Title: OPEN (Online Physical Education Network)
Strengthen your game with OPEN. Come and experience the most comprehensive, free curriculum created. This extended pre-conference session will provide you with the fun that keeps your students engaged and the rigor that your administrators want to observe.
This session will focus on:
- Student Engagement with Academic Rigor
- Effective Instructional Strategies
- The Academic Language of Phys Ed
- Tiered Questioning Techniques
Presenter: Scott Williams
Scott Williams graduated from Fairmont State University in West Virginia in 2001 with a BA in Physical Education (K-12) and Health Education (5-12). He received his MS in Athletic Coaching from West Virginia University in 2003. Williams was the 2013 Virginia AHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, and the 2015-16 Virginia AHPERD Dance Teacher of the Year. He is also a featured presenter and speaker at physical education conferences across the nation and has presented in 20 states. Williams is the founder/owner of Camp4Real, a summer camp that focuses on fun physical activity, character building, and eating healthy foods free of artificial ingredients.
Title: Making the Shift to Skill-Based Health
Presenters: Holly Alperin and Sarah Benese-authors of
Essentials of Teaching Health Education along with the Wisconsin Health Cadre
Holly Alperin received her Ed.M. in Policy, Planning and Administration from Boston University, her B.S. in Health Education/Health Promotion from Central Michigan University, and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). With over 20 years in public health and education, Ms. Alperin has presented and worked with schools at the local, state, national and international levels with a focus on improving health and academic outcomes of students through strong school health policies and programs. Specifically, her interests include implementing a skills-based approach in the health education classroom, strengthening local policies to support health and academic success, and building capacity of schools to implement quality health education, physical education, and physical activity programs.
Sarah Benes earned an Ed.D. in curriculum and teaching and Ed.M. in human movement from Boston University. She was most recently program director for physical and health education programs at Boston University. She has several published articles in peer reviewed journals as well as a recently published textbook. Sarah also presents at local and national conferences regularly and is actively engaged in service to the physical and health education professions as well as to the community. Her research interests include skills-based health education, physical activity in schools, and enhancing school-based physical and health education programming.