Hundreds attend physical education and health conference at SAHS

August 09, 2018
teacher giving a high five

About 200 teachers from around the country danced, rollerbladed and competed in sports stacking at a physical education and health conference hosted by Stillwater Area Public Schools. The conference was organized by Phys Ed Connections, a non-profit group formed by Stillwater educators who wanted to do more to support their students in the areas of physical and health education, Developmental Adaptive Physical Education (DAPE) and coaching.

“We feel that with strong professional development opportunities- and the support that we have in our school district- we will be able to enhance the learning opportunities for all of our students,” said Stillwater teacher Darrell Salmi. “PE and health can play an important role in helping to better understand and face the challenges students face regarding their physical, social and emotional health.”

Teachers from the midwest and as far away as California and New York attended the two-day conference which was held at Stillwater Area High School on August 6 and 7. They heard from national and local experts on a variety of subjects including cross curriculum activities, nutrition, active classroom, concussion and ACL injuries, and fun, new PE games. For photos visit our Facebook page.