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Join us at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls for our 5th annual Emogene Nelson Physical Education Conference!

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Professionals are invited to register to attend on Friday, April 28th 8:00am-3:00pm.

Students (Future Professionals) will receive admission to a bonus day on Saturday, April 29th!


Once again, the UWRF has invited some of the best speakers in our profession to come share their best practices with you. This conference is jammed packed with session after session aimed to help grow your professional practice. Sessions include modifying activities for special needs students in your physical education class, technology in physical education, teambuilding activities and much more!

Come meet professionals and students to expand your professional network! Student registration starts at just $15 (Early Bird by April 1st) and professional registration starts at $99 (Early Bird by April 1st). There is no better value for professional development in Physical Education and Health that is this close to the Twin Cities (45 minutes).

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Friday, April 28
 

8:00am

Welcome/Workshop Orientation
The UWRF HPE Club will welcome attendees and provide and overview of the day.

Friday April 28, 2017 8:00am - 8:10am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

8:10am

Why Adventure Education in PE?
Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Immel

Ramsey Immel

Physical Education & Health Teacher, Horace Mann High School
Ramsey Immel has been teaching Physical Education and Health for seven years. She is currently teaching at Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac, WI. Her first year teaching was in La Crosse, WI. at Franklin and Roosevelt Elementary schools.  She has a passion for teaching Adventure Education in Physical Education. Ramsey has also been the head varsity... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 8:10am - 9:00am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

9:10am

5,000 Steps an Hour (Skills During Active Games) TGFU
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hawkinson

Craig Hawkinson

K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Craig Hawkinson currently teaches K-5th grade PE at Wayzata Public Schools (MN) just west of Minneapolis.  He has been in Wayzata for 5 years now after spending his first 7 years serving students from North and Northeast Minneapolis.  Craig’s passion for PE started many years ago when he was unable to achieve many of the tasks of my elementary and middle school PE programs curriculum... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 9:10am - 10:00am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

10:10am

Energizers, Ice-Breakers, and Warm-ups in Physical Education
Speakers
avatar for Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Assessment, University of West Georgia
Dr. Brent Heidorn is the Associate Dean for Research and Assessment in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. Prior to this appointment, He was the program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program where he has served since 2007. He received his doctoral degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina and has been teaching health and physical education content since 1996. He has more than 150 presentations at the national, state, and district levels, including more than 50 professional development workshops. Brent is a national presenter for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP), Physical Best, and Implementing the National Standards, all supported by SHAPE America. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and is an annually invited guest presenter for several school districts in Georgia and he also is a national presenter for PE Central... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 10:10am - 11:00am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

11:10am

Modifying Activities for Students with Disabilities
Speakers
avatar for Dana Zimmerman

Dana Zimmerman

Clinical Assistant Professor, UW-River Falls
Dana Zimmerman is currently a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls specializing in Adapted Physical Education. He teaches undergraduate Physical Education and Adapted Physical Education methods courses. As a former U.S. Paralympic athlete, Dana brings a strong message to educators on the importance of supporting students with disabilities in Physical Education. He has taught in Wisconsin Public School districts of Hudson and River Falls. Dana has also presented at state, national and international... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 11:10am - 12:00pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

12:00pm

Lunch (off site on your own)
Friday April 28, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

1:00pm

PE Structure and Classroom Management
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hawkinson

Craig Hawkinson

K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Craig Hawkinson currently teaches K-5th grade PE at Wayzata Public Schools (MN) just west of Minneapolis.  He has been in Wayzata for 5 years now after spending his first 7 years serving students from North and Northeast Minneapolis.  Craig’s passion for PE started many years ago when he was unable to achieve many of the tasks of my elementary and middle school PE programs curriculum... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

2:00pm

Fun Games for Physical Activity
Speakers
avatar for Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Assessment, University of West Georgia
Dr. Brent Heidorn is the Associate Dean for Research and Assessment in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. Prior to this appointment, He was the program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program where he has served since 2007. He received his doctoral degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina and has been teaching health and physical education content since 1996. He has more than 150 presentations at the national, state, and district levels, including more than 50 professional development workshops. Brent is a national presenter for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP), Physical Best, and Implementing the National Standards, all supported by SHAPE America. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and is an annually invited guest presenter for several school districts in Georgia and he also is a national presenter for PE Central... Read More →


Friday April 28, 2017 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

3:00pm

Technology- GIFS
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hawkinson

Craig Hawkinson

K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Craig Hawkinson currently teaches K-5th grade PE at Wayzata Public Schools (MN) just west of Minneapolis.  He has been in Wayzata for 5 years now after spending his first 7 years serving students from North and Northeast Minneapolis.  Craig’s passion for PE started many years ago when he was unable to achieve many of the tasks of my elementary and middle school PE programs curriculum... Read More →



Friday April 28, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

3:50pm

Door Prizes Raffle!
Volunteers

Friday April 28, 2017 3:50pm - 4:00pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

4:00pm

Social/Meet & Greet at Junior's Bar & Resteraunt

Connect with speakers, current professionals and future professionals!


Volunteers

Friday April 28, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Juniors Bar & Resteraunt 414 S Main St, River Falls, WI 54022
 
Saturday, April 29
 

8:00am

Taking Games Students Love and Making Them Fit in Multiple Units
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hawkinson

Craig Hawkinson

K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Craig Hawkinson currently teaches K-5th grade PE at Wayzata Public Schools (MN) just west of Minneapolis.  He has been in Wayzata for 5 years now after spending his first 7 years serving students from North and Northeast Minneapolis.  Craig’s passion for PE started many years ago when he was unable to achieve many of the tasks of my elementary and middle school PE programs curriculum... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 8:00am - 8:50am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

9:00am

Fun Adventure Education Activities
Speakers
avatar for Ramsey Immel

Ramsey Immel

Physical Education & Health Teacher, Horace Mann High School
Ramsey Immel has been teaching Physical Education and Health for seven years. She is currently teaching at Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac, WI. Her first year teaching was in La Crosse, WI. at Franklin and Roosevelt Elementary schools.  She has a passion for teaching Adventure Education in Physical Education. Ramsey has also been the head varsity... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 9:00am - 9:50am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

10:00am

Teaching Fitness Concepts Through Movement
Speakers
avatar for Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Brent Heidorn, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Research and Assessment, University of West Georgia
Dr. Brent Heidorn is the Associate Dean for Research and Assessment in the College of Education at the University of West Georgia. Prior to this appointment, He was the program coordinator of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Education program where he has served since 2007. He received his doctoral degree in Physical Education from the University of South Carolina and has been teaching health and physical education content since 1996. He has more than 150 presentations at the national, state, and district levels, including more than 50 professional development workshops. Brent is a national presenter for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP), Physical Best, and Implementing the National Standards, all supported by SHAPE America. He has received numerous awards throughout his career and is an annually invited guest presenter for several school districts in Georgia and he also is a national presenter for PE Central... Read More →


Saturday April 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

11:00am

Technology, Tracking Effort & Game Ideas
Speakers
avatar for Craig Hawkinson

Craig Hawkinson

K-5 Physical Education Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Craig Hawkinson currently teaches K-5th grade PE at Wayzata Public Schools (MN) just west of Minneapolis.  He has been in Wayzata for 5 years now after spending his first 7 years serving students from North and Northeast Minneapolis.  Craig’s passion for PE started many years ago when he was unable to achieve many of the tasks of my elementary and middle school PE programs curriculum... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

11:50am

Lunch (off site on your own)
Saturday April 29, 2017 11:50am - 12:30pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

12:30pm

How to Teach Pre-K PE Activities
Speakers
avatar for Michelle Lieder

Michelle Lieder

Physical Education and Adapted PE Teacher, Valley Crossing Elementary School, South Washington County Schools
Michelle is a native of Minnesota, growing up in Inver Grove Heights.  She attended the University of Minnesota and earned a Bachelors of Science in Sports Management with an emphasis in Youth Development.  After a short career with the YMCA in school aged programming, Michelle returned to the U of MN to pursue a Masters degree in Kinesiology as part of the K-12 Initial licensure program in Physical Educational and Adapted Physical... Read More →



Saturday April 29, 2017 12:30pm - 1:20pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022

1:20pm

Workshop Wrap-Up
Volunteers

Saturday April 29, 2017 1:20pm - 1:30pm
Karges Gym 194 East Cascade Ave. River Falls, WI 54022