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Fall Conference & Awards Banquet

November 20 & 21, 2014

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell, CT

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Thursday - November 20, 2014 - Anthony Loomis, National High School TOY

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Session Highlights Thursday, November 20, 2014 (Schedule subject to change)


Friday - November 21, 2014 - Dr. David Katz, Yale University

Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families

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Session Highlights Friday, November 21, 2014 (Schedule subject to change)


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Amanda Amtmanis, Elementary TOY               Teresa Osborn, Dance Specialist       Mindi Scala Sanders, Middle School TOY      Dayle Hayes, Nutrition Expert     Jeromie Schumacher, High School TOY          Jermaine Wiggins, NFL       Diana Urban, CT State Representative     Richard Hubbard, CT Healthy Living    Chris Avtges, Vernon Public Schools     Dr. Robert Dell'Amore     Lucy Nolan, End Hunger CT

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Vendors: Gregg Montgomery, Flaghouse; Eddie Kovel, Playout The Game; Greg Milstein, National Circus Project; John Boiano, Fun Drum


In addition to the conference program:

Thursday, November 20, 2014: Classrooms in Action

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

Speakers TBA



7:30 – 8:00

Registration & Check-In


8:00 – 9:15

Keynote Address – Whole Brain Learning: “The Mind, Body Connection”

9:15 – 10:30

Classroom Teachers as Physical Activity Leaders


10:30 – 11:45

PASS: Creating Physically Active School Systems – “Teaching Literacy and Numeracy through Movement”    

11:45 – 12:00

Let’s Move Active Schools Overview

12:00 – 1:00

Lunch, Exhibits and LMAS sign up

1:00 – 2:15

Action Based Learning Labs

2:15 – 3:30

The Rhythmical Brain – “Teaching Classroom Content through Dance and Rhythmic Activities”

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

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.(CTAHPERD members are welcome to attend any session during the day with your conference registration.)

Time Frame


8:00 – 9:00

Early Bird Session - Active Brains: Fitness, Common Core & More

Plymouth Public Schools PE Team – Carol M. White PEP Award Recipients

Plymouth PE Team will demonstrate high MVPA activities that work for today’s PE classes.

9:15 – 10:30

Keynote Address - Feet, Forks and the Fate of Our Families

Dr. David Katz

Dr. David Katz is Founding Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Childhood Obesity and named one of the 100 most influential people in Health and Fitness.

10:30 – 10:45

Energy Bursts in Any Setting

Lisa Daly

Lisa Daly, Program Coordinator for Healthy & Fit 4 Life, will model how teachers in any classroom can motivate students to learn by integrating quick high energy brain breaks.

10:45 – 11:45

Morning Plenary - Fuel at School: Helping Every Student Get Ready to Learn

Dayle Hayes

Dayle Hayes is an award-winning child nutrition expert, recognized as the 20 most influential people by FoodService Director Magazine and dedicated to making school environments healthy for students and staff.

12:00 – 12:30


12:30 – 1:00

Success in Action:  Ten Minute Power Stories

  •  Jermaine WigginsNew England Patriots and Super Bowl star who overcame childhood obstacles and inspires all kids to do the same 
  •  Chris AvtgesFood Services Director in Vernon Public School who was featured on Food Network’s CHOPPED and whose innovations include a Breakfast Food Truck at school
  •  Richard HubbardCo-founder of healthylivingct.com website who is passionate about sharing how to lose weight and maintain good health through healthy eating and exercise

1:15 – 2:15

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

ModeratorJean Mee, Physical Education & School Health Education Consultant, CSDE

  • Dayle HayesAward-winning school nutrition expert
  • Chris Avtges Renowned cheff and contestant of Food Network’s CHOPPED
  • CT State Representative Diana Urban - House Chairperson, Committee on Children
  • Lucy Nolan ~ Executive Director, End Hunger CT; member, CT Task Force on Childhood Obesity

2:15 – 2:30

More Energy Bursts in Any Setting

Plymouth Public Schools PE Team – Carol M. White PEP Award Recipients

More simple ideas for how teachers in any classroom can motivate students to learn by integrating quick high energy brain breaks.

2:30 – 3:30

Afternoon Plenary

Dr. Robert Dell’Amore – Founder and CEO

Dr. Robert Dell’Amore is a researcher, physician, educator and professional chef.  As  the founder The POWER of FOOD Productions, Inc., he has reached more than 60,000 students, educators and parents through his innovative, interactive and multi-sensory approach to teaching health and nutrition.




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

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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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