Thank you to all the wonderful organizations that allowed me to share my expertise to your staff, district and at your conferences! I am grateful for all of the new friends I have made! I am excited to share the best practices I have learned from you that will make a positive difference with my students!
Presentations Presentation #1: LitPE (Literacy Physical Education) (MathPE) Literacy Physical Education is a program designed to help a specific grade level that is behind, based on the statewide reading assessment to each grade level standards. Our data shows that students who are in our 12 week class will more than double their peers and up to five the national average on the winter assessment. Students come to the gym every day, fifteen minutes for 12 weeks. Every class embeds fluency, comprehension and spelling into movement activities. Students in this class learn how to combat “learned helplessness” by the end of the 12 weeks. Students will use whiteboards, markers and towels as their learning tools. Paper and pencil is another option for you to use.
Presentation #2 #Physed Favorites Each activity in this collection focuses on one standard and one strand of outcomes, typically fitness knowledge with an emphasis on physical literacy. The activity plan has been simplified to keep instruction concise yet effective, planting seeds of awareness that will grow throughout the entire school year. In this session, you will learn how to play my students favorite activities!
Presentation #3 Instant Activities Instant activities are designed to get physical education classes off to a quick, dynamic, and fun start. Physical educators know and understand the need to get students active and engaged as soon as they enter the PE classroom. This collection of instant activities serves to help teachers get students moving quickly, while also providing meaningful learning tasks designed to work toward grade-level outcomes.
Presentation #4 Technology in Physical Education Learn about the numerous applications you can use on iPads to enhance your instruction in Physical Education. Information will include apps on P.E. Assessment, P.E. Activities, and Teaching Tools. Bring an iPad to the session if you have one. Also learn my favorite apps.
Presentation #5 Overhand Throwing Activities In this session you will learn from National speaker Joe McCarthy from Farmington MN on how to incorporate fun & innovative games that involve the overhand throw. Your students will LOVE these new games in PE class!
Presentation #6 Academic Games in Physical Education Learn from MN Elementary PE TOY Joe McCarthy on how simple it is to add spelling and math activities into your Physical Education curriculum. You will leave with ideas that can be implemented into any program next week.
Presentation #7 Movement Programs in Your School Would you like to be able to increase student movement in your school? I have implemented programs during the school day, at recess and at home that will increase student physical activity.
Presentation #8 Promoting and Advocating for Physical Education Why is Physical Education important? Why is it relevant in today's society? Why should our students have Physical Education during the school day? Does Physical Education affect their learning, behavior and academic success? YES, YES, YES!!! How do you promote our profession? How do you promote your program? How do you ask for funding? Let me show you how in a discussion setting.