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The BIG Announcement
December 11, 2017 07:28 PM PST
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The BIG Announcement

#TexAHPERD17 Reflections
December 04, 2017 08:14 PM PST
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This year I tried to get some live audio reflections form the TAHPERD Annual Convention. Although some audio as not up to par, we managed to get a few really great conversations recorded. We spoke to a group of Houston ISD PE teachers I presented with as well as the OPEN PhysEd crew. Special thanks to the following people:
Samantha Townes, Cara Grossman, Paula Cesar, Nora Ryan, Felicia Ceasar-White, Ben Pirillo, Brandon Herwick, Victoria Otto, Pam Powers.

PE 4 Every Kid with Mike Graham
November 26, 2017 08:28 PM PST
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Mike Graham

I am starting my 21st year of teaching Physical Education. While this is my second year at Williamsburg Elementary, I have spent the last 15 years here in Geneva split between some of the other elementary buildings within the District. I am truly blessed to be working in a profession I love within a district that prides itself in a deep "tradition of excellence" in education.

In addition to teaching, I coach wrestling at St. Charles North HS. I also serve on the Social Media committee for our State Organization (the Illinois Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance - IAHPERD). I help manage the organization's social media accounts and promote all the great things going on within the organization and around the #physed world. I'm really excited about my newest adventure as the President-Elect of the Northern District of IAHPERD and helping further the profession at the state level.

When I'm not teaching or coaching, I like to spend my time at home. I enjoy hanging out with friends and neighbors. Some of my personal hobbies include: FISHING, listening to music, staying physically active in various pursuits, DIY projects around the house, carpentry construction, and following college wrestling.

I'm looking forward to another great year in P.E. I have lots of exciting things planned this year and can't wait to share my passion for getting and staying active with all of you!

Teaching with a Purpose with Kari Bullis
November 19, 2017 03:15 PM PST
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My Name is Kari Bullis. I have been teaching at Williamsburg since 2005. I currently teach 9-12 Personal Wellness and Lifeguarding, 8th Grade Exploratory Personal Wellness, as well as 7-12 adapted physical education. I also coach Jr. High Swimming.
My swimming experience started really early in life. Some of my first memories are of being at the pool. I started with lessons as an infant and quickly moved to competitive swimming by the age of six. I swam competitively until college where I taught American Red Cross swimming lessons and coached four years of age-group swimming.
I am a 2000 graduate of Moline High School and attended the University of North Iowa from 2000-2005. I graduated with a BA in Physical Education with a minor in coaching. I completed my Masters Degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotions with an emphasis on Sports Psychology in 2008 from California University.
I currently live in North Liberty with my husband, son, two dogs, and gecko. I am currently the secretary of the Iowa Association for Heath, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. In October of 2012 I was named the Iowa Secondary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. In my spare time I enjoy Zumba, kayaking, swimming, fishing, and anything else I can do outside especially if it involves water.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me:
319-668-1050 Ext. 279

Connected PE Reflection
November 12, 2017 10:12 PM PST
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The ConnectedPE Conference debuted in 2016 with 160 attendees from 29 countries, cementing its place in the yearly event calendar. The best part about the event was how well it was received by attendees from all over the globe. In 2017, we’re returning with a continued dedication to providing you with nothing but the highest quality professional development. This is your chance to get together with other Physical Education Teachers & Sports Teachers. Plus the opportunity to learn from the worlds best and most innovative physical education specialists.

Checkout ConnectedPE.com/VIP for more information.

The Connected Educator Chrissy Romano
November 07, 2017 04:40 PM PST
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Chrissy is a veteran teacher with over 24 years experience with students in elementary and middle school. She has spent the bulk of her career teaching in Hackensack where she was born and raised. She graduated from Rutgers University with a double major in Sociology and Psychology and went on to complete the Teacher Certification program and earned a Masters in Counseling from William Paterson University.

She is dedicated to teaching the whole child as well as stimulating and supporting innovation in classrooms. Chrissy continues to be passionate about teaching and infusing technology to engage and motivate students.

Her speciality is G-Suite for Education, effectively integrating technology into the classroom, and PBL/Inquiry based instruction. She is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and provides professional development and consulting services to educators.

She is a co-host of #CoffeeEdu, an informal monthly gathering of educators, in Westwood, New Jersey, co-director of NJASCD North, a lead organizer of EdCampNJ and overall EdCamp enthusiast.

Checkout her website at theconnectededucator.com/

PhysEd Talk with Andy Milne
October 29, 2017 10:17 PM PDT
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A Philosophy of Health: A Health Educator's Approach to Teaching by Andy Milne.

Check out Andy's guest blog post at https://thephysicaleducator.com/2017/10/29/health-educator-teaching-philosophy/

Special thanks to Joey Feith, founder of thephysicaleducator.com

Andy teaches in Illinois and is the current SHAPE America National Health Teacher of the Year. Check out his blog SlowChatHealth.com

Student Voice and Choice with Nick Endlich
October 22, 2017 12:16 PM PDT
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Nick Endlich is a health and physical education teacher from York, Pennsylvania. Nick was an original member of the Voxcast team and was recently named the Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania. In this podcast we discuss technology, social media and student voice and choice.

Maximize Engagement with Ryan Armstrong
October 15, 2017 06:19 PM PDT
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Ryan Armstrong is a health and physical education teacher in Missouri. He is a state and national presenter and enjoys sharing his innovative ideas on social media. Check him out on twitter, @RArmstrongPE and on YouTube,https://www.youtube.com/user/ArmstrongPE/playlists?shelf_id=0&sort=dd&view=1&app=desktop

Restorative Justice with Johnny Brown
October 09, 2017 08:36 PM PDT
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In this podcast we interview Johnny Brown who is a court mediator. We discuss restorative justice, nonviolent communication and the school to prison pipeline.

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