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Registration Fees

(fees include meals and materials) 

​WHPE Member ​Non-WHPE Member
​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 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

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

Presenters: Bob Pangrazi and Maria Corte

HEALTH EDUCATION

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

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.

 Conference Schedule at a Glance

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, Laura Lokken, Mary Wentland, and Meg Whaley ​Chandra Anderson, Dan Timm, and Jessica Landergott
​Kaitlyn Bieszk, Autumn Dickie, Katie Jadan, and Deb Tackmann ​Jackie Clark
​Claudia Brown Maria Corte
​Mikki Duran ​Mike Doyle
​Molly Herrmann ​Crystal Gorwitz
​Crystal Gorwitz ​Tim Mueller
Sarah Pember ​Katie Mulloy
​Lori Reichel ​Bob Pangrazi
​Jamie Sparks ​Deb Sazama
​Pat Stewart ​Tim Swenson
​Luke Witkowski ​Pam  Powers

 

 Scheduled Breakout Sessions (more to come!)

​Building Relationships on the Road to Student Success

Within 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.

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.

"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!

Health. Moves. Minds. A Revolution Begins for Advancing Health Equity. KEYNOTE

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. 

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 Have Fun in Health Class Today

Interactive skills-based health education is a crucial part of any fun and effective health class. This session will provide lessons and activities to assist attendees in effectively creating an energized health class appropriate for all students.

Let's Talk and 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 each dance to all your students this next school year!

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 and ideas and insight to better use your PE platform impact the world!

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. 

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.

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.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Keynote Speaker-Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Title:

Speaker: Lori Dunn

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Keynote Speaker-Thursday, July 18

Title:

Speaker: Jamie Sparks

 ‭(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.

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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.

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Nina Gregersen

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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

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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

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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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Pre-order your Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy T-shirt.

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T-shirts can be picked up at time of registration check-in for the Best Practices in Health and Physical Education Academy Conference. Registration check-in is held in the Dreyfus University Center-Legacy Room.

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

Country Inn & Suites

To make reservations, call 715-345-7000 and ask for the UWSP Best Practices room block to get the state rate for standard rooms. Rooms will be held until June 25, 2018.

Baymont Inn & Suites

To make reservations, call 715-341-8888 and ask for the UWSP Best Practices room block to get the conference rate of $105.78/night. Rooms will be held until June 22, 2018.

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.
To register for the conference after July 18, call Customer Service at 715-346-3838 for registration assistance.

 

Please contact Sally Jones at Sally.Jones@dpi.wi.gov if you would like to be added to the Best Practices mailing list.