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Assessment/Grading in Physical Education Presenters

This page features workshop presenters whose expertise is showing PE teachers how they can incorporate assessment and grading techniques in the PE classroom.

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Brenda Goodwin
Brenda Goodwin
Location: Springfield, MO (Missour State Univ.)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and Health
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Brenda is an assistant professor in the Kinesiology Department at Missouri State University in Springfield, MO. She has been in education for over 40 years starting as a high school physical education teacher as well as a tennis, track and field and cross country coach. She has been teaching at the university level for 15 years. She has made over 28 national peer reviewed presentations and she has been the Dance Managing Editor for PE Central for over 10 years. Brenda frequently conducts professional development workshops throughout the Midwest and in 1997 Brenda was the Missouri (MOAHPERD) and Central District of SHAPE America Dance Educator of the Year.

Presentation Topics for Brenda:

  • Project Based Learning for K-12 Physical Education
  • Keeping Kids Active Before and After School
  • Successfully Using the Flipped Teaching Method in Physical Education
  • Successfully Using the Flipped Teaching Method in Health Education
  • Assessment made Simple! Learn how to implement it in your classes!
  • Health teaching made easy!
  • Can’t Dance? No Worries! Add fun dances to your PE Program and Love it
  • Integrating Technology into Your Physical Education Program
  • And More...!


Sally Hope
Sally Hope
Location: Bowling Green, KY (Western Kentucky Univ.)
Grade Levels: PreK-12 and College PE
Teaching Experience: 36+ years, K-12 physical education and College PE
Presentation Experience: 20+ Years, Presentation Titles and Descriptions
Willing to present locally and throughout the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Sally Hope’s motivating, “hands on” presentations are presented with knowledge gained in 30+ years of experience teaching diverse populations and grade levels in a wide variety of teaching situations in states spanning the country from Florida to Wyoming. Her most recent experiences have been as a pedagogy instructor at the university level with stints at the University of Louisville, Eastern Kentucky University, Purdue University and Western Kentucky University. In 2006, Sally was selected as KAHPERD’s Outstanding University Physical Educator. She has regularly presented at state, regional and national conventions and workshops for over 20 years. She is a Physical Best Instructor, a PYFP Trainer and a PAL Trainer. Her involvement in state professional organizations and SHAPE America has enabled her to stay abreast of current trends in Physical Education, with particular interest in the areas of best practices, assessment and (everyone’s favorite) new activity ideas!

Presentation Highlights:

Sally has presented 75 + state, regional and national convention sessions, workshops, AAHPERD/SHAPE America workshops. Most recent presentations include:

  • Teaching the Concepts of P.L.A.Y using the TPSR Model, SHAPE Convention, 2016
  • Health Related Fitness: Do It Daily, KAHPERD Convention, Fall 2016; SHAPE America Southern District Convention, 2015
  • Health Related Fitness with Physical Best Flair, AAHPERD Convention, 2014; KAHPERD Summer Institute 2014; KAHPERD Convention 2014
  • Deviate, Innovate, and Motivate for the Ultimate Fitness Activities! SDAAHPERD Convention, 2014
  • Implementing Best Practices through Motivating Activities, Constellation Schools, Ohio, 2014


Presentation Topics (See Descriptions):
  • The Best Activity Ideas I Have Learned From Other Physical Education Teachers
  • Best Practices… Don’t Kill the Messenger!
  • Assessment: Valid, Standards Based and Painless
  • Getting Your School Community Moving
  • The Basic Steps to Teaching Physical Education
  • Willing to personalize workshop for school district needs

Francis M. Kozub
Mike Kozub
Location: Brockport, NY (SUNY Brockport)
Grade Levels: K-12 Adapted PE Teaching Experience: 26+ Years Presentation Experience: 20+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Dr. Kozub is a full professor at the College at Brockport and has taught at the University level since 1997. His primary research interests have focused on teaching children with disabilities, motivation and physical activity behaviors in individuals with and without disabilities. In the late 1980's and early 90's, Dr. Kozub was a physical educator in the public schools of New York and coached football, baseball, and basketball. Dr. Kozub is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (NSCA) and has competed nationally in both powerlifting and olympic style weight lifting. He has been a powerlifting coach for athletes with intellectual disabilities for the past four years and has prepared lifters for regional and state powerlifting meets.
Presentation Highlights:

Presented internationally, nationally, and regionally over 100 times since 1985.


Keynote Topics:

Role of assessment in today's educational climate, physical activity behaviors in children with disabilities, ethical concerns in including children with disabilities and program planning for individuals with disabilities.


Presentation Topics:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Assessment
  • Strength & Conditioning
  • And More...!


Cindy Kuhrasch
Cindy Kuhrasch
Location: Madison, WI (Univ. of Wisconsin)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE Teaching Experience: 28 Years Public School teaching Presentation Experience: 20+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Cindy Kuhrasch has had the opportunity to teach Health and Physical education to students in grades K-12, and undergraduate students as well. She is currently employed as a faculty associate in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin where she teaches courses in methodology, assessment community development and kinesiology. In addition, Cindy has served as a consultant in many school districts, working in the areas of curriculum development, instructional strategies, and technology. Cindy has over 25 years’ experience in course development, implementation and evaluation. She has presented on a wide variety of education topics at state, district, and national conventions, and has written numerous articles published in national educational journals.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), Partnership Network, "Physical Education and In-Service Teachers," School of Education, 2000 Observatory Drive.
  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), Wajciechowski, M. (Presenter & Author), Goodwin, B. (Presenter & Author), Project Based Learning in Physical Education, "Project Based Learning in Physical Education," PE Central, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kuhrasch, C. (Presenter & Author), South Korean Education Delegation, "The State of Physical Education in the United States," External Relations, 2000 Observatory Drive.
  • Kuhrasch, C. N. (Presenter & Author), Teaching & Learning with the iPad 2015, "Meta Teacher Evaluation: Empowering and Informing Teacher Development," Emerging EdTech, Raleigh, NC.


Keynote Topics:

  • The Value of Play
  • Technology
  • Trends in PE
  • Assessment


Presentation Topics:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Assessment
  • The Value of Play
  • Technology
  • PE Methods and Effective Teaching Principles
  • Curriculum
  • And More...!


Brian Mosier
Brian Mosier
Location: Carrollton, GA (Univ. of West Georgia)
Grade Levels: PreK-5 and College PE
Teaching Experience: 15+ years, K-12 physical education and university level.
Presentation Experience: 10+ Years, Presentation Titles and Abstracts
Willing to present locally and throughout the USA and Internationally. Can present throughout the year including the summer.
Bio:
Dr. Brian Mosier taught physical education for four years (2001-2005) at public schools in Tallahassee, FL, while earning a master degree in Sport Management. Brian then was an instructor at the Florida State University (2005-2010) while completing his doctoral degree in physical education, and is currently in his seventh year as an associate professor at the University of West Georgia and is the Department Chair of Sport Management, Wellness, and Physical Education. His research interests focus on the promotion of physical activity, effective teaching and supervision, and online learning. Brian contributes to the profession by publishing and presenting at the national, state, and local levels. Brian is currently a Master Trainer for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Technology Tips Editor for the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, the GDOE Physical Activity/Physical Education Committee, and is the GAHPERD State Fitness Coordinator.

Presentation Highlights:

  • Mosier, B., Cornett, K., Kay, C., & Metzler, M. (October, 2015). Integrating the Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Model in Georgia Elementary Schools. Presentation at the PETE/HETE Conference in Atlanta, GA.
  • Mosier, B., Kay, C., Franks, P., & Cornett, K. (February, 2015). Power Up for 30: Increasing Physical Activity in Georgia Schools. SHAPE America Southern District 2015 Convention. Atlanta, GA.
  • Mosier, B. & Heidorn, B. (April, 2015). Essentials of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Presentation at the SHAPE America Convention. Seattle, WA.


Keynote Topics:
  • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs


Presentation Topics:
  • Lifelong Fitness
  • Fitness Games
  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment
  • Educational Games
  • Educational Gymnastics
  • Comprehensive School Physical Activity Programs

Jorge Rodriguez
Jorge Rodriguez
Location: Houston, TX (Harvard Elem.)
Grade Levels: K-12 Physical Education
Teaching Experience: 10+ Years
Presentation Experience: 7+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally and is willing to do any length presentations. Can present year round.
Bio:
Jorge Rodriguez is originally from McAllen, Texas and now lives in Houston. He attended the University of Houston where he was a high jumper on the track team and earned his Bachelors degree in Kinesiology with a minor in health. Jorge later went on to receive his Masters degree in Educational Leadership from American College of Education. He is currently a physical education teacher at Harvard Elementary (an IB and STEM magnet school) in the Houston Independent School District, and is a Lead Teacher and the KEY teacher for physical education for the district. He is also an active member in Texas AHPERD, and sits on the recreation and social media committees and chairs the diversity section. Jorge absolutely loves his profession and is dedicated to do all he can to make it better!
Presentation Highlights:

  • June 2016 - Champ Camp, Half day seminar on constructivist approach in PE to an audience of 300 PE teachers.
  • April 2016 - SHAPE National Convention, I presented a 2 hour session on using augmented reality in PE.
  • March 2016 - California AHPERD, I was a guest presenter for Spark. I presented on Neuorscience, SOLO Taxonomy, and Cooperative Learning.
  • December 2015 - Texas AHPERD, I presented on how to use social media for professional development.


Keynote Topics:

  • Neuroscience in PE
  • Physical Literacy


Presentation Topics:

  • Technology
  • Cooperative Learning
  • Teaching Games for Understanding (TGFU)
  • Assessment
  • Neuroscience in PE

Scott Ronspies
Scott Ronspies
Location: Charleston, IL (Eastern Illinois Univ.)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and College PE Teaching Experience: 15+ Years Presentation Experience: 12 Years
Willing to present locally (1-4 hour drive). Can present in the Fall and Spring.
Bio:
Scott Ronspies is an Associate Professor at Eastern Illinois University in the Department of Kinesiology and Sports Studies. My research interests include physical activity/fitness promotion and assessment in youth, youth obesity, curricular/instructional models, effective teaching constructs, and academic achievement and fitness. The courses I teach at EIU include Elementary Physical Education Content (KSS 2400), Elementary & Secondary Physical Education Methods (KSS 3400/3401), and Graduate Research Methods (KSS 5000). I received my Ph.D. in Sport Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, fishing, and reading.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Assessment in PE: IAHPERD Fall 2015
  • Indiaca: IAHPERD Fall 2014
  • Sleep and BMI: AAHPERD Spring 2011


Presentation Topics (sample presentation outline):

  • Physical Activity/Fitness Assessment & Promotion of Youth
  • Youth Obesity
  • Body Composition
  • Curricular/Instructional Models
  • Academic Achievement/Physical Fitness
  • Effective Teaching Strategies
  • Assessment and learning
  • Teacher Work Samples
  • Appropriate Practices in PE
  • And More...!


Takahiro Sato
Takahiro Sato
Location: Kent, OH (Kent State Univ.)
Grade Levels: Middle School-College Physical Education
Teaching Experience: 10+ Years
Presentation Experience: 5+ Years
Willing to present locally, in the USA and Internationally. Can present in the fall and the summer and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Takahiro Sato is a Japanese native and an associate professor of Adapted Physical Education in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University. Takahiro's scholarly interests focus on physical education teachers' beliefs on teaching students with disabilities, diversity and social justice of students and teachers of color in physical education, and international students' experiences in higher education. He is a nationally certified Adapted Physical Educator and a Fellow of the Research Consortium of SHAPE America. He is currently offering Ohio APE graduate endorsement approved by Ohio Department of Education. His program develops collaborative relationships with interdisciplinary faculty colleagues, students, and PE and APE teachers engaging in the program examination of learning.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Sato, T., Samalot-Rivera, A., & Kozub, F. M. (April, 2016). New graduate students’ transition: Academic experiences of adapted physical education Programs. Paper is accepted for presentation at SHAPE America Convention, Minneapolis, MN, 2016.
  • Sato. T., Hodge, S. R., Samalot-Rivera, A., Volmar, V. (October, 2014). Physical Education Teacher Candidates’ Perspectives about Instructing Children with Disabilities in Adapted Aquatics. Abstract is accepted for the presentation at North America Federation of Adapted Physical Activity Symposium at University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, 2014.
  • Sato, T. (July 2013), Modified Physical Activities, Games, and Sport. Global approach of Adapted Physical Education Workshop, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan
  • Sato, T. (October 2010). Placement Decision of Students with Disabilities in Physical Education - Workshop, Hudson City, Schools, Ohio


Keynote Topics:

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Social Justice and Diversity
  • International Students


Presentation Topics:

  • Inclusion/Adapted PE
  • Assessment
  • Online APE Professional Development
  • Culturally Relevant in Teaching
  • Practicum
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • English Language Learners
  • International Students


Kevin Tiller
Kevin Tiller
Location: Andover, MA (West Elem.)
Grade Levels: PreK-MS Physical Education
Teaching Experience: 21+ Years
Presentation Experience: 16+ Years
Willing to present locally (within 4 hour drive of workshop) and would prefer to do 3 hour presentations. Can present in the summer and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
My name is Kevin Tiller and I am the Physical Education teacher at West Elementary School in Andover, Massachusetts. I have been a Physical Education teacher for 20+ years both in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. I graduated from Plymouth State University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education (Teacher Certification concentration). I then graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1996 with a Master of Science degree in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Education concentration). I absolutely love being a Physical Education teacher and love to share what I have learned over the years in workshops!
Presentation Highlights:

University Of New Hampshire workshop facilitator for courses in:

  • Data Driven Assessment In Physical Education (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Incorporating Math Into Physical Education (2012, 2013)
  • Enhancing Instruction Through Technology In Physical Education (2012, 2013)
  • Using iPads And iPods In Physical Education (2012, 2013, 2014)


Keynote Topics:

  • Assessment
  • Motivation
  • Best Practices


Presentation Topics:

  • Technology Integration
  • Assessment
  • Program Planning
  • Theme Based Physical Education
  • Multicultural Physical Education
  • Math Integration Into Physical Education


Misti Wajciechowski
Misti Wajciechowski
Location: Richmond, VA (VCU)
Grade Levels: K-12 PE and Health Teaching Experience: 18 Years Public School, 4 Years at College Level. Nationally Board Certified in PE Presentation Experience: 15+ Years
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present throughout the year including the summer and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Misti Wajciechowski is an assistant professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Education. She has 18 years of public school experience and currently is in her fourth year in higher education. She received her Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from VCU, is Nationally Board Certified, and is working toward her PhD in education. She has presented at the National, State, and local levels specifically on the topics of pedagogy and incorporating technology into the field of health and physical education as a means to enhance the educational experience for students. Misti was chosen as the Virginia Middle School Physical Educator of the Year in 2004, the National Health Educator K-12 in 2010, and was just recently selected as the College/University Physical Educator for the state of Virginia for 2015. She also just recently presented Project Based Learning in Secondary PE to the PE teachers in Henry County GA in March of 2016 with two other PE Central Presenters.
Presentation Testimonials: "We want her to come back and spend more time with us", everything she shared was useful, and I can't wait to implement these strategies", "this was the best PD we have had in a long long time".
Presentation Topics:

  • Project Based Learning
  • Technology
  • Assessment
  • Physical Education K-12
  • Health
  • Adventure Education (Biking, Adventure Racing, Geocaching, non-traditional activities)
  • And More...!


Keynote Topics:

The importance of starting P.E. and fitness in children beginning with preschool. Lots of statistics on how large corporations are already influencing young children to be inactive, eat poorly and develop unhealthy lifestyle habits. People need to be motivated to start the process of teaching nutrition and physical skills/activity to children as young as age 2 to prevent diseases now being seen in childhood. By the time children are in the elementary grades it's much harder and critical times for learning skills may have passed.


Tom Winiecki
Tom Winiecki
Location: Manlius, NY (Mott Road Elementary)
Grade Levels: Elementary PE Teaching Experience: 28 Years Public School teaching. Nationally Board Certified in PE Presentation Experience: 16+ Years (see Presentation Topics and descriptions)
Willing to present locally and in the USA. Can present during Fall and Spring and is willing to do Keynote presentations.
Bio:
Tom Winiecki is a Physical Education teacher in the Fayetteville-Manlius School District in Central New York State. He has taught at the elementary level since 1981. He was named the NYSAHPERD Central North Zone Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2003, the NYSAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the year in 2010 and the NFL Network Physical Education Teacher of the Year in 2013. Tom was National Board Certified in 2005 and re-certified in 2015. He serves on the District Curriculum Council, Technology Committee and Wellness Committee at Fayetteville-Manlius. He is also the K-12 Physical Education Curriculum Coordinator at Fayetteville-Manlius. He has presented at the local, zone, state and national level on a wide range of topics related to physical education. Tom has also taught as an adjunct professor at Syracuse University in 2007. He has been a Section Editor for PHEAmerica (formally PELINKS4U) since 2000.
Presentation Highlights:

  • Spring 2014 AAHPERD National Convention, St. Louis, MO, Teaching in Themes in K-12 Physical Education
  • Fall 2015 NYSAHPERD Convention, Verona, NY, Creating a Culture of Physical Activity in Your Building
  • Fall 2013 NYSAHPERD Convention, Verona, NY, "Why Do I Have to Learn This? Here is the Answer!"
  • Spring 2015 Fayetteville-Manlius (NY) District Education Fair, Physical Activity and Academic Success


Keynote Topics:

  • Physical Activity for a Lifetime
  • Teaching to Become Obsolete to Our Students


Presentation Topics (see descriptions of each):

  • A Culture of Physical Activity
  • Integrating Physical Activity into the Classroom
  • Making Assessment Easy and Student Centered
  • Teaching in Common Themes/Not Separate Units
  • Using Pedometers and Heart Rate Monitors with Elementary Students
  • Curriculum Mapping
  • And More...!


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