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.