Making Connections How to Make Your Physical Education Program Indispensable! Presented by Bob Fitzpatrick Debbie Gorman Making Connections Top Ten List • Quality Instructional program (Best Practices) • Enlist help/support • Don’t assume anything • Sharpen your marketing, sales and investigative skills • Success leaves clues; see what others are doing • Networking • Opening doors • Committee work • Parent advocates • Cumulative effect of many pieces Networking Get District Staff to AAHPERD Faculty Wellness Triage Projects (student/teacher/ Days Parents) Parent Community In-service How to Service Make Your Projects PE Program Indispensable District/School newsletters School/District Initiatives/ Professional Advocacy Development (district) District Initiative Faculty Wellness Day • Sell idea to administration • Garner ideas and support from wellness staff (physical activity and wellness components) • Logistics for Wellness Day • Distribution of agenda to staff/faculty • Wellness Day • Evaluation/Presentation of Wellness Day happenings to faculty Faculty Wellness Activities Triage Projects • Multi-level Students and Teachers – High Five for Fitness • Student-Teacher-Parent – Appalachian Trail Adventure – Parents in PE Days – Family Fitness Nights – May family Fitness Logs Triage Multi-Level Projects High Five for Fitness 1. Administration Approval 2. Logistics 3. Letter exchange: Elem. To HS 4. HS students make Friendship bracelets. 5. Meet for fitness workouts 6. Letter exchange: HS to Elem. 7. PowerPoint Slide Show 8. Future thoughts Triage Project Appalachian Trail Adventure Community Service Projects • Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart • MS Ride • Walk for Hunger/Breast Cancer Walks • Relay for Life • Kid’s Night Out • Run for Reed & Rob District/School Initiatives Advocacy Initiatives • Project ACES (also Advocacy) • Cup Stacking • Leicester Schools Triathlon • Dribble Marathon Fundraiser • Staff/Parent Adventure race • March Madness Walk-off • AT Program & JRFH (Advocacy) School Initiative A.C.E.S. (students) Project ACES Advocacy Legislators & Superintendent School Initiative Faculty March Madness Walk-off Outgrowth of PD Course (fitness/walking/pedometer use) Sign-ups in February Tournament Ladder on Bulletin Board Choose walk-off Day Bracket Challenges Inexpensive fitness prizes Faculty Adventure race Professional Development • WPDAC • Lifetime Fitness Skills Workshop • Strength and Conditioning (Core Activities). • Learning Movement Connection • Technology in your personal fitness regimen (HR Monitors/Pedometers) • Establishing a healthy environment in the classroom School/District Newsletters • Announce monthly happenings (curriculum, special events and community service opportunities). • Parent resources for Physical activity and wellness links • Recognition-students/parents/staff • Awareness of staff professional development • Link to parent volunteers Parent In-Service Workshops • Young Athletes Bill of Rights • Sports Medicine Implications • Social-Emotional Development of Young children • Chemical Substance use and abuse • How to start an exercise program • Lifetime Fitness Activities • Sensitive issues Parent In-Service Social-Emotional Development of Young Children NASAPE Standard # 5 Plan a Course of Action • Evaluate/Add/Create • Media Coverage • Documentation • Utilize Your Network • Research Published Studies • Three Must Add Resources – Murray Banks – Dr. Robert Gilbert – Roadblocks to Quality Physical Education • Three Must reads – FISH – Revved – Who Moved MY Cheese? The Pinnacle of Success!
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