Dr. Matthew Madden moved here from Tacoma, WA and is originally from Central CA. He has previous experience teaching undergraduate and graduate level physical education pedagogy courses. Dr. Madden’s undergraduate teaching experiences have been in the area of sport pedagogy, including elementary and secondary physical education content and methods, tactical games approach, planning and instructional design, teaching outdoor/ adventure education, developmentally appropriate elementary activities, and a variety of activity courses. At the graduate level he has co-taught instructional strategies in elementary and physical education/ activity perspectives. He has experience supervising teacher candidates during student teaching as both a supervising and cooperating teacher, and reviewing materials to be submitted for NCATE program evaluation. Additionally, he is currently familiarizing himself with the teacher performance assessment (TPA) evaluation initiative that 25 states including NY are considering for adoption and implementation.
His recent research focuses on teacher change and development. He is involved in reform-based physical education teacher development efforts in Washington/ Colorado that have provided many opportunities to explore change, including how teachers go about making positive changes to their physical education programs and how student knowledge and behaviors of physical activity change as a result. During his time as an elementary physical education specialist he had multiple responsibilities such as district association president (189 elementary specialists) and coordinator of the district’s curriculum team. As both a public school teacher and teacher educator, he views his teaching as student centered and infuses multiple instructional strategies into his university classes to assist students while utilizing theory to inform practice.
He enjoys spending time outside and traveling with his partner and their three young children.
B.S., in Physical Education (K-12), California State University, Chico
M.S., in Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), California State University, Chico
Ph.D., in Sport Pedagogy, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO.
PED201: Motor Development
EDU255: Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education
EDU470: Foundations of Education in American Culture
Ronspies, S. & Madden, M. (2011, Fall). Middle School Students’ Perceptions of Coeducational and Same-Sex Physical Education. Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal.
Parker, M., Patton, K., Madden, M., & Sinclair, C. (2010, October). From Committee to Community: The development and maintenance of a community of Practice. Journal of Teaching Physical Education, (29) 337-357.
Madden, M. & Ronspies, S. (2009, Spring). Case study of an exemplary elementary physical educator. Colorado Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance Journal, (34) 1, 6-8.
Smith, M., Patton, K., & Madden, M. (In review). Middle school students’ opinions and reactions to the implementation of active homework in physical education. Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy
Madden, M., Parker, M., & Smith, M. (2011, June). Factors effecting curriculum implementation: One teacher’s perception. Poster accepted at the meeting for the AIESEP International Seminar for Specialists. Limerick, Ireland.
Ronspies, S., & Madden, M. (2011, April). Sleep duration, physical activity, and BMI of middle school students. Poster presented at the meeting National AAHPERD conference, San Diego, CA. With Published Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 81(1).
Patton, K., Parker, M., & Madden, M. (2009, May). “Understanding the Role of Reciprocal Interactions in a Community of Practice. Paper presented at the meeting of the AIESEP International Seminar for Specialists. Besançon, France.
Parker, M., Patton, K., Madden, M., & Sinclair, C. (2009, April). 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.
Madden, M. (2008, October). The Reality of Implementing A New Curriculum: A Case Study of One Teacher’s Attempt. Presentation at the University of Georgia’s Works-in-Progress Conference. Athens, GA.
Smith, M., Hall, T., & Madden, M. (2008, October). How can we examine effectively examine preservice physical education teachers’ knowledge and reflective practices? Presentation at the University of Georgia’s Works-in-Progress Conference. Athens, GA.
Madden, M., Kirven, K., Rehling, J., & Wartalski, R. (2008, March). College women’s perceptions of meaningful symbols at a predominantly white campus (PWI): A photoethnographic study. Poster presentation at the University of Northern Colorado Research Day 2008. Greeley, CO.
Ronspies, S., & Madden, M. (2007, October). Youth obesity: The missing linked that should be addressed by our profession. Presentation at the Colorado Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Colorado Springs, CO.
Madden, M. (2007, March). An Examination of Preservice Physical Education Teachers' Reflective Practices. Poster presentation at the University of Northern Colorado Research Day 2007. Greeley, CO.
Smith, M. A., Patton, K., Chase, D. L., Madden, M. D., Ronspies, S. M., & Ward, P. S. (2007, March). Middle school students’ perceptions of active homework. National AAHPERD conference, Baltimore, MD. With Published Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 77(1).
Smith, M., Madden, M. & Patton, K. (2006). Teaching invasion games tactically: An introduction to rugby. Central District Association of the American Alliance of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Broomfield, CO.
Patton, K., Smith, M., Sinclair, C., & Madden, M. (2006). Teaching sport concepts tactically. Pre-convention workshop at Colorado Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Denver, CO.