2014 MNAHPERD State Conference Keynote Speakers

“Teaching Learners to Think on Their Feet”

Monday, November 3 & Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Wayzata High School

Chris Freytag

 

Chris Freytag is a nationally recognized fitness expert, speaker, and contributing editor to Prevention magazine and an author of several books. Chris has served as the chairman of the board for the American Council of Exercise for several years, and was named as a top ten influencer in the world of fitness by Sharecare.  Chris has appeared nationally  in SUCCESS magazine, on The Today Show and as a regular healthy lifestyle guest on QVC. Chris also appears weekly on NBC’s Minneapolis/St. Paul affiliate Kare 11 News, in a segment called Motivation Monday, featuring  actionable nutrition and exercise tips. 

 

Known for her high energy style and dynamic presentations, Chris inspires audiences in both corporate settings and on the national stage with her mission to motivate bodies and empower minds.

 

Chris resides in Minneapolis with her husband. They have three children ages 22, 20, and 17 and a dog named Dakota. When Chris isn’t working or working out, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, cooking, outdoor activities and giving back to her community.

Deb Tackmann

 

Deborah L. Tackmann, B.S., M.E.P.D., (Consultant) is an exemplary health education instructor, consultant and author in the Eau Claire Area School District in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.  She was selected as one of the top teachers in the nation by USA Today, was awarded national "Health Education Professional of the Year Award" by ASHA and AAHE, and is a Disney Teacher Award recipient. 

 

Deb is in high demand for her high energy and exemplary presentations and has keynoted and presented in over 25 different

states.

MacKenzie Mushel

 

MacKenzie Mushel has been selected as the SHAPE America National Dance Education Teacher of the Year 2014 in addition to being named both the Central District and Colorado Dance TOY in 2013.  She has been teaching courses in Dance, Health, Physical Education, and Adapted Physical Education for eight years.  For the past eight years she has applied her love of movement and dance in her work with students at Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins, CO.  MacKenzies devoted commitment to making dance accessible to all is demonstrated every single day in the stellar work she does in and out of her classroom.  She brings a unique energy and passion to her work that reveals itself in the high expectation she sets for her students and all they accomplish in her classes.  In MacKenzies time with Poudre School District she has been nominated for PSD Promising Teacher of the Year 2008 and PSD Collaboration Award 2011.  MacKenzies dedication to preparing teachers more adequately to teach dance is evident with her innovative facilitation of professional development across the state of  Colorado and presentations at multiple state and national conventions.

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Save The Date - 2014 MNAHPERD State Conference

“Teaching Learners to Think on Their Feet”

Monday, November 3 & Tuesday, November 4, 2014 - Wayzata High School

 

Call for 2014 Program Proposals

Imagine all the greatest educators under one roof sharing ideas, tricks of the trade and BEST PRACTICES related to HPERD!  Start planning now so you can take advantage of sharing those great ideas, tricks, and practices with fellow professionals.  Do a PRESENTATION.  Fill out the form – turn it in.  We Want You!!!

2014 Program Proposal Form(PDF)   2014 Program Proposal Form(Word)

Exploring the New 2013 National Physical Education Standards

and Grade Level Outcomes Training

 

The Minnesota Department of Health is pleased to partner with the Minnesota Department of Education and the Minnesota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance to offer a 4-hour informational workshop on the new 2013 National Physical Education Standards and K-12 Grade Level Outcomes. This training will provide information that may enhance current physical education programming through the exploration of the new national standards and outcomes. The workshop provides a process for participating schools to assess current programming and initiates an alignment process with the standards. The training is recommended for school staff including curriculum developers and physical education teachers. Teachers are encouraged to bring their current standards/outcomes/curriculum documents.

 

The purpose of this session is to:

 

  Overview of the research that shaped the development of the National Standards

  Introduce revised National Standards and Grade Level Outcomes

  Clarify intent at each level

  Identify a potential alignment process

 

There is no cost to attend this training; however, registration is required. Participation is limited to 30 attendees. CEUs will be available.

 

Registration:      7:30 a.m.–8:00 a.m.

Training Time:    8:00 a.m.–Noon

 

Sites and Registration Link:

 

For the following dates/sites Register here:  https://survey.vovici.com/TestSurvey.aspx?s=56206EE30857C960

 

***Additional Date added for Marshall School in Duluth MN.

June 11th              Marshall School; 1215 Rice Lake Road, Duluth MN 55811

June 18th              John Glas Fieldhouse; Bemidji State University, 220 19th St, NE Room: PE 240, Bemidji, MN 56601

June 19th              MN Dept of Education; CC 13, 1500 Highway 36, Roseville, MN 55113

 

Any Questions contact Mary.Thissen-Milder@state.mn.us

CONGRATULATIONS CENTRAL DISTRICT AWARDEES!

Minnesota is very proud of the great educators we have working with our children and young professionals. The passion, the leadership, the excellence demonstrated by our teachers is a true inspiration of our profession. Please join the MNAHPERD BOD in congratulating these three individuals that will receive recognition in St. Louis, April 1-5 at the Central District/National AAHPERD Convention. Read the Complete Release

 

Dr. Sue Tarr – Dr. Tarr will receive the Central District District Scholar award

Mike Doyle – Mike will be awarded the Central District Adapted Physical Education (K-12) Teacher of the Year

Amy Kaiser – Amy Kaiser is receiving a Central District Honor Award

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE
One year ago the MNAHPERD Board of Directors established an August to August membership enrollment. This is a reminder that all memberships will be due on August 1, 2013. You may fill out the mail in registration form or you may update on-line. If you do not wish to pay the credit card fee for on-line registration, it is perfectly acceptable to mail your membership with a check to Nancy Christensen – 25673 Muskrat Lake Dr., Detroit Lakes, MN 56501. You will receive a receipt with a membership card either way. We know that sometimes confusion results when there is change, we apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you!! Register Online for 2013 Membership

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President's Welcome

I am honored to lead our organization during 2014! We have a wealth of knowledge, experience, passion, and energy on our Board of Directors as well as thousands of health/physical educators (HPE) and developmental adapted physical educators (DAPE) across the state that all can work together to focus on the health and well-being of our school-age children.

We still have a lot to do in our profession to ensure that the students of Minnesota have access to knowledge and opportunities to learn (and practice) positive health and physical education behaviors/skills. As Dr. Jane Greenberg (2013 conference keynote speaker) noted, this generation’s children will live 5 years LESS than their parents! It MUST be our mission as HPE/DAPE educators in Minnesota to give them these 5 years back and much, much MORE!

My goals for this year include increasing membership, especially future professionals – as they are our future! I am also focused on increasing our regional workshops – getting ‘good stuff’ out to teachers in their own backyard. This is especially important for those teachers who are unable to attend the fall conference and for teachers to have options DURING the year to get rejuvenated! Finally, I am excited about our fall 2014 conference and putting together yet ANOTHER great conference for the HPE/DAPE teachers in the state!

Here is to a GREAT 2014 – email me (sjtarr@stcloudstate.edu ) with ANY suggestions, questions, or concerns regarding our organization! Looking forward to seeing you at a regional workshop and the fall conference November 3-4 at Wayzata High School!

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