Convention 2020
A Virtual Experience
November 2020
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Teachers of the Year 2020

Mike Torres
Young Professional P.E.

Stacy McCluskey     
High School P.E.

Michael Millikan
Middle School P.E.

John David  
Elementary P.E.

Elisa Foshay  
Dance

Ken Mansell  
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Grants & Scholarships

  • Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going?

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  • Junior and Senior undergraduates are eligible for one of six scholarships.

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  • If you are doing research linked to the K-12 age group and in relation to HPERD, grant opportunities are available

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  • Professional members currently working in the fields of HPERD can apply for a scholarship that will pay for them to attend the annual SHAPE America Conference

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COVID Response
Dear IAHPERD members,

As we prepare for the beginning of a new school year, there is much information available about re-opening schools. The attached document is IAHPERD’s initial guidance in response to Covid-19 and school re-opening. This document is a comparison of the latest ISBE, IDPH and SHAPE America recommendations for the fall. As ISBE, IDPH and SHAPE America update their guidelines, IAHPERD will provide updated information. We hope that this helps inform your planning as we move back to face to face instruction in Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. Feel free to share this document with your administrators and school committees charged with re-opening so they will have a few important insights into how to plan for your classes. It will be vital for each of you to have a voice in how schools provide quality health, physical education and dance experiences that are safe, relevant and equitable for all.

Thank you to the Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Committee for putting this document together. Be on the lookout for more updates on re-opening safely and on ways to effectively teach and assess student learning in hybrid, distance, and face to face learning environments. In addition, the IAHPERD Executive Board is busy working on plans for this year’s convention. Keep checking the website for the most up to date information and remember We are VITAL!

Yours in Health and Safety,

Mary Henninger
IAHPERD President
Remote Learning Ideas

The purpose of this document is provide physical education and health teachers a list of options for you to choose from, in the event you need to provide your students physical education and health lessons in an alternative location.  The document is divide into three sections; Elementary and Secondary Physical Activities, Elementary PE at Home Learning Suggestions, and Secondary PE and/or Health at Home Learning Suggestions

Please share the information with your colleagues.

Stay Healthy

Elementary and Secondary Physical Activities

Send students home with an activity calendar (secondary samples on the link below) or make your own
SHAPE America Physical Activity Calendars

OPEN Online Physical Education Network OPEN
The OPEN source provides a variety of resource that can be downloaded for students.

Tweet from Matthew Bassett (@PhysEdApps)
Google Doc Education Companies Offering Free Subscriptions Due to School Closings
The above link is to a Google doc that list companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.

Elementary PE at Home Learning Suggestions

Online Video Options
Each of the links below provide you with a variety of activities that students can do for short periods of time in their own home. The videos are designed to be shown to a whole class. However, most of the activity is done independently.

The only equipment that is needed is an electronic device.

Go Noodle GoNoodle

Cosmic Kids Cosmic Kids

YouTube Activity Channels
Classroom Movement Breaks Movement Breaks
The Learning Station The Learning Station
34 Minutes of Kidz Bop Dance Along 34 Minutes of Kidz Bop Dance
Classroom Exercises Classroom Exercises
Children’s Fitness Beginner Fitness
Just Dance Just Dance, I Like to Move it Move it (this link provides a sample) When you search Just Dance you will find a variety of options on YouTube.

 

Secondary PE and/or Health at Home Learning Suggestions

Find an article from each of the sites (one from each) that is of interest to you. Read the article.  Then complete the three tasks:
List 3 things that you learned from the article.
List 2 question that you now have after reading the article.
List 1 piece of information or tip connected to the article that could enhance your life or your peers lives or community.

            Sites to use:
www.cdc.gov Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
www.fitnessonline.com Fitness Online
www.intelihealth.com Harvard Medical School
www.fitnessmagazine.com Fitness magazine
www.kidshealth.org/teen Kids Health

Assignment / Project revolving around:
Maintaining fitness in an indoor only environment
Reading, understanding and comparing food labels
Assignment after students watch ‘What Happens to Your Body and Brain when You Don’t Sleep’ YouTube https://youtu.be/Y-8b99rGpkM

Weight Training: Fact or Myth  (fact or myth?  Defend your answer and cite your source(s))

  • Can People Reduce Fat Around their Abs or Thighs By Using Specific Exercises
  • To Tone My Muscles, I Should Use Lighter Weights and High Reps
  • For Fat Burning or Weight Loss, I Should Only Do Cardio Exercise
  • I Should Be Sore After Every Workout
  • Strength Training Makes Women Big and Bulky
  • The Older You Get, the More Dangerous Lifting Becomes
  • High School PE and/or Health

Have students calculate their target heart. Write about what it is, when it used and why it’s important.
PE Central Target Heart Rate

Components of Health-Related and Skill-Related Fitness make students make a mind map or chart that contains the following information:

  • What are the components of fitness? 
  • Identify if it is a skill-related or health-related component
  • Explain the FITT principle as it relates to each health-related fitness component
  • For every component, identify a specific sport skill that uses the component
  • For every component, identify a specific everyday life skill  that uses the component

Make a Personal Fitness S.M.A.R.T. Goal and a one month fitness plan to achieve the goal (or show progress)

Go to https://darebee.com/workouts.html  (no equipment needed) and complete ____ # different workouts. 
Make chart that lists the name of workout. Explain why you choose the workout. Identify exercises in the circuit and the muscle(s) used.

 

Elementary PE At Home Learning Suggestions

Online Video Options
Each of the links below provide you with a variety of activities that students can do for short periods of time in their own home. The videos are designed to be shown to a whole class. However, most of the activity is done independently.

The only equipment that is needed is an electronic device.

Go Noodle GoNoodle

Cosmic Kids Cosmic Kids

YouTube Activity Channels
Classroom Movement Breaks Movement Breaks
The Learning Station The Learning Station
34 Minutes of Kidz Bop Dance Along 34 Minutes of Kidz Bop Dance
Classroom Exercises Classroom Exercises
Children’s Fitness Beginner Fitness
Just Dance Just Dance, I Like to Move it Move it (this link provides a sample) When you search Just Dance you will find a variety of options on YouTube.