WHPE Annual Convention

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Dates: October 25-27, 2017

Hotel & Convention Center Location
Wilderness Hotel and Golf Resort
511 E. Adams St.
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965


Hotel Reservations

  • Call 1-800-867-9453
  • Identify yourself with the WHPE 2017 Conference at Glacier Canyon Lodge – Leader #449053
  • DEADLINE – October 3, 2017
  • Room Costs
    • Double Queen with Couch – Glacier Canyon Lodge – $99
    • 2 Bedroom Deluxe – Glacier Canyon Lodge – $139(all rates are subject to a $12.95 nightly Resort fee)

Registration Costs

  • Professional Registration for Current Members: $110 ($120 after 10/3/17)
  • Professional Registration Including One Year’s Membership Dues: $170 ($180 after 10/3/17)
  • Professional Registration Including One Year’s Dues for JRFH/HFH Coordinators: $140 ($150 after 10/3/17)
  • Student Registration for Current Members (Includes Lunch): $40 ($50 after 10/3/17)
  • Student Registration Including One Year’s Membership dues (Includes Lunch): $70 ($80 after 10/3/17)
  • Student Registration Including 5-Year/$99 Membership Dues (Includes Lunch): $139 ($149 after 10/3/17)
  • Non-Member Registration: $180 ($190 after 10/3/17)
  • Retiree and Past President Registration: $0

2017 WHPE Convention Proposal Form
Please use this link to submit your proposal to present at the 2017 WHPE Convention. Submission deadline is March 15th, 2017.

Online Registration
Please use the following link to register online (available through October 3, 2017)

Printable Registration
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Convention Downloads

Exhibitor Information

Featured Speakers

2017 Convention Schedule

Wednesday, October 25, 2017Topic
6:00-9:00 p.m.Registration
8:00-10:00 p.m.President Social/Reception
Thursday, October 26, 2017Topic
7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.Registration
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Exhibits Open
Session 1 8:30-9:30 a.m.TopicPresenter
Univ1Planting CSPAP seeds in PETE: 5 considerations for successCameron
APE2Making Physical Education Inclusive for all StudentsZwettler/Brown
Middle/Sec3Ready to go ideas to increase physical activity in and out of schoolHorst/Klein
Elem4Using Technology in Your Physical Education ClassroomSchwartz/Kroening
Elem5Exciting Warm-up and Movement GamesMueller
Middle6Dance? Not Me! Why not? C'mon, take a risk!Mally
Secondary7The First 7 Days: Building Postive RelationshipsMaly
Health8Live More while Embracing Stress & Stress Mgmt TechniquesReichel
Coffee/Tea/Muffins Break in Exhibits Hall - Visit the Exhibitors 9:30-10:00 a.m.
FP1Meet a WHPE Mentor/Leader
General Assembly 10:10-11:10 a.m.Topic
Announcements/Elections/Award Recipients
Speaker - Irene Cucina
"Together, We Can Make a Difference"
Session 2 11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.TopicPresenter
Future Prof1What You Really Need to Know About edTPAJohnson
Elem2School of Rock…Climbing: How to 'Rock' Your Traverse WallEverlast
Health3Let's Have Fun in Health Class Today!Lynch
Secondary4High order thinking with tinikling!Anderson
Elem5Advocating for Physical Literacy - Developing Competent & Confident MoversDrain
APE6Sensory Friendly Physical EducationBrown
Middle/Sec7How to Fast Track the First Course to Get to the "Meat & Potatoes"Heath/Wilhelm/Wentland
Univ8What's New on Campus - University Poster SessionTimm
12:30-1:20 p.m. Convention Lunch/Lunch and Learn with Division VP's
Elementary DivisionSharing Resources - a book, poster, lesson idea...anything that enhances the elementary PE classroom
Middle/Secondary Division - "What Does An Academic PE Classroom Look Like?"
Future Professional Division - Elections and Irene Cucina
APE Division - "Dairyland Games - Sports Opportunities for Students w/Disabilities"
University Division - College/University Round Table Discussion
12:30-1:20 p.m. JRFH Coordinators Lunch
12:30-1:20 p.m. Exhibitor lunch
Session 3 1:30-2:30 p.m.TopicPresenter
Health1Encouraging Healthy Relationshipss Across the CurriculumZeiger
APE2APE The Pulaski WayGoodness
Elem3Getting Kids Active in the ClassroomO'Flanagan
Elem4Dancin thru the School YearMulloy/Clark
Middle5No More Chest Straps for heart rate MonitorsGagstetter
Secondary6Maximizing Movement Potential: Simple Tools, Complex Results!Meeteer/Ditter
Elem7Progression of Invasion Games & Tactics at the Elementary levelWestphal
Middle8Fast and Furious FitnessDevore
Secondary9Games in Small SpacesMaurer/Mickschl
Session 4 2:40-3:40 p.m.TopicPresenter
APE1Utilizing "Exercise Buddy" iPad App for Autism Spectrum StudentsLee/Tymeson
Secondary2Concussion in Physical Education: Activities & PreventionRinggenberg
Health3Method to our MadnessWentland/Troeger
Elem4Growing a Green & Healthy School Through PE & Health/NutritionVaughan/Windjue
Secondary5Applying Creative Mode Fitness Strategies in Secondary PEGorwitz
Elem6Jump and Shoot Your Way to NashvilleFendos/Mueller
Elem7Literacy in MotionHagenbach
Elem/Middle8Tennis FUNdamentals - for kids of all agesEmerson
Middle9Line Dancing Through the Decades!Walch/Strittmatter
Session 5 3:50-4:50 p.m.TopicPresenter
Health1Let's Support Healthy Relationships & Human Sexuality in YouthReichel
Secondary2Empowering Students to be Well for LifeMyrland
APE3Adapted Physical EducationVodenlich
Middle4Making the Switch: Standards Based Grading in PEHorst
Secondary5Maximizing MVPA in your PE ClassLanier
Middle6TOY Favorites for Middle School PEMueller
Elem7Step Up your Sport Stacking Program!Burk
Elem8Fitness - Standards - Common Core - and so much more!Wadleigh
Elem9Advocating for Physical LiteracyDrain
4:00-5:00 p.m.Past President Meeting
6:00-7:00 p.m.Past President Social
7:00-9:00 p.m.WHPE Awards Ceremony
9:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. All Convention Dance - DJ
Friday, October 27, 2017
7:30-10:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Exhibits Open
Session 6 8:00-9:00 a.m.TopicPresenter
Univ1Increasing Physical Activity in a Wisconsin School DistrictNelson
Elem2Partnering for Success: Fuel Up to Play 60 Breakfast sessionEdge/Schaefer
APE3Inclusive PE: Strategies for Including All StudentsLanier
K-124Navigate, Unpack & Use: National Standards & K-12 Grade Level OutcomesMally
Elem5Elementary Games: Muscles, Bones, Money & MoreJodlowski
K-126Social and Emotional Learning in PE - Don't I Already Teach That?Cucina
Health7The Basics of Birth Control (Teaching Contraception)DeNuccio
Middle/Sec8You Heard Right…FREE Curriculum OPEN to All!Strenger/Devore
Secondary9Let's Dance with Words!Maly
Health10My Choice! Empowering Resiliency in YouthZemke
Session 7 9:10-10:10 a.m.TopicPresenter
K-121WHPE Advocacy Toolkit Forum: Tips & Resources to Promote PgmKestell/Hare
Elem2100 Mile Club's WINNING Partnership in WI: Ideas, Hints & TipsLubin/Olafson
Elem3Measuring MVPA with Blink Armband HRM: 21st Century PE!Kirkpatrick
General4WHPE Grants Sharing SessionFester
Secondary5No Fouls, No Injuries, No Arguing: TchoukballKeating
Middle6Get Ready to Jump and Dance!Dado/Dado
Elem7Cross Curricular Physical EducationSchlies/Wara
Secondary8Tactical AttackSazama
APE9Teaching Adapted Sports for Disability Awarenss in General PE (DBL)Lee/Tymeson
Health10Strategies for Teaching Students with Mental/Emotional DisordersMueller/Stratton
Session 8 10:20-11:20 a.m.TopicPresenter
Health1Let's Have Some More Fun in Health Class!Lynch
Secondary2Response to Intervention in HS PE: Partnership to Increase Phy LiteracyNelson/Simenz
Elem3Omnikin Balls: Fundamentals, Frolic, Fitness & FunGooding/Conrad
Middle4Technology in PEDevore
Elem5Personalized Learning in PE…Own It!Kroening/Schwartz
Secondary6Two Dudes DancingRidout/Roherty
Middle7Archery, It's Safe and Fun for PEJohnson/Schroeder
APE8Teaching Adapted Sports for Disability Awarenss in General PE (DBL)Lee/Tymeson
Session 9 11:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.TopicPresenter
Secondary1WIAA Sports Officiating, Coaching and the World of SportsKlein
Middle2FitnesGram Assessments: Time to Make it PersonalMaly
APE3WI Adaptive Sports AssociationGracz
Health4Applying Mindful Practices to Health and PEDelzer
Secondary5Dancing through the DecadesBauer
Middle/Sec6The Three I's - Inclusive, Inspiring, Instant Activities - Part 3Zimmerman/Glover
Elem7Safe Routes to School: Enhancing the Road to WellnssBlum
Elem8Reaching 50 Million Strong - It Starts with UsFritz/Kestell/Mueller
Health9Learning on the Move in Health EdGorwitz/Wentland
1:00-3:30 p.m. Patty's Board Meeting