Joe Matulis has wanted to teach physical education since he was in second grade and his mother let him teach a capture the flag lesson to her students. Joe holds a degree in Kinesiology from Michigan State University. In the past Joe has served on the SHAPE Michigan board as V.P. of Physical Education. Joe has presented on technology at the last two conventions and enjoys creating new ways to integrate technology into physical education. Joe enjoys being active outdoors, and particularly enjoys surfing and paddle boarding on Lake Michigan. As current President Elect for SHAPE Michigan, Joe has been an elementary physical educator for 9 years for St. Johns Public Schools
The trip to this year's national SHAPE Convention in Boston was quite interesting with a blizzerd that nearly kept us home. Boston got hit with one of it's biggest storms this season on Tuesday, so we tried to get ahead of it the night before. After getting delayed over two hours, we finally made it to Boston ahead of the blizzerd.
The real blizzerd in Boston was the actual convention. This amazing experience was kicked-off with a leadership forum of over one hundered professionals of all kinds. We connected, braninstormed and strengthened our vision for SHAPE America's 50 Million Strong by 2029 initiative. We have a lot of work to do in our states, but collectively, we are all on the same bus to get students healthier and more physically active.
The general sessions during convention were outstanding with an all-star parade of keynotes. We had an opportunity to be motivated, inspired and educated by every speaker that took the stage. We heard stories of perseverence, pride and accomplishment. Speakers shared information to help us with advocacy. We are leaving Boston stronger!
Welcome from Paul Revere and Sam Adams
Cheif Executive Optimist: Life is Good
Fuel up to Play 60 student, advisor and New England Patriots
Students from SHAPE Michigan!
2016 SHAPE Michigan Teacher of the year, Scott Przystas and Past-President, Brian Tass
Awesome Physical Literacy keynote by Dr. Dean Kriellaars
Expert panel including Dr. John Ratey and olympian Aly Raisman
As past-president, I am pumped to use what I learned to help the future of our profession in Michigan any way I can and make this year's SHAPE Michigan Convention remarkable. We're back in Lansing this year. SAVE THE DATES October 26-28. Registration and agenda available soon!
MCPEA/ OCPEA PRESENTS
A FREE MINI PE WORKSHOP
TUESDAY, DECEMBER, 6TH, 2017
WHERE: EBELING ELEMENTARY
15970 Haverhill Dr, Macomb, MI 48044
CROSSROADS: 21 MILE(SOUTH) AND HAYES(EAST)
Time: 6-9 pm
HOST: LAURA LABAN, MIKE LEMERISE, Nancy Overman,
and area PE pros from UCS PLUS
Agenda: This 3 hour Free workshops purpose is to Care and Share top level activities to other PE PROS. Many will have a chance to bring to the workshop special activities that they have used in their classrooms over many years. Please bring 30 copies to of your activity to share with others. Please consider cross curricular, assessment, games, fitness, and class management ideas for all. We encourage all to get up and show an game or Idea. Its FREE come and join us if you can.
Thanks! Mike LeMerise ….Workshop Creator…..
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Fostering Artistry and Expressivity in Arts Learners
A Professional Development Conference for
K-12 Art, Music, Dance and Theatre Educators
Oakland Center - Conference Rooms A & B
312 Meadowbrook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4401
Download the flyer for more information HERE.
WORKSHOP FOR Technology Integration for Physical Education Heart Rate Monitors and Coach’s Eye Application
Technology Integration for Physical Education Heart Rate Monitors and Coach’s Eye Application 8:00am – 3:00pm
St. Clair County RESA and Western Michigan University
TOPIC: Learn how to use the Heart Zones System and Coaches Eye to improve your Physical education class. This is a tool for motivation, engagement and assessment that utilizes wearable technology to empower students to live active and healthy lifestyles. Coach's Eye is a highly effective way to provide meaningful feedback to your students or athletes, so you can make rapid improvements.
DATE: November 4th, 2016
TIME: 8:00am – 3:00pm
Click HERE to download the Workshop Flyer and HERE for Agenda!
I am very excited about the upcoming year and to continue to provide quality professional development to all of our members. We have been really pumping up our social media with Twitter, Facebook, and our blog here. These tools will really help our members get information and stay connected with the latest and greatest in our field. Our convention in the beginning of the month at beautiful and historic Mackinac Island was second-to-none. Our keynote speakers, special events, and meals were fantastic. We held our convention at Mission Point Resort. The facilities were great and the views on the island were breathtaking. I look forward to working with all of you this year and continuing to get the word out to all of our members and recruit new members with what we do at SHAPE Michigan. We are continuing to host workshops all across our state. I am looking forward to trying new things and continue to grow SHAPE Michigan. We have so many passionate educators all across our state who continue to do amazing things. Keep the passion, stay fired-up and let’s continue to educate our students with the best resources, equipment and education possible. Thanks for everything you do every day to make a difference in our state. Keep pushing, keep being the best you can be. We can and do make a difference every day.
SHAPE Michigan President – Jeff Stevenson
Greetings from the Michigan Department of Education!!
We hope you have had an awesome start to your school year! It's hard to believe we are half way through October already.
This is a gentle reminder to please take a few moments to complete the 2016 Physical Education and Physical Activity survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016PEPA It will not take too much of your time and gives us much needed information.
We only need one survey per school building. If you have already filled this survey out THANK YOU. You do not need to do it again. Please share with your colleagues in other buildings in your district.
This information is used to develop professional development opportunities and to give an overall view of what physical education looks like in our state. We will also compile a summary report of the data to be posted on our webpage.
A summary report of the 2014 PE and PA survey can be found here:
Please feel free to share this report far and wide.
The more responses we get, the more complete the picture is of PE in our state. Thank you for your time and attention to this. Have a great rest of your week!
Health and Physical Education Consultant
Michigan Department of Education
Jacalyn Lund, President of SHAPE America, will be attending our convention this year!
Jacalyn Lund is professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University. During 16 years of public school teaching, Lund experienced many of the problems faced by teachers, which led to her interest in accountability and assessment in her higher education career. Throughout her career, she has focused her efforts on making physical education an essential part of the school curriculum and on improving teacher effectiveness. She served on the committee that developed the National Content Standards for Physical Education in 1995 and was president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). In 2012, she was inducted into the NASPE Hall of Fame. Lund received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University, M.S. from the University of Northern Colorado, and her B.S. from Michigan State University.
We are SO fortunate to have Beth Kirkpatrick back for our convention this year as a featured presenter. Loads of experience and passion for helping teachers and their students succeed. Here's her bio:
Beth leads a team of experienced educators and entrepreneurs at Sacramento-headquartered Heart Zones, Inc. to accomplish a very large goal – get kids and teachers fit. Beth Kirkpatrick has the spirit and the stamina to lead teachers, administrators, and students by revitalizing curriculum, leading professional development, and implementing technologies that will accomplish getting kids and getting America fit
From 1973 to 1993, Beth Kirkpatrick taught middle school PE in the public schools systems in Vinton, Iowa. She was one of the first PE teachers in the nation to pioneer the application of wearable technologies – the heart rate monitor – in schools. For the next 18 years, from 1993-2011 she was the Director of Education for Polar Electro Inc. using her experience, imagination, insight, and boldness to elevate physical education and education overall to new heights. A trailblazer ahead of her time, Beth has been unwavering in her conviction that the integration of technology and assessment through objective measurement best captured through heart rate and now almost any wearable smart device could create real breakthroughs in PE and in the health literacy of children long-term. One of Beth’s best quotes is, “We must be able to prescribe personal exercise to individuals in a group setting. Without foot pods for tracking, heart rate monitors for assessing intensity, and hardware/software for collecting and interpreting the data, physical educators are prescribing exercise as one-size-fits all which doesn’t work.”
Beth Kirkpatrick has been featured on CNN, NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw, Life Magazine, countless magazine and newspaper stories nationwide. Her published work includes one of the first books for using heart rate monitors in physical education titled “Lessons From the Heart.”
It would be difficult to find an individual who has impacted more lives in the PE profession than Beth. She has moved the profession forward and inspired countless teachers, administrators and decision makers to engage and motivate movement using sensors and software like the Heart Zones System. She has testified before the Congressional Health, Education, Labor, and Pension Committee in Washington D.C. and was part of the NASPE, National Association of Sport and Physical Education, advocacy group that lobbies Congress yearly to provide federal funding for physical education.
Beth’s drive to incorporate fitness technologies into the more than 100,000 schools in the USA spans kindergarten through collegiate levels. She has worked with several NCAA Division I basketball teams introducing heart rate monitor training to universities including Duke University, the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, the University of Connecticut, LSU, NC State, Fresno State, BYU, University of Iowa, Iowa State, Michigan State, and Ball State University to name a few.
Beth’s reach extends far beyond the borders of the USA. Beth has keynoted over 1500 conferences in all fifty states as well as international keynotes in Malaysia, South Africa, Germany, Brazil, China, and Canada.
Beth was awarded the Emens Distinguished Professorship at Ball State University, and numerous state and national education awards including the U.S. Department of Education’s Christa McAuliffe Fellowship Award, as well as the US West Outstanding Teacher of the Year for Iowa, and National Association of Sport and Physical Education’s teacher of the year for the state and district.
With all her stated accomplishments and credentials, Beth’s role with Heart Zones is to continue her life’s work and help get all physical education classrooms in the country using the Heart Zones System!
There are still spots available for our convention this year on MACKINAW ISLAND. Register ASAP by clicking HERE.