:

2009, Manitou Springs, CO School District
Assessment in P.E. Workshop Instructor

2006 – 2009, Weld County District 6 Greeley, CO
PEP Grant Steering Committee, member

2006 – 2009, Weld County District 6 Greeley, CO
PEP Grant Curriculum Committee, member

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