Fall Conference

Fall Conference

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Fall Conference & Awards Banquet

November 20 & 21, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell, CT


2014 conference logo

Making Connections for a Healthy Connecticut

Proposals are now being accepted. Deadline June 30, 2014.

Members have requested the following topics:

Surviving Teacher Evaluation

Assessment and SLO's

Team Games


Using Technology to Motivate Students to Move

Cooperative Games


Common Core and Health Education

Common Core and Physical Education

Creative Ways to Prepare for Fitness Testing

Introducing Fitness & Nutrition Concepts in PE Games

Brain Breaks

Let's Move Active Schools

Secondary PE Innovations

Advocacy Training


In addition to the conference program:

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Thursday, November 20, 2014: Classrooms in Action

This strand of the conference is for classroom teachers, building and district administrators.

Speakers to be announced

In addition to the conference program:

Friday, November 21, 2014

Healthy, Fit and Fueled to Learn

Student Wellness Strategies that Work

Co - Sponsored by: Education Connection edconn

This strand is for K-12 school Health and PE teachers, wellness coordinators, building and district administrators, school nurses,

food service directors, community agency leaders and local pubic health departments.

Tentative Schedule



Presenter Notes

8:00 - 9:00 am

Early Bird: Wake Up & Move

Plymouth PE Team

Recipients of a Carol M. White PEP Grant

9:15 - 10:30 am

Keynote: Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families

Dr. David Katz

Dr. David Katz was recently named #17 of Top 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness by greatest.com. He practices out of Yale-Griffin.

10:45 - 11:45 am

Plenary Session

Dayle Hayes - Title TBA

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning child nutrition expert. She is dedicated to making school environments healthy for students and staff.


Energy Bursts in Any Setting

Lisa Daly

Lisa Daly is the Education Connection Program Coordinator for Healthy & Fit 4 Life, a Carol M. White PEP Award Program in Plymouth.

12:00 - 12:30 pm



12:30 - 1:30 pm

Success in Action: Five Minute Power Stories

1. PE Teacher - Making change in schools beyond the gym walls

2. Richard Hubbard - Healthy Living CT Webmaster, Lost more than 100 pounds through dietary change and especially, through regular exercise.

3. Chris Avtges - Featured on Food Network's CHOPPED; Food Services Director in Vernon-proud managers of a Breakfast Food Truck!

4. Jermaine Wiggins - New England Patriots Tight End who played in Super Bowl XXXVI; overcame childhood obstacles and encourages all kids to do the same

1:15 - 2:15 pm

Panel Discussion - Implementing Healthy Eating & Physical Activity Strategies that Work

  • Dale Hayes
  • Chris Avtges
  • TBD - CSDE
  • TBD - CT Coalition to Fight Childhood Obesity


2:30 - 3:30 pm  Functional Fitness for Adults Jonathan Costa




8:00 - 9:00


10:45 - 11:45






2:30 - 3:30

Dancing With Muska Mosston

Help Students Connect + Communicate

Physical Activity

The Action Based Learning Lab: Leaving No Brain Behind

Energizers To Share with Classroom Teachers

Action Based Literacy

This room is set up for Session II.

11:00 – 12:00

Small Spaces, Small Equipment


Inspiring Cross Curricular Athletic Activities & Games


This room is set up for Session II.

11:00 – 12:00

Mad for iPad?

Survivor: Cognitively and Physically Stimulating Games

Fun With Ultimate Frisbee

4th Annual

Dee Perrelli

College Bowl

Stack It, Move It, Use It: Fitness Stacking with Speed

Trust with Your Eyes Wide Open

Afro Caribbean Drumming & Dance

No Pencils in My Gym! Quick Assessments


Aligning HPE To The Common Core

Teacher Evaluation for PE & Health

Supporting Implementation of Sexual Health Education

Healthy Habits Programming II Comprehensive

SLO’s, IAGD’s, SMART Goals

Sport Ed & Multiple Intelligences


Bring It On! Using Technology to Increase 4 C’s

New Sport Ed Role: Sport Nutritionist

Your Guide To A No Complaint Field Day

Sandbag Training for Fitness Curriculum

Do The Locomotion—Games

for K-2

How To Catch and Where To Throw in Softball & Baseball

You Are Done With Fitness Testing...Now What?

How To Start A Physically Active Classroom Concept Your School

Classrooms in Action Workshop

Classrooms in Action Workshop

Classrooms in Action Workshop

Classrooms in Action Workshop

Classrooms in Action Workshop

Utilizing EDMODO in HPE Classroom

Fund School Wellness with Fuel Up to Play 60

PA Connect

Utilizing Technology to Enhance PA

School Wide Daily Fitness Program

DNA and How We Exercise & Enhance With Nutrition


Individualiza-tion of Instruction Embracing Diversity

Training The Next Generation—AHA CPR

Up Close & Personal: Effective Learning for Students-Part 1

Up Close & Personal: Effective Learning for Students-Part 2

Relationships of Levels of Fitness  & Body Size On Academic

Common Core and You: Making Connections

Healing Health and Wellness Through the Energetic Breath

The Real World  Physical Education Style

Grab Your SQAIR and GO


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