Phoebe Constantinou

Associate Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education
Faculty, Graduate Study in Health Promotion and Physical Education
Faculty, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance

Phone:(607) 274-5791
E-mail:pconstantinou@ithaca.edu
Office:G51 Hill Center
Ithaca, NY 14850

 

EDUCATION

  • Ed.D.   Teachers College, Columbia University of New York 
    Curriculum and Teaching in Physical Education, 2003
  • M.S. Queens College, City University of New York
    Adapted Physical Education, 1991
  • B.S. Queens College, City University of New York
    Physical Education, 1989

AWARDS

  • Nominated for Excellence in Scholarship Award, Ithaca College (2008)
  • Awarded a full tuition scholarship for the Master of Science by the School of Education at Queens College (1990-1991)
  • Awarded a full paid internship by the School of Education at Queens College (1990-1991)


COURSES TAUGHT

  • Undergraduate courses
    • Curriculum and Methods in Secondary Physical Education
    • Teaching Strategies in Physical Education 
    • Student Teachers Seminar 
    • Adapted Physical Education
  • Graduate courses 
    • Curriculum Design and Analysis
    • Multicultural Perspective of Physical Activity
    • Differentiated Instruction and Inclusion
    • Thesis Supervision 
  • Other Activities
    • Developed an international student teaching program with The Grammar School, Nicosia, Cyprus 
    • Organizes and coordinates international student teaching placements in Cyprus 

PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  • Constantinou, P., & Wuest, D. A.  (in press).Part II- Using Academic Language to Level the Playing Field for English Language Learners in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.
  • Constantinou, P., & Wuest, D. A(in press).Part I-Using Academic Language to Level the Playing Field for English Language Learners in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators.
  • Constantinou, P.  (2015). The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency. The International Journal of Diversity in Education, 15(3), 17-32.
  • Constantinou, P., & Wuest, D. A (2015). English Language Learners (ELLs), Academic Language & Physical Education. pelinks4u.org.  http://www.pelinks4u.org/files/English_Language_Learners_Toolkit_2_4_15.pdf
  • Constantinou, P. (2015). Academic language in Physical Education. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 28(3),9-7.
  • Constantinou, P., Wuest, D. A.,  & Eckhart, A(2014). Academic Language – Secondary Physical Education App. iTunes store.
  • Constantinou, P., Wuest, D. A.,  & Eckhart, A. (2014). Academic Language – Elementary Physical Education App. iTunes store.
  • Constantinou, P., & Wuest, D. A. (2014). A Quick Tool Kit for Academic Language in Physical Education. pelinks4u.org.  http://www.pelinks4u.org/articles/Toolkit%20for%20Academic%20Language%20in%20PhysicalEducation_Subm-1-19-14.pdf
  • Constantinou, P. (2014). Promoting Healthy Competition Using Modified Rules and Sports from Other Cultures. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 27 (4), 29-33.
  • Constantinou, P., Bajracharya, S. & Baldwin, S. (2011)). Perceptions Toward International Faculty in the United State. The International Journal of Science in Society, 2(3) 253- 271.
  • Constantinou, P. (2011). Empowering Pre-Service Physical Educators Through the Planning and Instruction of a Novel Activity Unit. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 24(3)25-28.
  • Constantinou, P. (2010). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultural Awareness in Physical Education. pelinks4u.org. http://www.pelinks4u.org/articles/constantinou0610.htm
  • Constantinou, P. (2010). Keeping the Excitement Alive: Tchoukball and Cooperative Learning.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 81 (3), 30-35.
  • Constantinou, P., Dowd, K. Sims, S., & Bert, G. (2009). Advocating for Quality Physical Education at the Local Level. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 23(1), 36-37.
  • Sims, S., Bert, G. & Constantinou, P., Dowd, K. (2009). Make it a Priority as You Head Back to School. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 23(1), 36-37.
  • Constantinou, P. (2009). Tips for Using the New Physical Activity Guidelines in Effective Advocacy. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 22(5), 37-38.
  • Constantinou, P., Manson, M. & Silverman, S. (2009). Female Students’ Perceptions Toward Gender-Role Stereotypes in Physical Education. The Physical Educator, 66 (2), 85-96. 
  • Constantinou, P. (2008). Utilizing Your State AHPERD Conference to Increase Advocacy Efforts in Your State. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 22(2), 36-37. 
  • Constantinou, P. (2008). Heightening Our Awareness of Gender Stereotypes. Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, 21 (3), 28-34. 
  • Constantinou, P., Silverman, S. & Manson, M. (2004). Female Students’ Perceptions Toward Gender-Role Stereotypes in Physical Education. Abstract in Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 75 (1), A-64.  

Book Chapter

  • Constantinou, P. (2000). Children's Recess in Cyprus. In R. Clements (Ed.). Elementary School Recess: Selected Readings, Games and Activities for Teachers and Parents (pp.134-137). United States of America: American Press.

GRANTS AWARDED

  • 2014 Ithaca College Provost's Travel Fund ProgramAn International Teaching Experience and Its Impact. Presentation at the 14th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Vienna, Austria (co-sponsored with School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Dean's Office and Health Promotion and Physical Education Graduate Program), $3,341.
  • 2014 Ithaca College Provost's Summer Research Grant. The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency - Phase # 2, $3,350
  • 2013 Ithaca College Provost's Summer Research Grant. The Impact of International Student Teaching Experience on Teacher Identity and Cultural Competency, $3,350
  • 2013 Ithaca College Provost's Travel Fund ProgramInspiring Teaching. Presentation at the 20th International Conference of Learning. Rhodes, Greece (co-sponsored with School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Dean's Office and Health Promotion and Physical Education Graduate Program), $3,285. 
  • 2012 Ithaca College Provost's Travel Fund Program. The Overwhelming Many Vs The Essential  Few: Rethinking Teacher Preparation. Presented at the annual meeting of International Conference on Kinesiology & Exercise Science. Athens, Greece, $3,300
  • 2008 Ithaca College New Initiatives Fund. Examining the College and University Community’s Perceptions of the Teaching Competencies of Faculty Members with English as a Second Language (ESL), $2,000.
  • 2008 Ithaca College Provost's Travel Fund Program. Enhancing Your Physical Education Program by Using a Tactical Approach. Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Health, Fitness & Active Living. Athens, Greece (co-sponsored with School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Dean's Office and Health Promotion and Physical Education Graduate Program), $2,525.
  • 2007 Ithaca College Academic Project Grant. Examining the College and University Community’s Perceptions of the Teaching Competencies of Faculty Members with English as a Second Language (ESL): A Study, Co-authored, $750.
  • 2007 Ithaca College Academic Project Grant. Examining the College and University Community’s Perceptions of the Teaching Competencies of Faculty Members with English as a Second Language (ESL): A Pilot Study, Co-authored, $250.
  • 2004 Ithaca College Teacher Education Grant. Setting up an International Student Teaching Program in the country of Cyprus for students in the department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, Co-authored (co-sponsored with School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Dean's Office), $3,000.

 REVIEWER

  • Reviewer for The International Journal of Diversity in Education. Reviewing papers to be published (2014-Present)
  • Reviewer for The International Journal of Science in Society. Reviewing papers to be published (2010-Present)
  • For Strategies: A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. Reviewing papers to be published (2008-Present)
  • For the American Educational Research Association (AERA). Reviewing abstracts of papers to be presented at the 2008 and 2009 annual conventions.
  • For the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD). Reviewing abstracts of papers to be presented at the 2008 -2010 annual conventions.

PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

Peer-Reviewed Presentation

  • Constantinou, P. (2015). Instructional Assessment Methods. Presented at the 22nd International Conference on Learning. Madrid, Spain.
  • Constantinou, P., & Eckhardt, A. (2015). Apps and Academic Language. Presented at Central South Zone Mini-Conference at SUNY Cortland. Cortland, New York.
  • Constantinou, P., & Eckhardt, A. (2014). Using Technology to Enhance Academic Language in PE. Presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Verona, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2014). An International Teaching Experience and Its Impact. Presented at the 14th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations. Vienna, Austria.
  • Constantinou, P. (2013). Dealing with edTPA Challenges. Presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance during the 4th annual Pre-Conference Meeting of the Teacher Education Academy (TEA). Verona, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2013). Academic Language in Physical Education: what is it? How can it be implemented?  Presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Verona, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2013). Inspiring Teaching. Presented at the 20th International Conference of Learning. Rhodes, Greece.
  • Constantinou, P. (2012). The Overwhelming Many Vs The Essential  Few: Rethinking Teacher Preparation. Presented at the annual meeting of International Conference on Kinesiology & Exercise Science. Athens, Greece.
  • Constantinou, P. (2011). The Impact of International Teaching Experiences on Teachers' Identity”. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. San Diego, California.
  • Constantinou, P., Bajracharya, S. & Baldwin, S. (2010). Perceptions of International Faculty in the United State. Presented at the International Conference of Science in Society. Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
  • Constantinou, P. & Bajracharya, S. (2009). Examining the University Community’s Perceptions of the Teaching Competencies of Faculty for Who English is a Second Language (ESL). Presented at the annual meeting of the America Education Research Association. San Diego, California.
  • Constantinou, P. (2009). A Multidisciplinary Approach to Cultural Awareness in Physical Education. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. Tampa, Florida.
  • Constantinou, P. (2008). Making the Learning Process Personable. Presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Verona, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2008). Enhancing Your Physical Education Program by Using a Tactical Approach. Presented at the annual meeting of the International Conference on Health, Fitness & Active Living. Athens, Greece.
  • Brown, N., Tyson, L., Constantinou, P., Garii, B., Burrell, M., Knutson Miller, K., Gonzalez, A., Sisserson, K. & Walters, L.M. (2008). Tension and Teaching: Preservice Teachers, International Experiences, and Changing Professional Identities. Presented at the annual meeting of the America Education Research Association. New York, New York.
  • Manson, M., Salerno, J., Herman, A., Bailey, J., Walkuski, J., Cruz, L., Houston-Wilson, C., James, A., Constantinou, P., Koch, N. & Holliday, N.(2006). Cooperating Teachers, Shaping Our Future. Pre-Conference Workshop at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Rye Brook, New York.
  • Subramaniam, R., Constantinou, P. & Moresco, R. (2005). A Tactical Approach To Teaching Physical Education (3-12). Pre-Conference Workshop at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Rochester, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2004). Are We Unconsciously Promoting Gender Bias Toward Our Students? Presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Buffalo, New York.
  • Constantinou, P., Silverman, S. & Manson, M. (2004). Female Students’ Perceptions Toward Gender-Role Stereotypes in Physical Education. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. New Orleans, Los Angeles.

 Non-Peer-Reviewed

  • Constantinou, P., Church, M., Hodge, J., Kenefic, C. & Kouzi, N. (2007). New Games that Get Teens Moving With an International Flair. Presented at Professional Development Day of Ithaca City School District. Ithaca, New York.
  • Subramaniam, R., Constantinou, P. & Bevelaqua, P. (2005). Teaching Games for Understanding (3-12). A full-day workshop presented at the Regional Physical Education Summit. Ithaca, New York.
  • Constantinou, P. (2004). Gender Equity in Physical Education. Presented at Professional Development Day of Ithaca City School District. Ithaca, New York.

 

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