Dr. Matthew Madden arrived to SUNY Cortland in the fall of 2012. He 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 taught instructional strategies in elementary and physical education/ activity perspectives, curriculum construction, and research on effective teaching. He has experience supervising teacher candidates during student teaching as both a supervising and cooperating teacher, and reviewing materials to be submitted for NCATE/ CAEP program evaluation. Additionally, he coordinates the student teaching experience for the physical education program including the educational teacher performance assessment (edTPA) evaluation initiative.
His recent research focuses on preservice teacher’s ability to analyze movement, teacher change, teacher development, and curriculum. He has been involved in reform-based physical education teacher development efforts in Washington/ Colorado and now New York which 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 including, 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.
PED 201: Motor Development
PED 621: Curriculum Construction
PED 622: Research on Effective Teaching
EDU 255: Basics of Effective Instruction in Physical Education
EDU 355: The Physical Education Curriculum: Planning & Practice
Baert, H., Winiecki, T., Madden, M., Bryan, R. & MacDonald, K. (In Press). Tom: Using technology in physical education to transform pedagogy. In Casey, A., Goodyear, V.A. & Armour, K.M. (Eds.). Digital Technologies and Learning In Physical Education: Pedagogical Cases. London, UK: Routlege.
Baert, H. & Madden, M. (In Review). Teaching movement skills and concepts. In Barrett, J. (Ed.). Quality health and physical education: Pedagogical practices and considerations for Canadian elementary school teachers.
Smith, M. & Madden, M. (2014). Middle school students’ opinions and reactions to the implementation of active homework in physical education. Global Journal of Health and Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy. Volume 3 (2) pgs.121-138.
Madden, M., Parker, M., & Smith, M. (2013, April). Factors effecting curriculum implementation: One teacher's perception. Research presented at the meeting National AAHPERD conference, Charlotte, NC. With Published Abstract: Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 83(1).
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.
Baert, H. & Madden, M. (2016). Technology for learning and curriculum progress. AERA Conference, Washington, DC, April 8-12.
Baert, H., Madden, M. & Hampton, K. (2016). Enhancing Movement Analysis Skills: A pilot study. Rockin’ the Research, SUNY Cortland, February 5.
Baert, H. & Madden, M. (April 2016). Qualified or Certified. Presentation at the Physical Education Teacher Education & Health Education Teacher Education (PETE/HETE) conference. Atlanta, GA.
Widdall, C., & Madden, M. (March 2016). Using immersion models with PDS partners to improve effective teaching skills in pre-service teachers. Presentation at the edTPA Conference in Savannah, GA. Savannah, GA.
Madden, M. Baert, H. & Bryan, R. (October, 2015). Qualified or Certified. Presentation at the Physical Education Teacher Education & Health Education Teacher Education (PETE/HETE) conference. Atlanta, GA.
Baert, H., & Madden, M. (June, 2015). Getting your teacher candidates excited about DDI through experiential learn. Webinar for the SUNY Teacher Education Network Professional Development Series. SUNY Research Foundation. Albany, NY.
Madden, M., & Baert, H. (June, 2015). Assessment as an impetus of curriculum change. Webinar for the SUNY Teacher Education Network Professional Development Series. SUNY Research Foundation. Albany, NY.
Madden, M., Widdall, C., Widdall, V., & Kennedy, K., (May, 2015). Supporting Teacher Candidates through the edTPA Process. Presentation for the SUNY Teacher Education Network (S-Ten) Professional Development Series. Albany, NY.