I listened to Dave Schmittou talk about assessment. His session had me thinking hard about the what and why behind the assessments physical educators and sport coach administer to the kids they serve. Allyson Apsey shared how to support the whole educator, offering ideas and insights on help team members and coworkers be them best they can be on all levels. I absolutely loved listening to Becky Schnekser talking about learning experiences rather than lessons, activities, etc. The whole time, I was thinking that PE may be the single best place (yes, I’m biased) for experiential learning!
There is no doubt that the information I learned, coupled with the conversations I had was beneficial for me personally and professionally. Everything from this amazing conference will certainly find its way into our programming and the support we provide educators.
There is talk all the time in the PE and sport space about growing the profession, about bridging gaps, and of course, advocating for what we do. After this conference, I’m beginning to think that there is no better way to do all of that than by attending an event that may be a little outside your comfort zone and certainly outside your silo.