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Current Workshops


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


Send requests for topics, sites, and date/times of Regional Workshops to Regional Directors Coordinator, Laura Fiore or Executive Director, Connie Kapral.


Skills-Based Health Education Pre-Contemplation

When: Friday, March 6, 2020, 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Where: Woodstock Academy South Campus, 150 CT-169, Woodstock, CT 06281

Description: This workshop is for those in the pre-contemplation stage of implementing Skills-Based Health Education. It is for administrators, teachers, board members and others who want to learn more about Skills-Based Health Education or to determine if their program already incorporates this approach. By the end of the workshop, participants will assess the level of implementation of Skills-Based Health Education in their school, understand the value of Skills-Based Health Education, identify steps to begin implementation, gain access to free resources, and evaluate sample lessons.

Presenters: Michelle Rawcliffe, MPH and Martha Goldstein, PhD

Michelle has taught Health in the public school and community settings for over 20 years. She currently teaches grades 5-8 Health at Woodstock Middle School in Woodstock, CT. She is also a Dove Self-Esteem Project Cadre Trainer.

Martha received her doctorate in Sexuality Education from Widener University in 2019 and taught Killingly for nearly 12 years. She is a yoga instructor and a professor at UCONN and ECSU.

Registration Deadline: February 28, 2020

Fee: $20 CTAHPERD members, $10 CTAHPERD Retired members, FREE CTAHPERD Student members

If inclement weather occurs, this workshop will be rescheduled to Friday, April 10, 2020.





Let us SEL you on Health Moves Minds™, a new service learning initiative from SHAPE America!

You are invited for a professional visit to Spencer School in Middletown to observe this program in action and see why this is exactly what your students need.  Observe 2 classes at two different levels to see the free SEL curriculum resources in action followed by a question and answer session that will delve into how you can use this opportunity to raise funds for your school.

When:  Friday March 20 12:30-3 (Precipitation date:  Friday March 27)

Where:  Spencer School (gym), 207 Westfield St., Middletown (There is a generous amount of parking at the school with overflow parking at the St. Pius church just down the street)

Why:  You, your students, and your whole school community will fall in love with this program!  There is an immediate need for and relevancy to the high quality free curriculum resources that you will have access to.  In addition, this program replaces CTAHPERD and SHAPE America’s partnership with the AHA for the now defunct Jump Rope for Heart program and actually provides your school with more flexibility and a better return on investment for service learning.

Who:  Health Moves Minds is designed for PE and/or Health teachers.  The curriculum resources are divided into K-2, 3-5, 6-8 and 9-12 with a slightly different focus at each level.  While the observation lessons will be a kindergarten class and a grade 4 class, HPE teachers at every level who have an interest will come away with a good understanding of how to get started.

Presenter: Amanda Amtmanis, Spencer School, CTAHPERD 2014 Elementary PE TOY

Registration is FREE for CTAHPERD members! Register by March 14, 2020.

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Northeast Health and Physical Education Convention

March 29-31, 2020

Resorts World Catskills, Monticello, New York

Hosted by NYS AHPERD

Convention Details

Be a part of the inaugural Northeast Health and Physical Education Convention by presenting innovative activity and lecture sessions that will create a challenging, thought provoking and exhilarating professional development experience focused on best practice.  As a professional family, it is our responsibility to build a strong, vibrant, and inspired group of committed, dynamic professionals who care deeply about their teaching, their students, and their school communities.  Through this convention, “We honor what we know, by sharing the best of what we do ~ teacher to teacher.” Costa & Kallick.

2020 Northeast Health & Physical Education Convention Call for Programs Application

Registration and Hotel Information is now available for this convention! READ MORE








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