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2015 WHPE Annual Convention

Dates: October 28-30, 2015

Conference Location
Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
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Hotel Information
Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
Phone (Reservations): (877) 525-2427
Reservation Deadline: October 5, 2015

$99 (1-4 persons) includes waterpark passes Wed-Thurs

$129 (1-4 persons) includes waterpark pass Friday (based on availability


Please use this link for the early-bird online registration form which will be available through October 5, 2015.

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Exhibitor Information

College Credit

Earn One Graduate Credit at the 2015 WHPE Convention

Course Description:  ESS 560, Section 700 – 1 Credit 
Clinical Forum: 2015 WHPE Physical Education Workshops

Start date: October 29, 8 AM – 4 PM
End date: October 30, 8 AM – 1 PM

Tuition: $250 (credit course registration and payment are separate from Convention registration and payment)

Students enrolled in this course will attend 8 WHPE sessions. Students must complete a reflection paper (1-2 pages) for each session and collect signatures of presenters to document attendance. 

Registration: Contact Briana Meuer at
bmeuer@uwlax.edu or 608-785-6513

Materials due: November 8, 2015
Send to: Jooyeon Jin, Assistant Professor
Director of Graduate Physical Education Teaching Program
Director of Physical Activity Pedagogy Lab
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
161 Mitchell Hall, La Crosse, WI, 54601
608-785-8182 (Office); jjin@uwlax.edu

No Registration will be available onsite at the Kalahari. Please register in advance.


2015 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
4:00-7:00 pm Exhibitor Set  
6:00-9:00 pm Registration  
6:45-8:00 pm Wisconsin Health Award Ceremony/Social  
8:00-10:00 pm President Social/Reception  
Thursday, October 29, 2015
7:00 am - 3:00 pm Registration  
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Exhibits Open  
Session 1 - 8:00-9:00 am Presenter
Middle 1 Tchoukball: Team Sports Keating
Elementary 2 Glow and Grow your program Brady/Wentland
Elementary 3 Pedometers - Tools to Assess and Motivate Students Mueller
Elementary 4 DrumFIT-Exercising Body & Brain w/the magic of Polar Live Heart Rate Tech Shah/Sherbo
Dance-Elem 5 Hip Hop Dance Linehan/Lensing
High 6 Kubb - one of the Midwest's fastest growing backyard games Eggerichs/Lulloff
Middle 7 Flippin' PE Horst
Health 8 The Engaged Classroom Horne/Milne
Univ 9 Teaching Physics on the Ropes Course? Sky the Limit program at UWP Ringgenberg
APE 10 Goals with Gusto in Adapted Physical Education Monson/Happel
Middle 11 Fuel Up to Play 60 Idea Sharing Session Schaefer/Edge
Coffee/Tea/Muffins Break in Exhibits Hall - Visit the Exhibitors 9:00-9:40 am
General Assembly 9:50-11:00 am
Announcements/Elections/Award Recipients
Speaker - Naomi Hartl - SPARK
JRFH Passion Speaker - AHA
Session - 2 11:10 am - 12:10 pm Presenter
Elementary 1 NASCO's Station Activity Tool Box Perry
Elementary 2 Wacky and Wild warm-ups mixed in with movement fun! Roloff
Middle 3 Creating a student centered learning enviro in PE class w/the use of tech Pomeroy
Dance-H.S. 4 Fitness Freestyled - Krump Crews for Kids Mushel Ellis
High 5 Secondary Physical Education: Energizing Activities and Effective Assessments Vorwald
APE 6 Instructional Strategies to Facilitate Inclusion of Students w/Disabilities Lee
Health 7 How to Teach Communication Skills in a FUN & Interactive Manner Reichel/UW-L Students
Elementary 8 Rope Jumping For Fun and Fitness Rene Bibaud
Health 9 Getting to the "Core" through Integrated Health Education Stewart
High 10 Putting the "Different in Differentiation" Bieszk/Hunter/Wilhelm/Wentland
Univ/FP 11 Marketing yourself & landing your PE position right out of college Munoz
APE 12 Use of IEP Functional Goals in PE M. Johnson
12:10-1:20 pm Convention Lunch  
12:10-1:20 pm Future Professional Lunch  
11:30 am -12:30 pm Past President's Meeting  
12:30-1:30 pm Past President's/Retirees Luncheon  
12:10-1:20 pm JRFH Coordinators Lunch  
Session 3 - 1:30-2:30 pm Presenter
Elementary 1 Instant Activities Burrows
Elementary 2 Drums Alive, Rhythm Sticks, Parachutes and More Brown/Beine
Dance-H.S. 3 Partner Dance Rocks! Blanchette
Elementary 4 Stack Up!...Stack Down!...Move Around with Speed Stacks! TBD
Elementary 5 RunJumpThrow: Building a Foundation for Physical Literacy TBD
APE 6 Pairing students labeled "at risk" with APE students in peer teaching enviro Eggerichs/Bagniewski
Health 7 Moving Your Health Curriculum Gorwtiz/Wentland
Middle 8 FitnessGram 2015 - More than Assessment Frank
High 9 Effects of Cessation of Training Vs De-loading a Meta-Analysis Review Krepline
Middle 10 Heart Zones Smart Hearts System Holler/Gustafson
Univ/FP 11 Mock Interviews Marx/Sazama
Middle 12 Double Dutch and Long Rope Jumping Rene Bibaud
Session 4 - 2:40-3:40 pm Presenter
Dance-M.S. 1 Ballroom Without Partners:LineDanceSport Blaskowski
Elementary 2 TOY Favorite Activities Milbrath/Beringer
Elementary 3 The Morning Mile - Get Your Kids Moving in the Mornings! Koehler
Middle 4 Using Polar Go Fit web service to collect Fitness Data for students Gagstetter
Univ/FP 5 What does academic language sound & look like in PE? Sazama/Jones
Dance-Elem 6 Just Dance + YouTube=Rocking Great Dance Unit - Energize your dance unit Kroening/Schwartz
High 7 Going SOLO in PE: Using SOLO Taxonomy to support student learning Bailey
Middle 8 Implementing TGfU(TeachingGamesforUnderstanding) Model in your PE classes Pomeroy
Elementary 9 Assessment & Data Collection with Google Form Vang/Swanstrom
Health 10 Welcome to the Health Education Blog-o'shpere Bosshart/Jefson
APE 11 Adapted Aquatics: Great Equalizer for a Variety of Populations Paterson/Reiser/Berg
Health 12 What Do Teens Really Want to Know About Regarding Sex? Birds & Bees Reichel/Anderson
4:00 - 4:30 pm Demo Slam - come share your 2 minute great idea
4:00 - 4:30 pm New Board of Directors Training Meeting
4:00 - 9:00 pm ENJOY THE WATERPARK!!!!
7:00 - 9:00 pm WHPE Awards Ceremony
9:00 pm - 12:00 am All Convention Dance - DJ  
Friday, October 30, 2015
7:00 - 8:30 am Brett's Board at Kalahari  
7:30 - 10:00 am Registration  
9:00 am - 1:00 pm Exhibits Open  
Session 5 8:00-9:00 am Presenter
Elementary 1 Elementary Games and Strategies Brehm/VanderZanden
Middle 2 Sabakiball! Smith
High 3 Authentic Standards Based Assessment in P.E. Lukasavitz/Wiske/Johnson
4 Keynote: The Power of People Movers! Koehler
Health 5 Spicin' Up Sex Ed Horne/Milne
APE 6 Assistive Technology: What PE/APE Teachers Need to Know Laughlin
University 7 edTPA Round Table Sazama/McCabe
Coffee/Tea Break in Exhibits Hall - Visit the Exhibitors 9:00 - 9:40 am
Session 6 - 9:50-10:50 am Presenter
Elementary 1 Re-Think & Re-Tool Your Teaching with Centers! Kroening/Schwartz
High 2 Technology of Physical Literacy through Mind, Body & Spirit Gorwitz/Otto
Dance-H.S. 3 Zumbalicious Dance - "How To" for PE Mushel Ellis
Middle 4 Omnikins Balls: Fundamentals, Frolic, Fitness & Fun Raymond
Middle 5 Meeting the New SHAPE National Standards (cont at 11 am) Martinez/Mally/Felix
APE 6 Interdisciplinary & Innovative Ideas for Inclusion Happel/Monson
Elementary 7 Triple Threat: PE, Health & Cross-Curricular Concepts All in 25 Minutes Isler
Health 8 Using Google Apps for Educ. to create student centered learning in Health Pomeroy
K-12 Tech 9 Join the Global PhysEd Community Online (cont at 11 am) Hartl
Health 10 Supporting Transgender & Gender Expansive Youth in PE/Athletics Hohs/Anderson/Hacker
High 11 The S.M.A.R.T. Fitness Goals Project Ortiz
Elementary 12 Using Video to Assess/Evaluate Moderate to Vigorous Physical Act in PE Nelson/Simenz/Patterson
Session 7 - 11:00 am -12:00 pm Presenter
Elementary 1 Games, Games, Games! Taggart
K-12 2 Teaching Paddle and Ball Activities Sokol/Siegel
Elementary 3 Tying it All Together Burrows
Dance-Elem 4 Simple Mixers Anderson/Carlson/Misco
Middle 5 Meeting the New SHAPE National Standards (cont from 9:50 am) Martinez/Mally/Felix
High 6 Incorporating Personal Defense in Your School Wanta
APE 7 What the Severe Population is teaching us when we stop & watch Paterson/Reiser/Berg
Health 8 Teen Sexual Abuse: What Professionals Need to Know for Prevention/Response Litke/Hennessy
Health 9 What Do Teens Really Want to Know About Regarding Sex? Birds & Bees Reichel
K-12 Tech 10 Join the Global PhysEd Community Online (cont from 9:50 am) Hartl
Health 11 Driven to Better Health Anton/Hare
Elem 12 School of Rock…Climbing: How to 'Rock' Your Traverse Wall Jenn Ries
University 13 Building a Framework to Increase Physical Activity in a WI Community Nelson/Loehr/Lakowske
Session 8 - 12:10 -1:10 pm Presenter
Health 1 Authentic, Hands-on Projects for High School Health Spector
High 2 Let's go global: Teaching World Games Vorwald
Dance-K-12 3 Let's Move!...and Groove, and Dance! Mushel Ellis
Elementary 4 Going Green with Videos Bartel/Wehde/Cisler
APE 5 Assessing Students w/Disabilities in Your Inclusive PE Class Laughlin
Elementary 6 Fit Kids: The connection between physical activity & learning Massey
High 7 Citizen CPR (Hands-Only) Leader Training Wegge
8 WHPE Grants Sharing Session Fester
Elementary 9 OPEN for Skill Development and Fun Pickett


Questions regarding WHPE conventions may be directed to the WHPE main office at (608) 785-8175 or toll-free at 1-800-441-4568.


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