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October Events

Integrating Physical Activity in the Schools

  • Date: October 9, 2014
  • Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm(Registration 7:30am)
  • Meals: Lunch will be provided
  • Location: Embassy Suites-Loveland 4705 Clydesdale Pkwy, Loveland, CO 80538
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November Events

Using Technology in P.E.

  • Date: November 10, 2014
  • Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm(Registration 7:30am)
  • Meals: Lunch Provided
  • Location: STEM Lab K-8 11700 Irma Dr. Northglenn, CO 80233
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Teaching With The Brain in Mind: On the Road Again

  • Date: November 10, 2014
  • Hours: 8:00am-4:00pm(Registration 7:30am)
  • Meals: Lunch provided
  • Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotels 743 Horizon Drive Grand Junction, CO 81506
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Highly Effective Teaching in Secondary Physical Education: Putting All the Pieces Together

  • Date: November 17, 2014
  • Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm(Registration 7:30am)
  • Meals: Lunch Provided
  • Location: Crowne Plaza DIA 15500 E. 40th Avenue Denver, CO 80239
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Integrating Physical Activity in the Schools

  • Date: November 18, 2014
  • Hours: 8:00am-3:30pm(Registration 7:30am)
  • Meals: Lunch Provided
  • Location: Crowne Plaza DIA 15500 E. 40th Avenue Denver, CO 80239
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Colorado Physical Education Cadre Workshops Series

What can the Physical Education Cadre do for you?

The Colorado physical education cadre provides state of the art, standards-based in-service training for P-12 physical educators. All workshops are based on Colorado standards and best practices, and tailored to meet the unique needs of each audience.

The workshops include:

  • Full- or half-day of expert training from a professional instructor
  • Training at your convenience and at your location
  • Sub pay for participants to attend training events-click hereto download the form
  • Stipend pay for select workshop-W-9 packet required along with photo copy of driver's license to qualify for stipend (click here to download W-9 packet)
  • Lunch provided for full day workshops

Training events offered by the Cadre include:

  • Highly Effective Teaching in Physical Education: Putting all the Pieces Together
  • Fitness Assessment in Physical Education
  • Using Technology in Physical Education
  • Physical Education Assessment Strategies P-5
  • Physical Education Assessment Strategies 6- 12
  • Incorporating Physical activity into the School Day
  • Brain-Based Learning in Physical Education

For more information on the Colorado Physical Education Cadre Workshops or to schedule a workshop please contact Terry Jones

Please Note: All workshops must be scheduled at least one month in advance.

Available Workshops 

Highly Effective Teaching Elementary Physical Education: Putting all the Pieces Together - Full day workshop

The new teacher evaluation can seem like a puzzle. However, putting the pieces together seems far less daunting when you work on it together. 

In this workshop, we will sort through the quality standards to see how they fit into Physical Education and Health authentically. 

Each standard: content and pedagogy, learning environment, effective instruction, reflection on practice and professional leadership will be addressed. When you look closely at each piece you realize how they are all interconnected; creating a big picture that represents a quality program, effective teaching practices and most importantly student growth and learning.

Fitness Assessment in Physical Education- Full and half day workshop

Intended for both novice and veteran physical educators, workshop is designed to teach participants about fitness assessment and give them the information and tools to help implement it effectively in their schools.

Time is spent covering the history and philosophy of health-related fitness education and assessment, practicing the activities and learning how these activities teach students the components and principles of health-related fitness.

The FITNESSGRAM assessment protocols and an overview of the FITNESSGRAM software are also included.

Using Technology in Physical Education- Full and half day workshop

Receive hands-on training on the use of heart rate monitors and pedometers. In addition lecture and discussion will focus on integrating this technology into developmentally appropriate standards-based physical education lessons. This workshop includes practice using the technology from the student’s perspective as well as from the teacher’s perspective.

Physical Education Assessment Strategies Pk-5- Full and half day workshop or Physical Education Assessment Strategies 6-12- Full and half day workshop

Assessment doesn’t have to be scary! Learn new activities and see how simple assessments can be put into action in your teaching. Be ready to smile and sweat and learn Standards Based Activities that can be fun for students, challenging and meaningful. No more assessing on “dressing out and participating”, rather that is an expectation. Teach it, believe it and implement it! Yes you can!

Incorporating Physical activity into the School Day- 2 Hour and half day workshop

The State of Colorado requires that elementary students spend at least 600 minutes per month in physical activity. Along with physical education classes, students need physical activity opportunities throughout the school day to meet these recommended minimum requirements.

During the school day, children and youth need a “break” from sedentary activities in the classroom. Physical activity breaks meet this need and can increase individuals’ daily physical activity levels.

Physical activity breaks or energizers can be incorporated into the school day during early morning announcements, in hallways while students are waiting in line, and during each academic class as a way of integrating learning objectives with physical movement. Engaging the body and mind in physical activity during transition times will provide students with a much–needed break from sedentary time, and assist them in focusing on the next learning activity.

This workshop will provide meaningful physical activities that students can engage in during small amounts of time. These activities can be used by classroom teachers, physical educators, and anyone wishing to engage youth in a brief bout of physical activity.

Brain-Based Learning in Education- Full day workshop

This training workshop will focus on design, methods, and the creation of an environment that naturally enhances student learning. You will experience a variety of principles and strategies while discovering more about our brains. We will demonstrate techniques that apply brain-based learning modalities in education which assist the learning processes of all children. Learn how to incorporate methods into your teaching that will engage the learner resulting in increased student retention and enhanced performance. You will leave with methods that will engage the student, enhance their learning and create a stimulating environment that promotes both cognitive and physical growth.


 For more information please contact: Terry Jones at (303) 866-6835

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