Come join us for what we hope will become an annual elite event for Physical Educators in Southwestern Illinois! The SWIPE Conference co-sponsored by the Area 5 Regional Offices of Education. Earn 5 PD hours, lunch is on your own. Space is limited so register today!
August 1, 2022 In-Person @ The Gateway Center - Collinsville, IL
Registration: 8:30-9 a.m.
Workshop: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Physical Education for All - The purpose of this presentation is to provide PE teachers with a spectrum of developmentally appropriate activities and games for school-aged students with and without disabilities. The audience will be actively involved in a variety of physical activities to accommodate students with varying ability levels and diverse backgrounds in individual and integrated settings. In addition, this workshop will provide participants with strategies, activities, and documents that can be easily modified and implemented in the physical education curriculum. We will discuss the general characteristics of the physical education programs, rights of children and parents, individualized education plan, and more. This workshop is geared for K-8 teachers but high school teachers may also find the information and collaboration with colleagues worthwhile!
Presenter: Luis Columna, a native of San Juan Puerto Rico, is currently an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He teaches in the new Health Equity and Health Promotion Program. He received a master’s degree in Physical Education from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 2003 and a PhD in Kinesiology (Adapted Physical Education) from Texas Woman’s University. He joined the UW-Madison Kinesiology faculty in January 2019.
Prior to coming to Madison, Professor Columna was an Associate Professor at Syracuse University, NY. His research focuses on ways to increase the participation of families (especially Hispanic) of children with disabilities into physical activity and also his research focuses on ways to better prepare physical activity professionals and physical education teachers to work with diverse populations. To address the physical activity needs of children with disabilities and their parents, Dr. Columna developed the Fit Families Program. Fit Families is a physical activity program that brings together children with disabilities (e.g. visual impairments: autism spectrum disorders), their parents, college students and in-service professionals in the fields of adapted physical education, special educators, orientation & mobility (O&M), psychologist, physical education, and exercise science, among others.
This workshop is free thanks to the ISBE SEL Hub grant and co-sponsored by the Area 5 ROEs (ROE 3, 40, 41, 45, 50) Any questions, please contact: Ryan Wamser email@example.com