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Current Workshops


Questions: Connie Kapral, Executive Director, ckapral@ctahperd.org or 860.644.9206


CTAHPERD Regional Workshop

Health Education

Presenters: Rene Carfi, Amanda Torres, Alicia Donovan, Janelle Jessee

April 5, 2018

9:00 am – 2:30 pm
200 Day Hill Road, Windsor, CT 06095
School Health Education is now included as part of a student’s “well-rounded education” and essential to a healthier Connecticut. Refresh your knowledge of the following topics to keep your instruction fresh!

Sessions and Speakers

Protect Your Brain: A Brain Injury Awareness and Prevention Toolkit for Schools – Rene Carfi, Brain Injury Alliance of CT

Brain injury is the leading cause of injury and death in children in Connecticut.  The most common way children and teens sustain a brain injury is through falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports concussions, assaults, and abuse. The ​Protect Your Brain serie​s was developed as a tool to be utilized by schools and communities to aid in raising awareness about the incidence and preventability of brain injury.  The series is broken up by various age groups and grades, and focuses on the risks of brain injury for those age groups. This workshop will provide an overview of how brain injury affects our youth – from mild to severe injuries, and how the Protect Your Brain raise awareness about the incidence and preventability of brain injury.  It will provide an overview of the Protect Your Brain presentations and materials available for high schools, including interactive PowerPoint presentations, parent take home letters, reading assignments, and more.

Authentic Tasks – Amanda Torres, West Shore Middle School, Milford

Health educator Amanda Torres will share how authentic tasks and interdisciplinary lessons make health fun while creating motivation, engagement and an increased depth of knowledge.

Early Detection Education: It’s Lifesaving! – Alicia Donovan, 15-40 Connection

15-40 Connection is a nonprofit organization that is teaching people how to detect cancer earlier through personal health awareness and skills based health programming.  We partner with Health/Wellness/Physical Education teachers to facilitate in-school programs free of charge – either through group presentations or a Train the Trainer model – to reach both students and staff.

In this workshop, participants will learn how to detect cancer early as well as how to share this education with their communities.

Vaping: Devices, Issues, Government Policies – Janelle Jessee, Smokestoppers

This session will cover answers to questions such as: What are these devices & accessories? What should teachers and parents look for? What are these devices made with and the potential dangers? What are the issues involved at the government level? Bring your questions!!

Lunch included. Certificate of Attendance included.

Registration Fees: Professional Member – $50.00; Retired Member – $25.00; Undergraduate Student Member – $15.00



Register for the SHAPE America National Convention!

Thousands of health and physical education professionals will come together in Nashville for the 2018 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo on March 20-24 — ready to share ideas, get inspired, and learn from industry experts. This convention draws the best of the best — teachers, researchers and future professionals who know that through effective health and physical education, we can prepare all children to live their best life. Don’t miss this opportunity for learning, sharing and networking — register for the convention today!