We need to prioritize physical education in our schools

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

A new school year has begun, but hundreds of thousands of students won’t get enough of one of the biggest necessities for their overall development: physical activity. In fact, only 24% of kids in the U.S. get the recommended daily hour of physical activity at least five days per week. One reason for this is that many schools are not adequately prioritizing physical …

Andy Milne to Keynote the 2019 Arizona State Convention

Heather Chewning, President Advocacy, Best Practices, Executive Director, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

Heather Chewning, President of Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to announce that Andy Milne will be the Keynote Speaker for the 2019 Arizona State Convention, November 21st.  Andy Milne has traveled around the world in his 23 years as a teacher and coach, teaching and coaching on four continents. Originally from England, Andy taught physical education in London …

First Call for 2019 State Convention Presentation Proposals

Heather Chewning, President News & Events, President's Message, Public Relations, State Convention

Submit Your Proposal Today! 2019 Arizona State Convention November 21 and 22  •  Phoenix Convention Center – West Building Arizona Health and Physical Education is requesting presentation proposals for the 2019 Arizona State Convention.  We are currently seeking proposals on a wide range of topics within these categories:      Adapted Physical Education Advocacy Coaching Dance Fitness and Conditioning Health Education Higher …

New Arizona Health and Physical Education President

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

Meet your new President. Her name is Heather Chewning and she teaches at Sunnyside High School in Tucson. Heather grew up dancing, playing outside, and running around the farm.  According to Heather this is where she developed her passion and love of play and being active. In high school she participated in Track and Field where she developed a love …

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Lynn Preble, Past-President Best Practices, News & Events, President's Message, State Convention

Are you ready to P.L.A.Y.? I know it is still summer break for most of you, but the time is quickly approaching for all of us to return to the profession we love! I hope you all had a restful and rejuvenating break and found some time to get meaningful professional development. Arizona Health and Physical Education has multiple opportunities …

2018 State Convention Highlights

Lynn Preble, Past-President News & Events, President's Message, State Convention

Ready…Set…P.L.A.Y. Physical Literacy for All Youth Are you ready for this? The Arizona Health and Physical Education 2018 State Convention is going to be epic! We have a full schedule of amazing sessions that you will not want to miss.  We have presenters coming from all over Arizona, from all over the country, and from all over the world! Our …

Wanted! Physical Education Professionals!

Lynn Preble, Past-President News & Events, President's Message

We need you! This organization can not be successful without it’s members.  The Association Board and Corporate Board is made up of physical education teacher’s just like you. We have full time teaching and coaching positions and families that take our time.  We understand how busy you all are as well.  It takes a small army to make each event …

And the 2018 Keynote is…Dean Kriellaars!

Lynn Preble, Past-President News & Events, President's Message, State Convention

I would like to formally announce the Keynote Speaker for the Arizona Health and Physical Education State Convention on October 24, 2018.  Dean Kriellaars is one of the foremost experts on Physical Literacy. This journey to secure Dr. Kriellaars as my keynote began over a year ago when I had the privilege to attend the International Physical Literacy Conference in …

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It’s Time to Advance!

Lynn Preble, Past-President News & Events, President's Message

“If you are not advancing, you are retreating.” A quote from Four Star General Oliver P. Smith. Teaching is not unlike war, in an abstract sense.  There are many daily battles that are won, and there are many that are lost.  Some of those battles are in the classroom, and some are outside of it.  But it is a war …