Awards/Honors for PE Central

Education World

Education World's Top 20 Sites on the Web--Feb. 1997 and Updated in 2009

Feb. 4, 1997 and 2009. "Congratulations! Your site is one of 20 that has been awarded "Best of February" and has been reviewed by Education World Search Engine. On behalf of all net-surfing educators, we thank you for your contribution in making the web valuable for the education community."


July 16, 2007. Dear PE Central. The editors of District Administration magazine for K12 school superintendents and other district executives, selected the PE Central Web site as this week's "Dr. Hotlist Site of the Week." The listing will also be added to the online Site of the Week archives, and announcements sent to subscriber of our electronic newsletter DA Daily. Congratulations.

Odvard Egil Dyrli
Editor-in-Chief, District Administration magazine


Web site award for PECBest 101 Awards book
ISTE 101 Best Web Sites for Elementary Teachers

January 21, 2005. The International Society for Technology in Education has included PE Central in their latest book entitled The 101 Best Web sites for Elementary Teachers. We are honored by this inclusion.


Mark Manross
Joy of Effort Award
Mark Manross, PEC Exec. Director

January 11, 2005. Mark Manross, the Executive Director of PE Central has received one of NASPE's highest honors the Joy of Effort Award. This award is given in recognition of those individuals who, by performance and style, have personified the concept that the effort made to enrich the goals and objectives of physical education and sport is a labor of love, inspired by commitment and dedication. Congrats Mark!


Mark Manross
NASPE Presidential Citation
Mark Manross, PEC Exec. Director

April 1, 2004. Mark Manross, the Executive Director of PE Central received NASPE's Presidential Citation for his work on the PE Central Web site.



Presidents Challenge
Outreach Award

July 11, 2003. PE Central was presented this award for it's committment to improving the health and fitness of all Americans through the President's Challenge Awards Program through the Web site PE Central designed with Pepsico in conjuction with the President's Council entitled The Get Active Stay Active Log site (no longer in existence).


Curriculum Web Site Awards
Curriculum Award Winner from District Administration Magazine

February 1, 2002. Congratulations! Out of 700 Web sites reviewed your Web site, PE Central, was selected as one of the top Curricular Web sites on the Internet. To see the write up click on Back Issues and then choose February issue.


Health Awards
World Wide Web Health Award

August, 2000. Congratulations on your winning entry! Your site has been recognized as an outstanding Health site by our panel of judges. Your site is listed under the Classification of Miscellaneous/Professional and then scroll down to the Education section.


Teacher Tool of the Week Award
June 12-16, 2000

June, 2000. Congratulations! Your site was recently recognized as an About.com Teacher Tool of the Week - one of the most useful, innovative, and time saving tools for K-6 teachers.

During the week of your selection, your site was publicized on the front page of my site, as well as in my community�s weekly newsletter. About.com is the 8th largest site on the web and I feel confident that this award will bring added exposure for your site. Again, congratulations on your selection as a Teacher Tool of the Week. Welcome to the About.com community!


PE Central: PE Web Site of the Century! December, 1999

Conceived by Dr. George Graham and his graduate students at Virginia Tech, PE Central has evolved into the leading resource for physical education teaching professionals. Now, with additional leadership from Mark Manross, Todd Pennington, Eloise Elliott and many others, PE Central is the first place to turn to for PE teaching information.


Curriculum Administrator Award Icon
Curriculum Administrator Web Site Awards

February, 1999. In the February Issue of Curriculum Administrator PE Central was recognized as an exemplary K-12 curriculum Web site. Out of 500 reviewed sites PE Central was one of the top 36 awardees which was based on "appropriateness of content, instructional design, quality of interaction with the learner, and the creative and effective use of online technologies." The review read like this: This Ultimate Web Site for Health and Physical Education Teachers� contains a gold mine of lesson and assessment ideas, links to interactive instructional materials, best practices and professional resources. The site also maintains extensive links to the top Web sites in physical education including gymnastics, dance, outdoor recreation, playgrounds, sports and fitness, as well as information on finding grants and fund raising. (p. 35, Curriculum Administrator, v. 35, no. 2)


Kathleen Schrock Content Rules Award
Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators

April 17, 1999. Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators is a respected portal site for educators that has been on the Web since June of 1995. I have instituted an award this past week to highlight the sites (of the more than 1600 the Guide contains) I feel contain exemplary content. Your site has received the award! Thank you and congratulations!


Sports Media
Sports Media

March 26, 1999. Congratulations! The SPORTS MEDIA organization has awarded your site - "PE Central" - with the P.E. AWARD. Especially the next topics: "PE Instructional Resources On The Web ", "Creating a Positive Climate for Learning " and "Best Practices " has attracted our attention. The site PE Central is an important aspect of support in the daily education of physical education. The content of this site is a positive contribution to the PE community. We think it is a good and useful tool for our target groups. Keep up the good work!


Classroom Connect

Classroom Connect

Summer, 1997. Classroom Connect recognized PE Central as an A+ Educational Web site on the Internet. Classroom Connect is one of the premiere educational organizations on the Web. PE Central has also been featured in their print newsletter.