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Convention News

  • IAHPERD Convention 2018 +

    Be the Champion

    November 15 - 16, 2018

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Blue Ribbon Physical Education

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Grades K-12 Physical Education Criteria
Criteria For Evaluating Physical Education in Illinois Schools Grades K-12. Download the interactive "Word" file or PDF file.
(click on the appropriate icon at left)
To be considered for recognition at the IAHPERD Convention, this completed application is due by February 1.

    Make sure to apply online as well as fill out and upload the criteria.

Blue Ribbon Health

pdf     The Blue Ribbon Process
Description for what needs to be done in applying for a Health Blue Ribbon Award
pdf word   Multiple Blue Ribbon Award Cirteria
Click on the Word or PDF form if you are a previous Blue Ribbon Award winner and would like to apply again.
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 Criteria
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 Curriculum Analysis
  Middle School Health Education Criteria and Curriculum Analysis
Criteria For Evaluating Health in Middle Schools. Download the interactive "Excel" file. 
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To be considered for recognition at the IAHPERD Convention, this completed application is due by February 1.
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Criteria
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Curriculum Analysis
  High School Health Education Criteria and Curriculum Analysis
Criteria For Evaluating Health in High Schools. Download the interactive "Excel" file. 
(click on the icon at left)
To be considered for recognition at the IAHPERD Convention, this completed application is due by February 1.

 

 

Make sure to apply online as well as fill out and upload the criteria.

Deadline for submission is September 15th.

  1. Mentors must be current members of IAHPERD – during time of submission and convention. Students are expected to be members during the time of the convention.
  2. Both mentors and students need to register for convention.
  3. A student may only receive a student mentor award 2 times. (once as an undergraduate and once as a graduate)
  4. Each presentation will receive a monetary award of $200. This will be distributed to the student or students who are involved in the presentation.
  5. Students must be present at the student mentor award ceremony to receive the money.
  6. Please fill out the poster registration located at the right hand side of this webpage

Poster Guidelines

  1. Title: At the top of your poster
  2. Name and affiliation - Include your name, the name of the mentor, and the name of the place where the project was conducted.
  3. Body of the Poster – The body of the poster needs to fit on a 3' x 4" tri fold display board or be able to stand upright on an easel.
  4. Abstract – A brief synopsis of the entire project described in the poster.
  5. Introduction – The purpose of the project and the importance of the study.
  6. Method – The procedures or steps that you used in arriving at your results.
  7. Conclusions – Report what you found or accomplished.
  8. Literature Cited - Cite all of your references in the text and list them in the literature cited section using a format from a journal within your discipline.

Other Information

  • Laptop computer use – If you need to use a computer to enhance your poster presentation you may. You will need to provide your own computer. It needs to be full charged – in case of lack of electrical outlets.
  • Students - be prepared to answer questions about your poster - be prepared to have your picture taken.

    Please email the information to the Grant Coordinator Scott Ronspies sronspies@eiu.edu
 

WHAT IS PROJECT ACES?

Each May, on the 1st Wednesday at 10:00a.m., millions of school children all over the globe will exercise simultaneously in a symbolic gesture of fitness and unity to show the world that they do not fit into that negative stereotype of being "physically unfit". When Len Saunders created Project ACES back in 1989, he had no idea that it would reach the magnitude and success of today. The program has been praised by Presidents of the United States; such as Bill Clinton, George Bush, and Ronald Reagan. Project ACES has reached millions of children, parents and teachers all over the world, including participants from over 50 countries.

WHEN IS THIS YEAR'S WORLDWIDE EVENT?

The 30th annual global event will occur at 10 AM local time, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. It will be celebrated during May which is National Physical Fitness & Sports month. Due to the mass participation of this event, there is plenty of room for flexibility concerning the start time of Project ACES. The majority of schools that participate are able to start their exercises at exactly 10 AM. It is understandable that some schools may not be able to start at 10 AM due to scheduling problems, programs, state testing, or even inclement weather. Rarely, some schools may even have to do Project ACES on a different day. This is not a problem as long as the children understand the concept of the day and feel a connection to the event!

WHY DO WE HAVE PROJECT ACES?

Project ACES aims to educate children about the importance of lifelong fitness and end the negative stereotype that children are physically unfit. Exercise can lower the chances of coronary heart disease, which includes high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and physical inactivity. Project ACES makes fitness fun!

WHAT DO CHILDREN DO DURING PROJECT ACES?

On May 2, 2018 at 10 AM, all the children will either exercise, walk, jog, bike, dance, do aerobics, or a combination or all the above. Each school organizes its own participation assembly for the 15-45 minutes the program runs. There is no specific routine to follow, just have the children do some form of exercise at 10 AM. Feel free to be as creative as you would like. Many schools choose to invite local celebrities to the event and play music to accompany the activities. Organizers of local events can choose to get the whole school involved, or just selected classes. The majority of schools will get the entire school population outside on to a play field, put on music, and have everyone in the school have some fun by moving and exercising together. If it rains, have a backup plan. Some schools have the student body go to the gym and do aerobics and calisthenics. Another option if it rains is to pump music over the PA system, and have the classes exercise in their classrooms. Invite the local media to cover the event. The children will love to see themselves in the newspapers or on TV.

If it rains, have a backup plan. Some schools have the student body go to the gym and do aerobics and calisthenics. Another option if it rains is to pump music over the PA system, and have the classes exercise in their classrooms. Invite the local media to cover the event. The children will love to see themselves in the newspapers or on TV. Proclamations from the Mayor's and/or Governor's office may also be read. IDEAS

IDEAS TO MAKE THE PROGRAM FUN AND EASY

  1. JUMP ROPE FOR HEART: include 5 minutes of rope jumping to bring focus to the Jump Rope for Heart
  2. USE MUSIC: Have the students suggest music they would like to exercise to or bring a wide variety
  3. INVOLVE THE ENTIRE BUILDING: Have each teacher plan something for their class to do. Give suggestions.
  4. RUN THE PROGRAM OUTSIDE: More space but have some rainy activities planned just in case.
  5. MAKE USE OF THE MEDIA/PRESS IN YOUR AREA: This is a perfect opportunity to showcase your program.
  6. HAVE TWO HOMEROOMS GO TOGETHER FOR THE ACTIVITIES: This gets more students involved.
  7. For more information, activities and handouts: go to the Projects ACES website at http://lensaunders.com/aces.

This is not just an activity for the elementary schools. There have been middle, junior and senior high schools that have participated in ACES over the past years. Be creative and encourage all of your staff to get involved. You will be surprised at the great activities some classes come up with. The main idea is to focus on fitness and fun.

Information about other activities related to Project ACES, PACES (Parent and child exercising simultaneously) and the
Project ACES club are located on the Project ACES website at http://lensaunders.com/aces.

Send information to:

ACES REGISTRATION c/o Peggy Pryor
papryor@yahoo.com

ACES REGISTRATION
Please fill out the form (linked below) by May 1st to be included in a prize drawing for an  IAHPERD State Convention pre-registration.

Registration Form

 

Conferences

  • Pump Up P.E. Trainings +

    professional development program that trains P.E. teachers to implement high-quality enhanced physical education programs in Illinois that prepare students for a lifetime of health and fitness.
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  • DUPAGE COUNTY INSTITUTE +

    The day will provide many other outstanding presentations with a well-rounded program for Physical Education, Health and Driver Education..
    March 2, 2018
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Grants

  • Program Enhancement
  • Scholarships
Do you have an idea for your program that will greatly benefit your students but don't have the funds needed for equipment? Apply for an IAHPERD Program Enhancement Grant and you may get the money needed to get your program going? Read More
IAHPERD scholarships that are available for Physical Education, Health Education and Recreation students who qualify. IAHPERD will award five scholarships of $1,500.00 each and one scholarship of $2,000.00 to the student who qualifies as the most outstanding applicant. Read More

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