Mel L. Horton, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Physical Education, and Assistant Chair
NCATE Coordinator, edTPA Coordinator, Esteves School of Education

Contact Information

Office: RSC, Robison 116
Phone: (518) 244-4617
Email: hortom2@sage.edu

Research Interests

Physical Education Teacher Education
Adapted Physical Education

Degree Information

Ed.D. Adapted Physical Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
M.S. Physical Education for Special Populations, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
B.A. Physical Education and Health, Messiah College, Grantham, PA

Publications
(peer reviewed)

Presse, C., Block, M. E., Horton, M. L., & Harvey, W. (2011). Adapting the Sport Education Model for children with disabilities,” Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 82(3), 32-39.

Everington, C., Notario - Smull, H, & Horton, M. L. (2007). Can defendants with mental retardation successfully fake their performance on a test of competence to stand trial? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 25, 545-560.

Block, M. E. & Horton, M. L. (2007).  Making inclusive physical education.  In Martin E. Block, A teacher’s guide to including students with disabilities in general physical education (3rd ed.).  Baltimore, MD:  Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.

Horton, M. L. (2006)  Using grids in teaching the skill of striking.  Strategies, 19(3), 19-23.

Horton, M. L. (2004).  Digital portfolios in physical education teacher preparation.  Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, 75(9), 35-38.

Horton, M. L., Wilson, S., & Gagnon, D.  (May, 2003).  Collaboration: A key component for successful inclusion in general physical education. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 14(3), 13-17.

Horton, M .L. (November, 2001).  Utilizing paraprofessionals in the general physical education setting. Teaching Elementary Physical Education, 12(6), 22-25.

Horton, M. L. (March, 2001). Parental intentions:  Physical education and the IEP.  Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport (Supplement), 72(1), A-100 – A –101. Block, M. E.

Horton, M. L. (1997).  Archery.  In Including people with disabilities in camp programs:  A resource for camp directors edited by G. Roswal, K. J. Dowd, & J. W. Bynum. Indiana:  American Camping Association.

Block, M. E. & Horton, M. L., & Davis, T. D. (1997).  A camp inclusion model. In Including people with disabilities in camp programs:  A resource for camp directors edited by G. Roswal, K. J. Dowd, & J. W. Bynum..  Indiana:  American Camping Association.

Block, M. E. & Horton, M. L. (1997).  Promoting leisure through integrated physical education.  Journal of Leisurability, 23, 15-23.

Houston-Wilson, C., Leiberman, L., Horton, M., & Kasser, S. (1997).  Peer tutoring:  A plan for instructing students of all abilities.  The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, &  Dance, 68(6), 39-44.

Block, M. E. & Horton, M. L.  (1996, Spring).  Include safety in physical education:  Do not exclude students with disabilities.  The Physical Educator, 53(2), 58 - 72

Presentations
(2005 - Present)

Horton, M. L. (March, 2013). The Teacher Performance Assessment (edTPA™): An Orientation for Faculty. Five hour, invited workshop for education faculty at SUNY Oneonta held at Oneonta, New York.

Horton, M. L. (March, 2012). NASPE/NCATE Aligning Assignments, Assessments & Rubrics for Initial PETE Standards. Three hour, invited workshop for NASPE/NCATE training held at the National American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance convention in Boston, MA.

 Horton, M. L. & Lynn, S. (March, 2011). NASPE/NCATE Aligning Assignments, Assessments & Rubrics for Initial PETE Standards. Three hour, invited workshop for NASPE/NCATE training held at the National American Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance convention in San Diego, CA.

Horton, M. L. (February, 2011).  Using rubrics to assess teacher candidates’ skill based competency. Presentation given at the Southern District American Associate for Physical Education, Recreation and Dance in Greensboro, N.C.

Horton, M. L. & Lynn, S. (November, 2010). A low-tech option for demonstrating teacher candidates' competency in motor skills. Presentation given at the SCAHPERD Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Horton,  M. L., Phillips, A., & Lynn, S. (February, 2010). Enhancing teacher candidate’s pedagogical skills. Presentation given at the Southern District/SCAHPERD Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC.

Horton, M. L., Bowers, C., & Hamill, S. (March, 2009).  Demonstrating teacher candidate’s competence in skills and fitness.  Presentation given at the National Physical Education  Conference, American Association for Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance in Tampa, FL.

Horton, M. L. (November, 2008). Accommodating English language learners in physical education. Presentation given to participants at the South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Horton, M. L. (November, 2008). Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. Presentation given to participants at the South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.

Everington, C., Green, S., & Horton, M. L. (2007). Using work samples to improve teacher education programs:  A four year longitudinal study.  Presentation given at “Making an Impact: Best Practices to Enhance Achievement, Assessment, and Accountability for P-12 Learning” conference in Atlanta, Georgia in March, 2007.

Everington, C., Graham, P, & Horton, M. (2007, February). Mining the data:  Discovering relationships that inform practice.  In G. Shroeder (Director),  A year in the life of data information systems: Five institutional development journals from 2005-2006. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education, New York, NY.

Horton, M. L. (2005, November).  Preparing for the Video Portion of the Praxis II.  Presentation at the South Carolina Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Harris, L., Horton, M. L., & Ferguson, C. (2005, February). Tech kits: It takes a village.  Presentation  at the annual meeting of the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education,  Washington, DC.