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​July 16  Pre-Conference
​$65
​$75
​July 17-18 Conference ​$125 ​$150
​Parking ​$6/day ​$6/day

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

 

 July 16, 2019, Pre-Conference 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration check-in begins at 8:45 a.m.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Title: Promoting Equity: Management Strategies, Curriculum, and Evaluation Strategies

Presenters: Bob Pangrazi and Maria Corte

pangrazi Bob.jpgBob Pangrazi has worked internationally with teachers. He regularly conducts training sessions in schools and universities and is regarded as a motivational speaker. His approach to elementary school physical education has been used worldwide by the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, nationally by the Edison Project, and is used in hundreds of public, private and charter schools. Robert Pangrazi is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport and The U.S. Tennis Association. 

Corte Maria.jpgMaria Corte received her Bachelor's in Secondary Education with a Specialization in Physical Education from Arizona State University and her Master’s Degree from the University of Phoenix in Education Administration. She has taught at Mesa High School since 1994 and at ASU East-Polytechnic Campus. While teaching at Mesa High, Maria has developed fitness program and an Elite Fitness Club which serves as a model for other schools in the nation. She was named the 2005 Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for Arizona and the SW District.


HEALTH EDUCATION

Title: Facilitating Real Change in Health Literacy for Our Students

Presenters: Claudia Brown and Mikki Duran

This workshop focuses on developing student proficiency in the skills of the National Health Education Standards using a skills-based approach. Come learn strategies for facilitating skill development through relevant and functional information. By the end of the session, participants will have the tools needed to apply a skills-based approach to health education to empower students and school districts to help address and improve health outcomes for all students.

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July 16-WHPE Social sponsored by Gopher - Alumni Room 4-7 p.m.


 

 Conference Schedule at a Glance. Registration check-in begins at 7:45 a.m.

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 

​7-7:45 a.m. ​Registration Check-in - Legacy Room
7:45-8:55 a.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions 
9:05-10:15 a.m. Keynote Speaker-Alumni Room
10:15-10:25 a.m. Break: Coffee available until 11 a.m. - Legacy Room
10:25-11:35 a.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions
11:35 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Lunch - DUC Food Court
12:30-1:40 p.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions
1:40-1:55 p.m. Break: Snacks - Legacy Room
1:55-3:05 p.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions
3:15-4:25 p.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions 
5:30-8:30 p.m. US Games Picnic-Bukolt Park

Thursday, July 18, 2019

7-7:50 a.m. Light Breakfast - Legacy Room
7:50-8:45 a.m. Demo Slam
8:55-10:05 a.m. Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions
10:05-10:20 a.m. Break-Coffee available until 11 a.m. - Legacy Room
​10:20-11:30 a.m. ​Health and Physical Education Breakout Sessions
11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Closing and Keynote - Alumni Room

 

 Best Practices Presenter Line-up

Health Education Physical Education
​Dakota Berg
Chandra Anderson​
​Kaitlyn Bieszk
Jackie Clark
Claudia Brown 
Maria Corte
​Autumn Dickie
Mike Doyle
Mikki Duran
Crystal Gorwitz
Crystal Gorwitz
Tim Mueller
Brian JKatie Mulloy
​Katie Jadan
Bob Pangrazi
Lorraine Lathen 
Pam Powers
Ryan Monroe
Deb Sazama
Jamie Sparks
Tim Swenson
Deb Tackmann 

Karan Wegge

​Mary Wendtland
Meg Whaley

​Luke Witkowski

 

 Scheduled Breakout Sessions

Building Relationships on the Road to Student Success

With increasing diversity in schools, the importance of building relationships to enhance student success also increases. This session will help attendees identify ways to improve communication with students to not only foster their success but also help close the achievement gap you may have in your classes.

Creating an Inclusive Unified PE Course: Ideas, Resources and Experiences

As inclusion in school grows, so does the need for high quality resources and strategies to support educators. Special Olympics North America has worked with education leaders to create a Unified Physical Education Resource Guide. Unified PE is a unique opportunity for students of all ability levels and backgrounds to come together through meaningful fitness, sports, leadership, and wellness activities.

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions. What is a kid to do?

When making decisions, youth often jump straight to the final stage without thinking through all the other aspects. This session will demonstrate the process used to create a skills-based unit of instruction for NHES #5 using the topics of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs and Other Drugs using the D.E.C.I.D.E model. Participants will engage in a series of hands-on lessons that will provide all students the necessary skills to make healthy decisions.

Developing Health Literacy to Equip Students to Take Charge of Their Own Health

The workshop focuses on developing student proficiency in the skills of the National Health Education Standards using a skill-based approach. Come learn strategies for facilitating skill development through relevant and functional information. By the end of the session, participants will have the tools needed to apply a skills-based approach to health education to empower students and school districts to help address and improve health outcomes for all students.

Dr. Health: Prescription for Student Engagement for ALL Learners

This session will provide teachers with critical thinking and collaboration strategies to creatively teach all students skills-based health concepts through movement. The health concepts presented can be used with any grade level health or physical education class and will meet the needs of all learners. 

E-Cigarettes: Fueling a Youth Epidemic

E-cigarette use among youth has skyrocketed in the past year at a rate of epidemic proportions. According to the latest WI Youth Tobacco Survey, there was a 154% increase in high school e-cigarette use from 2014-2018. This session will be filled with information on tobacco products to be aware of, lesson resources, components of a model school policy, and educational materials to provide parents. Furthermore, learn who to turn to for help and support. Join us to reverse this addiction and combat the complicated epidemic of e-cigarettes by strengthening cooperative efforts between schools, organizations, and communities.

"ESCAPE" into a New Adventure with BreakoutEdu

Are you looking for the next great cooperative activity? Look no further. Breakout Boxes and BreakoutEdu are just the challenge to get every student thinking critically to problem solve, communicating and collaborating with team members, and getting creative with how to solve the challenge. These locks and boxes can be used in the gym or the classroom and are sure to engage learners of every level with the wide variety of challenges and skills needed to break the box. Let's BREAKOUT!

Follow the Bouncing Ball: Use Your Imagination To Do It All

Participants will have fun while learning how to apply fitness concepts, strategies, and tactics of large ball activities like volleyball, basketball, and soccer while integrating the functional benefits of yoga.

Getting Your Game On: How Physical Education and Health Teachers Can Step into Leadership to Create Successful School Wellness Programs

As learning communities move toward creating healthy and active schools through the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model and the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP), a more unified and collaborative approach is critical for sustainable system level change. Attend this workshop to learn how health and physical education teachers can utilize AFHK's Game On program to expand opportunities for leadership and advocacy around school wellness and walk away with best practice strategies to implement in your own school or district.

Health Equity for ALL: A Skills-Based Approach

Health education curriculum should reach and meet all your students where they are in their life journey. Equitable lessons eases the need to consider who is in your audience year after year. This session will look at how implementing a skills-based approach allows K-12 health educators to provide visibility and voice to ensure we are providing equity for all our students.

High Fives and Effective Communication for Healthy Classroom

Enhance your relationship through the skill of effective communication and the practice of health enhancing behaviors. In this session, participants will practice negotiation, conflict resolution, listening and refusal. Through our own practice, we learn to teach these learned skills to our students. In addition, participants will learn how to use a classroom model, which shines light on student strengths, making your classroom a place where everyone feels welcome, respected, and cared for.

Infusing the TGfU Approach of Teaching into Disability Sport

We will present an activity-based session which includes lead-up activities to Goalball, a disability sport, using the TGfU (Teaching Games for Understanding) approach to instruction. Participants will gain knowledge of how to incorporate disability sport into the general PE curriculum using this inquiry-based approach.

Let's Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk

How about a classroom where students talk to each other respectfully while helping each other learn? While the students are helping each other learn, you have the opportunity to provide feedback and encourage this positive interaction. Let's learn and implement a reciprocal style of teaching to enhance communication and physical skills of our students.

Never Miss a Chance to Dance!

Music is a universal language. Combined with movement, it is a powerful thing we call Dance! Dance is a social activity that helps us to appreciate diversity of different genres as well as celebrate different cultures. So, let's dance your way through the school year! This session will give you many ideas of how you can incorporate dance, make it one of your favorite units to teach-even if you have two left feet-and ALL your students to succeed. This session is intended to give you the ConfiDANCE to teach dance to all your students this next school year!

Outrageous Teaching Techniques: Emotional Health Education

With each new generation comes new challenges. Bullying, peer pressure, negative self-perception--the list goes on. As an educator, we may be unsure how to help equip ourselves or our youth with knowledge and skills needed for emotional and mental wellness. Join in the fun as you learn dynamic techniques geared toward teaching effective interpersonal communication skills, decision making skills, as well as understanding methods essential for addressing tough issues like bullying and suicide prevention. This authentic and powerful workshop demonstrates standards-based, hands on activities and lessons that will not disappoint. 

PE: More Than Meets the Eye

Jump-start your K-8 program with new and creative activities that disguise the teaching of leadership and team-building to make your class more enjoyable for EVERYONE. Participants in covert activities like the Transformers Game and the Manikin Challenge that teach much more than physical skills. You will leave this session with a new lesson ideas and insight to better use your PE platform to impact the world!

Personal and Social Responsibility; Creating an OPEN-Minded Classroom

One of the greatest skills we can provide our students is the ability to empathize, understand, and have the willingness to get along with others. Through activities involving cooperation and communication, teachers have an opportunity to provide students the necessary tools to succeed in life. Join us as we participate in activities that will help teachers integrate valuable life lessons.

Promoting Physical Activity in a Four Part Lesson

Creating learning experiences to ensure all students are taught and treated equitably takes careful consideration. This super fun, high-energy session will be taught in a four-part lesson format, which can be used for all 7-12 students. The introduction section will focus on management using quick and easy activities to increase positive behavior and reduce unwanted behavior, followed by the lesson focus, which will be a fitness activity. The last two parts will include a fun rhythm lesson and a team building activity.

R.O.C. - Redefining Our Community with the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child

The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child is the approach that health and physical educators need to embrace and champion to truly redefine the role of the health and physical educator. The Every Student Succeeds Act gives an opportunity to create new dialogue about how school and student success should be measured.  A whole child focus is that answer by moving accountability away from standard tests and toward wholistic child focused measures like: healthy, safe, challenged, supported and engaged. 

Skills-based Health Education: Another Buzz Word or Real Transformation

The topic of health education is distinct from other subjects students study at school. Perhaps the most immediate difference is that health is not just about information you can cover in a textbook. It's something students are literally living and breathing every day. It's not enough to simply teach students information about health. As health educators, we must help them master key concepts and skills that promote health literacy and lifelong health. 

Supporting and Including Transgender Students in Health and Physical Education

Health and Physical Education are often stress points for transgender and non-binary youth, frequently leading to absenteeism or otherwise inhibiting students' availability for learning. How can we evolve our practice to create space for and deliver curriculum that includes and reflects the gender diversity of our students? This session features content experts who will help participants identify resources and promising practices towards this goal.

The Power of Influences: Wheel Have a Good Time!

We are surrounded every day by a long list of things that influence our behavior. All students require a set of skills in order to properly analyze these influences. Join us to see what Analyzing Influences using a skills-based approach looks like under the Wellness Wheel. Experience hands on, engaging lessons with a tested formative assessment. Be prepared to participate.

Tobacco: NOT an Equal Opportunity Killer

Sure, the research states there has been a dramatic decline in tobacco use, but don't let your guard down yet. There are several populations that haven't seen that type of decline. Who's smoking and/or vaping and who isn't? This presentation will identify tobacco-related disparities, describe what is being done to address them, and empower you to increase health equity and take action.

Tools to Increase Fitness Knowledge, Skills to Improve Fitness for Life!

The greatest gift we can give students is the joy of lifetime fitness and staying active throughout their life. This activity-based session will take participants through a process of assessing our student's health-related fitness, evaluation, and action steps.

Understanding and Implementing a Four-Part Lesson Format

Great teachers use a variety of strategies to create equitable learning opportunities. The four part lesson format is one approach that can help students and teachers understand the framework of a quality lesson. A rational for each of the four parts will be discussed and implemented on the floor. Integrating the four parts of the lesson in a smooth and timely manner will assure students receive a variety of experiences that support activity, fitness, and skill development.

Unified PE Greatest Hits

Unified PE is a physical education environment which provides a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities. This session highlights activities and adaptations that are made for students with disabilities in the areas of outdoor pursuits, individual performance activities, team sports, net/wall games, target games, and dance.

Work Smarter, Not Harder: Building a Sustainable Elementary Health Education Program

Is your district searching for a new resource to support instruction in Social and Emotional Learning, Mindfulness, Cultural Awareness and/or Critical Thinking and struggling to fund health education too? Building a sustainable comprehensive health education program to meet all students' needs can be challenging. Come learn how a district in Wisconsin has put all the pieces together convincing administrators health education is a great place to integrate these components and ways to utilize multiple funding sources. Walk away with strategies to integrate more skill-based health education in your district.

 Keynote Speaker-Wednesday, July 17

Title: Should Life be Fair?

Speaker: Pam Powers

What may be considered fair to one individual may not seem equitable to another. As educators, we have a responsibility to promote equity, empower our students, and advocate for responsible social behaviors. Pam will kick us off on a journey of eye-opening realizations and empowerment to create socially responsible youth.

Pam-Powers-225x300.jpgPam Powers is an educational consultant and OPEN National Trainer. She is an award-winning educator, recognized as Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Sport and Physical Education and the Golden Apple Teaching Foundation. In 2013, she was selected as the National Physical Education and Physical Activity Advisor for First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! Active Schools. Pam has developed curriculum for school districts and national organizations. She has keynoted and presented at over 400 conferences, district in-services and locally organized events.

 Keynote Speaker-Thursday, July 18

Title: Health. Moves. Minds. A Revolution Begins for Advancing Health Equity

Speaker: Jamie Sparks

Health and education outcomes are influenced by complex interactions between people and their environment. The American education experience has failed to consistently produce students that are health literate or physically literate. Educational accountability measures have marginalized health education and physical education. A health equity lens provides a way for education leaders to analyze resources and opportunities needed to achieve the best possible physical, emotional, and social well-being outcomes for students. 

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In 2019, Jamie Sparks transitioned from the Coordinated School Health Director with the Kentucky Department of Education to the National School Health Program Manager for ETR. This year, he also began his term as President of SHAPE America. Additionally, he currently serves as the Executive Director for the Kentucky Association for Health, PE, Recreation and Dance.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Health Education Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, July 17 - Health Education

Breakout Session 1

7:45- 8:55 a.m.

1. Change this one
Amy Olejniczak, MS, MPH, PATCH Program Founder & Director

2. Change this one
Holly Alpersin, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New Hampshire
Sarah Benes, Clinical Associate Professor, Merrimack College

 

Breakout Session 2

10:25-11:35 a.m.

 

1. Change this one
Juan Alvarez
TeKerma Balentine
Chelsea Clark Edimiston
Malcolm Conner

2. Change this one
Kaitlyn R. Bloemer, Howard Suamico School District/Bay View Middle School
Autumn L. Dickie, Green Bay Public Schools
Deborah L. Tackmann, Fall Creek School District

 

Breakout Session 3

12:30-1:40 p.m.

1. Change this one
Gregg Curtis, Ph.D., School Counseling Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Teri LeSage, Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

2. Change this one
Cristy Jefson Linse, Ph.D., Director of the Initiative for Study and Promotion Health & Wellbeing at UW-Stout
Erika Drengler, Health Educator, Superior Middle School
Katie Jadin, Health Educator, Appleton Area School District

 

Breakout Session 4

1:55-3:05 p.m.

1. Change this one
Dr. Joy Ippolito, Anti-Human Trafficking Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

2. Dr. Health: Prescription for Student Engagement for ALL Learners
Crystal Gorwitz, Retired Teacher-Hortonville Area School District
Intended for Health             

 

 

Breakout Session 5

3:10-4:20 p.m.

 

1. Change this one
Juan Alvarez
TeKerma Balentine
Chelsea Clark Edimiston
Malcolm Conner

2. Change this one
Kaitlyn R. Bloemer, Howard Suamico School District/Bay View Middle School
Autumn L. Dickie, Green Bay Public Schools
Deborah L. Tackmann, Fall Creek School District

 

 Thursday,

Breakout Session 1

8:55-10:05 a.m.

1. This one with Melanie is cancelled-CHANGE
Melanie Lynch, OPEN National Trainer, North Allegheny Intermediate High School-Pittsburgh PA

2. Change this one
Molly Herman, Education Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

 

Breakout Session 2

10:20-11:30 a.m.

1. Change this one
Nina Gregersen

2. Change this one
Dakota Berg, Milwaukee High School of the Arts
Laura Lokken, Health Educator, DeLong Middle School
Mary Wentland, Health, Physical Education Teacher, Lakeland Union High School
Meg Whaley, Wellness Educator, Certified Health Coach, Horning Middle School

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Physical Education Breakout Sessions

Wednesday, July 17 - Physical Education

​Breakout Session 1

7:45-8:55 a.m.

1. Building Relationships on the Road to Student Success
Chandra K Anderson, Physical Education and Health Education, Social Dance and Yoga Instructor, James Madison Memorial High School-Madison WI
Dan Timm, Faculty Associate, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                    Jessica Landergott and Delaney Reilly, Future Professional, Department of Kinesiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE and Health

2. Change this one
Alison Anderson, Health and Physical Education Teacher, Creekside Elementary
Intended for Elementary PE

 

​Breakout Session 2

10:25-11:35 a.m.

1. Unified PE Greatest Hits
Mike Doyle, Physical Education/DAPE Teacher, North Shore Community School-Duluth MN
Intended for Secondary PE

2. Change this one
Patty Kestell, WHPE President, Physical Education Teacher, Thorson Elementary School
Karen Petermann, Physical Education Teacher, Longfellow Elementary School
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE and Health

 

​Breakout Session 3

12:30-1:40 p.m.

1. Creating an Inclusive Unified PE Course: Ideas, Resources and Experiences
Mike Doyle, Physical Education/DAPE Teacher, North Shore Community School-Duluth MN
Intended for Secondary PE

2. Change this one.
Scott Williams, Elementary Physical Education, US Games, Meriwether Lewis Elementary School
Intended for Elementary PE

 

​Breakout Session 4

1:55-3:05 p.m.

1. PE: More Than Meets the Eye
Tim Mueller, Physical Education Teacher, Erin School-Hartford WI
Intended for Elementary Secondary PE

2. Dr. Health: Prescription for Student Engagement for ALL Learners
Crystal Gorwitz, Retired Teacher-Hortonville Area School District
Intended for Health

 

​Breakout Session 5

3:10-4:20 p.m.

1. Let's Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk
Deb Sazama, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse            Jenna Starck, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE

2. Never Miss a Chance to Dance
Jackie Clark, Waupun Area School District                       Katie Mulloy, School District of New Berlin
Intended for Elementary PE

​Breakout Session 1

8:55-10:05 a.m.

1. Infusing the TGfU Approach of Teaching into Disability Sport
Tim Swenson, CAPE, Assistant Professor, UW-Platteville Susanna Swenson, Senior Lecturer, UW-Platteville
Intended for Secondary PE

2. Change this one
Doug Hallberg, Physical Education Teacher, Mohonasen Central School District
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE

 

​Breakout Session 2

10:20-11:30 a.m.

1. "ESCAPE" into a New Adventure with BreakoutEdu
Katie Mulloy, School District of New Berlin                      Jackie Clark, Waupun Area School District
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE

2. Change this one
Shannon Maly, Sun Prairie High School
Intended for Elementary/Secondary PE.

"ESCAPE" into a New Adventure with BreakoutEdu
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Fun Extras 

July 16-WHPE Social sponsored by Gopher - Alumni Room 4-7 p.m.

July 17-Social and picnic sponsored by US Games - Bukolt Park 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Want to attend the conference for FREE?​ Become an ambassador!

​We are seeking enthusiastic physical education and health professionals and pre-professionals to be ambassadors for the 19th Annual Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy. A maximum of five ambassador scholarships are awarded to UW-Stevens Point Health and Physical Education students and a maximum of two ambassador scholarships are awarded to new HPE teachers with three or fewer years of teaching experience.

Application deadline is Wednesday, June 19, 2019. Click here for the application and additional details.

Lodging-Room Blocks

Lodging room blocks are full and no longer available. See Area Hotels under Contact Information. Be sure to ask if the hotel has special rates for State employees or UW-Stevens Point visitors.

Cancellation Policy

Full refunds granted upon written request to Dotty.Mansavage@uwsp.edu when received by July 6, 2018. After July 6, 2018, a $30 processing fee will be assessed for cancellations. No refunds will be given after July 13, 2018. Substitutions can be made at any time. No shows are responsible for the full conference fee. Last minute registrations cannot be guaranteed meals, materials or a parking permit.

Contact Information

Area hotels - Be sure to ask if they have special rates for UW-Stevens Point visitors!
​Contact Dotty.Mansavage@uwsp.edu or 715-346-3912 for additional workshop information.
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