Christie M. González-Toro

Assistant Professor, Kinesiology

Dr. Christie Gonzalez-Toro is an Assistant Professor of Physical Education in the Department of Kinesiology at Manhattan College.  She teaches undergraduate courses in physical education specializing in teaching methods, curriculum and assessment, and rhythmic activities.   Dr. Gonzalez-Toro’s research involves the relationship between the members of the student teaching triad, e-cigarette prevention curriculum, and community gardens as a central public health role.

Education

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Ph.D.  Physical Education: Teaching and Administration

University of Puerto 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 415: Supervised Practice Teaching in Secondary Schools
  • KIN 416: Supervised Practiced Teaching in Elementary Schools
  • 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, M. (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. (2021, November).Let's travel the world: Folk and social dances in PE! NYS AHPERD 2021 Conference. Verona, NY.

    Ladda, S., & González, C.M.(2021, November). edTPA: The road to success! NYS AHPERD 2021 Conference. Verona, NY.

    Cherubini, J., & González-Toro, C. M. (2021, November).Bicycling Broadway active transportation and the improvement of community health. NYS AHPERD 2021 Conference. Verona, NY.

    Merriman, W., González-Toro, C. M., & Cherubini, J. (2021, November). How Physical Educators Can Help Teachers Use Brain Breaks. NYS AHPERD 2021 Conference. Verona, NY.

    Losee, T., González, C.M., Moosbrugger, M., Ladda, S., Drewson, S., & Stapleton, P.(2021, April). PETE/HETE Student Teachers’ Experiences Implementing an E-Cigarette Prevention Curriculum. SHAPE America 2021 Convention and Expo.

    Cherubini, J., & González, C.M. (2021, April).Growing more than plants in the Reverend Henry Rivera community garden. SHAPE America 2021 Convention and Expo.

    González, C.M., Ladda, S., Sears, T., & Stapleton, P. (2020, March).Implementing CATCH My Breath lessons to increase refusal skills related to youth tobacco E-cigarette use. NYS AHPERD Virtual 2020 Conference.

    Ladda, S., & González, C.M. (2020, March)." edTPA: Teaching equals learning." NYS AHPERD Virtual 2020 Conference.

    Ladda, S., & González, C.M. (2020, June). From rhythmic to racket activities: Ideas to teach virtually. NYC AHPERD Zone 2020 Conference. Virual.

    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)

    National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy (NAHPL)

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

    Asociación de Educación Física y Recreación- Puerto Rico