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Teaching Dance in PE

Discover practical ideas on how to implement and assess dance in your PE program in a way that engages students physically, creatively and cognitively!

In this webinar, you will learn about the teaching dance for understanding (TDfU) instructional model, learn tips on how to ‘shake things up’ in your PE dance unit, access simple songs that develop physical literacy through dance, and see the TDfU model “in action”.

Melanie Levenberg, Physical Literacy and Education Consultant, PL3Y Inc.
Intended Audience: K-12, PETE, future professionals, dance educators


Deliberate Practice for Coaches: Strategies for Pursuing Expertise in Teaching Sport

Having extensive coaching experience does not guarantee that you are improving or gaining the skills needed to become a master coach. Pursuing mastery as a coach requires a planned, clear and purposeful focus to improve oneself.

Through the implementation of "deliberate practice" principles — such as setting well-defined goals, accepting feedback, and seeking the guidance of a proven expert — you can develop the characteristics of an expert coach.

Pete Van Mullem, Associate Professor, Lewis-Clark State College (ID)
Intended Audience: K-12, Coaches


Creating Professional Development Portfolios to Make Graduates More Marketable

Do you struggle to get your PETE students involved in professional activities? Are you looking for a way to make your graduates stand out and be more marketable in the future? This webinar will describe how one university used professional development portfolios to encourage students’ participation in professional activities.

The portfolio includes categories such as professional membership, activities, community service, advocacy, physical activity, and job searching skills. It also acts as documentation of PETE Standard 6 and is utilized in all levels of the program.

Dr. Elizabeth Sharp, Associate Professor of Kinesiology
Intended Audience: PETE

Sitting on Both Sides of an IEP Table

I am an adapted physical education teacher and the parent of a son diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. My experience as a parent made me realize how much I did not know when I attended IEP meetings in my role as APE teacher: the responsibility as a team member; applicable laws; as well as the challenges parents have not only with their child but the district as well.

The information shared in this webinar will help you become more helpful in an IEP meeting, become a better advocate for the student, and have a clearer understanding of students with emotional disorders — the “invisible disabilities.”

Carrie Flint, Elementary & Adapted PE Specialist/Independent Consultant
Intended Audience: Future professional, K-12

Let’s Have Fun in Health Class Today

Interactive skills-based health education is a crucial part of any fun and effective health class. Come see SHAPE America’s 2016 National Health Education Teacher of the Year share the lessons that make her classroom exciting, relevant and effective.

This session will provide participants with lessons and activities that make it easy to create an effective, energized health class appropriate for all students. Special attention will be paid to assessments, differentiated lessons and literacy strategies. These student-approved lessons and activities will breathe new life into any health class.

Melanie Lynch, M.Ed., Health Education Specialist, Author and National Presenter
Intended Audience:  Health Educators, Future Professionals

Universal Design and Physical Education: Including Everyone

This webinar is designed to provide educators with the knowledge and skills needed to embed the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) within the physical education environment.

UDL provides alternative methods of instruction (in the broad sense), delivery of instruction, materials (equipment), and methods of student response (how students show what they can do)—all within the general education curriculum for every student, regardless of his or her skills. The webinar is useful for anyone wishing to provide physical activity across a range of abilities while promoting diversity and classroom heterogeneity.

Michelle Grenier, PhD, Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire
Lauren Lieberman, PhD, Distinguished Service Professor, The College at Brockport
Intended Audience:  K-12 Educators/Adapted Physical Educators and PETE faculty

Beginnings and Endings: Energize Students From Start to Finish!

The time at the beginning and end of physical education class is vitally important and can set the stage for learning, and to create meaning and emphasize the need for student achievement.

In this webinar, participants will learn a variety of creative activities that can be used as warm-ups and cooldowns in an elementary PE setting. Webinar participants will also learn a variety of simple assessments and exit strategies, as well as organizational routines that will help students and teachers make the most efficient use of time at the beginning and end of physical education class!

Margaret E. Robelee, Retired Physical Education Teacher, Retired from Hyde Park Central School District (2017)
Intended Audience:  Elementary Physical Education Professionals

Disabilities, Play, and Possibilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (1990) is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life.

However, this law is not always being followed due to current practices and financial burdens of schools. The law may exist, but the opportunities are often not there. The purpose of this presentation is twofold: to educate professionals on the importance of play for those with disabilities and to provide skills and strategies for inclusive behavior. The session will include four different interactive examples of improving the use of inclusion strategies.

Aubrey Hope Shaw, Student Center for Ethics, University of Idaho; Sharon Kay Stoll, Professor and Director of Center for Ethics, University of Idaho
Intended Audience:  K-12 teachers, future professionals