#PhysEdSummit Retro Badges

The #PhysEdSummit begins on August 26th at 8:00 AM Eastern Time, but that doesn’t mean that the learning starts then.  This year we challenge you to begin your professional development before the #PhysEdSummit!  We are offering 7 different “Retro Badges” for individuals that would like to learn from past #PhysEdSummit sessions.  We have compiled common themes from all #PhysEdSummits and are excited to help you learn about a theme(s) that you are most interested in.  The themes for these “Retro Badges”  are technology, health, physical literacy, assessment, dance, TGfU, and fitness.  Please click on the themes below to see our themed playlists and to begin working on that “Retro Badge”:



Physical Literacy





#PhysEdSummit Physical Literacy Sessions – Retro Badge

Here will be the listing of all physical literacy presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different physical literacy sessions, then you will earn a #PhysicalLiteracy retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!

#PhysEdSummit 1.0 with Kim Hlewka & Tracy Lockwood

Physical Literacy

Session Description:  The benefits of using Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) in PE classes and what change this brings for teachers and students and the ways in which teachers have to change the way they teach from traditional learning in PE.  The addition of questions (how we ask questions to our students, types of questions and when we ask them) and looking for learning in the classroom through Visible Thinking Routines (VTR) has the power to really see what your students are thinking and how they view the conceptual learning in PE.  VTRs are for every classroom (not just PE) but they can really have powerful affects on the learning in PE and for team discussions – a great tool to add to your repertoire.

#PhysEdSummit 2.0 with Amanda Stanec & Bill Walters

Physical Literacy Part 2

Session Description: Bill and Amanda will lead a session which will leave attendees with a deep understanding of physical literacy, and its role within a quality physical education program.  Moreover, they will examine what schools can do in and outside of PE class to better support students’ and staff’s physical literacy development. In doing this, Bill and Amanda will share some history, evidence and practical tips so attendees will feel energized and strategic in next steps upon completion of the presentation. These professionals are great friends and really excited to collaborate on this session for the amazing #physed peeps in twitterverse. Oh, and yes, you will be moving!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Dolly Lambdin, Jackie Lund, and Bob Knipe

Being an Ambassador for Physical Literacy: Tools You Can Use

Session Description: Life is short. There is no time to waste in speaking up for causes we believe in if we want to make a difference in this world. #PhysEdSummit 3.0 touches physical education teachers across the globe who are committed to a cause and that cause is quality physical education for every child, leading to physical and health literacy for all. We all want every child to develop the competence, confidence, habits and desire to be physically active and make healthy choices now and for the rest of their lives. This presentation showcases tools (data, storytelling, and SHAPE America Advocacy Center) that can help us each advocate within our communities (as well as at national levels in the USA) for the importance of physical education in developing physical literacy for all. By joining our voices together and using best practices we can make physical and health literacy as respected and desired in our youth’s schooling as language literacy and mathematical literacy have been to date. Gain new ways to add your voice to the chorus.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Dean Kriellaars

Using a Circus Arts Instruction Approach in PE to Improve Physical Literacy

Session Description: This session will discuss the benefits of using a circus arts instruction approach in PE to develop motor competencies, confidence and motivation of grade 4 and 5 children. This approach dramatically reduced the gender gap in movement skills, and made substantial improvements in various domains of physical literacy compared to standard PE. This was likely due to the inclusive and participatory nature of circus.

#PhysEdSummit 5.0 with Dean Kreillaars

Closing the Gender Gap in Physical Literacy and Activity

Session Description: In this presentation, Dr. Dean Kriellaars will identify the gender gap in affective, cognitive, physical competence, social, and behavioural characteristics. Then he will report on applied research that has been completed in physical education and after school programming and share how to close the gap by identifying successful strategies.

#PhysEdSummit 5.0 with Dr. John Cairney

Physical Literacy and Global Development in Children

Session Description: In this talk, Dr. Cairney will explore the links between physical literacy and child health and development. Suggestions for using physical literacy as a tool for improving child health and learning outcomes, and the evidence to support will be provided.

#PhysEdSummit 5.0 with Dean Dudley

Critical Considerations of Physical Literacy Policy

Session Description: Article 3 of the International Charter for Physical Education, Physical Activity and Sport clearly states that Health, Sport, and Education agencies must participate in creating a strategic vision and identify policy options and priorities that enable the fundamental right for all people to participate (or have the opportunity to participate) in meaningful physical activity across their life course. Physical literacy is a rapidly evolving concept being used in policy-making but has been limited by pre-existing and sometimes bias interpretations of the construct. The aim of this presentation is to present a model of physical literacy policy considerations for key decision makers in the fields of public health, recreation, sport, and education that is consistent with international understandings of what the construct is, and how it is to be used in order to achieve established and developing public health, recreation, sport, and educative goals. Internationally debated definitions of physical literacy and the wider construct of literacy were reviewed in order to establish common pillars of physical literacy in a policy context.

#PhysEdSummit 5.0 with Gord Zubyck

PE & LTAD: The Perfect Fit

Session Description: The Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model is a framework for developing physical literacy. This presentation will look at how the LTAD framework, when combined with PE curriculum, can provide the quality physical literacy experiences that allow every student to explore the various physical activity pathways that lead to being active for life. LTAD is student-centered, addresses meaningful competition, encourages the assessment of physical literacy, and is based on developing programs that are inclusive. This presentation will link the 10 Key Factors of LTAD to physical education.


#PhysEdSummit Technology Sessions – Retro Badges

Here we will be listing all of the technology presentations that have been presented on during a #PhysEdSummit. Please enjoy the learning experience and remember if you watch three different technology sessions, then you will earn an #Technology retro badge for the 2017 #PhysEdSummit!

#PhysEdSummit 1.0 with Christina Krein

Integration of Meaningful Technology

Session Description:  The audience will see the many ways I implement technology without losing classroom and activity time. All of my uses of technology are fitness based and developed to help students stay motivated and reach their personal goals.

Ideas/examples and lessons that I will present are:
–     Using QR codes with PE
–     Flipped classroom style ( Students learn digitally using blendspace and I utilize google form for summative assessments)
–     Using mobile devices in the classroom
–     Implementing Bluetooth for circuit training
–     Utilizing google presentation for students to work collaboratively on fitness concepts
–     Google apps ( Map my run etc….)
–     Using motivating fitness testing music
–     Heart rate monitors

#PhysEdSummit 2.0 with Matthew Bassett and Mihai Catrinar

iPads in Physical Education

Session Description: For many, assessment is a dirty word for a physical education teacher. Assessment should not be a scary topic for a teacher and is necessary for a quality program. Teachers can utilize mobile technology to incorporate assessments into physical education with ease. Assessments can help a teacher guage learning, guide instruction, and provide constant feedback on what needs to be improved. Whether you have one mobile device or fifty, this session will help you learn ways that you can incorporate assessments into your classroom. In this session we will provide you practical assessments that are being utilized by the presenters in their classrooms. We will be discussing topics on QR Codes, movement analysis apps, cognitive assessments, teacher created assessments, and student created assessments. We hope that you will learn some new ideas on how to assess your students and create some new assessment ideas on your own.

#PhysEdSummit 2.0 with Marcus Down

Google Apps for Education in Physical Education

Session Description: This presentation will demonstrate how a PE teacher can effectively integrate technology to result in more meaningful learning. The presenter’s goal is to inspire teachers to invest the time and effort to work with Google Apps for Education by ensuring them that doing so will save both time and energy in the long run. Google Forms will be explored in-depth which will provide clarity on how this means of technology can be used to help assess and track student growth. Add-ons, such as docAppender and Form Values, will explained to show the potential of Forms. Additionally, Google Docs will discussed to show how, in combination with Forms and Sheets, can be used to help track student progress and learning. Additionally, add-ons for both Sheets and Docs, such as doctopus, Save-As-Doc, and Kazeina Mini, will be discussed to show the benefits of meaningful technology integration in PE.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Adam Llevo

Praise Postcards in #PhysEd

Session Description: This session will show you how to use Autocrat and Google Apps for Education (GAFE) to produce a Praise Postcard and send it to your parents and students. This recognition is easy and simple to create, and can be set up straight from your device. If time permits, Adam will also lead a tutorial for the Google add-on, docAppender.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Mel Hamada and Adam Llevo

Putting the Feed-Back Into Feedback

Session Description: Join Adam and Mel as they discuss a myriad of different ways you can change up the way in which you offer feedback to your students. You might like to try something with video/voice or screen sharing or you could use your iDevice. You can use Google or other apps to automate your process, as well. Something for the newbie Tech or know-it-all user.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Amie Schneider and Melissa Matthews

Using BreakOut EDU in Physical Education

Session Description: Learn how to incorporate the fastest growing educational craze in the country…BreakOut EDU! BreakOut EDU is a scavenger hunt using technology, prior knowledge, and teamwork to solve clues. Join this session to learn how to incorporate physical activity and technology in your physical education classes.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Collin Brooks and Naomi Hartl

Creating Digital Visuals

Session Description: Are you interested in learning or improving your ability to make visuals? Want to learn how to make icons, Gifs, or improve your ability to make task cards? During this session, participants will learn about digital tools used to create dynamic visuals for physical education classrooms. Participants will learn the basics on how to start creating their own visuals that will help inspire visual learning within a physical education classroom