Best Practices in Physical Education & Health Workshop

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
July 21-23, 2015
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Workshop Goals:

  • Develop skills to enhance abilities to excite young people about their physical and mental health
  • Incorporate teaching strategies to improve instructional practice in their field of physical education
  • Incorporate cutting-edge techniques on ways to connect physical activity and healthy practices

Workshop Highlights:

Keynote Address

Wellness Education in the 21st Century: Are We Ready for a Challenge

By: Deb Tackmann, Fall Creek School District and Education Consultant

Physical Education and Health Topics include:

  • Keep Dance Alive in Our Schools
  • Standards-Based Assessment in PE - Are My Students Learning and How Do I Know?
  • Learn to Move and Move with a Purpose
  • Technology in PE
  • Yoga for PE
  • Healthy APPtitute
  • Outrageous Teaching Techniques in Mental and Emotional Health!
  • Integrating Mindfulness
  • Let's Talk about Sex and the National Sexuality Education Standards

Annual picnic sponsored by

Pre-Conferences July 21

Educator Effectiveness-Using Yr 1 Proposal to Propel Us Forward - 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

  • Kristi Mally, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
  • Patty Zemke, Health Educator, Wausau School District

The Great Body Shop - 9 .m.-4 p.m.

  • Patricia Steward, Program Consultant, The Children's Health Market, The Great Body Shop

Active Students are Better Learners - 1 p.m.-4 p.m.

  • Jo Baily, SHAPE Teacher of the Year, former Wisconsin Health and Physical Education president, D.C. Everest

July 21 Pre-Conference

Educator Effectiveness

Active Students are Better Learners

The Great Body Shop

WHPE Member








July 22-23 Symposium (registration closes on July 17)
Member Non Member Sudent
$100 $125 $45
On campus parking costs $3 per day.


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2015 Credit Options & Tuition Costs (Costs are in Addition to Workshop Registration)

HLED 397/597, Sec. 791, 1 or 2 credit option or PE 397/597, Sec. 79, 1 or 2 credit option. Participants may take course under the HLED or PE prefix.

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These courses are only available for the July 21-23 Best Practices in Physical Education and Health Workshop. Participants interested in this course must register for the Best Practices workshop. Tuition for this course is in addition to the workshop registration fee. Registration for credit will take place the first morning of the workshop. 

Summer 2015 Tuition Rates ​
​Credit Student Status ​Tuition
​1 credit ​Wisconsin Undergraduate ​$277.53
1 credit​ ​Wisconsin Graduate ​$432.02
​2 credit ​Wisconsin Undergraduate ​$555.06
​2 credit ​Wisconsin Graduate ​864.04
Payment Method: Check or money order payable to UW-Stevens Point for the full amount.​ ​ ​



The block of rooms reserved at the Country Inn & Suites, 301 Division Street, Stevens Point WI 54481 for $70 per night is full. Additional suite may be available at rates starting at $80 per night based on availability. Some rooms at the $119 per night rate are also available. Registrants should call 715-345-7000 to make reservations. Callers should mention the Best Practices Workshop to ensure the rate.

An additional block of rooms is available at the Comfort Suites, 300 Division Street North. Single and double occupancy rooms are $70 per night; extra people are $10 per person. Please call 715-341-6000 for reservations and menti9on the UWSP Best Practices block to ensure the rate. Rooms will be held until June 15, 2015.


Please contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education and Outreach with a written request to cancel by July 7, 2015 for a full refund. Refunds after July 7, 2015 will be assessed a $25 processing fee. No refunds will be given after July 17, 2015. Substitutions can be made at any time but no shows will be responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals or a parking permit.

For questions about registration or credit option, contact UW-Stevens Point Continuing Education, 715-346-3838,

For more information regarding the credit option, visit