WHPE Annual Convention

2021 WHPE Convention

Convention Dates

  • October 27-29, 2021

Hotel & Convention Center Location

  • Kalahari Resort and Convention, Wisconsin Dells, WI  53965
  • Click the following link to make a reservation

Room rate

  • Room rates – $109 single-quad
  • for reservations call 877-253-5466
  • Mention “Wisconsin Health and Physical Education 2021 Room Block”

Early Bird Registration – available up to October 1, 2021

  • Click here for online registration
  • Professional registration for current members $135
  • Professional registration including one year’s membership $215
  • Student registration for current members $50
  • Student registration including one year’s membership $85
  • Non Member registration $240

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2021 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, October 27, 2021Topic
12:00-4:00 p.m.Expo set
4:00-7:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set
6:00-9:00 p.m. Registration
8:00-10:00 p.m.All Convention Social
Thursday, October 28, 2021Topic
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Exhibits Open
Session 1 8:15-9:15 a.m. TopicPresenter
Elem1Games, Games, Games! PE with PalosTaggart
Elem2Incorporating Children's Books into Educational GamesStephenson/Cole/Friday/Morrin
Sec3Daily Dose of Iron with Arneson and HeathArneson/Heath
Sec4Joyful JumpingDado
Sec5Speed and Agility Training in High School Physical EducationFizel
APE6Adapted PE: How or What Do I Teach with Limited Paraprofessional Support?Kleinhans/Brown
Health7ANTS: How to take control of the picnic inside of your headWentland
Health8Skills Based Health: Putting Students FirstOrtiz/Rohloff
K-129Unspoken No More: Addressing EDI, Trauma, Wellness in and out of the ClassroomFuller/Simenz/Ruffalo/Nelson/Barry/Cameron/Hansen
Sec10Intro to TennisSiefert/Boyd
Sec11clipse Ball - An inclusive, fun, and engaging activity for allVorwald
Session 2 9:15 - 9:45 a.m.
Visit the Exhibitors - Coffee Break in Exhibits Hall
Poster Session - Coffee Break in Sandstone Hallway
Meet a WHPE Mentor - Survive Your First Year of Teaching!
General Assembly 9:50-11:20 a.m.
Announcements/Elections/Award Recipients
Keynote presentation - Scott Todnem
"Health and Wellness: A Life-Saving, Life-Changing, and Life-Sustaining Experience"
Session 3 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.TopicPresenter
Sec1Favorite TOY Best Practice Activities for Middle School and High School PEBailey/Vorwald/Mueller
Elem2Never Miss a Chance to DANCE with TOYS!Mulloy/Clark
Elem3"Jumpstart" Your Students' BrainsSelby/Herber
APE4Teaching Balance, Stability & Body Awareness to Early Childhood & Preschool Students with DisabilitiesAinslie/Gonzalez/May/Sierra/Tolle
Sec5All Sports Golf Interactive Physical Education UnitFortier/Johnson/Swenson
Sec6Finding JOY in the BEAT!Mally
K-127Fundraising for Physical Education: Tips and StrategiesMcKinney
Elem8Team Teaching - How to Make it WorkCarlson
Health9Capture Culture in the Classroom - MW Health TOYBlanchette
K-1210Initiatives Underway at SHAPE AmericaMorris/Fuller
Univ11Higher Education RoundtableJohnson
Sec12How Technology has Enhanced Teaching & Learning in Our DistrictKuhtz/Repovsch/Kuntz
12:00-1:30 p.m. Past President meeting and PP and Retiree lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Convention Lunch on your own
12:30-1:30 p.m. Exhibitor lunch
12:30-1:30 p.m. Future Professional lunch/election
Session 4 1:40-2:40 p.m.TopicPresenter
Sec1What's in your Backpocket? Fitness Based Activities to get your students Moving!Maly
Elem2Reused, Recycled, Renovated Activities - FeaturedKaren Fish
Elem3Omnikin: Have a BALL with Action-Packed Fun for All!Williams
APE4P.E. for everyBODY: Participating in a "Different Pair of Shoes"Buchman/Brown
Elem5OPEN - Invasion Games to Keep Kids Moving!VanKlei
Sec6Critical Thinking Infusion (CTI)Glonek/Anderson/Marfilius/Swenson
K-127Practical Applications of Assessment Aligned with Grade Level OutcomesBeddoes/Sazama/Stephenson/Starck
Sec8Strength and Conditioning in High School Physical EducationFizel
Elem9Using Technology in PEGearhart/Bisswurm
Health10Bridging Lessons in the Health ClassroomTodnem
K-1211Addressing Equity in Physical Education and HealthLovings/Sullivan/Witkowski
Session 5 2:50-3:50 p.m.TopicPresenter
Elem1Strengthen Your Core: Combine ELA, Math and PEZerby/Vogt/Phillips
Elem2Teaching Tactics of TagCsiacsek/UWRF
Sec3Let's go on a GooseChase: Using scavenger hunts to teach content & build social connectionsBailey
Elem4Junior Chefs On the Move: Empower your students to make healthy nutrition choices Hagenbach
Elem5Two Pieces of Tape, 3 D's, Metaphors, and Analogies: How Do You Cue?Westphal
FP6Survive and Thrive During Student Teaching!Mueller
K-127Grading in Physical Education: Moving towards the StandardsStarck/Stephenson/Sazama
K-128WHPE Grants sharingMarx
Sec9Making the PE and Health environments accessible by "UDL" ingPfister/Schreurs
Health10"Sex and Politics" ...Where do we Start?Zemke/panel guests
Sec11Using Pear Deck with SHAPE America Standards & GLO's for Students at Home or In-PersonDoyle
Health12"Let's Talk Careers" in the Health ClassroomHookstead/Weinert
Session 6 4:00-5:00 p.m.TopicPresenter
Elem1Brainball - integrate Spelling, Reading, & Math through active playTaggart
Sec2Multicultural GamesFencl
Elem3OPEN - Plug Fitness Into Every Class!VanKlei
K-124Health. Moves. MindsMulloy
Elem5More than just a stationary activity - experience Speed Stacks!Burk
K-126Pursuing the National Boards for Professional Teaching StandardsOrtiz
Elem7Creating Standards Based Grading Rubrics for Elementary Physical EducationFick
Elem8Teaching On an Island (The only PE teacher in the building and networking)Ambort
Health9Assessment in Action - MW Health TOYBlanchette
APE10ASAP: How everyBODY can play TOGETHER today for a better tomorrowBuchman
Sec11Making it Official Beginning a Sports Officiatinig Course in your School - National TOYMaly
5:15 - 5:50 p.m. Minute to Win It! - Future Professionals
5:00-6:00 p.m.UW-L Alumni social
5:00-6:00 p.m. Award social set up
6:30-8:30 p.m.WHPE Awards Social
Friday, October 29, 2021Topic
7:30-10:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
7:30-10:00 a.m. Registration
Session 7 8:00-9:00 a.m.
Sec1Life of the party line dancingDado
Elem2Homemade/Instant Activities - FeaturedFish
Elem3Personalize Learning from the Top-DownSchwartz
Elem4Golf Made Simple for Grades K-5Mueller
Sec5Cardio Drumming/Rhythms in PEZwettler/Brown
K-126GAME ON! An American Ninja Warrior Inspired eventFlannigan
APE7Adapted Sports League - Where Do I Start?Kleinhans/Slussed
Health8They are Talking About Your Health class!Zemke
K-129Wisconsin Physical Education Standards New and ImprovedKroening/Lovings/Fuller
Sec10New SPARK APP: The FIRST Physical Education Curriculum & Assessment APPFrank
Session 8 9:10-10:10 a.m.
Elem1Games from Other CountriesAmbort
Elem2Let's "T" It Up: Using Agility "T"'s in Physical EducationHagenbach
Sec3How to Incorporate Dance Fitness into Secondary Physical EducationStephenson/Dobbs/Krier/Sturtz
Elem4OPEN - Moving Right Away With Instant Activities!VanKlei
Health5Get Movin' in Health EducationCarthage/Johnson
K-126Incorporating MVPA in the WSCC Model: Using Objective Data to Drive Program Effectiveness & Student SuccessBerkey
Elem7How Technology Can Enhance Physical EducationLaFleur
FP8Urban Health and Physical EducationFuller/Rodriquez/Landry
Health9Infusing Health Skills into Your UnitsDamitz
Sec10Implementing an Adventure Ed/Outdoor Pursuits Unit using Essential elements & foundational skillsMickschl/Starck/Ramirez/Eggrich
K-1211Constructing Meaning through Exploration, Choice, and a 'Just Right Fit'Mally
Elem12Mindfulness in the Elementary PE classroomFick
Session 9 10:20-11:20 a.m.TopicPresenter
1TOY Shop - Elementary level (cont at 11:30 a.m.)Selby/Wendorf
2The Trifecta for everyBODYMaly/Dado
3Health TOY Extravaganza - A Healthy Helping of Skills & Stuff (cont at 11:30 a.m.)Blanchette/Wentland/Zemke
4How to use switches in PE for engagement - APE TOY (one hour session)Brown
Session 10 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.TopicPresenter
1TOY Shop - Elementary level (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Selby/Wendorf
2The Trifecta for everyBODY (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Maly/Dado
3Health TOY Extravaganza (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Blanchette/Wentland/Zemke