All Children Exercising Simultaneously ACES is the idea of New Jersey physical educator, Lenny Saunders. Over 7 million school children from all fifty states and as many as 45 Foreign countries will be exercising simultaneously for a minimum of fifteen minutes. The purpose of ACES is to call attention to the importance of youth fitness in a fun, non-competitive atmosphere. The motivation for the students is knowing that children from EVERY state will be participating all over the country with them.

Blue Ribbon Recognition Program A voluntary program to recognize excellent physical education and health programs.

Convention Handouts If you registered for convention, you are entitled to handouts submitted by presenters for the current year and all years past.

ICAPE Illinois Coalition for Adapted Physical Education the Illinois Coalition for Adapted Physical Education is available to serve professionals in the state of Illinois that are providing physical education services to children with disabilities.

Job Postings Come see some of the latest postings for all age categories.

National Board Mentors Find the help you need in completing your National Board Certification.

SHAPE UP ILLINOIS Shape Up Illinois is an annual Physical Education Promotion Day held at the State Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. We encourage schools to apply to demonstrate some of the great physical education activities you do at your school. Selected schools can bring their students to the State Capitol for the day, present their demonstration or activity, and meet with their legislators. There is no better way to show the importance of quality physical education to our policy makers in Springfield!

Student Mentor IAHPERD sponsors a student/mentor program to stimulate the professional development of students and to increase student involvement in the association. Mentors are expected to support and guide the student during early affiliation with IAHPERD. Since first implemented in 1992, over 100 awards have been provided. The student receives $400 and the mentor receives $300. Students from high school and university, including both undergraduate and graduate students, have been recipients.Teacher of the Year for both the Midwest AHPERD and possibly AAHPERD itself.


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