DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
SUPTS. MEMO NO. 107
May 25, 2007
Billy K. Cannaday, Jr.
Superintendent of Public Instruction
Health and Physical Activity Institute, July 23-26, 2007,
This high-quality staff
development provides opportunities for sharing effective teaching and learning
practices that improve the health and educational performance of children
through better nutrition and physical activity instruction in
The 2007 institute will feature several nationally acclaimed educators. A variety of concurrent sessions will also be offered that will focus on nutrition, technology, fitness, dance, curriculum resources, standards-based assessment, and differentiated instruction for special needs students.
In addition to the highlighted keynote and concurrent sessions there are several special events that require early arrivals on Sunday, July 22, 2007.
The Bicycle Education Certification Course for teachers will be offered again this year. This 12-hour Bike Smart Virginia workshop covers types of bikes, gears and shifting basics, basic bike maintenance, and K-12 curriculum ideas.
A Heart Saver CPR in Schools Class will
provide 25 teachers with the skills and instructional resources to take this
curriculum back to their middle and high schools.
The CDC Physical Education
Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) Workshop will help school divisions analyze their
physical education standards-based curriculum, enhance existing curricula, or
select a published curriculum to deliver quality physical education in
Registration information for the institute and additional information about the special events is available online at http://www.jmu.edu/kinesiology/hpainstitute/.
If you need additional information about the 2007 Health and Physical Activity Institute, please contact Vanessa Wigand, principal specialist for health education, physical education, and driver education, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Vanessa.Wigand@doe.virginia.gov, or by telephone at (804) 225-3300; or Dr. Jacqueline Williams, professor, James Madison University, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (540) 568-6957.