2012 OAHPERD Conference
"Strive! Thrive! Survive!"
October 12, 2012
West Albany High School (Albany, OR)
The 2012 OAHPERD conference was a hit, and we appreciate all those who presented/attended.
Strive, Thrive, Survive was the theme for the 2012 OAHPERD conference. Cutbacks to school budgets have put added stress on teachers, students and administrators. The conference had a variety of presenters giving you ideas on how to thrive in our current environment.
Our keynote speaker was Ellen Abbadessa, a retired South West District elementary Teacher of the Year from Kyrene, AZ. The keynote address “Wellness: Live It, Love it, Leave a Legacy” reminds us even in difficult circumstances, we need to strive to our goals with our students. Ellen’s passion and love for teaching will be evident in her two breakout sessions as well. The health sessions span a wide variety of topics of surviving, with the Train the Trainer CPR, a program in conjunction with the Tualatin Valley Fire Department and Valley Catholic High School in Beaverton to thriving with Live it - Real Life Nutrition for Teens.
Learn how you can incorporate Taekwondo in your lessons or how about slack lining or skateboarding ideas. Take something new back to your students like throw tennis or getting creative with dance.
For those in adaptive PE, Irene Banks, a children’s physical therapist from the Seattle area, will give great insight to what it is like for your autistic and ADHD students in physical education. Beaverton’s Greg Lukstakis will give a practical application of working with adaptive PE students.
Check out the 2012 Fall OAHPERD Journal for more information (e.g., schedule of events, listing of presentations) on 2012 conference.