Maine Department of Education News
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Jean Blaydes Madigan:
Action-Based Learning Workshop
Morgan Hill Event Center, Hermon, ME
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
No Cost for Participants!
You are invited to attend a workshop on Action Based Learning presented by internationally renowned speaker Jean Blaydes Madigan and sponsored by Maine's Coordinated School Health Program. The conference is being held Wednesday, May 23rd at Morgan Hill Event Center in Hermon. This conference is a quality professional development opportunity focused on the role that physical activity can play in enhancing student achievement.
Participants will gain insight into how...
1. Brain research supports the link of movement to learning
2. Individual strengths and how to fulfill the needs of each child through movement
3. Learning academic content can be facilitated through kinesthetic teaching strategies using movement and music
To register, please visit the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/L5JVGXX
Jean Blaydes Madigan is an educational consultant, speaker and author on the subject of how brain research supports the link of movement to enhanced learning. She taught for 27 years in the classroom, in physical education and as a college professor. Her excellence in teaching is recognized by awards such as Richardson ISD Teacher of the year, Texas AHPERD Teacher of the Year, and one of six National Elementary Physical Education Teachers of the Year. Jean also received the 2005 PE4Life Advocacy award.
For more information on Jean Blaydes Madigan or Action Based Learning see http://abllab.com/
Cancellation/No Show Policy -This event is free, HOWEVER if you register and DO NOT attend without canceling, your SAU will be billed $25 to cover food, facility, and materials costs.
Apply NOW to send a team to the Maine Schoolsite Health Promotion Program "Wellness" Conference
The Maine Department of Education is pleased to host an outstanding slate of top quality, nationally and internationally renowned keynote speakers Monday June 25 - Wednesday June 27, 2012. Registration information is at http://www.mainecshp.com/health_promotion/index.html .
Debbie Zimmerman is theWellness Manager for Polk County School Board in Florida. She will utilize her more than 20 years of experience in schoolsite health promotion to energize and motivate conference participants in the art of developing and strengthening school wellness teams through her presentation on the POWER of Team! Debbie will also engage the audience in learning critical knowledge and skills for the development and implementation of effective strategic planning for employee health promotion.
Kathy Dempsey from Keep Shedding! Inc. will share her keynote presentation, Shed or You're DeadŽ: How to Stay Alive, Celebrate YOU & Thrive in the Midst of Turbulent Change! Why do 75% of all change efforts fail? Largely because people feel left out of the process and lack the skills, knowledge and motivation to adapt to the new systems, processes and procedures. People who equip themselves to SHED faster and quicker will be the ones that survive and thrive! Kathy will provide knowledge, skills and tools to help each individual shed and move on in life.
William "Bill" Baun is President of the National Wellness Institute and Wellness Coach, leading the worksite health promotion and wellness program at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. His keynote presentation, A Culture of Health: We Don't Do Wellness Alone will focus on the fact that wellness is a lifelong journey and an active process of making choices and commitments to be healthy and well. Individuals who are successful at wellness recognize that we don't do wellness alone. Wellness Coach - Be Well Bill, will focus on your attitude and the things you can do to maximize your opportunity for wellness success of your peers, family members and YOU!
The registration cost for the conference is only $195 per person for 3 full days. This year's conference has a new and improved format supporting quality schoolsite health promotion professional development and team program planning.
Go to http://www.mainecshp.com/health_promotion/index.htmlfor application and details. No money is due with the application. If you have any question or are challenged by funding, team development or want to avoid late fees, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 624-6695 to discuss.
Come experience a top quality professional development event this June at the
27th Annual Wellness Conference!