Dr. Christine Rochester

Associate Professor

- Ed.D in Pedagogy University of Northern Colorado, Greeley CO- Physical Education – Emphasis Outdoor Education
- MS in Education Canisius College, Buffalo New York
- BS Health and Physical Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Phone: (719) 549-2660(office)

FAX: (719) 549-2549

christine.rochester@colostate-pueblo.edu

Office: PE250

Office Hours: TBA

Dr. Rochester teaches and advises the Physical Education K-12 majors. Research interests include: youth development through physical activity, in particular opportunities for high-risk youth. She also studies curriculum reform. Her hobbies include at least 17 outdoor activities, especially hiking, skiing and biking.

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EXHP 115L Skiing
EXHP 105L Snow Sports
REC 105 Canyon Orientation
EXHP 233 History and Principles of Physical Education and Recreation
EXHP 243 Methods of Rhythmic Activities
EXHP 345 Methods of Physical Activities and Games
EXHP 351/522 Methods of Elementary Physical Education
EXHP 465/565 Adapted Physical Education
EXHP 478/578 Methods of Secondary Physical Education
EXHP 500 Workshop
EXHP 591 Special Topics

Outdoor, Experiential, Health and Physical Education

  • Rochester, C. (2012) Rhythmic Activities for Brain, Fitness and Fun!, Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention, Loveland, Colorado - October 2012.
  • Rochester, C. & Perez, D. (2012) Basketball Rocks,- Sequential Curriculum, Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention, Loveland, Colorado - October 2012.
  • Robertshaw, S. & Rochester, C.(2012) Student Centered Portfolios - It’s Powerful, International Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, Colorado- February 2012.
  • Rochester, C. & McClaran, S. (2012) Importance of Skill Development/Application from Childhood to Adult Recreationist, Central District AAHPERD, Colorado Springs, CO – February 2012.
  • Perez, D., Foust, C. & Rochester, C. (2011) Meeting The Standards: Lesson Plans For Health & PE, Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention, Denver, Colorado - October 2011.
  • Rochester, C. (2011) No Prop Activities and Assessment of Instructor’s Group Development Skills, International Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, Colorado- February 2011.
  • Robertshaw, S. & Rochester, C. (2011) Experiential Teaching Strategies for Planning and Logistics, International Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, Colorado- February 2011.
  • Robertshaw, S. & Rochester, C.(2011) CSU-Pueblo’s Approach to Certifying Outdoor Leaders, Outdoor Leadership Program Symposium, International Conference on Outdoor Leadership, Estes Park, Colorado- February 2011.
  • Rochester, C., Howard, H., & Montalbano, S. (2010) Project Adventure and Teaching Responsibility Research at the Elementary School, Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Loveland, Colorado - October 2010.
  • Rochester, C., Piazza, J., & Stockton, D. (2010) Promoting Nature and Knowledge through Fun Active Brain Based Learning. National Wilderness Education Association Conference, Estes Park, CO - February 2010.
  • Rochester, C., Howard, H., & Mitchell, M. (2009) The Adventurous School, Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Colorado Springs, Colorado - October 2009.
  • Rochester, C. & Piazza, J., (2009) Natural Opportunities to Facilitate Children’s Academic Growth, Mountain Park Environmental Center- Facilitating the Nature and Child Reunion, Beulah, Colorado, Oct 2009.
  • Rochester, C. and Stuyt J. (2009) Experiential Leader "Who Am I and Who Do I Want to Be". Association for Experiential Education Rocky Mountain Region Convention Albuquerque, NM,- February 2009.
  • Rochester, C (2008) Leadership Development through Physical Activity. Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Denver, Colorado - October 2008.
  • Rochester, C. (2008) Fit for the Wilderness. National Wilderness Education Association Conference, San Diego, CA- February 2008.
  • Rochester, C. (2007) Increase student physical activity level during the school day. Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention, Denver, Colorado - October 2007.
  • Rochester, C. and Robertshaw, S. (2007) Co creation – Improving learning and leading skills of students and participants. Association for Experiential Education and the National Wilderness Education Association Convention Estes Park, Colorado- February 2007.
  • Rochester, C. and Albin, J. (2006) Co-Creating Valuable Learning Experiences- School is Real Life. Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Denver, Colorado - October 2006.
  • Rochester, C. and Robertshaw, S. (2006) Kinesthetic Learning = Success, Summer Institute, 2006 Your Classroom Creating a Place for Academic, Social and Linguistic Success, Pueblo, CO- July 2006.
  • Rochester, C. & Marquesen, V. (2005) Empowering other to overcome "ISMS" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical, Education, Dance and Recreation Convention Breckenridge, CO- October 2005.
  • Rochester, C. (2005) Learning in Motion- Immerse, Reflect, Act. Association for Experiential Education 33rd Annual International Conference Tucson, Arizona- November, 2005.
  • Rochester, C. (2005) "Mountain Pathways for Young Women" American Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance National Convention Chicago, Illinois – April, 2005
  • Rochester, C. & Foust, C. (2004) "Teaching the Stuff that Matters: Creating Student Engagement" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Denver, Colorado - October 2004.
  • Sims, C. (2003) "Mountain Pathways" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Recreation and Dance State Convention Denver, Colorado - October 2003.
  • Sims, C. and Kimeko, K. (2003) "Higher Education Roundtable" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference Denver, Colorado - October 2003.
  • Sims, C. (2003) "Cooperative Activities that Meet the Needs of Youth" 2nd Annual Symposium FOR THE HEALTH OF IT: Health, Sports and Fitness in the New Millennium Pueblo, CO - February 2003.
  • Sims, C. and Trujillo, J. (2002) "Giving Them What They Need to Be the Best" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Colorado Springs. CO - October 2002.
  • Sims, C. (2002) "Utilizing Movement to Enhance Cognition -Southern Colorado Teacher Education Alliance Conference, Pueblo, Colorado - Aug, 2002.
  • Marquensen, V., Sims, C., and Schulz, B. (2002) "Utilizing the Virtual School District", National Education Computing Conference San Antonio, Texas- June 2002.
  • Sims, C. and Patterson, C. (2001) Youth Development: Cross Age Adventure Education. Colorado Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention, Denver, Colorado - October 2001.
  • Sims, C. (2000) "Youth Development In Schools: A Comparison of Classroom and Enrichment Environments" Texas Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention Dallas-Ft-Worth, December 2000.
  • Sims, C. (1997) "Developing creativity and cooperation through the use of juggling sticks."Southwestern District- American Alliance for Health, Physical, Education, Recreation and Dance Convention - Albuquerque, New Mexico - February 1997.
  • Sims, C. (1997) "Student Voice: Cooperative Games" Colorado Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Conference Denver, Colorado - September 1997.
  • Rochester, C. (2011) Proceedings of WEA International Conference, "No Prop Activities and Assessment of Instructor’s Group Development Skills” August 2012.
  • Barnes, A. & Rochester, C. (2011) "The Role of Physical Education in Youth Development "COAHPERD Journal- January 2011,(35) 3.
  • Rochester, C. (2008) Proceedings of the National Wilderness Education Association Conference, "Fit for the Wilderness.” San Diego, CA- February 2008.
  • Rochester, C. (2005) "Single Gender Outdoor Education - Why Do It?” Wilderness Education Association, Journal, (17) 2.
  • Rochester, C. (2005) "Teaching Classroom Teachers and Recreation Leaders to Use Movement” Colorado Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal (31) 2, May 2005.
  • Sims, C. (2001) "Hispanic Youth Development in Extracurricular Courses”, Colorado Alliance of Health Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Journal, Fall 2001.
  • Sims, C. (2000) "Youth Development in Schools: A Comparison of Classroom and Enrichment Environments” Published Abstract -Texas Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention Dallas/Ft. Worth, December 2000.
  • Sims, C. (2000) Youth Development in Schools: A Comparison of Classroom and Enrichment Environments” Dissertation and published abstract - July 2000.
  • Sims, C. (1999) "Should physical educators spend more time planning their lessons and less time planning their coaching? Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance – August 1999.

Colorado State University-Pueblo 2000-present
Lead Facilitator Canyon Orientation 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Work with co instructors and student leaders teaching canyoneering and the WEA curriculum in Utah National Parks and BLM lands.
Instructor of Skiing and Snow Sports Courses in the basic instruction program
Co- Instructor of WEA Course –Canyon Orientation with Scott Robertshaw - May 2006, 2007, Mountain Orientation, Mountain Orientation with John Borton - August 2008.

Completed Wilderness Education Professional Short Course
Summer of 2007
Bahia de los Angeles, Baja California Mexico- Aztec Adventures
Instructors were Jim Lustig, Fransico Detrell Rodriguez, Leo Malloy

Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah , CO Summer 2004 and 2005
Lead counselor for “mountain pathways for young women”

University of Texas –Pan American, Edinburg, Texas 1997-2000
Outdoor Program Coordinator
Taught backpacking and hiking in the basic instruction program
Trips to Hills Country, local hikes and Monterrey, Mexico

University of Southern Colorado Pueblo, CO 1997
Was an invited co leader on my first WEA course with Jay Zarr- assistant leader to student leader
Organ Pipe National Monument, Arizona
Lead challenge course instructor

Boys and Girls Club, Pueblo CO 1996- 1997
Led students on day trips in the San Isabel National Forest

University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 1995-1997
Ropes to Responsibility AAHPERD grant –taught rock climbing and hiking
Lead challenge course instructor

Mount Holyoke College, Springfield Massachusetts 1994-1995
Instructor of Outdoor Education Course- including canoeing, hiking and camping skills

YMCA of Albuquerque – Santa Fe Branch Summer 1990 and 1991
Lead counselor of summer programs
Led hikes in Bandelier National Monument and other areas surrounding Santa Fe

Coach and teacher of physical activities since 1986
Adventure education, basketball, softball, ultimate Frisbee etc…

  • CEEP’s Outstanding Faculty Member 2011-2012
  • Outstanding Educator Higher Education COAHPERD - 2009
  • Provost Award for Outstanding Advising - 2006
  • Colorado Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance- Presidential Citation 2002 Colorado Springs Convention.
  • Service to Executive Board -Colorado Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance – 2003-2004

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