WHPE Annual Convention

Dates: October 23rd to October 25th, 2019

Hotel & Convention Center Location

Kalahari Resort
1305 Kalahari Dr
Wisconsin Dells
WI 53965

Hotel Reservations

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
1305 Kalahari Drive
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965

Click here to make a room reservation at the Kalahari

Reservation deadline: September 30, 2019

Room rate:

  • $109 Single-Quad occupancy for Wednesday and Thursday nights (nightly Resort fee waived)
  • $139 Single-Quad occupancy for Friday and Saturday nights, upon availability (nightly Resort fee waived)
  • Sleeping rooms are held under “Wisconsin Health and Physical Education 2019”

Registration Costs (after October 3rd)

  • Professional Registration for Current members: $150
  • Professional Registration including one year’s membership: $230
  • Student Registration for Current members: $60
  • Student Registration including one year’s membership: $95
  • Non-Member registration: $250


  • Convention registration can be completed onsite at the Kalahari Resort from 6-9 p.m. on Wednesday, and beginning at 7 a.m. on Thursday morning and 7:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

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2019 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, October 23, 2019Topic
12:00-4:00pmExpo set
4:00-7:00pmExhibitor set
6:00-9:00 pmRegistration
8:00-10:00 pmAll Convention Social
Thursday, October 24, 2019Topic
7:00am - 3:00pmRegistration
9:00am - 4:30pmExhibits Open
Session 1 8:15-9:15amTopicPresenter
M/S Dance1Rhythm is Everywhere: Let's Embrace It!Mally
Elem PE2PE EnergizersTennessen
M/S PE3Challenge Me - Teaching the Skills of Bouldering through GamificationCsiacsek/Read/Richardson/Youngmark
Elem PE4Tag, You're It: Transforming PE to Build Confidence and CommunityKuhrasch
APE5"Adapt and Conquer": A Paralympian's Perspective on Empowering & Supporting APE Students in PE & AthleticsTom Miazga
M/S PE6Sitting is the New Smoking: Increasing Movement Throughout the Day for Staff & StudentsHorst
Health7Your Circle of Influence: Find the Power Within itBerg/Lokken/Wentland/Whaley
Health8Supporting healthy minds & bodies with Children's Hospital of WI free e-learning resourcesNichols
Elem PE9Connecting Physical Education and the Classroom to Deepen and Broaden UnderstandingsSchwartz
Elem PE10USTA Net Generation - School TennisMiller/Veloff
Session 2 9:15 - 9:45am
Visit the Exhibitors - Coffee/Muffins Break in Exhibits Hall
Poster Session - Coffee/Muffins Break in Sandstone Hallway
Meet a WHPE Mentor - Survive Your First Year of Teaching! How? - for Future Professionals
APE Drop In/DiscussionGoodness
Meet and Greet with Tom Miazga
General Assembly 9:50 - 11:20am
Announcements/Elections/Award Recipients
Keynote presentation - Scott Welle
Session 3 11:30am - 12:30pmTopicPresenter
Elem Dance1Never Miss a Chance to DanceMulloy/Clark
Elem PE2Kids Love Scooters, You Should Too!Weidenbach
Elem PE3Cross Curricular PE: ELA and Math Activities for your PE ClassPhillips
M/S PE4Exciting Games and Activities to Develop SEL, Teamwork and LeadershipEmerson/Mueller
M/S PE5Adventure FitnessCandy
M/S PE6Incorporating Strength and Conditioning into High School Physical EducationFizel
Health7Postpone or Protect: Building Safe, Responsible RelationshipsNottingham
APE8To Include or not include? A perspective on inclusion in APEGoodness/Brown
Health9Be Sense-Able: Mindfully Connecting to Your Health and Well-BeingTrnka
K-Univ10Physical Activity Promotion - Get Your Students & Staff Moving Outside of the Classroom! Fencl
12:00 - 1:30pmPast President meeting and PP and Retiree lunch
12:30 - 1:30pmConvention Lunch on your own
12:30 - 1:30pmExhibitor lunch
12:30 - 1:30pmFuture Professional lunch/election
12:30-1:30 p.m.Fundraising Opportunities Info - Appetizer lunch
Session 4 1:40-2:40 p.m.TopicPresenter
M/S Dance1Beyond the Choreography (cont at 2:50 pm)Dado
Elem PE2Brainball - 16 years of proven research to improve Math, Spelling and Reading in PE!Ortiz/Taggart
M/S PE3Omnikin - Six Balls for Fitness and FunGooding
Elem PE4Eat Your Heart OutHomman/Cappozzo/Wolter/Raddatz
Elem PE5Movement SoupKoval
Elem PE6Experience Speed Stacks - Skillastics: A Group Activity!Burk
Health7Moving on Up: Teaching Skills Based Health Education Through MovementGorwitz
APE8A Step by Step Approach to Two-Wheel Bike RidingWagner/McMullen/Young
K-129Advocacy 101: Maximize Community and Financial Support to Promote Your #HPE Program!Petermann/Kestell
Health10Perspectives on Embedding Social Emotional Learning into Curriculum Using the Whole School Whole Community Whole Child ModelJones
General11Health. Happiness. High PerformanceWelle
Elem PE12Educational gymnastics from a best practice approachVang
Future Prof13Planning for a Year: 3 WaysWestphal/Maly/Pomeroy
14University of Wisconsin Chairs meetingGary Diffee
Session 5 2:50 - 3:50pmTopicPresenter
M/S Dance1Beyond the Choreography (cont from 1:40 pm)Dado
Elem PE2"ESCAPE" into a New Adventure with BreakoutEduMulloy/Clark
M/S PE3Paddling for PleasureGnewikow
M/S PE4Discover TchoukballKeating
Elem PE5Teaching Elementary Striking - Are You In or Out?Fick/Fritz
Elem PE6Advanced Lesson into Sport Stacking: Let's Get MovingBurk
M/S PE7Advocacy Checklist Toolkit: Your Guide to Increased Support for Your ProgramHorst
M/S PE8High School and Middle School Standards-based Grading in PEJohnsen/Drobot/Wiske/Lukasavitz
Health9THE GREAT BODY SHOP: A Comprehensive Health and SEL Resource for Grades PK-8thWegge/Stewart
Univ10College/University Roundtable Discussion (cont at 4:00 pm)Timm
Elem PE1110 Ways to Integrate Technology into PELa Fleur
12University of Wisconsin Chairs meetingGary Diffee
Health13JUUL un the Crown? Recent Developments in VapingJorenby/Amer. Lung Assoc.
Session 6 4:00 - 5:00pmTopicPresenter
Elem Dance1If You Can't Shake It, Then Fake ItTennessen
Elem PE2Activities with noodles and games that use Rock/Paper/ScissorsMaloney/Barton
M/S PE3Open Space/Evasion Games Candy
M/S PE4Parkour - Putting a Twist on Educational GymnasticsCsiacsek/Read/Richardson/Youngmark
M/S PE5Games by Eclipse Ball Designed to Encourage Students in Active PlayBenson
APE6Building a Sensory Hallway in Your SchoolWagner/Boyer
M/S PE7National Board Cert. for Professional Teaching Standards: Every Kid deserves a great teacher!S. Ortiz
M-Univ PE8Networking - Advancing the Field of Outdoor/Adventure EducationRamirez/Starck/Mickschl/Eggerichs
Elem PE9Higher Level Learning in PhyEdCrevcoure
Health10Integrating Mental Health Skills into Health and PE PracticeEdwards
Univ11College/University Roundtable Discussion (cont from 2:50 pm)Timm
Health12Aha Moments in Health - AgainBlanchette
5:15 - 5:50pm Minute to Win It! - Future Professionals
5:00 - 6:00pmAward banquet set up
6:30 - 8:30pmWHPE Awards Social
8:30 - 11:30pmAll Convention Dance - DJ
Friday, October 25, 2019Topic
7:15 - 7:45amWake Up YogaOtto/Gorwitz
7:30 - 10:00amRegistration
9:00am - 12:00pmExhibits Open
Session 7 8:00 - 9:00amTopicPresenter
Elem Dance1"The Brain on Movement" Bring it on!!!Haggard
Elem PE2Let's Get Moving: Elementary PE Games and ActivitiesGarrison
Elem PE3K-5 Instant Activities and Warm UpsGraham
M/S PE4Follow the Bouncing Ball: Use Your Imagination To Do It AllGorwitz/Otto
M/S PE5Games, Games, GamesJ. Ortiz
M/S PE6Most Valuable Program Available: Maximizing the Use of MVPA in PE with Heart Zones SystemBerkey
APE7PE for EveryBODY: Participating in a Different Pair of ShoesBuchman
Elem PE8Tiered vocabulary in Physical EducationTebo
Fut Prof9Successfully Navigating the Job WorldVan Mersbergen
M/S PE10Risk Management in Adventure and Outdoor EducationStratton/Mueller
Health11One moment lasts forever: Shaken Baby Syndrome/Abusive Head TraumaKainz/Whaley
Elem PE12Modeling 21st-century skills in a standards-based curriculumVang
Health13Hooks, Meaning-Makers, and Teaching with GRIT!Nottingham
Session 8 9:10 - 10:10amTopicPresenter
M/S Dance11,2,3 Lets move...Move to the Beat! at the Secondary LevelMaly
Elem PE2Nutrition On the GoHagenbach/Clark
Sec PE3#RUKind? Steps to achieving an inclusive or unified classroomDado
Elem PE4Instant Activity to Invasion GLO'sKroening
Elem PE5Let's Play! Activities to get your students thinking and moving!Zerby
M/S PE6Heart Zones Network Clinic: Updates, Advanced Training and Implementation StrategiesBerkey
K-127health.moves.minds - SHAPE America's Service Learning ProgramKestell/Erdman/Norby
Fut Prof8Urban Education: What Health and Physical Educators Should KnowFuller/McGowan
APE9Transition in Adapted PESwenson
M/S PE10Standards based grading in middle school Physical EducationJohnson/Cyrtmus/Larue/Smith/Parsons/Smet/Zierten/Raduechel/Lor
Health11How to Relax and Increase Productivity in the ProcessKuhtz/Whaley
K-1212Burnout: An Educator's guide to recognizing and preventing career burnoutAllen
Health13Creating Relationships in the Health ClassroomBlanchette
General14WHPE Grants SessionMarx
Session 9 10:20 - 11:20amTopicPresenter
Elem Dance1Uncovering the Hidden Opportunities in DanceMally
M/S PE2High School Initiatives, Ice Breakers, Problem solving, Trust falls and moreWiesjahn
M/S PE3The Fun Side of Social and Emotional Learning (cont at 11:30 a.m.)Candy
K-124STEP IT UP - get your GAME ON! an American Ninja Warrior inspired eventFlannigan
Elem PE5Student Leadership at Recess (cont at 11:30 a.m.)Dever
M/S PE6Violence Prevention for Today's Youth (cont at 11:30 a.m.)Misch
Elem PE7Purposeful Play - Aligning Activities to StandardsGraham
M/S PE8A practical approach to performance assessments in Physical EducationVan Mersbergen/Sowa
Health9Making Good Decisions PossibleBieszk/Dickie/Jadin/Tackmann
Health10Stress management: all the info you need to enhance a unit or teach a semester long courseChironis
APE11Teaching Social Skills Through Cooperative Games in PEMcMullen/Wagner
Session 10 11:30am - 12:30pmTopicPresenter
Elem PE1The Freedom of Choice will Allow Your Students to Personalize Their LearningSchwartz
Elem PE2Get Your School Moving: Creative Brain Breaks to Ignite LearningMueller
M/S PE3The Fun Side of Social and Emotional Learning (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Candy
M/S PE4Fitness Activities for Learning, Assessment and FunJohnson/Carthage
Elem PE5Student Leadership at Recess (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Dever
M/S PE6Violence Prevention for Today's Youth (cont from 10:20 a.m.)Misch
M/S PE7Shift your Mind and your body will followOtto
Elem PE8Using Team Shake to bring more equity to PE Mann
Health9One Love Foundation: An Innovative Approach to Relationship EducationLloyd
Health10Becoming an Advocate: Skills Style!Lacasse/Kok/Maier/Kroll
APE/Sec PE11ASAP: How everyBODY can play TOGETHER today for a better tomorrowBuchman/Brown
1:00 - 3:30pmMaureen's Board/Convention Wrap up Meeting