Podcast-Global PhysEd Voxcast
The Global PhysEd Voxcast is a podcast that is dedicated to providing health and physical education teachers around the world a platform to learn and share best practices. We use the Voxer application to showcase some of the top educators in our field and attempt to analyze their success. The Global PhysEd Voxcast has included topics such as standards-based instruction, neuroscience, mindfulness, and social justice. We attempt to bring you topical issues that will improve your teaching and ultimately help our students live happy, healthy and active lives.
My name is Mike Ginicola, and I served in the U.S. Army for 3 years before attending college at Southern CT State University (SCSU) for physical education. I’ve always known I wanted to teach P.E. thanks to some great mentors in similar fields when I was younger. I won the ‘Outstanding Student Major’ award at SCSU for CT through CTAHPERD and at the Eastern District before being hired to teach in Stratford, CT. I’m still there, and have been teaching for 18 years. I’ve been very active with a YouTube channel for my school community, but recently decided to stretch out and create a Twitter account as well. Twitter has been an amazing network tool for connecting to exemplary educators around the world. I created this website for P.E. resources…I love using the Comic Life software to create posters, signs and other documents for school, and this website showcases my work thus far. I love using technology in school! Plickers, QR codes, Wii Just Dance and Zumba games, YouTube videos, and anything else I can get my hands on! I’m a husband to a wonderful wife (she’s like the 1990’s Doogie Howser, M.D. of School Psychologists and Counselors) and father to 2 very active boys. I love to hang out with my family as much as possible, but I also spend a lot of time searching the web and finding my own professional development since special area teachers are often not given great resources for development in school districts. I’ve been an active member of CTAHPERD, going to the annual conference almost every year since I started college (waiting for someone to finally beat me at the sportstacking exhibit challenge!). I’m just now starting to break out of my shell and do presentations…better late than never, right?. In 2016 I became the first ever recipient of the CT PTA Educator of the Year Award (they used to only recognize administrators), a testament to my involvement in our local school community. I’m involved in almost all PTA events, including attending monthly meetings.
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Dr. Debbie Rhea, TCU Professor and Associate Dean of Research in Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences, is the Founder and Director of the LiiNK Project (Let’s inspire innovation ‘N kids). She has been an educator for the past 37 years, starting her career in K-12 physical education and for the past 24 years has been training physical education teachers at the university level. She has published over 40 peer reviewed articles and 14 books on physical activity and eating disorders among children and adolescents, presented at over 250 different local, regional, national, and international conferences, and been an invited speaker on stress, healthy living, behavior change, motivation, and eating disorders. The mission of her newest research project, LiiNK, is to bridge the gap between academics and the social, emotional and healthy well-being of children through increased recess and character development. She launched this research project successfully in two Fort Worth private schools for the past three years and expanded the program to North Texas public schools from two school districts this past Fall. She is moving schools to think differently about creating a learning environment that promotes rigor through the combination of four-15 minute recesses throughout the day and character development curriculum taught three times weekly. She emphasizes the need for a more active school environment through outdoor, unstructured play and structured physical education in order to stimulate the brain for learning. She and her LiiNK team are increasing the number of school districts involved with the project again next year as well as moving to other states.
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Mike is a bestselling author, acclaimed keynote speaker and innovative professional developer in both education and corporate settings. Mike is the author of two best selling books, The Kinesthetic Classroom and Training in Motion.
Check out his TED Talk here
This is a podcast feature health and physical educators who attended the 93rd Annual TexAHPERD Convention in Galveston, TX. Check them out on Twitter @TexAHPERD and checkout the #TexAHPERD16 for highlights of the convention. You can also checkout the following link to a ongoing document of activities form the convention. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1z2GuVfTswUIeDB04_4m-4jqStnW30f6_rV1grHEO5sU/edit?usp=sharing
This podcast is a Blabbermouth 101 with Justin Schleider, Stephanie Sandino, Stephanie Roth, and Judy Lobianco about how to become an ally for the LGBT community. These three amazing woman share their stories and experiences as part of the LGBT community.
Paul served as the Learning Readiness PE Coordinator for Naperville School District 203 in Naperville, Illinois where he also spent the last 26 years as the Department Chairman for PE, Health and Drivers Education at Naperville Central H.S. Paul retired in May 2010 after 40 years in education.
Through LRPE, Naperville Central High School has seen dramatic improvements in test scores, behavior, and childhood obesity. School districts from across the country and around the world visit to learn why this program is so successful. Many of these schools are using concepts learned by visiting Naperville Central, including schools in Denmark, China, So. Korea, Sweden, Japan, Australia, and Canada.
The Learning Readiness PE program has been highlighted on PBS “Needs to Know”, CBS’ “Early Morning Show”, ABC, NBC, CBC and FOX network news casts. ESPN and HBO also ran segments on this highly successful program. Documentaries of the programs at Naperville Central High School have been produced by TV affiliates in Denmark, South Korea, Sweden and China. Videos can be viewed by visiting www.learningreadinesspe.com. Entities from 10 countries have traveled to learn about the program.
Paul holds a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Communication Science along with an Administrative Certificate. Zientarski is the Co-Director of DuPage County Institute for Physical Education and has held this position since 1986. He is a co-author of a book titled “What Teenager Drivers Don’t Know, The Unwritten Rules Of The Road”.
Paul has been awarded the “Healthy School Hero” by the Action for Healthy Kids. He has been inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame at Quincy University and the Illinois Track Coaches Association Hall of Fame. He was appointed to the Illinois Stakeholder and Expert Task Force for Physical Education.
In addition, Paul has made presentations across the country on Learning Readiness PE, Childhood Obesity, Physical Education Curriculum, Technology Use in Physical Education, Small-Sided Games, Brain Breaks in the classroom and active classrooms. He has done presentations in 27 states to all kinds of audiences, community groups and businesses including the President’s Council on Health, Fitness and Nutrition in Washington D.C. Paul did a presentation at a TED X Talk in Bend, Oregon in the spring of 2015. Paul traveled to Sweden to present in March of 2016. He has presented at the National SHAPE conference in 2016.
Dr. Cathrine Himberg, “I started CASPER in 1998 because I was frustrated about seeing so many inappropriate practices being used in physical education classes. Over the years many of my graduate students helped improve our website; and when Kevin Shephard came on board in 2008 the site expanded and improved and we kept adding more and more great tools and resources to help support REAL teachers of quality physical education.
My day job is as a professor of Kinesiology at California State University – Chico. I teach future physical education teachers, as well as dance and yoga for the general student population. I love what I do, and hope that my passion for physical activity along with the skills and concepts I teach help my students find their own craving for being physically active, reap all the benefits, and teach others what they learn! I was born and raised in Norway, and came to the US at age 19 to go to college. I earned a BS from East Carolina University in Communications, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Chico State, and my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech.” Cathrine Himberg received the 2015-2016 Outstanding Professor Award from CSU Chico. See more at: www.supportrealteachers.org
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Mel Hamada: Originally from Canberra, Australia, I have been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam and Australia for the last 15 years. I have worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher and mostly in the International Baccalaureate (IB).
After 7 years at UNIS Hanoi, and 3 years in Yokohama, it was time for new challenges! In 2016 we made the jump to Beijing to the International school of Beijing (ISB). I have moved in with the MS PE department and am enjoying working with very energetic people. This is the biggest school I have worked at, with over 1600 students from Pre-K to G12. My husband is working as the Ed.Tech Coordinator and our children are in Grade 1, 3 and 6. I am a runner and love training and racing and am looking forward to new events including Triathlons and new distances in China. I have been very involved in setting up the running scene in Hanoi and am hoping to be involved in the athletic community in Beijing too. I am a believer in Blue Dragon Children’s Fund (www.bdcf.org) who do amazing things in Hanoi and Vietnam, I am hopeful that we can stay connected when we move to Japan and continue to fundraiser and work to support the ongoing work in advocating for children’s rights.
Published: Nov. 6, 2016
At the age of 18 Ryan pursued an under-graduate degree in Sports development and PE at Leeds Metropolitan University with the hope of finding a career in sport. While there, his passion for sport and in particular coaching grew as he was able to experience many modules that allowed him to work in a variety of schools around Leeds with children aged between 5-15 years old, all with different social and economic backgrounds. Even at this early stage he was beginning to see the positive impact that high quality sport could have on young children’s lives. While still studying, an opportunity to coach football in America for UKElite soccer arose and he welcomed this with open arms. Ryan gained valuable experience liaising with children, parents and club owners and managed camps over a 3 month, and then later an 8 month period. On returning to the UK he made a decision to pursue a career in primary teaching and gained a place on a PGCE at Leeds University.
Published: Oct. 30, 2016
I am passionate about learning and I spend my days exploring the big picture of education through multiple lenses and working alongside educators to reflect, connect, question and explore ways to make school systems the best they can be for everyone. Education is complex and multi-dimensional. In order to grow and adapt, there are times to step back and view the system as a whole, exploring the connections between all the parts. Other times, it makes sense to step into a discreet aspect of education and explore, question, and create plans to facilitate rich, diverse, responsive and engaging learning experiences. Alternating between stepping in and stepping out is what makes our work together rewarding and productive.
#75 Go Noodle
Published: Oct. 23, 2016
More than 10 million kids get active with GoNoodle every month to become their strongest, smartest, bravest, bestest selves. Used by 1 in 3 teachers, trusted by millions of parents, and loved by kids everywhere. GoNoodle turns movement into a game and makes it easy to be active, the kid way—silly, energetic, playful, and fun. Just press play on hundreds of custom-created videos and get kids running, jumping, dancing, stretching, and practicing moments of mindfulness.
Published: Oct. 16, 2016
Ashley Casey completed a BSc in Sport Studies at West London Institute of Higher Education (1990-1993) before completing a Graduate Certificate in Education in Physical Education at Brunel University College (1995 -1996). On graduating he taught in a secondary school in Yorkshire for thirteen years (1996-2009) and took up post-graduate study in 2002 when he started a part-time MSc in Physical Education at Loughborough University while working at a teacher.
Ashley graduated from his MSc in late 2004 and started a PhD in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Leeds Metropolitan University in early 2005. Maintaining his dual role as teacher-as-researcher, Ashley’s PhD explored his transformation as a teacher of physical education from a teacher-led to a student-centred practitioner through the use of the pedagogical models Cooperative Learning, Teaching Games for Understanding and Sport Education.
Ashley took up his first lecturing post at the University of Bedfordshire (2009-2014) and completed his PhD in January 2010. Having served as course leader for both undergraduate and postgraduate degrees Ashley joined the department in March 2014. Ashley has a vibrant social media presence on Twitter (@DrAshCasey) and writes and presents a weekly blog (www.peprn.com) and podcast (peprn.podomatic.com) focused on “major themes in physical education research”.
Published: October 10, 2016
In this podcast Justin Schleider and Andy Milne talk to Dr. Martha James-Hassan about becoming and ally.
Join the conversation on Voxer:
Published: September 30, 2016
In this podcast Andy Milne talks to teachers and students from around the world about their perspective on certain health issues. This podcast was put together, in part, for International Podcast Day. International Podcast Day is dedicated to promoting podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement. https://internationalpodcastday.com/ http://www.slowchathealth.com
Jen Olson is the founder of Interactive Health Technologies. Interactive Health Technologies brings personalized learning to PE with easy to use fitness management software, wrist-based heart rate monitor technology and curriculum to motivate students and support teachers and administrators in measuring PE effectiveness. Join the IHT conversation on Voxer, https://web.voxer.com/chats/1461933480782_0473376509_be7295ee
This episode of the podcast is a Blabbermouth 101 on Teaching Dance for Understanding. Justin Schleider talks to Melanie Levenberg and Tracy Lockwood about how to implement TDfU in your class. Checkout TDfU.net for more information on Teaching Dance for Understanding.
Video of the podcast can be found at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrlJEKqjHdE&list=PLyc73pDTmsfi7zxnVDfD4eCm4sPtlw4Bf&index=15
#69 Dr. Dean Dudley
Published: September 11, 2016
In this podcast we interview Dr. Dean Dudley, senior lecturer from Macquarie University. Dr. Dudley is a researcher in health and physical education and the host of The Fundamental Movement Podcast.
Dean is 2012 Churchill Fellow and was an Expert Consultant on the Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policymakers published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2015. He teaches in the Health and Physical Education disciplines for pre-service teachers. Dean’s research is currently focused on the assessment and reporting of physical education and the development of policy and learning outcomes pertaining to physical literacy. He is also a researcher of evidence-based approaches to health and physical education that yield large learning effects in the cognitive, affective and psychomotor learning domains. Dean’s recent work has been to investigate contribution schools and education make toward the health and learning of school-aged youth.
Published:September 4, 2016
This podcast features the reflections from presenters, organizers and attendees of the PhysEd Summit 2016. The PhysEd Summit is an online 24 hour conference for health and physical education teachers by health and physical education teachers. Every session was saved and archived and can be found at physedagogy.com/physedsummit
The PhysEd Summit Crew:
Adam Howell, Sarah Gietschier-Hartman, Collin Brooks, Naomi Hartl, Matt Pomeroy, Jonathan Jones, William Bode and Jorge Rodriguez
Published: August 21, 2016
The structure of observed learning outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy is a model that describes levels of increasing complexity in student’s understanding of subjects. It was proposed by John B. Biggs and K. Collis.
Five Levels of Understanding:
Pre-structural – The task is not attacked appropriately; the student hasn’t really understood the point and uses too simple a way of going about it.
Uni-structural – The student’s response only focuses on one relevant aspect.
Multi-structural – The student’s response focuses on several relevant aspects but they are treated independently and additively. Assessment of this level is primarily quantitative.
Relational – The different aspects have become integrated into a coherent whole. This level is what is normally meant by an adequate understanding of some topic.
Extended abstract – The previous integrated whole may be conceptualised at a higher level of abstraction and generalised to a new topic or area.
For more information on SOLO Taxonomy checkout pamhook.com
Thank you to Justin Schleider, Jo Bailey, Lynn Burrows and Jorge Rodriguez
Teaching Games for Understanding 101 with Seth Martin.
Additional show notes:
The Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach was developed by researchers at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom to tap into children’s inherent desire to play. Bunker and Thorpe (1982) developed TGfU around the concept of teaching kids games by playing games.
Seesaw empowers students of any age to independently document what they are learning at school. Students capture learning with photos and videos of their work, or by adding digital creations. Everything gets organized in one place and is accessible to teachers from any device. Student work can be shared with classmates, parents, or published to a class blog. Seesaw gives students a real audience for their work and offers parents a personalized window into their child’s learning.
Published: July 24, 2016
Artie Kamiya was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Overweight as an elementary school child, he was often subjected to many of the negative aspects of traditional physical education (i.e., being selected last for teams, not doing well in relays, etc.). However, he was fortunate to have been encouraged through a strong junior high physical education program and slowly became interested in the sport of gymnastics. He competed in high school, collegiate level (Los Angeles City College, Cal State LA), and at the 1972 National NCAA Gymnastics Championships on the rings. Upon receiving a Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT) degree from the University of North Carolina, he worked as an elementary physical education teacher for Wake County Public Schools (Raleigh, NC). While in this position, he was able to become involved in curriculum writing, presenting, and other leadership activities. In 1983, he was hired by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as a Physical Education Consultant. In 1996, he was promoted to the Section Chief for Arts and Healthful Living. In this position, he directed a cadre of 11 professionals representing the Arts (Music, Dance, Visual Arts, Theatre Arts) and Healthful Living (Health, Physical Education, Athletics, Driver Education). From 2001-2005, he was the Senior Administrator for K-12 Healthful Living Education for Wake County Schools. He was recognized in 2004 as the National Physical Education Administrator of the Year. Kamiya has been called one of the “nation’s leading experts for K-12 health and physical education.” He is the President & Founder of the Great Activities Publishing Company, a company known for their innovative K-12 PE publications, services, and workshops. His work has appeared on numerous ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox TV affiliates, as well as on National Public Radio and in USA Today. He retired from public service in 2005, but continued to follow his passion as a health and physical education advocate through his work within the Great Activities Publishing Company. He was recognized by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education as the 2007 “Joy of Effort” Award winner. He and his family live in Durham, North Carolina.
Published: July 18, 2016
This episode is part 4 of 5 featuring the keynote speakers from the National Physical Education and School Sports Institute.
Jo Bailey (Wisconsin) – Jo Bailey has been recognized as one of the leading physical education technophiles. This high school physical educator has taught in England, Hong Kong, and most recently at Everest Senior High in Wisconsin. As a technology maven, Jo is the consumate early-adopter of PE gadgets large and small. (www.lovephyed.blogspot.com)
Published: July 10, 2016
This episode is part 3 of 5 featuring the keynote speakers from the National Physical Education and School Sports Institute.
Dr. Martha James-Hassan (Maryland) – Dr. Martha James-Hassan is the nation’s leading researcher, teacher, and leader in the field of Academic Language use in physical education and health. With over 20 years of experience in urban education as a teacher and administrator, Martha maintains a very busy schedule presenting and consulting across the United States. Dr. James-Hassan is on the faculty at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
Published: July 05, 2016
This episode is part 2 of 5 featuring the keynote speakers from the National Physical Education and School Sports Institute.
Naomi Hartl has a passion for physical education and all things tech infused. She graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education. She taught for four years in Saskatchewan, Canada and has relocated to Oregon, USA. In her pursuit to push the profession forward and to advocate for quality physical education, she started a new career as the PE Development & Technology Specialist for SPARK Programs in January 2015. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Oregon Society of Health and Physical Educators, and is a co-collaborator on PHYSEDagogy.com. Naomi leads the Innovation Team with SPARK Development Director Jeff Mushkin. Follow Naomi on Twitter at @MissHartl
Published: June 27, 2016
This episode is part 1 of 5 featuring the keynote speakers from the National Physical Education and School Sports Institute.
Sarah Gietschier-Hartman (Missouri) – (ghphysed.weebly.com) Sarah Gietschier-Hartman graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education, and received a Master of Science in Health, Physical Education and Recreation from Emporia State University. She is an advocate for planned, progressive learning in #PhysEd, and her interests lie in standards-based instruction, formative assessment, physical literacy, and outcomes-based learning. Sarah is a middle school physical educator in St. Louis, Missouri, where she lives with her husband and two sons.
Global School Play Day
Ignite Your Shine-LaVonna Roth
Andy Horne Part 2
Sarah Da Teechur Part 2
Sarah Da Teechur
Standards Based Instruction in PE 2
Standards Based Instruction in PE
Portfolios with Seesaw
Taylor Mali-What Teachers Make
Gamification 2-Chris Aviles
Supercharging Student Reflection P.2-Andy Vasily
Supercharging Student Reflection Part 1-Andy Vasily
Jeff Bradbury – TeacherCast.net
Kevin Tiller – Phys Ed Review
Physed Demo Slam
LovePhyEd-Jo Bailey P2
Pure Genius-Don Wettrick Part 2
Pure Genius-Don Wettrick Part 1
So you think you can balance?
Voxcast-Andy Vasily Part 2
Voxcast Andy Vasily Part 1
Voxcast Mini 1-Lewis Howes