We still need presenters for this year’s convention. Please consider submitting a proposal or talking to colleagues about presenting this year. The deadline for submitting proposals has been extended until August 1st. To submit a proposal, please complete this short proposal form: TAHPERD Convention Proposal Form. 47th Annual Convention will be held November 6-8, 2016. You will not want to miss it!
Congratulations to Shirley Holt-Hale on receiving The 2016 SHAPE America Luther Halsey Gullick Award. This award is given to someone who is clearly outstanding in his/her profession and who exemplifies the best in service, research, teaching, and/or administration. The award winner is recognized by members of SHAPE America as a noteworthy leader and as the type of person whose life and contributions could inspire youth to live vigorously, courageously, and freely as citizens in a free society.
The mission of the Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance web site is to provide our members and visitors with information about the association, its members and their contributions to improving the lives of all those they can reach.
Ms. Andrea Burton is the new Executive Director of TAHPERD. She received her Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in dietetics, from Middle Tennessee State University in 2010. In July of 2011, she became the Rutherford County Schools Coordinated School Health Assistant where she facilitates health screenings for the district. Andrea is very excited to serve as the new Executive Director for TAHPERD, she is here to listen, assist, and help you in any way possible.
TOM CRONAN PHYSICAL EDUCATION ACT
Looking to address some of the problems caused by inactivity, University of Tennessee AD Emeritus and Champions for America’s Future member Joan Cronan pointed to the Tennessee bill named for her late husband. The Tom Cronan Physical Education Act requires that every Tennessee elementary-school student will have at least two physical education classes per week in any week with two or more school days. The law would also require that the classes be between 30 and 45 minutes and be taught by a licensed teacher with specific physical education credentials.
Now calling for presenters for the 2016 TAHPERD Convention- click to submit your proposal. Deadline extended to August 1st.
State Board of Education is seeking feedback for revised Health State Standards.
If you would like to present at the 2017 Southern District Convention, click to submit your proposal.
Shape America applauds passage of Every Student Succeeds Act
TAHPERD Spring Newsletter 2016
TN First to the Top Teacher Evaluation Rubric
Shape America and the New 50 Million Strong Campaign
Make a Difference – Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart Info