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Dr. Mary E. La Vine

Dr. Mary E. La Vine Associate Professor

"Manage time wisely. Make sure you set aside time not just for education but for professional responsibilities, family and yourself. In planning your coursework, work smart, communicate with professors and make sure you understand expectations."

Degrees Held

  • Ph.D. in Educational Administration – Kent State University, 1998
  • M.S. in Physical Education Cognate: Athletic Administration – University of Illinois at Chicago, 1989
  • B.S. in Recreation – North Central College, 1978
  • B.S. in Physical Education – North Central College, 1978

Career Highlights

Recent Publications

LaVine, M.E. & Bechtel, P. (2015). All for one and One for All: A case study of one district's approach to success. Journal of Physical Education and Sports Management, Vol. 2(1), p 71-89.

LaVine, M.E. (2015) Mentoring and Professional Development Opportunities for Novice Physical Education Specialists. Teacher Education & Practice. Vol 28 (4).

Recent Refereed Presentations

LaVine, M.E. & Kern, Betty. (2018). Presenter's Workshop: How to write a presentation proposal. SHAPE America Convention, 2018, Nashville, TN, March

La Vine, M.E., and Sutherland, S. (2018). Grant Writing. Half day Workshop Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Jones, A., and Rodgers, T. (2018). Dance Dance: Wiggle Wiggle, Step it out like a Pro. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Hessler, J., Goss, J. and Brown, E. (2018). Using team sport to teach biomechanics and physics. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Stelter, M., and Hyde, J. (2018). How healthy are you. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Harkulich, C., Jones, A., and Rodgers, T. (2017) Empower students through creative movements to interpret stories. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Hyde, J., and Stelter, M (2017). You are what you eat. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E., Stelter, M., and Hyde, J. (2017). Stand up, speak out and be heard. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M. E. and Sutherland, S. (2017). CSPAP Half Day Workshop. Presentation at OAHPERD Convention, Huron, OH, Dec.

La Vine, M.E. & Bechtel, P. (2017). Empowering Future Teachers' Engagement in 50 Million Strong 2019. Presentation at SHAPE America National Convention 2017, Boston, MA.

In which online degree programs do you teach?

M.S.Ed. Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Digital Teaching and Learning

Which classes do you teach online?

TCED 6910: Leadership in the 21st Century

What do you want students to take away from your classes?

The knowledge and skills to provide leadership, developing the skills to become agents of change. Learn to lead and create classrooms, schools and community organizations where innovation, creativity and technology merge to make learning environments engaging, supportive and transformational.

What advice would you give to those considering the online M.S.Ed Teacher Education – Curriculum and Instruction – Digital Teaching and Learning program?

Stay focused and keep an open mind.

What do you think is the biggest challenge that teachers and educators face today?

Legislators and parents

Why did you start teaching?

I love teaching.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Last Child in the Woods" by Richard Louv

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