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Best Fitness and Movement Activities for Strengthening Your PHYSICAL EDUCATION Program (Grades K-8)

Presented by Patrick Vickroy
Outstanding Physical Education Teacher, Author and International Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Physical Education Teachers and Specialists Working with Students in Grades K-8

  • Powerful fitness and movement activities for enhancing your physical education program
  • Classroom-proven strategies to develop a more inclusive PE program where all students feel included and valued
  • Innovative PE lessons designed to engage the physical as well as the social, emotional needs of your students
  • Interactive, classroom-proven movement activities, music, games, and teaching tips to increase student success and engagement
  • Receive an extensive physical education digital resource handbook during the seminar

Practical Ideas and Strategies

How can we challenge and motivate students to increase their activity level and participation during PE class and at home? How do we enhance the interests of individual students to work productively in teams or independently when they lose interest or appear unmotivated? How can we positively manage active PE classes and decrease inappropriate behaviors and attitudes? How can we create a more active physical education lesson that increases the fitness level of every student?

If you have asked yourself any of these questions, you will want to attend award-winning PE Teacher Pat Vickroy’s NEW seminar, Best Fitness and Movement Activities for Strengthening Your PHYSICAL EDUCATION Program (Grades K-8). In this outstanding seminar Pat will demonstrate and model innovative lessons and classroom management techniques for developing lifelong movers! You will leave this seminar with a wide variety of practical strategies that will maximize the success of all students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Improve Your Students’ Physical Fitness
    Learn a variety of innovative, fast-paced developmentally appropriate activities that are designed to get your students moving AND having fun
  2. Increase Student Involvement in Every PE Lesson You Teach
    Experience an array of instructional techniques that keep your students engaged, moving and achieving
  3. Motivate Your Students to Achieve Success in Fitness and Movement Activities
    Learn positive motivational techniques that will increase the success rate and enjoyment of physical activities for all students
  4. Create a More Inclusive Physical Education Program
    Discover practical ways to help all students experience success and positive involvement regardless of their abilities and prior experience
  5. Improve the Fitness Level of Every Student
    Learn easy-to-implement steps for setting goals as well as developing and implementing action plans to facilitate fitness improvement for every student
  6. Incorporate Positive Classroom Management Techniques for the Active PE Learning Environment
    Discover proven tips and techniques for guiding students towards responsible behavior and decision making in PE
  7. Integrate Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into Your PE Program
    Utilize trust building and teamwork activities to increase social emotional learning in your PE classes
  8. Maximize Student Engagement and Success in PE
    Experience appropriate intentional teaching strategies that will maximize engaging learning opportunities
  9. Align Your PE Program with the National Standards for Physical Education
    Learn innovative fitness and movement activities that align with the National Standards for Physical Education
  10. Receive an Extensive Physical Education Digital Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital handbook filled with sample lessons, f itness and movement oriented activities and teachable moment stories that you can use immediately in your physical education program

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Motivational, engaging and fun activities to increase health and fitness awareness of your students
  • How to help your students develop positive attitudes in your students toward physical fitness and healthy practices
  • Engaging physical education lessons that are easy to follow and use little or no equipment
  • Practical and effective strategies for teaching students leadership skills in the physical education setting
  • How to authentically assess student learning in the REAL world of physical education using a variety of feedback tools
  • Classroom management techniques for active PE classes that help maximize student learning time and decrease inappropriate behavior
  • Team building strategies that will help students understand their role on a team
  • Inclement weather activities
  • Life lessons to help students make responsible choices toward healthy lifestyles
  • Dance activities that will promote caring, passion, creativity and enhance the fitness levels of your students
  • Creative ways to design motivating PE lessons
  • Fun, effective and appropriate activities to help you build a trusting learning PE environment
  • Valuable insights on your own current teaching practices and how they align to developmentally appropriate practices for physical education

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

“To connect, to engage, and to create unforgettable experiences — these are the three qualities of every great teacher on the planet.”

– Steve Spangler

These words express the very values I strove to embrace in my role as a PE teacher and will be at the core of this seminar. It’s been my experience that when we truly understand the immense positive impact we can have on the lives of our students that we have a greater appreciation for our roles as physical educators that extend far beyond the next game or skill we introduce.

During the highly practical seminar I will share dozens of fun, cooperative, fitness oriented activities that your students will love. We will focus on team building, collaboration, rainy day options, objection manipulation, authentic assessment and dance. Also included in my seminar are proven management tips that especially apply to the physical education setting helping to motivate students to do their best and decrease inappropriate behavior.

Please join your colleagues and me for a day full of impactful lessons that can greatly increase your student’s engagement and success in physical education!

Pat Vickroy

P.S. You’ll walk away from this seminar inspired, motivated and prepared to use these strategies and activities tomorrow!

Who Should Attend

Physical Education Teachers and Specialists Working with Students in Grades K-8

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook giving you access to countless strategies. The handbook includes:

  • Highly effective teaching techniques to maximize participation
  • Team building and leadership development strategies
  • Quotations, stories and resources that will help your PE lessons come alive
  • Engaging strategies and tools to support the goals and objectives of the National Standards for Physical Education
  • Physical education lesson plans that focus on student success
For in-person seminars, registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the BER office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

Share Ideas with Other Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to share ideas with other educators interested in increasing the behavior and learning of their students.

Consultation Available
Pat Vickroy will be available to answer your specific questions and the unique needs of your own program.

Semester Credit Option
UMASS Logo Up to four graduate level professional development credits are available with an additional fee and completion of follow-up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate, will be available at this program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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