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Edified Listener with Sherri Spelic
April 23, 2017 07:14 PM PDT
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Sherri Spelic


The Edified Listener Blog is brought to you by Sherri Spelic. I’m a communication enthusiast who is excited about exploring new avenues of sharing ideas with any and all interested parties. Listening is literally and figuratively my lifeline and if I don’t share that wholeheartedly with the world, then what’s the point? What you’ll find here are reflections on a variety of conversations, both internal and external, silent and aloud, public and private. Like much of the rest of life, this too, is an experiment. Success is relative, iffy and highly subjective. Yet, if you’re here and I’m here, a dialogue is in progress. That, for me, is definitively edifying.

Unpacking the Standards
April 09, 2017 08:54 PM PDT
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This podcast focuses on unpacking the SHAPE America grade level outcomes. We will be talking to Joey Feith and Terri Drain about the process. We will be using Joey's blog post Chasing and Fleeing Games Teacher Pack, https://thephysicaleducator.com/2017/03/22/chasing-fleeing-games-teacher-pack/

We also reference Terri's video on hot to design a standards based lesson, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxP5X5NHnfM

A number of other great resource and blog posts can be found on https://thephysicaleducator.com

Finding your Red Rubber Ball with Kevin Carroll
April 02, 2017 10:08 PM PDT
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Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst/LLC and the author of three highly successful books published by ESPN, Disney Press and McGraw-Hill. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (a.k.a. the Katalyst), it is Kevin’s “job” to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals - from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren - to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth.

SHAPE America 2017 Convention Reflections
March 26, 2017 07:33 PM PDT
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SHAPE America 2017 Convention Reflections

This podcast features personal reflections about the 2017 SHAPE America Nation Convention from health and physical education teacher. This podcast also includes blog readings from
Mel Hamada, melhamada.com
Justin Schleider, SlowChatPE.com
Andy Milne, SlowChatHealth.com

The Cult of Pedagogy with Jennifer Gonzalez
March 19, 2017 08:45 PM PDT
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Jennifer Gonzalez-

For seven years, I taught middle school language arts. Half that time was spent in an east-coast state, the other half in a Midwestern state. I earned my National Board Certification in 2004. Then, after having my first child, I left teaching to be a stay-at-home mom, knowing there was no way I could do both jobs well. In 2008, I was hired by a local university to teach pre-service teachers. This work gave me new passion for preparing and supporting educators.

When I was in the classroom, I felt alone in my nerdiness. The teachers’ lounge was never a safe place, and finding others to share my real thoughts and feelings with took a lot of work. I learned to stifle the urge to gush about some new strategy I was planning to try or to open up about a struggle I was having with my students. I came to expect that my genuine questions would be met with sarcasm. Most of the time, anyway. I did work with some amazing people, too, and I’ll be yanking them over here as quick as I can.

With this site, I hope to create what I did not have myself: a vibrant, encouraging, stimulating community of teachers, supporting each other toward excellence. I believe if we can reach across the limits of geography and find each other, there’s no limit to the amazing things we can accomplish.

Cooperative Learning with Vicky Goodyear
March 12, 2017 01:28 PM PDT
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Victoria is a pedagogical researcher in physical education and sport pedagogy. She has interests in curriculum innovation and longer-term pedagogical change, teacher professional development and the pedagogical and professional learning uses of digital technologies and social media.

Cooperative learning playlist:

Link to MOOC:

CAHPERD17 Reflections
March 05, 2017 08:29 PM PST
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This podcast features board members, presenters and attendees of the 2017 California AHPERD convention. This conversation took place on Voter and is a reflection of the convention by CAHPERD members and special guests.

Conversation with the SHAPE America President-elect Candidates
February 26, 2017 08:02 PM PST
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Dennis Docheff is the interim chair of the Department of Nutrition & Kinesiology at the University of Central Missouri. A SHAPE America member since 1985, Dennis began his teaching career in a 5th grade self-contained classroom; he also coached three sports. Some of his other experiences include being an elementary school principal, a middle school teacher and athletic director, a high school teacher and counselor, a college professor, and a three-year stint in the Department of Physical Education at the United States Military at West Point.

Professional service has always been central to Dennis’ work. Serving on committees at all levels, reviewing manuscripts for numerous publications, and promoting professional service to students have created some of Dennis’ fondest professional memories. He has made over 250 professional presentations at the state, district, and national level, and has contributed more than 130 publications.

Highlights of Dennis’ service include serving as a member of the SHAPE America Board of Directors, serving as President of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), serving as President for the Central District Association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD), and receiving the AAHPERD Honor Award.

Judy LoBianco, supervisor of Health, Physical Education and Nursing Services for South Orange-Maplewood School District in New Jersey, has been a SHAPE America member since 1988, Serving more than 6,600 students in the nine schools of South Orange-Maplewood School District, she is responsible for high school scheduling, curriculum development, equipment and program purchases and staff professional development. In addition Judy was responsible for securing two million Carol M. White PEP grants in 2009 and 2013.

Throughout her career, Judy has held leadership positions on numerous projects, including serving on the NASPE Convention Committee where she reviewed dozens of proposals for the annual AAHPERD National Convention. At the state level she served as President of the New Jersey Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJAHPERD), from 2008-2009. In 2013 she served as President of the Eastern District of AAHPERD which represents 13 states from Maryland to Maine, including the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. She currently serves as a member at large to the SHAPE America Board of Directors.

Among her awards she is recipient of the Everett L. Hebel Award and the Channing Mann Award which both recognize excellence in administration and supervision in physical education. Earlier this year the South Orange-Maplewood School District received a Let’s Move! Active Schools National Recognition Award.

#91 Gamifcation with Mike Ginicola
February 19, 2017 09:26 PM PST
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My name is Mike Ginicola, and I served in the U.S. Army for 3 years before attending college at Southern CT State University (SCSU) for physical education. I've always known I wanted to teach P.E. thanks to some great mentors in similar fields when I was younger. I won the 'Outstanding Student Major' award at SCSU for CT through CTAHPERD and at the Eastern District before being hired to teach in Stratford, CT. I'm still there, and have been teaching for 18 years.

I've been very active with a YouTube channel for my school community, but recently decided to stretch out and create a Twitter account as well. Twitter has been an amazing network tool for connecting to exemplary educators around the world. I created this website for P.E. resources...I love using the Comic Life software to create posters, signs and other documents for school, and this website showcases my work thus far. I love using technology in school! Plickers, QR codes, Wii Just Dance and Zumba games, YouTube videos, and anything else I can get my hands on!

I'm a husband to a wonderful wife (she's like the 1990's Doogie Howser, M.D. of School Psychologists and Counselors) and father to 2 very active boys. I love to hang out with my family as much as possible, but I also spend a lot of time searching the web and finding my own professional development since special area teachers are often not given great resources for development in school districts.

I've been an active member of CTAHPERD, going to the annual conference almost every year since I started college (waiting for someone to finally beat me at the sportstacking exhibit challenge!). I'm just now starting to break out of my shell and do presentations...better late than never, right?. In 2016 I became the first ever recipient of the CT PTA Educator of the Year Award (they used to only recognize administrators), a testament to my involvement in our local school community. I'm involved in almost all PTA events, including attending monthly meetings.

#90 LitPE with Joe McCarthy
February 12, 2017 09:15 PM PST
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Discover a new way to engage students in movement while teaching literacy and numeracy! Literacy Physical Education (LitPE) and Math Physical Education (MathPE) programs are designed to help students that have fallen behind, based on the statewide reading and/or math assessment. The data shows that students who participate in the LitPE and/or MathPE 12 week programs will more than double their peers and up to three times the national average on the winter assessment. Students come to the gym for fifteen minutes everyday for 12 weeks. LitPE embeds fluency, comprehension and spelling into movement activities. MathPE embeds addition, subtraction, multiplication and division into movement activities. Students in this class learn how to combat “learned helplessness” by the end of the 12 week program. Students will use whiteboards, markers and towels as their learning tools. This class has been implemented into grades 2 – 6.

LitPE Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFF8JoEp5gw

MathPE Video - http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=joe+mccarthy+pe+teacher+in+farmington+mn&view=detail&mid=0FF4392B0D2D79A87AE30FF4392B0D2D79A87AE3&FORM=VIRE

Spark LitPE Webinar - http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=LitPE+video&&view=detail&mid=BB70A3E4D82C7908E1A9BB70A3E4D82C7908E1A9&FORM=VRDGAR

Contact Joe McCarthy:

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