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Conference/Workshops Offer Best Practices in Health & Phy Ed

MAY 19, 2006--New professional development offerings including a conference and two pre-conference workshops for teachers focuses on the latest information in physical education and health practices and is offered July 24-26 by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The UW-River Falls outreach and graduate studies office and the health and human performance department is sponsoring the conference and workshops, which are tailored for elementary and secondary physical education and health education professionals.

The keynote speaker for the conference on July 26 is Rick Schupbach from the PE4Life Institute in Grundy Center, Iowa. He will present "The Way It Should Be: Health and Physical Education in the 21st Century" and discuss how a nationally recognized physical education program has expanded beyond the classroom to energize and educate its students as well as the greater community. In addition, morning and afternoon breakout sessions will offer tracks specific to elementary, secondary and health education areas. The conference fee for July 26 is $60 with a $10 discount for WAHPERD members.

Two pre-conference workshops focus on timely topics associated with physical education and health education. On July 24, Karen Kedrowski and Monica Owsicheki of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will present a workshop on 21 st century nutrition education. Fee for July 24 is $60.

On July 25, John Kading of WAHPRED will present an exploration of Fitnessgram, an online, evidence-based fitness program that helps schools perform quality fitness and activity assessments. Fee for July 25 is $80.

Graduate credits are available for some of the conference activities. Fore more information or to register, contact UW-RF outreach and graduate studies at 715-425-3256, 1-800-2228-5607 or send an e-mail to A conference brochure is available on the Web site at



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