UW-Madison Department of Kinesiology - Cindy Kuhrasch

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CONTACTING US

Main Office

Kinesiology
School of Education
UW-Madison
Unit II Gym
2000 Observatory Dr.
MadisonWI  53706-1121

Tel: 608/262-0259
Fax: 608/262-1656

Email: kines@education.wisc.edu
or by contact form
 

Cindy Kuhrasch

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Cindy Kuhrasch

Faculty Associate
Kinesiology

2027 Gymnasium-Natatorium  binoculars icon
2000 OBSERVATORY DR
MADISON, WI 53706-1121
Office: 608/262-4348

ckuhrasch@education.wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Biography

Cindy Kuhrasch, Master’s degree, University of WI-La Crosse in Human Performance, Bachelor’s degree in both Health Education and Physical Education; as well as Red Cross certification in advanced first aid and CPR. Ms. Kuhrasch has had the opportunity to teach Health and Physical education to students in grades K-12, and undergraduate students as well. She is currently employed as an assistant faculty member at the University of Wisconsin. In addition, Ms. Kuhrasch has served as a consultant in many school districts, working in the areas of curriculum development, instructional strategies, and technology. Ms. Kuhrasch has over twenty years experience in course development, implementation, and evaluation. She has presented on a wide variety of education topics at state, district, and national conventions, and has written numerous articles in national educational journals.


Education

MS, Human Performance
UW-LaCrosse
Lacrosse, WI

BS, Physical Education, Health Education, Cum laude
UW-LaCrosse
Lacrosse, WI

High School Diploma,
Sheboygan South High School
Sheboygan, WI


 

 

Teaching Interests

I am an educator who dedicates creative energy to improving the teaching skills of all of my students. Teacher Development Assessment Socio-Cognitive Aspects of Physical Education Integrated learning

Scheduled Teaching

  • Fall 2016 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Minimum Credit Hours: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2016 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2016 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2016 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Minimum Credit Hours: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Summer 2016 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Minimum Credit Hours: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2015 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Minimum Credit Hours: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2015 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2015 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Spring 2015 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2015 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2014 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2014 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Spring 2014 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Spring 2014 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Hybrid (Part Classroom/Part On-Line)
     
  • Spring 2014 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2014 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2013 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2013 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Spring 2013 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2013 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2012 - Chinese Champions-Current Topics
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 590, Section: 1, Minimum Credit Hours: 2, Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - Elementary Physical Education Methods
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 335, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Fall 2012 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2012 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2012 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2012 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2012 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Spring 2012 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2012 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2011 - Chinese Champions-Sports Skill Instruction
    Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - Elementary Physical Education Methods
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 335, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Fall 2011 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2011 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2011 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2011 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2011 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Spring 2011 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Spring 2011 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Field
     
  • Fall 2010 - Chinese Champions-Sports Skill Instruction
    Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Fall 2010 - Elementary Physical Education Methods
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 335, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Fall 2010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Education
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 315, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     
  • Spring 2010 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 478, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Seminar
     
  • Spring 2010 - PE Student Teaching
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 479, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 2, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Seminar
     
  • Fall 2009 - Elementary Physical Education Methods
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 335, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 3, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture/Lab
     
  • Fall 2009 - Introduction to Kinesiology
    Course Prefix: 742, Course Number: 119, Section: 1, Maximum Credit Hours: 1, Course Level: Undergraduate, Course Delivery Mode: Lecture
     

Non-Credit Teaching

  • Description: Independent study
    Start Date: 2011, End Date: 2011

  • Description: Independent study
    Start Date: 2009, End Date: 2009

Research Interests

Teacher Development Assessment Socio-Cognitive Aspects of Physical Education Integrated learning

Creative Works

  • Television Broadcast
    Title: Effective Approaches to Physical Education and the Importance of Childhood Fitness
    Sponsor: Healthy Classrooms: A Public Health in Education Symposium
    Location: Madison, WI USA
    Scope: Regional
    Date: April 22, 2009
    Contributors:
    • Kuhrasch, Cynthia, N.

Grants and Sponsorships

  • 12/31/2015 - Amount: $2,500.00, "Blend@uw," Awarded By: UW-Madison, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cindy Kuhrasch.
    Abstract: Rather than simply assigning textbook readings before coming to class, The instructors of the Introduction to Kinesiology course have developed a number of Flash video educational objects designed to help students understand content. These objects, when paired with readings, provide an opportunity to engage in the content in order to help students better understand the material. Class time can then be devoted to understanding the material more deeply through applications such as case studies, simulations, etc. Creating these objects has stretched faculty and staff to clearly define the standards we expect to students to attain after taking classes. We have found that these standards are included not only the acquisition of knowledge, but of skills and even dispositions as well.
  • 12/31/2015 - Amount: $5,000.00, "Replicable Instructional Technology Infusion," Awarded By: School of Education, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cynthia Kuhrasch, Co-Principal.
    Abstract: Cynthia Kuhrasch plans to use digital resources for the critical analysis of teaching skill in a series of methods courses within the Physical Education – Teacher Education program. By collecting video, identifying the specific teaching skills within them and creating short clips of each skill, she plans to help students to recognize quality teaching without becoming overwhelmed by seeing the entire process at one time. Students will also gain valuable practice critically analyzing video of themselves and other teachers and creating interactive media to inform others about quality teaching Although Beta test video collection and analysis is already being incorporated into current courses, to achieve the overarching goals of this proposal, the following individual activities will be accomplished: • Videotaping of teaching and critical analysis to an assignment in Kinesiology 370 in Spring 2015 in which students create interactive media for use by others in learning about quality teaching • Incorporate video clips into methods courses starting Fall 2015 • Include videotaping and critical analysis into all future methods courses The important outcomes of this grant are that it will allow for the capture of a large amount of teacher video that can be effectively transferred to platforms where they can be analyzed and edited by both teachers and students. In addition, the software purchased with this grant will provide the framework through which students can critically analyze and tag the video for specific teaching skills before uploading it to Kaltura. Video in the Kaltura database can then be used by students in creating projects and by instructors in creating course and in-service materials.
  • 2014-2015 - Amount: $800.00, "Education Innovation," Awarded By: University of Wisconsin - Madison, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, cynthia kuhrasch.
    Abstract: I am completing the Blend ED course of study and am in the process of redesigning my 180 student Introduction to Kinesiology course. As a part of the course, I am learning to use different forms of technology, including the ipad. One of the things I have learned is that online time can be used for students to explore and master the content while class time should be spent engaging in the application of the content. As a result, I am especially interested in exploring ways to enhance student engagement during our face-to-face class time using tablet technology.
  • 4/30/2010 - "Technology Enhanced Collaboration Award," Awarded By: Division of Instructional Technology, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cynthia N. Kuhrasch.
  • 10/31/2007 - "Engage Podcasting Grant," Awarded By: Division of Instructional Technology, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cynthia N. Kuhrasch.
  • 5/31/2004 - Amount: $10,000.00, "Virginia Horne Henry," Awarded By: Virginia Horne Henry, Sponsor Type: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Cynthia N. Kuhrasch.

Publications

  • Kuhrasch, C.N. Best Practice in Diversity Poster. Unpublished Manuscript, University of Wisconsin, Madison. UW-Madison.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2007). The Three Little Ps. Strategies.

Presentations

  • Kuhrasch, C., Presenter & Author, Wajciechowski, M., Presenter & Author, & Goodwin, B., Presenter & Author (2016, March 14). Project Based Learning in Physical Education, Project Based Learning in Physical Education, PE Central, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kuhrasch, C., Presenter & Author (2016, February 10). The State of Physical Education in the United States, South Korean Education Delegation, External Relations, 2000 Observatory Drive.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N., Presenter & Author (2015, November 15). Meta Teacher Evaluation: Empowering and Informing Teacher Development, Teaching & Learning with the iPad 2015, Emerging EdTech, Raleigh, NC.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N., Presenter & Author (2013, October 25). Getting Them Fired Up! Motivating Middle/HS Students to Learn – Kuhrasch/Timm, 2013 Best Practices in Health and Physical Education..., WHPE, Waukesha, WI.
  • Timm, D.J., Presenter Only, & Kuhrasch, C.N., Presenter & Author (2013, October 25). Getting Them Fired Up! Motivating Middle/High School Students to Learn, WHPE Convention, Wisconsin Health and Physical Education, Waukesha, Wisconsin.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2010). Creating Community Toolkits, AEE International Conference, AEE, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2009). Experiential Education in Teacher Education Programs, AEE International Conference, AEE, Montreal, CANADA.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2009). Group Collaboration, Teaching and Learning Symposium, UW-Madison, UW-Madison.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2009). Effective approaches to physical education and the importance of childhood fitness, Healthy Classrooms, Public Health in Education Symposium, UW-Madison.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2009). Those Who Move Together, Groove Together, SWEIO, SWEIO, Madison, WI.
  • Kuhrasch, C.N. (2006). Teaching Methods Through Methods: Modeling the Teaching Process for Future Teachers, NASPE PETE convention, NASPE, Santa Monica, CA.

Departmental Service

  • Physical Education Teacher Education
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - Pres.
  • Committee Chair. Period of Service: 2006 - Pres.

  • Undergraduate Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - Pres.
  • Attendee, Meeting. Period of Service: 2006 - Pres.

  • Academic Staff Merit Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2006 - 2010
  • Committee Member. Period of Service: 2006 - Pres.
  • Committee Chair. Period of Service: Sep. 2007 - June 2010

School Service

  • EdTPA
    Dates of Membership: 2013 - Pres.
    Accomplishments: Our goal is to review the EdTPA process and facilitate its implementation at UW-Madison.
  • Attendee, Meeting.

  • CCPE
    Dates of Membership: 2008 - Pres.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2008 - Pres.

  • Elementary Education Committee
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - Pres.
  • Member. Period of Service: 2005 - Pres.

Public Service

  • EdTPA
    Dates of Membership: 2014 - Pres.
  • Prepare/Grade Certification Exams. Period of Service: 2014 - Pres.

  • Woodnbarnes Publishing
    Dates of Membership: Jan. 2010 - March 2010
  • Editor, Textbook. Period of Service: Jan. 2010 - March 2010

  • National Governor's Association's Grant Expert Policy Panel
    Dates of Membership: Sep. 2006 - May 2007
  • Member. Period of Service: Sep. 2006 - May 2007

  • PE for home school children
    Dates of Membership: 2005 - Pres.
  • Program Coordinator. Period of Service: 2005 - Pres.

  • Mayfield Publishing Company
    Dates of Membership: Jan. 2005 - May 2005
    Accomplishments: Textbook review-Review of an Educational Technology textbook.
  • Editor, Textbook. Period of Service: Jan. 2005 - May 2005

  • PE Central
    Dates of Membership: 2003 - Pres.
  • Editorial Review Board Member. Period of Service: 2003 - Pres.

  • PE Links4U
    Dates of Membership: 2002 - Pres.
  • Editorial Review Board Member. Period of Service: 2002 - Pres.

  • PE Links4U
    Dates of Membership: Aug. 2002 - June 2010
  • Editorial Review Board Member. Period of Service: Aug. 2002 - June 2010

Public Service

  • Badger' Best Practices Workshop
    Dates of Membership: Sep. 2016 - Nov. 2016
    Accomplishments: Coordinated speakers Recorded presentations Created Youtube channel of presentations.

  • Madison School and Community Recreation
    Dates of Membership: March 2016 - April 2016
    Accomplishments: Connected PE and education majors to train 50 area high school students to select and facilitate learning activities for the students with whom they will work this summer. The training was a part of a 6 week program that MSCR uses to prepare recreation site leaders for their summer programming. Our students met on Thursday prior to the training to plan the meeting, then facilitated the training on Saturday.

  • Madison School and Community Recreation
    Dates of Membership: March 2015 - April 2015
    Accomplishments: Connected PE and education majors to train 50 area high school students to select and facilitate learning activities for the students with whom they will work this summer. The training was a part of a 6 week program that MSCR uses to prepare recreation site leaders for their summer programming. Our students met on Thursday prior to the training to plan the meeting, then facilitated the training on Saturday.

  • Madison School and Community Recreation
    Dates of Membership: March 2014 - April 2014
    Accomplishments: Connected PE and education majors to train 50 area high school students to select and facilitate learning activities for the students with whom they will work this summer. The training was a part of a 6 week program that MSCR uses to prepare recreation site leaders for their summer programming. Our students met on Thursday prior to the training to plan the meeting, then facilitated the training on Saturday.

Awards and Honors

  • Learning Analytics Pilot
    Organization: DoIT Academic Technology
    Purpose: Teaching
    Scope: UW Madison
    Description: Using Data Analytics to Improve Retention is a three year pilot project, now in its second year, designed to help faculty and advisors support student academic success. This data-driven “early-warning” system will help to identify academically at-risk students with the goal of improving their academic success, and bolstering a campus’s retention and graduation rates
    Date(s): January 2014 - May 2014

Memberships

  • Association for Experiential Education (AEE)
    Scope of Organization: International, Member Since: January 1, 2007
  • American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Shape (Formerly AAHPERD))
    Scope of Organization: National, Member Since: January 1, 1990

The following is a representative sample of media contributions.

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