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.