#PhysEdSummit Fitness Sessions – Retro Badges

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

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Noel Vigue and David Lyth

Blueprint for a Fitness Focused District

Session Description: We’ll explore the measurement and evaluation of the physical education program at Kennedy Middle School in Natick, Massachusetts, and how we link student expectations, grading and responsibility into fitness-focused courses. In our PE programs, students use heart rate monitors to examine their fitness levels. We will also discuss overall school culture, classroom physical activity, and before/after school programming. How can you make fitness the focus in your school? What are some roadblocks you may run into and who are your allies that can help support the cause? This presentation will look to address these questions and look to help you learn from our successes and mistakes. We will explore the link between brain science and the positive role exercise plays in several aspects of learning. It will also explore ways to build school community through exercise and discuss how to get more people involved and kids to buy in.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Seth Martin

Small Space Fitness Can Be a HIIT!

Session Description: Whether it be for a small space, an instant activity, or your next fitness lesson, using high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and thematic workouts will give you the best bang for the buck. Learn about some of the HIIT categories of working out made popular by many exercise videos and CrossFit. This session will teach you: how to make HIIT workouts safe and age-appropriate for your students, how to turn small-space fitness lessons into workouts with adventure themes and cues, and how implementing technology can kick it up a notch for your students.

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Ben Pirillo

Camouflaging Fitness

Session Description: I plan on providing innovative ways for elementary and middle school teachers to bring more fitness activities to their classes. Making fitness activities fun for the students helps to encourage them to work harder. Students are so engaged in the activities they don’t realize they are reaching their MVPA!

#PhysEdSummit 3.0 with Darrell Salmi and Mike Mustar


Session Description: We will demonstrate how we use a variety of technology tools to help our students to become more physically literate and physically fit. Technology tools included in this presentation will be Heart Zones – Smart Hearts System (wearable technology with heart rate arm bands and footpods), projectors, Daily Fit Log for fitness tracking, QR codes, and iPads. We will share how to setup, how to use, and how to collect data that can be used to drive instruction, give student feedback, and to provide meaningful and relevant assessment opportunities. These are some of the tools that we have been using in our respective teaching assignments (elementary through middle school). Our school district has made a commitment to using more technology to enhance the physical education experience for all of our students within all of our schools. We call it a movement toward “Smart P.E.” and are very excited to share some amazing opportunities with our physical education colleagues. We feel our student participation levels and their cognitive understanding of meaningful activity and its relationship to health have been advanced through our use of technology.  

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Charlie Rizzuto

Addressing the Activity Gap

Session Description: One of the many elements of our jobs as physical education teachers is to get our students to move, not only when they are with us, but after school, on weekends, and over breaks. This presentation addresses the activity gap, what it is, why it exists, and ALL the ways we can combat it. Attendees of this session will gain strategies that will not only improve instruction, but student activity all year long.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Krista Strayer

Yoga Tools for Fun PhysEd Classes, A Sport that Everyone Can Excel At

Session Description: So you’ve been asked to teach yoga for your school – now what? Build a repertoire of fun yoga poses for kids to keep them engaged and learning. Understand how to sequence a class and what yoga poses are good for warming up, cooling down, better brain function, and stretching. Use yoga to end all your PhysEd classes so kids can transition back to the classroom smoothly without all the drama.

2016 #PhysEdSummit with Marquel Hatcher

StudentFit–How to Incorporate Boot Camp Into Your PE Class

Session Description: This session will give participants ideas on how to incorporate boot camp concepts into their classes. Participants will also learn how to use boot camp concepts for skill review and reinforcement.


#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.