FEBRUARY 2014 LOON LINES
PHYSICAL EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOLS
Lessons Learned From ISD 728 PE Staff - Matt Johnson, Hassan
Elementary - Rogers
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As some of you have been aware, ISD 728 just approved major
reductions in PE and Health for next school year. I want to
share our story in the hope of saving other schools from
going through the same cuts in the future. My name is Matt
Johnson and I’m a Physical Education Teacher at Hassan
Elementary in Rogers, Minnesota (ISD 728). I am currently
teaching in my ninth year and feel we have a solid PE
program. We design our curriculum for every child to be
active during Physical Education class. Our students learn
lifelong skills that will help shape their future.
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.
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
Amy Kaiser – Amy Kaiser is receiving a Central
District Honor Award
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
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
FREE AAHPERD MEMBERSHIP
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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
(firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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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