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The teacher of the year awards are given in recognition of outstanding teaching performance and the ability to motivate today’s youth to participate in a lifetime of physical activity. These individuals were honored during the 2018 oregon SHAPE conference this past weekend in bend. Meet our teachers of the year!

Christy wilson’s learning environment fosters inquiry and a joy of movement, two things christy models daily. She is involved at her school on the leadership committee, at the district level as a member of the active student’s cadre developing classroom physical activity and spends time collaborating with PE colleagues around the nation researching best practice and new ways to engage her students. Washington university in seattle her love of teaching evident daily and relationship with her students is number one. Christy is in her 17th year of teaching physical education and is currently teaching at raleigh park elementary in the beaverton school district.

Jordan werner may only be in his 6th year of teaching, but he has changed the way physical education is viewed at riverside elementary, grants pass school district and community. In his short time as a teacher, he has changed PE from a sports-only curriculum to one that is focused on physical literacy, positive social interaction, and cooperative learning. His PE program places an emphasis on individualized learning, cooperative learning, and physical literacy through a variety of different activities to ensure that every student finds something to value and enjoy throughout the year.

Todd stoddard has made a significant impact on the PE program at lakeridge junior high school in the lake oswego school district in just two years. Todd helps students identify activities that they enjoy doing that can be pursued outside of school and understand the importance of personal fitness. His program by guiding students through a wide variety of activities including less traditional ones like dancing and rock climbing. Tod has gained the full support of his administrators, parents, community members, students, and fellow staff members through various activities, including organizing after-school events, giving presentations, and creating personal relationships with stakeholders. Todd is in his 7th year of teaching.

We would like to thank oregon active schools, who is brought to us by the northwest health foundation, kaiser permanente, and nike, for their main sponsorship of the conference. They have provided us with a very generous donation that is helping our planning team make this the best conference yet! Oregon active schools supports programs that inspire a lifelong love of physical activity and its many benefits for every child in oregon through opportunities to be active before, during and after school. Best universities in new york to learn more about oregon active schools, please click here.

We would like thank sportime featuring SPARK, a division of school specialty, for their gold level sponsorship of the conference. They are providing conference bags, lanyards, and some of the equipment for presenters that will be raffled off at the end of the conference! Make sure to stop by their booth and check out their sessions; “PE for ALL: strategies to create an inclusive environment” on saturday at 1:30 PM, and “rhythmic movement: moving to the beat!” on saturday at 2:40 PM. To learn more about sportime featuring SPARK, click here.

We are excited to share some BIG events that we have planned for conference attendees. These have been purposefully planned as we want you “making connections”(ahem.. This is our conference theme) as much as possible before, after, and during the conference! Friday, october 12, 2018

Cooperative team challenge – you do not want to miss this final event of the evening! Join a team, cooperate on a task, and compete against the clock! What is in it for you? Well, other than “making connections” with some awesome people, you could win some equipment donated by sportime featuring SPARK!

Morning activity – we are excited to share that we are partnering with cyclebar bend to put on a morning cycle class for conference attendees! Hold up, I know what you are thinking. A cycle class in the morning? Trust me, you do not want to miss this dance party on a bike, get your sweat on, and “make connections” kinda opportunity. Washington university college convinced? Excited? Me too! Stay tuned, more information to come!

Engagement activity – want to be entered into a raffle to win some AMAZING prizes? Here is how it works… find the BINGO card in your conference bag, complete all the tasks, “make connections”, enter the raffle, win prizes. It is that simple! I promise!

Sponsored social– join us at goodlife brewing to help us wind down the conference. Take this opportunity to network and “make connections” one last time. We want to thank oregon active schools (who is brought to us by kaiser permanente, northwest health foundation, and nike) for sponsoring this social!