Robin Kirkwood Auld

The Murray Center (MC) 140
(401) 456-8880
rauld@ric.edu

Academic Background

Ph.D. in Education 2006
University of Rhode Island/Rhode Island College Joint Program Kingston, RI

Master of Science 1990
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

Bachelor of Science 1982
Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Publications

(partial list)

Auld, R.K. (2009). Developing Savvy Off-the-Ball Players. In T. Hopper, J. Butler, & B. Storey Eds. Teaching Games for Understanding Simply Good Pedagogy: Understanding a Complex Challenge. CAHPERD.
Auld, R.K., Cvornyek, R., Lombardo, B., & Tunnicliffe, K. (2008). Pawtucket Red Sox/Rhode Island College Curriculum Guide.

Auld, R. K. (2006). The relationship between tactical knowledge and tactical performance for varying levels of expertise. Dissertation Abstracts International, 67 (07), 2509A.
(UMI No. 3225311)
Bayuk, C., Vastis, A., Auld, R.K., Bugara, P., Castagno, K., Cohen, S., DeRita, B., Falvey, K., Fisette, J., Howard, P., Kenwood, K., Maymon, P., McAvoy, K., McCaffrey, P., Moffitt, C., Murgo, G., Oliver, N., Santosuosso, C,. Sousa, J., Timken, G., Southern, S., (2003). Rhode Island Physical Education Standards. Providence, RI: State Department of Health.

Auld, R.K. & Castagno, K. (2002). The “New” Physical Education. Physical Education Works – For Life – Healthy Schools! Healthy Kids! Comprehensive School Health Program.

Presentations (Partial List)

Auld, R.K. – Coordinator: School Celebration Days for the Pawtucket Red Sox, May 19, 2009, April 28, 2010 and May 3, 2010. Coordinated the presentation of integrated activities to over 1,300 public school K-12 students prior to three PawSox games. The activities were based on the curriculum guide developed by R. Auld, K. Tunnicliffe, B. Lombardo and R. Cyvornyek for the PawSox website. The project was a collaboration between the Physical Education, History and Elementary Education Departments at RIC.

Auld, R.K. (2008). Emphasizing Off-the-Ball Movement Concepts in Territorial Games. International Teaching Games for Understanding Conference, Vancouver, B.C.

Auld, R.K., Clapham, E., Lombardo, B., Tunnicliffe, K. (2008). Innovative Teaching Methods that Challenge K-12 Students’ Critical Thinking Skills. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Eastern District Association Conference, Newport, R.I.

Auld, R.K. & Tunnicliffe, K. (2007). Developing Assessment Rubrics. Barrington School District Professional Development Workshop.

Auld, R.K. (2007). Teaching Off-the-Ball Movement Concepts in Physical Education
and Sport. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: National Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Auld, R.K., Caravella, T., & Lombardo, B. (2005). Incorporating State Teaching Standards in a Professional Preparation Program. National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education Conference, Tucson, AZ.

Auld, R.K. (2004). Current Trends in Physical Education. Workshop for the Barrington School District Physical Education Department.

Castagno, K., Lombardo, B., Auld, R.K., Bibeault, K., DiGregorio, L., Giarrusso, C., Haczynski, P., Pepin, M., & Pirri, A. (2004) The Making of NO-PHAT. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: National Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Auld, R.K. (2003). Developing Knowledge and Performance of Off-the-Ball Movement During Game Play: Part I – A Conversation. Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Fall Conference, North Kingstown, R.I.

Auld, R.K. (2003). Developing Knowledge and Performance of Off-the-Ball Movement During Game Play: Part II – Theory to Practice. Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Fall Conference, North Kingstown, R.I.

Lombardo, B., Wiersma, L., Castagno, K., & Auld, R. K. (2002). Changing Sport in America: Realities and Possibilities. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Eastern and Southern District Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.

Auld, R. K. (2001). Using Team Tag and Keep-Away Games to Enhance Tactical Awareness in Sports. International Conference – 2001 Teaching Games for Understanding, Waterville Valley, N.H.

Auld, R. K. (2001). Developing Tactical Awareness with Tag and Keep-Away Games. Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: State Conference, Lincoln, R.I.
Auld, R. K. (2001). Teaching Team Sports – More than Just skills. American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance: Eastern District Association Conference, Newport, R.I.
Auld, R.K. (2000). Team Sports: Teaching More than Just Skills. Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance: Conference by the Bay, Exeter, R.I.

Auld, R.K. & Castagno, K. (2000). Incorporating Fitness into the Physical Education Curriculum. Two day long sessions presented to the Warwick Public School Department.

Courses Taught

PED 206 Fundamental Movement and its Analysis
PED 207 Motor Skill Development for Life: Wellness I
PED 302 Practicum in Team Activities
PED 412 Organization and Administration of Physical Education Programs:Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12
PED 420 Physiological Aspects of Exercise
PED 450 Topics: Team & Indiv. /Dual Sport Practicum
PED 507 Teaching Sports through a Tactical Perspective
PED 512 Curriculum Construction in Physical Education

Administrative Responsibilities

Physical Education Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Certificate of Graduate Studies in Physical Education Coordinator
Physical Education Program NCATE Coordinator

Research Interests

Teacher Candidate and Physical Education Teachers’ response to using the Tactical Games Model Innovations in teaching methods for team sports that best develop effective team players. Tactical knowledge and tactical performance in territorial games

Awards/Special Recognitions

2004 Presidential Citation for Service to Rhode Island Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Memberships

Women's Sports Foundation
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Eastern District Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
Rhode Island Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
National Girls and Women in Sport
National Association for Physical Education and Sport

Specializations

Pedagogy
Tactical Games Model
Team Activities
Physical Education Administration
Coaching

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