Christie M. González-Toro

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Education

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Ph.D.  Physical Education: Teaching and Administration

University of Puertor Rico, Mayagüez, PR

M.A.  Kinesiology: Pedagogy

B.A.  Physical Education: Secondary level

        Adapted Physical Education (minor)

 

 

Courses Taught

  • KIN 100: Intro Teaching Physical Ed
  • KIN 113: Team Sports II
  • KIN 213: Quality Physical Education for Elementary Schools
  • KIN 229: Rhythmic Activities & Gymnastics
  • KIN 331: Contemporary Activities
  • KIN 422: Curriculum & Assessment
  • Publications and Scholarly Activities

    Publications: 

    Merriman, W., González-Toro, C. M., & Cherubini, J. (2020). Physical activity in the classroom. Kappa Delta Pi, 56, 164-169. DOI: 10.1080/00228958.2020.1813518

    González-Toro, C. M., Cherubini, J. M., Doig, S. R., & Fernández-Vivó. (2020). Supervisor feedback: Perceptions from physical education teacher candidates. The Physical Educator, 77, 553-574.

    Doig, S. R., Losee, T. M., González-Toro, C. M., Cruz, J. A., & Matthews, T. D. (2020). Physically active before school: Getting students awake and ready to learn. Strategies, 33(3), 3-8. DOI: 10.1080/08924562.2020.1735592

    Presentations/Conference papers:

    González, C.M., Ladda, S., & Toscano, L. (2019, November). Let's get moving: Maximizing student engagement and movement in physical education. NYS AHPERD Convention. Verona, NY.

    Ladda, S., & González, C.M. (2019, November). The nuts and bolts of edTPA. NYS AHPERD. Verona, NY.

    Cherubini, J., & González, C.M. (2019, November). Playgrounds, gardens, and greenways: Community-based learning and health advocacy. NYS AHPERD. Verona, NY.

    González, C.M., & Losee, T. (2019, April). Instant activities: Maximizing movement and engagement in physical education. SHAPE America. Tampa, FL.

    Ladda, S., & González, C. M. (2019, April). Got edTPA? Teacher performance for success! SHAPE America. Tampa, FL.

    González, C.M., & Doig, S. (2019, January). Developing divergent thinkers in physical education. Share the Wealth 2019. Jekyll Island, GA.

    González, C.M., & Ladda, S. (2018, November). Let’s travel the world with folk dances in physical education. NYSAHPERD Convention. Verona, NY.

     González, C.M. & Ladda, S. (2018, January). Fostering creative problem solvers: Using the divergent teaching style. NYC Health and Physical Education Conference. Brooklyn, NY.

    González, C.M. (2017, November). Student teachers perceptions and expectations about feedback received by supervisors. NYSAHPERD Convention. Verona, NY.

    Doig, S., González, C.M., Cruz, J., & Losee, T. (2017, March). Does physical education make you smarter? part II. SHAPE America Convention. Boston, MA.

    González, C.M., Doig, S., Cruz, J., Losee, T., & Staats, S. (2016, October). Instructional models in physical education by Metzler. Asociación de Educación Física de Puerto Rico, Yauco, PR.

    González, C.M., Doig, S., Cruz, J., Losee, T., & Staats, S. (2016, October). Panel of experts: History of the physical education curriculum in Puerto Rico. Asociación de Educación Física y Recreación de Puerto Rico, Yauco, PR.

    González, C.M. & Doig, S. (2016, May). Reaching divergent thinkers in physical education. Eastern District Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

    Doig, S., González, C.M., Cruz, J., & Losee, T. (2016, May). Does physical education make you smarter? part I. Eastern District Convention, Atlantic City, NJ.

    Zeng, N., Liu, J., France, T., Zou, L., Li, R., González, C.M., & Doig, S. (2016, January). Relationship between the functional movement screen and motor proficiency. RQES: 2016 Convention Supplement.

    McDiarmid, P., Zimmerman, R., & González, C.M. (2015, March). Hook, line and thinker: Super starters for health classrooms. SHAPE America Convention, Seattle, WA.

    González, C.M. (2015, March). Physical education student teacher perceptions about feedback received from supervisors. Poster Presentation at SHAPE America, Seattle, WA.

    Liu, J., France, T., Doig, S., González, C.M., Zeng, N., Li, R., & Zou, L. (2015, February). Relationships between functional movement screening and skill-related fitness, motor proficiency, and health-related fitness in college students. Eastern District Convention, Springfield, MA. 

    Rodriguez, D., González, C.M., & Viveros, V. (2010, March). Function in physical education in the development of the students. XX Convention for Educators, Ponce, PR.

     

  • Professional Experience and Memberships

    The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America)

    New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD)

    Asociación de Educación Física y Recreación- Puerto Rico