DANCEPL3Y Comes to Arizona!

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  Be Positive! Be Fun! Be Yourself! Three simple rules to live by during a DANCEPL3Y workshop. Words not only perfect for the workshop, but for life.  My school, Highland Junior High, in Gilbert, AZ had the honor of being the first school in Arizona, to receive a DANCEPL3Y workshop.  Newly christened Certified DANCEPL3Y Kids Instructor and Arizona School Programs …

Arizona’s 17th Adapted Physical Education Conference Schedule- February 15, 2018

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7:30- 8:30                Registration and Breakfast-Atrium at Ability 360 8:30- 9:00                (Gym) Kick it up a Notch!  –  Presented by Danielle O’Reilly and Stephanie DiPiazza 9:10- 10:00              (Conference Room) Community Adaptive Sports Organizations  –   Presented by Tim Binning (Gym) Modified Tennis  –  Presented by Jill Christiansen and Jackie Marxx 10:10- 11:50          (Conference Room) Keynote Presentation- Inclusion in PE in the US and Around the …

NFL FLAG-In-Schools Curriculum Comes to Life with New Easy-to-Use Online Training Modules

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, News & Events

The NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 have teamed with SHAPE America to develop a new NFL FLAG-In-Schools online training course for health and physical educators. Designed for use in grades 3-8, these activities align with SHAPE America’s National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education (PE), and are easy to integrate into existing PE …

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter?

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals

What Is Physical Literacy And Why Does It Matter? BY TED TEMERTZOGLOU, @LIFEISATHLETIC Physical literacy is no different than other aspects of literacy. Kids aren’t born physically literate—just like they aren’t born knowing how to read or count. As a parent myself, I know you’re likely familiar with the terms “literacy” and “numeracy”. School boards across Canada have prioritized literacy and …

Moonlight Golf T-shirts Available

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations

Moonlight Golf to benefit Future Professionals in Health and Physical Education throughout Arizona  took place on Sunday , January 14 in Gilbert. T-shirts are still available. The cost is $15 and this year’s shirt is a soft cotton premium blend that is comfortable for both men and women. Shipping charges will be added. Please visit (Click Here) to place your order.

Direct Instruction Matters for all Children

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Best Practices

Evaluation of a direct-instruction intervention to improve movement and pre-literacy skills among young children: A within-subject repeated measures design Chloe Bedard1*, Emily Bremer2, Wenonah Campbell3 and John Cairney1, 2, 4 1Department of Health Research Methods, Evidence, and Impact, McMaster University, Canada 2Department of Kinesiology, McMaster University, Canada 3School of Rehabilitation Science, McMaster University, Canada 4Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada …

Introduction to the School Health Index

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, News & Events

Introduction to the School Health Index January 10, 2018 — 3-4 p.m. ET This presentation will introduce participants to the School Health Index (SHI), a self-assessment and planning tool for schools to improve health-related policies, practices and programs. Join this webinar : Understand how to complete the SHI; Identify updates to the 2017 SHI; Develop an action plan toward school improvement. …

New Best Practices Blog

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Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to introduce you to Morgan Pardy (Gilbert Public Schools) our Best Practices Chair. Please feel free to contact Morgan at