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This page features workshop presenters whose expertise is showing physical education teachers how to integrate technology (e.g., tablets, laptops, phones, etc.) into their PE classes.

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Nicholas Endlich
Nicholas Endlich
Location: Dover, PA (Dover Elem)
Grade Levels: K-5 PE
Teaching Experience: 10+ Years Public School teaching
Presentation Experience: 5+ Years
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
I will be starting my 11th year of teaching next year as a K-6 Health & Physical Education teacher at Dover Elementary in Dover, PA. In class I use technology, specifically iPods and QR Codes to deliver more engaging lessons. I have used Google Classroom, Plickers and SeeSaw apps as well. I am a huge proponent of Social Media to further my personal Professional Development. I have successfully written and received various grants including the Highmark Healthy High 5 and Dover Eagle Foundation Innovation grant. I�ve increased the physical activity opportunities for the students in my school by creating afterschool intramural programs including: running, volleyball and badminton. I have presented for over 4 years and love sharing my experiences with other physical educators.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Dover SD Summer Academy (2012 / 2013)
  • NJAHPERD (2014)
  • National PE Institute (2015)
  • Dover SD Tech Inservice (2016)


Presentation Topics:

  • Integrating Technology in PE
  • Plickers and See Saw Apps
  • Incorporating movement into health and other content areas
  • Google Apps for Education

Susan Flynn
Susan Flynn
Location: Charleston, SC ()
Grade Levels: K-12 and College PE
Teaching Experience: 30+ years, elementary physical education, adapted physical education, middle school special education and university level.
Presentation Experience: 20+ Years
Presenter Profile
Willing to present locally and throughout the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Susan provides professional development for school districts throughout the United States and internationally. She has been invited to present at many state physical education conferences and workshops (Al, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, IO, KY, LA, MA, OH, VA, WV). In addition to presenting at the National SHAPE America Convention and District conventions numerous times, she presents at national and state early childhood conferences. Susan also presents on Science, Technology, Engeerining and Math (STEM) through her National Science Foundation grant- TECHFIT-connecting coding, engineering and fitness.

Presentation Topics:

  • Move 2 Learn: Integration of ELA and Math with Physical Literacy
  • K-12 Developmental Appropriate Practices in Physical Education
  • Brain Blasts and Action Based Learning for the classroom educator
  • Physical Literacy for Early Childhood
  • Adapted Physical Education and Sensory Motor
  • Creative Dance Pre-K-5
  • Dance for the Physical Education Curriculum K-12
  • Physical Best and Fitness Education
  • Brain Blasts and Action Based Learning for the classroom educator
  • Technology in Physical Education
  • TPSR- Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility in physical education
  • Certified Presidential Youth Fitness Instructor (PYFP); Physical Activity Leader (PAL) and Physical Best Instructor


Brenda Goodwin
Brenda Goodwin
Location: Springfield, MO (Missour State Univ.)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and Health
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Brenda is an assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She has been in education for over 40 years starting as a high school physical education teacher as well as a tennis, track and field and cross country coach. She has been teaching at the university level for 15 years. She has made over 28 national peer reviewed presentations and she has been the Dance Managing Editor for PE Central for over 10 years. Brenda frequently conducts professional development workshops throughout the Midwest and in 1997 Brenda was the Missouri (MOAHPERD) and Central District of SHAPE America Dance Educator of the Year.

Presentation Topics for Brenda:

  • Project Based Learning for K-12 Physical Education
  • Keeping Kids Active Before and After School
  • Successfully Using the Flipped Teaching Method in Physical Education
  • Successfully Using the Flipped Teaching Method in Health Education
  • Assessment made Simple! Learn how to implement it in your classes!
  • Health teaching made easy!
  • Can�t Dance? No Worries! Add fun dances to your PE Program and Love it
  • Integrating Technology into Your Physical Education Program
  • And More...!


Sandy Hagenbach
Sandy Hagenbach
Location: De Pere, WI (Heritage Elem)
Grade Levels: K-5
Teaching Experience: 26+ years, K-5 physical education.
Presentation Experience: 10+ Years.
Willing to present locally and throughout the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer. Prefers to do half day (3 hour) sessions. Presentation Topics and Descriptions
Bio:
Sandy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin La Crosse, received her masters from Marian University, is certified in adapted physical education and has over 30 years of experience teaching elementary physical education. She is the author of "Teaching Children Responsible Behavior, A Complete Toolkit". The book is based on Dr. Don Hellison's work with TPSR, teaching children personal and social responsibility. Sandy has received the WHPE Recognition award for her contributions to our profession, named the WHPE Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009 and was on the state standards team. She has been awarded the Kohl Fellowship award in 2010 for inspiring the love of learning, showing leadership and service both in and out of the classroom along with the Green Bay Area Golden Apple in 1997 for her innovative use of literature in physical education. As a Wisconsin Fuel Up To Play 60 MVP she has contributed many of her success stories at workshops and state conventions. Sandy has presented at technology and wellness conferences in Wisconsin and both at the national and state level for physical education.

Presentation Highlights:
I have presented TPSR Elementary Style both nationally and at the state level along with Apps In Motion in 2016. Apps In Motion is a presentation that shows how non traditional and traditional apps can be used in elementary PE. I have done multiple presentations on integrating literature into PE and activities that support literacy at the state level.

Presentation Topics Presentation Descriptions:

  • TPSR (Teaching Personal & Social Responsibility) Elementary Style.
  • Integrating iPads into Elementary PE
  • Integrating literature based lessons into PE
  • Nutrition integration

Jennifer Houston
Jennifer Houston
Location: Mesa, AZ (Mesa Public Schools)
Grade Levels: Adapted PE, K-12 PE and college PE Teaching Experience: 15+ Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 10+ Years
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
Taught K-12 physical education for 12 years, including 5 years in adapted physical education. Earned NBCT in 2006. After earning PhD in curriculum and instruction in physical education in 2014 from Arizona State University (ASU), taught higher ed PETE and other kinesiology courses for six years at ASU, Texas A&M San Antonio, and Northern Arizona University (NAU). Currently working as an adapted physical education specialist, preK-12, for Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, AZ. Have presented at SHAPE, Southwest district as well as our AZHPE state organization several years in a row.
Presentation Highlights:

  • SHAPE, St. Louis - presented "What are your students really learning", which addressed appropriate and purposeful assessment in physical education.
  • National APE Conference, Burlingame, CA - presented on writing appropriate goals for students with severe multiple disabilities (SMD)
  • AZHPE (formerly AAHPERD) -presented a lecture/activity session on successfully implementing Sport education into a physical education program.
  • AZHPE - presented a lecture/activity session on implementing TGfU into secondary physical education


Keynote Presentation Topics:

  • The importance of assessment, as well as appropriate assessments in physical education; Updating your physical education program - teaching physical education in this day and age is NOT the same as it was 20, 30, 40 years ago. As physical education teachers we must have the ability to remain relevant (NOT teaching as we were taught by old school 'ball rollers'.
  • The importance of using standards (SHAPE and state) to guide your curriculum and student learning outcomes


Presentation Topics (expanded presentation descriptions):

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Secondary physical education methods
  • Purposeful introductory games for K-12
  • Technology in physical education
  • Implementing IEP goals into GPE
  • Health club model for secondary physical education
  • Student created portfolios for student learning documentation
  • TGFU
  • And More...!

Cindy Kuhrasch
Cindy Kuhrasch
Location: Madison, WI (Univ. of Wisconsin)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE Teaching Experience: 28 Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 20+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Cindy Kuhrasch has had the opportunity to teach Health and Physical education to students in grades K-12, and undergraduate students as well. She is currently employed as a faculty associate in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin where she teaches courses in methodology, assessment community development and kinesiology. In addition, Cindy has served as a consultant in many school districts, working in the areas of curriculum development, instructional strategies, and technology. Cindy has over 25 years� experience in course development, implementation and evaluation. She has presented on a wide variety of education topics at state, district, and national conventions, and has written numerous articles published in national educational journals.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), Partnership Network, "Physical Education and In-Service Teachers," School of Education, 2000 Observatory Drive.
  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), Wajciechowski, M. (Presenter & Author), Goodwin, B. (Presenter & Author), Project Based Learning in Physical Education, "Project Based Learning in Physical Education," PE Central, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), South Korean Education Delegation, "The State of Physical Education in the United States," External Relations, 2000 Observatory Drive.
  • Kuhrasch, C. N. (Presenter & Author), Teaching & Learning with the iPad 2015, "Meta Teacher Evaluation: Empowering and Informing Teacher Development," Emerging EdTech, Raleigh, NC.


Keynote Topics:

  • The Value of Play
  • Technology
  • Trends in PE
  • Assessment


Presentation Topics:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Assessment
  • The Value of Play
  • Technology
  • PE Methods and Effective Teaching Principles
  • Curriculum
  • And More...!


Ben Landers
Ben Landers
Location: Irmo, SC (River Springs Elementary)
Grade Levels: K-5 PE and college PE Teaching Experience: 5+ Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 5+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
Ben is a K-12 certified Physical Education teacher and has been teaching K-5 Phys Ed since 2007. He has completed National Board Certification in Phys Ed and also has a Masters in Education from Southern Wesleyan University and a Masters in Educational Leadership from University of South Carolina. Ben also serves as a Clinical Model Teacher for the University of South Carolina, helping to mentor future Physical Education teachers as part of their graduation requirement. He is the also founder of ThePEspecialist.com a resource site helping Physical Educators take their teaching game to the next level.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Plickers in PE - Local District PD 2015
  • Large Class Hacks - The PhysEd Summit 3.0 - 2016
  • PhysEd Hacks - The National PE Institute Ashville - 2016


Presentation Topics (Presenter Profile):

  • Technology Tools in Phys Ed
  • Phys Ed Hacks: Management Tips and Tricks
  • Teambuilding and Adventure Games
  • Gamification in PE
  • Using Social Media to Up Your Game
  • How to Plan your Phys Ed Curriculum
  • Easy and Fun Instant Activities and Warmups
  • My Favorite Phys Ed Games
  • And More...!

Joanne Leight
Joanne Leight
Location: Slippery Rock, PA (Slippery Rock Univ.)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and college PE
Teaching Experience: 26+ Years college teaching
Presentation Experience: 15+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
Dr. Joanne Leight serves as professor and assistant chair of the Department of Physical and Health Education at Slippery Rock University. Since arriving at SRU in 1996, Leight has taught 23 different courses and created a Minor in Coaching. She currently serves as NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for the university, and also a Teaching Fellow, overseeing the Center for Teaching and Learning at SRU. She earned her B.S. degree and M.S. from SRU and her Doctorate of Education from Duquesne University.

Dr. Leight has a passion for technology. She served on the NASPE Pipeline Technology Committee, and also served a three-year term as technology editor for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (JOPERD). She is currently the Technology Chair for the Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (PSAHPERD). Her professional accomplishments include numerous technology-focused presentations, publications, and grants. She is the author of Technology for Physical Education Teacher Education, now in it's second edition. She is also a Google Certified Innovator.

Presentation Highlights

Using Technology in Physical Education: Practical Examples. The Eastern District Association of American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Convention. Atlantic City, NJ. (May, 2016)

From Twitter to Voxer: Using Social Media in Physical Education (with Fish, B) Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Valley Forge, PA. (November, 2015)

IPads in Physical Education: Integration, Innovation and Interdisciplinary. American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance National Convention, St. Louis, MO (April, 2014)

Fifty Fabulous Free Web Tools for Teachers: Using the Internet to Organize Your Lessons and Your Life. Pennsylvania State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Seven Springs, PA. (November, 2014)

Go Google! Cool Tools To Communicate, Collaborate and Create. Maryland State Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance State Convention, Hunt Valley, MD (October, 2013)


Presentation Topics:

  • Google Applications
  • Web 2.0 Tools
  • QR Codes
  • Blogs
  • Podcasting
  • Web Page Design
  • iPads in Health & Physical Education
  • Social Media
  • Electronic Portfolios
  • Microsoft Applications
  • Technology Tools
  • Online Web Resources - Online Apps
  • Interactive PowerPoint
  • Integrating Technology into a PETE Program
  • Developing and Teaching an Undergraduate Technology Course


Joe McCarthy
Joe McCarthy
Location: Farmington, MN (Meadowview Elementary)
Grade Levels: K-8 PE and prefers doing 3 hour sessions Teaching Experience: 15+ Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 6 Years
Willing to present locally and throughout the USA and would consider doing keynote speeches. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
Joe is an elementary Physical Education teacher in Farmington, MN. He is a board member of MN SHAPE, SHAPE America Central District Leadership Council, MN Healthy Kids Coalition and was also the SHAPE America Chair of the K-12 Standards Based Grading Report Card. Joe was recognized as the 2012 MN SHAPE Elementary Teacher of the Year and has presented nationally on many topics. Joe is a relentless advocate for the benefits of Physical Education and physical activity for students.
Presentation Highlights:

I presented 3 times at the 2016 Shape America Conference in Minneapolis, MN. I presented at the MN School Boards Association and the MN Elementary School Principals Association in 2015. Finally, I presented at the National Physical Education Institute in NC in 2015.


Presentation Topics (expanded presentation descriptions):

  • Academic Games
  • Overhand Throwing Activities
  • Technology in Physical Education
  • Brain Boost Activities
  • And More...!


Keynote Speech Topics:

  • Advocacy in Physical Education


Jorge Rodriguez
Jorge Rodriguez
Location: Houston, TX (Harvard Elem.)
Grade Levels: K-12 Physical Education
Teaching Experience: 10+ Years
Presentation Experience: 7+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally and is willing to do any length presentations. Can present year round.
Bio:
Jorge Rodriguez is originally from McAllen, Texas and now lives in Houston. He attended the University of Houston where he was a high jumper on the track team and earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health. Jorge later went on to receive his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. He is currently a physical education teacher at Harvard Elementary (an IB and STEM magnet school) in the Houston Independent School District, and is a Lead Teacher and the KEY teacher for physical education for the district. He is also an active member in Texas AHPERD, and sits on the recreation and social media committees and chairs the diversity section. Jorge absolutely loves his profession and is dedicated to do all he can to make it better!
Presentation Highlights:

  • June 2016 - Champ Camp, Half day seminar on constructivist approach in PE to an audience of 300 PE teachers.
  • April 2016 - SHAPE National Convention, I presented a 2 hour session on using augmented reality in PE.
  • March 2016 - California AHPERD, I was a guest presenter for Spark. I presented on Neuorscience, SOLO Taxonomy, and Cooperative Learning.
  • December 2015 - Texas AHPERD, I presented on how to use social media for professional development.


Keynote Topics:

  • Neuroscience in PE
  • Physical Literacy


Presentation Topics:

  • Technology
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU)
  • Assessment
  • Neuroscience in PE

Justin Schleider
Justin Schleider
Location: Trenton, NJ (Springfield Elem.)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE Teaching Experience: 10 Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 3+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Justin Currently teaches physical education, health, and technology in Springfield Elementary School grades prek-6th in NJ. He has taught there for 5 years. He previously taught for 5 years at Mercer County Special Services and Lambertville Public School. He is the brain behind #slowchatpe and slowchatpe.wordpress.com which is the impetus for the slow chat (question a day) which is a question a day on Twitter and Voxer. He is also the co-creator of voxerpe.com and the voxer physical education chat which has 500 physical education teachers from all over the world.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Keynoting CUE Nevada 9/2016
  • NJPAECET2
  • Eastern District SHAPE AMERICA 2015
  • NJEA conference 2016
  • SHAPE AMERICA 2017


Keynote Topics:

  • Social justice
  • Lifelong learning
  • Technology
  • movement


Presentation Topics:

  • Technology
  • Class management
  • Social justice
  • Inclusion of all students
  • Differentiation
  • And More...!


Dave Senecal
Dave Senecal
Location: Atlanta, GA (P.B. Ritch Middle School)
Grade Levels: Elementary/Middle
Presenter Profile | Resume | Descriptions of Dave's Presentations
Willing to present locally, all over the USA and the World. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Dave has been a Physical Education teacher in Paulding County, GA since 1997. He earned his bachelor�s degree in Physical Education from Kennesaw State and his Master�s degree in Physical Education Curriculum and Instruction from Western Kentucky. He opened Nebo Elementary school where he built a well-respected program and earned Teacher of the Year in 2012. He earned Teacher of Year in 2015 for his innovative program at P.B. Ritch Middle School. Dave also was awarded the prestigious 2015 GAHPERD and Southern District SHAPE America Middle School Teacher of the Year. He has also served as the volunteer elementary and middle physical education professional development coordinator for his district. In 2008, Dave was selected to be on a team of sixteen physical education specialists to write the current Georgia Physical Education Standards. Dave developed the �PEPALOOZA Workshops� and has presented at many local, state and national conventions. He has secured over $40,000 in grants that have led to the purchase of classroom sets of equipment that have allowed many middle school students to experience activities such as rugby, disc golf, longboarding, circus arts, fly fishing, back packing, yoga and mountain biking. Dave also enjoys adding technology to his teaching at every chance he can using many apps that encourage his kids to stay active in the 21st century.

Additional Presentation Topics Dave Can Deliver For Your SD:

  • Large and Small Group Games
  • Skill Development Games
  • Tactical Games
  • Innovative Dance K-2
  • Innovative Dance 3-8
  • Striking/Fielding Activities
  • Great Tag Games for Cardio and Fitness K-8
  • Technology in Physical Education (Grades K-12)
  • Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Student Learning Objectives
  • Circus Arts
  • Outdoor Education/Games


Charles Silberman
Charles Silberman
Location: Laurel, MD (James McHenry Elementary)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE Teaching Experience: 10+ Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 10 Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year.
Bio:
Charles Silberman is a physical education and health teacher with 14 years of teaching experience. He has become a leader and advocate for incoming physical educators by running workshops on teaching in limited space at staff in-services and conferences, assisting with new teacher orientations, and other initiatives. Moreover, he has experience writing curriculum from scratch and writing published information specific to physical education in state and nationally recognized publications and websites. In addition, he has created a niche as a physical education specialist who fuses technology and primary instructional subjects into physical education lessons.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Participated as a special guest for PE Central in a live web chats on planning a great field day and integrating technology and academics into physical education (Viewed 11,000 times total!)
  • �Making Your Field Day Shine,� Presenter, Maryland Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance State Convention, Towson, MD, October, 2010 (http://www.tinyurl.com/makeitshine)
  • Teaching in Limited Space, Prince George�s County, MD New Physical Education Teachers In-service, January 2009 and March, 2008


Presentation Topics (expanded presentation descriptions):

  • Teaching in Limited Space
  • Field Day
  • Developing and Writing Curriculum
  • Integrating Literacy or Math in PE
  • Integrating Technology in PE
  • And More...!


Kevin Tiller
Kevin Tiller
Location: Andover, MA (West Elem.)
Grade Levels: PreK-MS Physical Education
Teaching Experience: 21+ Years
Presentation Experience: 16+ Years
Willing to present locally (within 4 hour drive of workshop) and would prefer to do 3 hour presentations. Can present in the summer and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
My name is Kevin Tiller and I am the Physical Education teacher at West Elementary School in Andover, Massachusetts. I have been a Physical Education teacher for 20+ years both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I graduated from Plymouth State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (Teacher Certification concentration). I then graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 with a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Education concentration). I absolutely love being a Physical Education teacher and love to share what I have learned over the years in workshops!
Presentation Highlights:

University Of New Hampshire workshop facilitator for courses in:

  • Data Driven Assessment In Physical Education (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Incorporating Math Into Physical Education (2012, 2013)
  • Enhancing Instruction Through Technology In Physical Education (2012, 2013)
  • Using iPads And iPods In Physical Education (2012, 2013, 2014)


Keynote Topics:

  • Assessment
  • Motivation
  • Best Practices


Presentation Topics:

  • Technology Integration
  • Assessment
  • Program Planning
  • Theme Based Physical Education
  • Multicultural Physical Education
  • Math Integration Into Physical Education


Misti Wajciechowski
Misti Wajciechowski
Location: Richmond, VA (VCU)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and Health Teaching Experience: 18 Years Public School, 4 Years at College Level. Nationally Board Certified in PE Presentation Experience: 15+ Years
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Misti Wajciechowski is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Education. She has 18 years of public school experience and currently is in her fourth year in higher education. She received her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from VCU, is Nationally Board Certified, and is working toward her PhD in education. She has presented at the National, State, and local levels specifically on the topics of pedagogy and incorporating technology into the field of health and physical education as a means to enhance the educational experience for students. Misti was chosen as the Virginia Middle School Physical Educator of the Year in 2004, the National Health Educator K-12 in 2010, and was just recently selected as the College/University Physical Educator for the state of Virginia for 2015. She also just recently presented Project Based Learning in Secondary PE to the PE teachers in Henry County GA in March of 2016 with two other PE Central Presenters.
Presentation Testimonials: "We want her to come back and spend more time with us", everything she shared was useful, and I can't wait to implement these strategies", "this was the best PD we have had in a long long time".
Presentation Topics:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Health
  • Adventure Education (Biking, Adventure Racing, Geocaching, non-traditional activities)
  • And More...!

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