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2008 Faculty & Staff News

Dr. Allison (Vonnie) Colvin is the co-author of a recently published textbook, "Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education: Ages 5 to 12"

February 28, 2008

Dr. Allison (Vonnie) Colvin, Associate Professor of Physical Education Pedagogy, is the co-author of a recently published textbook, Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education: Ages 5 to 12. The book, co-authored with Nancy Egner Markos and Pamela Walker, a 1974 Longwood graduate, is the second edition of Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education, also co-authored by Dr. Colvin and published in 2000 when she was teaching at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Colvin, coordinator of the Physical & Health Education Education-Teacher Education program, described the new book, which is lightweight and spiral-bound, as “a field guide designed for teachers to use on the playing field or in the gymnasium. It teaches how to teach the basic locomotor and manipulative skills that are the essential foundation for all physical activities, games and sports.” The book, published in mid-January by Human Kinetics, comes with a CD-ROM that contains a 335-page copy of a revised and expanded version of the first edition. Markos and Walker both teach at elementary schools in Albemarle County; the former was the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and the latter was the 1995 Virginia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Markos will conduct a workshop March 24 at Longwood for area elementary physical educators and elementary educators.