Modules Currently Offered

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Adapted Physical Education - The ABC's of IEP

This session offers physical education teachers a wide variety of information pertaining to adapted physical education. IDEA and current laws that authorize, define and affect adapted physical education will be discussed. How to develop individualized education plan goals and objectives will be briefly discussed. Various adapted assessments will be described. Different disorders on the Autism spectrum will be explained. Assistive technology and multimedia projects will show teachers the technology and skills needed to increase student achievement and performance in adapted physical education.


Advocacy in Physical Education

“One thing we do not learn in college is that we have a responsibility to be advocates of this profession at all times. Enthusiasm and passion for our work is essential. It is not a secret that the common core subjects do not have to justify their existence thanks to their high-stakes mandatory tests and emphasis on high achievement. We exist in an educational system where we constantly have to keep the concept of the whole child at the forefront and on the minds of those who are stakeholders. The advocate is not somebody else—it is you!” Come to this session to learn a number of ways you, the Physical Education teacher, can promote and advocate for your profession.

Are You Teaching the Right Concepts in P.E.?

Learn how to use your current curriculum in a different way by incorporating a conceptual model that help students master PE concepts and cuts down the amount of time you need to spend on each topic. These strategies will make student learning more beneficial and allow you to cover your curriculum in a succinct, meaningful, and progressive manner. We will give you concrete examples of conceptual teaching that you will be able to use immediately.


Assessing with Technology

Created after the positive response to our "Utilizing Technology in Physical Education" module, the presenters take it one step further by showing how to employ technology in your assessments. You will leave this active workshop with ideas that can be used immediately.

Assessment in Physical Education

Assessment concepts and characteristics of authentic assessment in physical education will be presented. Additionally developing checklists and rubrics to meet your K-12 needs will be discussed, as well as suggestions and examples to encourage more Authentic Assessment in PE. Balancing quality measurement with practicality will be emphasized.


Building Data Teams in PE

Does your district want you to collect data? Is the data you collect connected to Physical Education? If it is, then what happens with this data? Or are you supporting a data team that is not connected to your subject area? Are you spending your time analyzing data that is unrelated to what you teach? A Physical Education Data team allows you to connect and analyze data that is directly connected to what you do. Come and learn how to create and organize a Physical Education Data Team in your district. You will see real data and analysis from an actual Physical Education Data Team.

"CCSS & PE (Common Core State Standards for Language Arts & Literacy)

This workshop is designed to give participants information about the purpose of CCSS, the critical components within the standards and how to connect CCSS standards with our Healthy & Balanced Living Curriculum Frameworks.  Participants should bring examples of assignments or assessments they are currently using to the workshop.  If time permits, participants will have opportunity to update/edit their assessments.


Critical Thinking in PE

Learn questioning strategies to help your students think beyond the gymnasium. Create strategies in your lessons that will promote critical thinking and help make students better learners in all content areas appropriate for K-12.


Current Issues & Trends in PE

Contemporary considerations, issues and trends, and role and direction of physical education in the 21st Century -- student-centered / teacher-directed learning, state/national trends in physical education and wellness, appropriate practices in physical education, advocating for physical education, scientific research-based interventions (SRBI), positive behavioral supports (PBS). Appropriate for all physical educators K-12.


Fitness testing is done... Now what?

This workshop discusses the elements of the Connecticut state physical fitness assessment. Participants will review each component of the test, learn how to utilize the data collected in order to set student goals, gain activity ideas to improve their students’ fitness levels, and connect the CCSS (Common Core State Standards for Literacy) to fitness.

Fun Activities! Connecting Interdisciplinary Activities in PE with CCSS

It's all fun and games until somebody asks how they address Common Core Standards. This workshop will be chock full of fun and games AND ELA/Literacy and Math standards.


Interdisciplinary Activities for Elementary

Participants will understand rational, benefits and numerous strategies for teaching concepts and skills for a wide range of subjects including math, reading, spelling, social studies and science through physical education. Activities will include warm-up ideas and full class lessons. Appropriate for elementary grades.


Interdisciplinary Activities for Secondary

This session is designed to help teachers feel comfortable integrating various academic concepts into their Health and Physical Education Curriculum. A variety of activities will be shared that can be incorporated into your curriculum that will be helpful in addressing various themes, thematic units or recurring problems in education, such as fragmentation and isolated skill instruction. Come join us and take away some exciting ideas to bring back to your program that can help your students see the value of what they are learning and become more actively engaged.


PE CADRE Dance Module: “So You Think You Can’t Dance”

This module is designed to broaden the physical education teachers understanding of dance content that is appropriate for their students and their educational setting. It presents an overview of the teaching and learning process in dance that is developmentally appropriate, including the background information necessary to plan, organize, set up, and deliver an effective learning experience.


Physically Active Learning: Incorporating Physical Activity into Academic Teaching and Learning

What is physically active learning and why is it effective? Basis for and strategies to incorporate PA learning into an array of settings and purposes – transitions, brain gym, action-based learning labs and subject interaction.

SLOs! Creating Student Learning Objectives in PE

SLOs, IAGDs, SMART goals....What's the difference? CT's new teacher evaluation and support system requires student learning objectives (SLOs), multiple student learning indicators including indicators of academic growth and development (IAGDs) and SMART goals. This session will define each of these elements, explain what they have to do with the Student Learning Objective, and offer examples of each for physical education and health education. You can sketch out your SLOs during this session.

Survival 101 - (routines; rules; climate; environment)

Participants will learn strategies for managing classroom behavior and transitions.  Starting from your first meeting with students, you will learn how to establish routines to maximize learning and behavior.  Strategies for student groupings, taking attendance, setting up, etc. will be included.

Teacher Evaluation: SEED

What does it mean for you?  How will you be evaluated?  How should you prepare yourself? Participants will learn the different domains, practice writing Student Learning Objectives (SLO) and examine assessment examples to accompany the objectives.


Technology in PE - It’s not as hard as you think… and you have options!!

This active workshop will introduce a multitude of technologies for physical education teachers. The hands-on session shows participants how easy and beneficial incorporating technology can be. K-12, be prepared to move!


There's An App For That

This hands-on workshop will explore practical uses for the iPad and iPhone in the gymnasium. Learn how this great technology can help both you AND your students in Physical Education. Bring your devices and be prepared to move!


“The Wellness Model, Re-Thinking the Delivery of K-12 Physical Education”

The Physical Education Cadre of Trainers module “The Wellness Model, Re-Thinking the Delivery of K-12 Physical Education” is designed to help teachers re-frame the work they do with children in order to serve the long range needs of students related to healthy and balanced living. Preferably working with a team of teachers, this module will lead the teacher through defining what wellness means, why it should be considered an essential core of our work, and what it might look like in their district. The module structure is flexible in design to meet the individual needs of the teams. In addition, teachers will be given time to work with their team to consider the implications of this re-framing on their work and to create an action plan for further study or implementation. This is appropriate for K-12 teachers and coordinators.

When No One’s Watching - Infusing Character Education In Physical Education
Academic learning happens best within a positive social climate. This workshop consists of teaching practices that help students understand the value of community connection and development of positive social skills.  Workshop activities will lay the foundation of bridging together social and academic learning within the physical education setting.

Winning Activities - What makes them special

Cadre members will facilitate some of their favorite activities.  The activities are special for many reasons; they develop personal and social responsibility, level the playing field, promote moderate to vigorous activity, have unique variations, and are developmentally appropriate.   The Cadre will demonstrate the connection between fun activities and the Healthy and Balanced Living Curriculum Frameworks.  Be prepared to move.



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For More Information Contact:

Tony Loomis
Southington High School Health and PEDepartment Leader


Dr. Jean Mee
Retired Physical Education & School Health Consultant
CT State Department of Education