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National Adapted Physical Education Conference (NAPEC): Where Did We Come From & Where Are We Going

12/9/2018
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Hello! This episode of What’s New in APE is a second recording from the 47th Annual National Adapted Physical Education Conference (NAPEC). The conference was held November 8-10, 2018 in San Diego, California. It is put on by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (CAHPERD), who advocates for healthy lifestyles for all. As an annual conference, overarching themes for the weekend change from year to year. The 2018 theme was inclusion, and featured a...

Duration:01:05:49

The power of connectedness as educators and the state of Adapted Physical Education: A NAPEC Keynote

11/9/2018
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This is a very different podcast, as it was recorded at the 47th National Adapted Physical Education Conference in San Diego as a Keynote Speech. Scott McNamara begins by discussing how we can use our own platforms to connect with one another and promote our field. In addition, we had a panel discussion with Dr. Beth Foster (California State Polytechnic University, Ponoma), Dr. Rebecca Lytle (California State University in Chico) , Chris Ahrens (APE Teacher in San Diego), & Ann Griffin (APE...

Duration:01:30:32

Discussion about the Adapted Physical Education National Standards

10/30/2018
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This podcast focuses on the APENS - the Adapted Physical Education National Standards. The purpose of APENS is to define standards for APE teachers. Adapted physical educators can take the APENS exam, which is based off of the 15 standards, to become certified adapted physical education. This allows us schools and other education stakeholders (e.g., teachers, parents) to understand who is qualified to teach APE with the special skills and insights needed to properly teach physical education...

Duration:01:09:05

The dissertation process and special education administrators

8/13/2018
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Check out a brand new episode of What's New in APE! This post/podcast focuses on my experience of going through the dissertation process and the investigation I conducted for my dissertation. Within this short podcast episode I discuss how I chose my dissertation topic and what it meant for me to complete my PhD program. Also, make sure to check out the blog post as there is a link to the dissertation defense presentation and a link to a free webinar I recently conducted with a focus on APE...

Duration:00:10:11

Adapted Physical Education Endorsements: Why Do We Need Them?

7/22/2018
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In this episode, I had an in-depth conversation about the need for APE teaching endorsements at the state and national level with Dr. Suzanna Dillon, an APE professor and my dissertation adviser at Texas Woman's University and Toni Bader, a APE teacher for the Seattle School District. In this podcast, we discussed some of the experiences and successes that the panelist have had in advocating for the need for an APE endorsement at local, state, and national levels.

Duration:00:40:15

NCHPAD: Building Healthy Communities Part 2

6/13/2018
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This episode is the second part of a two part series that focuses on NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities, which is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCPHAD has a multitude of resources for all types of adapted physical activity professionals, including APE teachers. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with two staff members at NCPHAD. The two interviewees were Dr. Jim Rimmer, a professor at the University of...

Duration:00:23:45

NCHPAD: Building Healthy Communities Part 1

6/1/2018
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This episode specifically focused on NCPHAD: Building Healthy Communities, which is a public health practice and resource center on health promotion for people with disabilities. NCPHAD has a multitude of resources for all types of adapted physical activity professionals, including APE teachers. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with two staff members at NCPHAD. The two interviewees were Dr. Jim Rimmer, a professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and...

Duration:00:31:27

Service learning and practicum experiences in APE Part 2

5/17/2018
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In this part 2 episode, I continued my in-depth conversation with Dr. Monica Lepore, an APE professor at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lepore recently was given a sabbatical to go around the country to examine different practicums (college courses that give college students the opportunity to work with students with disabilities). She took this journey to find out the status of the different programs out there and how we can attempt to assist all APE practicum programs to...

Duration:00:42:06

Service learning and practicum experiences in APE

4/27/2018
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In this episode, I had an in-depth conversation with Dr. Monica Lepore, an APE professor at the West Chester University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Lepore recently was given a sabbatical to go around the country to examine different practicums (college courses that give college students the opportunity to work with students with disabilities). She took this journey to find out the status of the different programs out there and how we can attempt to assist all APE practicum programs to be as strong...

Duration:00:35:24

SHAPE America And Book Review

3/25/2018
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Hello APE podcast listeners/readers! This episode/post is different then most, as this episode/post is focused on my experience at the SHAPE America conference this year and on a book review of the new textbook 'Developmental and Adapted Physical Activity Assessment (2nd Ed)' by Horvat, Kelly, Block, and Croce. I needed to do an informal reflection on my experiences at SHAPE this year, as it was truly a unique experience I had. In the podcast, I discuss my experiences with some of the...

Duration:00:12:01

Region 10 Part 2: A Regional APE Center in Texas

3/7/2018
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I am excited to be bringing you a new episode on adapted physical education (APE). This episode picks up from where we left off in episode 1, where we spoke to representatives from a regional center (Region 10) in the state of Texas, which helps to provide resources and professional development specific to APE to the entire state of Texas. This second part of a two part episode, had an in-person interview with three of the APE professionals at Region 10. The three interviewees were Amy...

Duration:00:27:07

Region 10: An APE Service Center Part 1

2/18/2018
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I am excited to be bringing you a new episode on adapted physical education. This episode specifically focused on a regional center in the state of Texas, which helps to provide resources and professional development to the entire state of Texas. For this episode we were able to do a in-person interview with three of the APE professionals at Region 10. The three interviewees were Amy Talbert, Randy Foederer, and Angela Campbell. Unfortunately, in many other states we do not have a designated...

Duration:00:27:36

Transition in APE: Part 2

12/12/2017
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Part two of the transition podcast focuses specifically on (a) the Slippery Rock transition program that focuses specifically on vocational and health skills for students and young adults with disabilities, (b) why health and PE often are forgotten in the realm of transition, and (c) how we think APE should be incorporated in the transition program and where we see the future of APE programming within the transition process.

Duration:00:19:30

Transition in APE: Episode 1

11/16/2017
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In this episode, I had had an in-depth conversation with two experts on the transition process and how to integrate students with disabilities into community recreational settings. The panelists included former guest Lara Brickhouse, the 2017 SHAPE APE teacher of the year and an APE teacher who works with students with disabilities during the transition process; and Dr. Robert Arnhold, a professor and director of the adapted physical activity program at Slippery Rock University. Dr. Arnhold...

Duration:00:28:50

Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Conference/Leadership Podcast: Part 2

10/15/2017
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In this 2nd part of a two part episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have in-depth conversations with multiple experts who were somehow connected to the Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) conference. In this episode I was able to meet with two of the DAPE keynote speakers who discussed their presentations and why their topics were of great importance to the field. The two keynote speakers were Lara Brickhouse, the 2017 SHAPE APE teacher of the year; and Dr....

Duration:00:16:42

Minnesota Adapted Physical Education Conference/Leadership Podcast

9/28/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have in-depth conversations with multiple experts who were somehow connected to the Minnesota Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE) conference. In this episode I was able to meet with some DAPE members who discuss why they attend the DAPE conference every year. In addition, I was also able to talk to two board members of the DAPE leadership committee, Mike Doyle and Jennifer Heebink, on why they decided to join the DAPE...

Duration:00:28:31

Podcast 22: Teaching Children with Autism in Physical Education Part 2

6/15/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth conversation with a panel of experts on teaching children with autism in a physical education setting. The panelist for this podcast are all professors and researchers within the field of adapted physical education and specialize in physical education for children with autism. The panelist were Dr. Martin Block, a professor of adapted physical education in the department of Kinesiology at Virginia University and the...

Duration:00:23:44

Autism in Physical Education Podcast Part 1

5/19/2017
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In this episode, I had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth conversation with a panel of experts on teaching children with autism in a physical education setting. The panelist for this podcast are all professors and researchers within the field of adapted physical education and specialize in physical education for children with autism. The panelist were Dr. Martin Block, a professor of adapted physical education in the department of Kinesiology at Virginia University and the...

Duration:00:27:44

Teaching Disability Sport in General PE

4/2/2017
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In this episode, I was had the opportunity to sit down and have an in-depth discussion with Dr. Ronald Davis on implementing disability sport within a general physical education setting. The podcasts focuses specifically on (a) how Dr. Davis got involved in disability sport, (b) the definition of disability sport,(c) how to integrate disability sport units into a general physical education setting, and (d) working with wounded veterans and integrating them back into their communities through...

Duration:00:33:04

Podcast 20 Interview with Creator of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD)

1/21/2017
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This is a very special episode where I was able to meet and interview Dr. Dale Ulrich, one of the most influential APE professionals in our field. Dr. Ulrich is the creator of the Test of Gross Motor Development (TGMD), and is a professor at the University of Michigan in Kinesiology and Adapted Physical Activity/Education. This episode was originally supposed to be a quick follow-up to the last assessment podcast, but the conversation went a bit longer than expected and was able to stand on...

Duration:00:27:23