California Athletics Physical Education Workshop

The California Athletics Physical Education (CAPE) workshop promotes interest in professional advancement for Physical Educators at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Through a comprehensive curriculum, the workshop provides opportunities for professional development in the areas of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance.

2024 Calendar*

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*subject to change

Sunday 7/7
10:30am-12:00pm 1:15-2:45pm 3:00-4:30pm 5:00-6:30pm 6:45-10:00pm
Conference & Housing Check-in Welcome / Orientation Opening Ceremonies Team Building Bunco Social

Monday 7/8 Tuesday 7/9 Wednesday 7/10 Thursday 7/11 Friday 7/12 Saturday 7/13
6:00am-7:00am Beach Walk Beach Walk Beach Walk Beach Walk
Workout
Beach Walk
7:00am-8:15am Yoga
Archery
Yoga
Archery
Volleyball for PE Workout Yearly Budget Planning
GOPHER
Hike to "P"
GOPHER
8:00-10:00am
Check Out
8:00-9:15am
CAPE Planning 2024
8:30am-9:45am Boxing
Small Games
Boxing
Creating a Champion PE Program
Boxing
Sports Performances
Boxing
Modernized Health
Boxing
Speedball
10:00am-11:15am Dance
PE Systems
Dance
Fitness Assessments
Dance
PE Systems
Dance
Invasion Games
Pound
Team Building
11:15am-12:15pm LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH
12:30pm-1:45pm Culture in the Classroom
30+ Activities with a Tennis Ball
DEI
Large Group Games
Coaching Volleyball
Adapted PE
Golf Scramble Tee times:
12:30-5:00pm
Speedball
Avrits Favrits
2:00pm-3:15pm Volley Tennis
DEI
Adapted PE
Pickleball
Pound
Building a High School Program
Coastal Hike
12:30-5:00pm
Personal Defense
CAPE Planning 2025
3:30pm-5:30pm Volley Tennis Tourney Pickleball Tourney Sand Volleyball Tourney Closing Ceremonies
6:00pm-9:00pm BBQ Social Bonfire
Grover Beach
Casino Night
Theme: PE Through the Years
SLO Market & Scavenger Hunt A Different Way to Golf

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Professional Development
7 CEU's
$280
6 CEU's
$240
5 CEU's
$225
4 CEU's
$180
3 CEU's
$165
2 CEU's
$110
1 CEU
$55
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A transcript is available for a $15 fee / Clock hour are available for various states

Testimonials
  • The PE workshop conference has made a huge difference ! I have used most of the cooperative games and the kids loved nearly all of them! The secretary at my school has noticed a big change in our department, and is going to advocate for us to go again! Can't wait!

    Emily Reynolds,
    Rancho Medanas Jr. High, Pittsburg, CA
  • This workshop has helped shape my teaching style, my approach to today's children, and most of all my outlook on life. I have been attending for years and still walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and skills to be a better Physical Education teacher!

    Jean Lamson
    LaEntrada Middle School, Menlo Park, CA
  • I'm now nine weeks into the school year and I've had more fun teaching Physical Education this year than any other year. Not only was the PE workshop great fun, but it has far exceeded most of the workshops I have attended in any subject as far as what I actually use upon returning to school.

    Colleen Pelfrey
    Live Oak Middle School, Live Oak, CA
  • Many of the activities, ideas, and philosophies that are incorporated into my Physical Education classes are a result of attending and participating at the California Physical Education Workshop! Thanks CPEW!

    Jana Sanchez
    Dana Middle School, Arcadia, CA
  • Fantastic instructors, fabulous facilities and great people!

    Jessee Naylor
    Wellness Coach, Enlo Hospital, Chico, CA
  • I have attended CPEW multiple times, and every year I learn something new, I meet the most amazing physical educators and get even more inspired than I did the year before. I have attended other PE conferences and hands down nothing compares! The only way to explain it is to live it! It's one you shouldn't miss in your career.

    Kazy Gutierrez
    Fresno Unified School District
FAQ

Find the answers to some of your questions here. Contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.

Why Come to the Workshop?

Q: Who is the CAPE Workshop for?

For Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers
Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo

Q: What are the dates of the workshop?

July 7-13, 2024

Q: Can I get professional credit from this workshop?

Participants have the options of purchasing 1-7 Continuing Education Units. One CEU = 10 contact hours of participation in organized continuing education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction (definition of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training – IACET)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on the number of sixty-minute contact hours for a course or program. (Example: If a course or program meets ten contact hours, one CEU will be awarded.) To receive CEUs, a participant must be present for the entire course or program.

Earned CEUs may be useful in maintaining certification or licensure. They may also document continuing professional education for an employer, association, or credentialing agency. School districts convert CEU's however they need to. Check your contract and/or your district's policy on CEUs before registering. Our experience is that different district's handle CEUs differently. Some do not accept them at all, some give full credit for them, and some treat the CEUs like quarter units, and give you credit for 2/3 of the CEUs you earn. For example, 8 CEUs would equal 5 1/3 units on your salary schedule. Please check beforehand. Cal Poly Extended Education maintains a record of the CEUs participants have earned through programs and courses approved for CEUs.

CEUs will not be awarded retroactively. Registration for CEUs must occur at the time of the program.

CEUs are for non-credit courses or programs. They cannot be converted to quarter or semester hour credit and they cannot be applied to degree programs.

Q: Why participate in the Workshop?

The Workshop provides you with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to increase your effectiveness as teachers of health, physical education, recreation and dance. The primary function of each class is to review successful instructional methods and to present new and different approaches to teaching. There will be many new opportunities for stimulating discussions and sharing of ideas. Participants of the Workshop are teachers and coaches, from elementary through university level, interested in individual and professional advancement in physical education and related areas.

FEES

Q: What is the 7-Day Registration fee?
HOUSING Participants: TBD
- Includes: Workshop Registration, Meals, Parking Permit, and T-Shirt
NON-HOUSING Participants: TBD
Fees may be paid online with any major credit card.
Q: Possible additional fees?

Check book or cash for Silent Auction (Monday), Casino Night chips and drink tickets (Wednesday), and the Golf Scramble (Friday).

Q: What are the housing fees?

HOUSING PRICES: (Up to 4 people in a shared apartment)
6 NIGHTS = TBD (Individual Room w/in Apartment)

REGISTRATION

Q: What time is registration?

Check-in will be: Sunday, July 7th from 10:30am - 12:00pm.

Q: What will you need for registration?

For registration (upon arrival) you will need:
1) Your preferred method of payment - CREDIT CARD ONLY for university fee
2) Knowledge of your district's policy for Professional Credits
3) Check book or cash for Silent Auction (Monday), Casino Night chips and drink ticket (Wednesday), and the Golf Scramble (Friday).

Q: What if I need to register early?

Unfortunately due to new policies at the University we are not able to accommodate for early arrivals and registration. Please plan accordingly to arrive between the hours of check-in on Sunday July 7th.

Q: What if I need to register late?

Unfortunately due to new policies at the University we are not able to accommodate for late arrivals and registration. Please plan accordingly to arrive between the hours of check-in on Sunday July 7th.

Housing

Q: What does housing include?

Housing location will be in POLY CANYON VILLAGE on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus.

Rates Include:
· Accommodation in a shared apartment with a kitchen, refrigerator, bathroom and common living area.
· Full registration services including conference and housing check-in and check-out
· Campus Parking
· Recreation equipment check-out
· Linen package
· Meeting space within the residence hall
· Conference signage

Q: How will housing be assigned?

On-campus Workshoppers, Staff and Committee members will be housed in the University residence halls. You will find that dorm living is an asset to your enjoyment of the Workshop, although workshoppers may reside on or off campus. Non registered-overnight-guests of workshoppers must pay for their own housing and ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND Workshop activities. Individual apartments will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis based on registration. If you have a roommate preference, plan to make that note on the registration site during your booking. A $25 service fee will be applied to any changes in your housing assignment once you have checked in.

DURING THE WORKSHOP

Q: What purpose does the name tag serve?

Your name tag helps you to become acquainted with other workshoppers and will admit you to facilities AND CLASSES. You will not be admitted to meals and other facilities on campus without your name tag. There is a fee of $5 for lost name tags. Please wear your name tag to all workshop functions.

Q: When are announcements made?

All announcements are made during lunch. If you have a special announcement, please see the director or assistant director.

Q: What should you bring?

FOR YOUR ROOM
Bedspread, bulletin board materials, clock radio, clothes hangers, coffee mug, cooler, computer, desk lamp, robe, iron, laundry soap, quarters, decorations, soap/shampoo, and any other comforts of home.

FOR PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING
Dance and exercise routines, music, software, teaching aids, notebooks, and a lot of ideas, videos, and anything else you would like to share.

FOR CLASSES, TOURNAMENTS, AND FUN
Beach chair, beach towel, bicycle, boogie board, wetsuit, softball glove, clipboard, body boarding fins, golf clubs, video camera, camera, musical instrument, radio, kayak, paddle board, costumes, swim suit, iPod, running shoes, compression pants or sleeves ☺. Appropriate shoes must be worn in the recreation center and gym.

Casual sport clothing may be worn for meals. Bring appropriate clothing for an active week, as well as clothing for weekend activities such as golf, bicycling, tennis, dinner, swimming, dancing, etc. BRING WARM CLOTHING for the early morning and nights as it may be foggy and/or cool.

SPECIAL EVENTS AND TOURNAMENTS
Special Events and Tournaments have been organized by our Tournament Committee for you to enjoy. We urge you to participate as they have been created to serve as examples for your own program. They are planned to create a friendly, competitive atmosphere regardless of skill level.

Much of the sporting equipment needed for tournaments will be supplied by the University. Bring whatever personal equipment you might want to use.

Q: What other special events are happening?

Casino Night, Night on the Town, and Country Line Dancing at the Grad.

Q: Am I responsible for lost keys?

Lock your door and take your key when leaving your room. Your room key fee and core change fee of $100. ATM machines are located in the plaza area of the University Union.

Q: Is alcohol prohibited?

ALCHOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED ON CAMPUS. Please do not abuse this University rule, and jeopardize the future Workshops at Cal Poly. There is no smoking in public buildings in SLO.

Q: Can I bring my pet?

Cal Poly prohibits pets from being kept in the dorms or left in recreational vehicles parked in the parking lot. Occupancy of recreational vehicles on campus is prohibited. Special R.V. storage may be allowed with arrangements made at least fifteen working days in advance. If you wish to bring your pet, kennel reservations are recommended.

V-2 Ranch, York Mtn. Rd., Templeton (805) 238-1896
Caponco Kennel, Rt. 2, Box 437, S.L.O. (805) 772-2887

Q: When are quiet hours?

10:00p.m.-7:00a.m. Please do not use the laundry rooms after 10:00 p.m.
Laundry rooms are located on the first floor of each dorm.

Q: Who is the planning committee?

The planning for each year's workshop is done by the Director Elect, Assistant Director Elect, and a committee composed of volunteer workshop members. All workshoppers are eligible and encouraged to be a member of the Planning Committee.

Resources

Venue

Cal Poly
California Polytechnic State University
1 Grand Ave.
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Contact Us

Director:
Kazy Gutierrez
cape.workshop21@gmail.com
(559) 977-5807

Boogie Boarding

This is an early morning activity class that takes place at Pismo Beach. Boogie Boarding technique will be taught to any participants who need instruction and then participants will get a morning jumpstart to riding the waves.

Power Yoga / Mindfulness / SEL

These yoga courses include a variety of yoga styles from Vinyasa flow, power yoga, partner yoga, and yin yoga. A brief description will explain how to imbed SEL competencies into instruction. A variety of individual and group poses will be introduced in the form of a regular 55 minute PE class. Participants can engage in a yoga practice accompanied by teacher led poses, mindfulness suggestions, and music. All yoga classes end with Savasana. Savasana is a time guided mindfulness and meditation. Aspects of SE are touched upon during Savasana and participants may feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated at the end.

Updating Health Curriculum to Meet the Needs of Today's Teens

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Street Racket

CAPE 2023 Street Racket Level 1 Coaching Certification
Part of this year's CAPE Conference there will be a Street Racket Level 1 coaching certification hosted by Rene Lewicki from Street Racket USA. In order to obtain this certificate participants will have to join all 4 Street Racket workshops hosted during the conference. The certification has a value of 199 Euro (approx. 225USD) and will qualify each participant to host their own Street Racket workshops / training in the future. If interested, certification holders can also become part of the Street Racket USA trainer team and host future workshops and presentations in its name.
To participate please sign up here: https://forms.gle/YuM75EbThaTYCzwc7

Description:
The Multi-Award-Wining Swiss Movement & Educational Concept works for schools, but also for organizations. Alone, in pairs, or groups, indoors or outdoors, and at all playing levels. It is practically free of charge and requires no infrastructure, except a solid and more or less even ground. And above all, it's very versatile with over 500 different games - just draw your court and play!

In It to Win It Together!

Come Join Kim with some joyful connections, team-building activities that build camaraderie and great classroom energy. See OPEN curriculum in action with touches on several Modules: Adventure Ed, Circus, Minute to Win it, Instant Activities and Plug & Play Fitness.

Ninja Warrior on the Move

OPEN has a plethora of fitness activities to entice and challenge your learners with energetic activities and yet, easy to administer with limited equipment (only need hoops, cones, spots, scooters, chalk/floor tape) for large (or small) numbers of learners. The Ninja Warrior Module is one of those units. This fitness unit can be used from K-12 with different formats to meet the grade level, the space, the equipment, and the number of learners with ease and zeal.

OPEN to the Joy of Moving

Come find out the amazing, user-friendly, comprehensive, FREE curriculum that OPEN can offer to the new teacher and the most seasoned teacher on the block! Kim will show you the power that this curriculum has to aid you in focusing on being the best practitioner you can be.

Trans Institutional Equity in School Setting

The workshop will provide a framework for best practices, cultivating a community around DEI, institutional planning for DEI and furthering the continuous learning process for community members regarding DEI efforts and education. This workshop will include testimonials, case study group work, and an institutional audit activity for participants. Concluding this session, participants will pair up and receive numerous resources to ensure sustained practice for the future.

Line Dancing for All

Dancing for fun and fitness should be accessible and educational. The three classes are intended for teachers to be able to teach large or small groups of students various types of dances. You will be provided with cues, terminology, step by step instructions and music.

Multicultural Dance and Group Dances

Dancing for fun and fitness should be accessible and educational. The three classes are intended for teachers to be able to teach large or small groups of students various types of dances. You will be provided with cues, terminology, step by step instructions and music.

Large Group Games

Come learn games from around the world that include limited equipment but a lot of fun. These game open the door for cross curricular lessons that introduce underrepresented cultures. We love these games from the Middle East, Africa and Australia.

Rounders

A common game in merry old London, this alternative to baseball is challenging enough to make your former little leaguers happy but also accessible to your stand still players. All materials can be found at Home Depot and there are no strikeouts! This is the best striking game we have ever played and a great opportunity for cross curricular work.

Speedball

Speedball is a combination of skills from american football, soccer and a little bit of hockey. This new sport will allow your athletes to go strength v strength while still including everyone. There is a role to play for every student-athlete, this game will change the way your student-athletes see the field!

Tchoukball

Tchoukball was developed by a biologist to see what happens when you take the contact out of an invasion game. This activity is a perfect addition to your classes that are super competitive but tend to end in trips to the nurse.

Tennis in PE

We use tennis equipment made specifically for kids of all ages and abilities. No tennis courts? No problem! Tennis can be played anywhere with an open space such as basketball courts, gymnasiums, cafeterias, and parking lots. Along with our equipment, we have a full K-12 curriculum K-12 that we’ve worked in conjunction with SHAPE America to ensure all standards are met.

Building a High School Program

Participants will be informed of the best practices for building a brand new high school program from the ground up, as well as diving deeply into tactics that help strengthen already existing sports programs on campus.

Sports Performance for All Ages

Participants will define sports performance, and learn about appropriate skill development to decrease injuries.

Partner Dancing for Beginners

Dancing for fun and fitness should be accessible and educational. The three classes are intended for teachers to be able to teach large or small groups of students various types of dances. You will be provided with cues, terminology, step by step instructions and music.

PBL with a Focus on Health & Wellness

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Mental Health, Stress Management, and Healthy Coping Skills

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Movie Games

These classes will not be building classes. Each will be constructed of games that encompass a variety of physical, tactical, and problem solving skills. The games we will be focusing on are volley-tennis, which is a combination of volleyball skills and tennis rules. Movies games are games themed around The Hunger Games, The Walking Dead, and Games of Thrones/Divergent. These games are tactical and invasion based. Team Handball will also be taught with variations to make the game safer, faster, and more fun for a variety of age groups. I will also provide ideas as to how they can be played on scooter boards as well.

The Latest in Growth, Development, and Sexual Health

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Warm Up and Ice Breaker Activities 101

Join this fun and interactive session that's all about warm-ups, instant activities, and ice breakers! We'll share a few activities that help students get to know each other through movement, along with eight warm-up activities to get students (and their heart rates) moving. Get ready to move, learn, and have fun!

Partner Yoga / Mindfulness / SEL

These yoga courses include a variety of yoga styles from Vinyasa flow, power yoga, partner yoga, and yin yoga. A brief description will explain how to imbed SEL competencies into instruction. A variety of individual and group poses will be introduced in the form of a regular 55 minute PE class. Participants can engage in a yoga practice accompanied by teacher led poses, mindfulness suggestions, and music. All yoga classes end with Savasana. Savasana is a time guided mindfulness and meditation. Aspects of SE are touched upon during Savasana and participants may feel calm, relaxed, and rejuvenated at the end.

Body Image and Media Literacy for Today's Plugged-in Teens

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Digital Citizenship, Digital Health, and Mindul Technology Use

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Using Data for an Updated Approach to Substance-Abuse Prevention

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

SEL, Advisory, and Health: An Aligned Approach to Schoolwide Wellbeing

Delivering a comprehensive, skills-based health curriculum is easier than you think. Throughout several courses over the next two days, participants will be guided through the process of updating units with anchor resources that are current, relevant, and adaptable to student and community needs. Participants will leave with ready to go projects, resources, and lesson plans to help address a variety of health topics for students in grades 4-12.

Volleyball Fundamentals

This volleyball course will focus on fundamental skills of proper passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The course will also focus on PE rotations as 6 on 6 rotations. There will also be specific position training for outside hitter, middles, opposite, and setters. In addition there will be game play that focuses on offense and defense.

GOPHER / ACTION! Team Games to Boost Engagement

Join us for an action-packed workshop featuring team games that are class oriented, teacher friendly, and align with national physical education standards. These high-energy games are sure to get students moving while also keeping them engaged. We won’t just be playing games though, you'll also learn classroom management and skill development strategies that you can take home and implement in your program. Get ready to sweat, learn and have fun!
GIVEAWAY OF EQUIPMENT TO FOLLOW!

Teaching Volleyball - Drills / Game Play

This volleyball course will focus on fundamental skills of proper passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The course will also focus on PE rotations as 6 on 6 rotations. There will also be specific position training for outside hitter, middles, opposite, and setters. In addition there will be game play that focuses on offense and defense.

Recovery Strategies: Exploring Self Care and Methods to Improve "Off Days"

Recovery means more than just taking a day off. Improving health, wellness, and performance means making your "off days" more active than just "not working out". This workshop reviews different strategies and active techniques that enhance recovery and better prepares you for the next training session.

Advanced Volleyball for Coaching

This volleyball course will focus on fundamental skills of proper passing, setting, hitting, and serving. The course will also focus on PE rotations as 6 on 6 rotations. There will also be specific position training for outside hitter, middles, opposite, and setters. In addition there will be game play that focuses on offense and defense.

Special Session - Identifying and Defeating Burn Out

Personal vs Student-Athlete Burn Out

Coaches and teachers' burn out on a much higher scale than an average student, but in a much more "behind the scenes" environment. This session will provide tools to help recognize, treat, and defeat burn out within yourself and it will also give you ideas of how to approach and help your co-workers on your staff before it creates a problem for the program.

The Power of the Warm Up: Movements that Enhance any Training Session

Recovery means more than just taking a day off. Improving health, wellness, and performance means making your "off days" more active than just "not working out". This workshop reviews different strategies and active techniques that enhance recovery and better prepares you for the next training session.

Gender Coaching Differences

Tools to identify body language and the meaning behind each behavior and gender personality trait. How five-minute conversations can lead to effective communication between the genders and bring out the best performance or participation within your group. Men and women can interpret and respond to information differently just by the tone or body language you implement.

The Art and Science of "Right-Sizing" Exercise Technique

No body moves the same as another. Individuality needs to be respected when it comes to exercise technique and execution. This workshop addresses ways to "right-size" exercise form that considers the ability to control the body during workouts and practice.

Uncovering Your Coaching Style

Positive vs. Negative... Sandwich Style vs. Sarcasm... Who are you? Who are you coaching/teaching? Tools to help you define and modify your personal teaching/coaching style, while learning how to adapt your style to the needs of your students/athletes and the environment of the situation. What style are you and is it truly effective in the classroom vs. on the court or in the field?

Nate Jackson

OUSD District Physical Education Specialist & Physical Education Leadership Chairperson

Thomas Hernandez

PE Teacher

Andy Tupy

GOPHER Sports - Action Team Games & Team Building

Andy is the West Regional Sales Manager for Gopher, a nationwide vendor for Physical Education, Athletics, Fitness, Recreation and Health. He has lead over 60 activity sessions in the past six years and has presented these sessions all over the nation. Some include the state PE conventions in New Jersey, Virginia, Tennessee, Maryland, Georgia, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Florida, Connecticut, California, Utah and South Carolina. He has also presented at many other summer workshops including the Virginia HPA Institute, Southwest Virginia conference, the University of Kentucky Paws, CPEW, PEACH, KAHPERD summer workshop, Michigan AHPERD summer workshop, Florida Tri-County workshop and many more. More recently he has also been presenting for individual schools district as well totaling more than 30 in over the past 3 years.

Course Description

Team Building & Group Collaboration Activities: We will review class management techniques, have fun with some ice breaker/group activities and strategize with your group as you work your way through some creative and challenging stations in this hands-on session. Come learn how collaborative team activities can address several grade level outcomes.

ACTION! Team Games: Gopher Sport will be leading participants through a workshop focused around two of our newest activities! We won't just be playing games though, we'll also be showcasing some great classroom management and skill development pieces you can take home and implement in your class. Get ready to sweat, learn and have some fun!

Kanoa Elizondo

Adapted PE Teacher

Liz Robertson

Andrea (AJ) Sims

Thomas Hernandez

PE Teacher

Dominic Brissey

PE Teacher

Jerry Homeycut

PE Teacher and National Presenter

15 Years National Presenter at PE PD Workshops and Conferences (20 different states)
31 Years Teaching PE (Elementary, Middle, Junior High, High School)
24 Years Coaching (Football, Wrestling, Softball, Soccer, Track)
2021 National Shape Southern District High School PE Teacher of the Year
2019 South Carolina State High School PE Teacher of the Year
2016 South Carolina State Middle School PE Teacher of the Year
2012 South Carolina State High School PE Teacher of the Year
2004 and 2005 South Carolina 4A State Runner Up Wrestling Coach
2002 and 2004 South Carolina 4A State Champion Football Coach
2000 South Carolina 4A State Champion Wrestling Coach
15 years Mentor Teacher for Winthrop University PE Interns
4 years Assessor for National Board (NBPTS) PE Certificate
PE Classes Observed including Hawaii and Singapore

Carrie Flint

PE Specialist

Carrie Flint is an award-winning PE specialist (general and adapted) from California with more than 25 years of experience. She is the president-elect for the Western Division of SHAPE America. She has taught in numerous private and public schools and districts, all grade levels, and all populations. In addition to teaching, Carrie has always reached out to help physical educators and classroom teachers required to teach PE with ideas and strategies to provide quality physical education for their students. She started her journey presenting and sharing her expertise beyond California in 2003 and has now presented in 38 states including 6 National SHAPE America conferences.
She helped write the California Physical Education Curriculum Framework and the revision of the California Adapted Physical Education Guidelines. Carrie was awarded the Exemplary Adapted Physical Education Program in 2007. Carrie has been the master trainer for Peaceful Playgrounds since 2007 presenting over 500 virtual and in-person trainings for schools all over the country. She also presents her own PE seminars for the Bureau of Education and Research (over 200). She is a coach and presenter for Catapult Learning. Carrie has written 5 PE handbooks and has her own brain break CD “Get’em Up! Get’em Moving! Get’em Learning”. She has given 100’s of trainings and presentations in local, statewide, and national settings sharing her Musical PE program and teaching expertise on class management, student engagement, and growth mindset.

Brian Davis

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

The Harker School created the position of diversity, equity and inclusion director in 2022, and Brian Davis is the first to hold this position. Mr. Davis came to Harker from St. Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he was the associate director of equity and inclusion, chair of the diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging task force, and a teacher of ethnic studies. Before that he co-instructed a graduate course at the University of San Francisco titled ''Whiteness, Power, and Privilege,'' and he was a grade 5 English Language Arts teacher at the Caliber Schools in Richmond.

Mr. Davis has many academic and leadership achievements and has received several research grants. In 2021 he received a mini grant from the Center for Humanizing Education and Research’s Freedom Dreaming program, and another from the 6+You Anti-Racism grant program at USF.

Graduate honors include an international and multicultural fellowship and a social justice scholarship. As an undergraduate, Mr. Davis was awarded the Eric A. Walker Award, the Jackson Lethbridge Tolerance Award, and the Penn State Rock Ethics Institute Stand Up Award. The first two awards are given to one student out of 77,000 students across 20 campuses.

In 2017, Mr. Davis presented a TEDx talk at TEDxPSU titled "Dismantling Contemporary Police Brutality Through the Lens of Basketball." His TED talk has won him national recognition for his thoughtfulness and sophistication on issues of inequality, racism and the criminal justice system.

Mr. Davis is an avid yoga practitioner and holds 300 hours of instructor training. Born and raised in Philadelphia, he is one of 15 sets of twins in his family! He also loves traveling and all forms of exercise.

Danya Townsend

Activities/Athletic Director, PE and Dance Teacher

Danya has been teaching at Riverview Middle School since 2009. During that time she has taught Physical Education, Dance, Weight Training, and Leadership. She has coached middle school, high school and club volleyball since 2009 and has served as sports coordinator and activities director at Riverview. In 2016 she was named Teacher of the year at Riverview Middle School.

Brady Fischer

Brady Fischer is in his seventh year as a Physical Educator. He taught two years at the elementary level and is now in his fifth year teaching middle school. He currently teaches all seventh grade at La Entrada Middle School in Menlo Park, CA. He finished his master’s degree in athletic administration and coaching. Brady has coached a variety of sports over the years including Track and Field, Volleyball, Cross Country, Basketball, and High School Varsity Football.

Course Description

DUDES DO DANCE: Teaching dance with a Jigsaw style teaching approach gives the students the opportunity to teach their peers the steps of the dance to incorporate more common core in PE. It also helps those PE teachers out there who aren't a big fan of teaching dance!

PE FAVORITES: Activities ALL PE teachers should know!

Andrea (AJ) King

Assitant Director Elect 2021

'It is with enthusiasm and passion that I instill the importance and purpose of physical education and movement. I believe and live by a life of fitness, health, and wellness while remaining active and intentional in life long fitness goals. While keeping traditional sports and games alive, I also find value and motivation in introducing “non-traditional” games and activities.' AJ has worked in the San Gabriel and Arcadia Unified School Districts since 2006, is a softball coach at Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, CA, and is a Group Fitness Instructor at Golds Gym in Pasadena, CA

Liz England

Liz England has been an avid yoga practitioner for over 30 years and a PE teacher for nearly 20 years. She has instructed yoga at all grade levels in Northern California public schools. Currently, she teaches daily yoga and mindfulness at Folsom High School. England specializes in helping students make the mind, body, and spirit connection and incorporates Social and Emotional Learning strategies in every PE class. She has a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis on the effects of mindfulness on social and emotional learning. Liz England also coaches swim team and cross country. She has a passion for fitness, nutrition and being outdoors. Her mantra is "Healthy living and healthy thinking are one".

Course Description

Vinyasa Flow focuses on traditional standing and seated poses as well as balancing movements.

Partner Yoga is a light hearted, fun activity that involves creating and maintaining a variety of stretching, balancing, seated and standing poses with partners. Partner yoga helps students step out of their comfort zones to try something new and challenging.

Power Yoga is a weights based yoga class, incorporating traditional poses and movements with hand weights.

Liz will begin each yoga class with a brief description of an SEL approach and instructional strategies and tips to help students become engaged and fully participate in yoga. She will also share a Google Doc of the poses and transitions. All yoga classes conclude with restorative stretching, relaxation and meditation or savasana. Yoga is an excellent vehicle to introduce much needed Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) strategies to students. Transformation occurs in students who learn how to embrace yoga and meditation and the positive affects can become contagious.

Ken Miller

Amy Smith

April Smith

USA National Team Coach for the women throwers in 2013. USTFCCCA East Region Assistant Coach of the Year in 2006. She has coached and mentored for 19 years, 17 on the NCAA Division I level between two institutions. She has coached 39 national qualifiers, 15 All-Americans and 70 conference champions, multiple school record holders. She has coached national and international qualifiers on the collegiate and post collegiate levels to represent their countries extending from USA to Herzengovina/Bosnia, Mexico, Bahamas and Germany. She has been an instructor for USATF Level I Coaches Education, and a speaker at the USATFCCCA Coaches Convention, Nike Northwest Clinic, MF Athletic All-Star Clinic and several camps and symposiums over her 19 years.

Loren Powers

Loren is an experienced health and wellness professional who is committed to optimizing human potential by creating a consistently healthy and active lifestyle. With over 15 years of sports coaching, teaching human performance, and sport management experience, Loren provides a holistic approach to developing a well-rounded student by improving performance in strength and stability, injury prevention and recovery routines, proper nutrition planning, and mental health practices.

Most recently, Loren worked for The Harker School as the head strength & conditioning coach for 15+ sports, where he implemented year-round strength and conditioning programs in pursuit of the development of 300+ student-athletes, and he was also the football coach at Harker, bringing a resurgence to the program and increasing participation by 100+% in two seasons. Prior to his tenure at Harker, Loren spent a year working with the San Francisco 49ers PREP department, otherwise known as 49ers Youth and High School Engagement. In this role, he assisted in the development of health and wellness-driven inactivates to increase cardiovascular health, executing over 100 camps and clinics and impacting over 10,000 bay area youth.

He holds an M.A. in Sport Management from the University of San Francisco and a B.S. in Exercise Science: Kinesiology from California Lutheran University. He carries certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine in Muscle Endurance, Strength Training, and Advanced Power.

Kim Walker-Smith

Kim Walker-Smith, M. Ed., NBCT, is a PreK-8 PE Teacher/Circus Director at Thomas Metcalf School at Illinois State University. Over her 30-year career, she has been active in various capacities with physical education, physical fitness and running a circus program. Before coming to Thomas Metcalf, she was an Instructional Assistant Professor in the PETE program for the School of Kinesiology at ISU from 1998-2007. Kim attained her NBCT certification in 2013 and recently became an OPEN National Trainer. Her expertise is in PreK-2nd movement, MS curriculum, SEL integration and assessment. Kim has devoted her professional life in teaching others to build confidence and competence through the joy of movement.

Rene Lewicki

Ceil Miller

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, Ceil Miller started teaching, K-8 in Sylmar, California. The first time facing 35 kindergartners she realized everything she just learned in college did not apply. Ceil learned how to "break down" movement skills for elementary kids – then would run over to the high school and coach basketball or softball or soccer or volleyball or tennis for various high schools. After coaching Ceil would run to various locations and teach University of Phoenix teachers – how to teach physical education to kids! She has continued this life challenge and in her spare time works with horses & dogs and shares her knowledge with others at the physical education workshop in San Luis Obispo – in a galaxy far, far away.

Course Description

A course from Ceil is beyond description. You have to experience it.

Darren Avrit

Darren K. Avrit, is a 23-year veteran of teaching and coaching. He has taught at every level of education from pre-K through college and has been a presenter at numerous conferences and workshops across the state and nation. He began his career with the San Luis Coastal Unified School District as an elementary physical education specialist while coaching high school soccer and baseball. He taught elementary physical education for 6 years when he was honored by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) as “Elementary Physical Educator Teacher of the Year” for California (2001) and Nationally the Southwest District “Teacher of the Year”. He switched roles the next year and began teaching Junior High school for the Orcutt School District, teaching 7th and 8th grade physical education and health. After two years he transferred to the University of La Verne at their Central Coast Campus location and became an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair for the Liberal Studies Program. After 13 years with La Verne, he has come back to his alma mater. For the past three years he has been a full-time professor in the Kinesiology Department at Cal Poly teaching future teachers how to teach physical education and health in the public schools. During all his professional teaching years, he has coached a sport every year. The sports include high school baseball, soccer, and golf, youth soccer, and youth little league. Darren is currently a Recognized Coach for The First Tee Program where he runs two programs at different local golf courses.

Course Description

Golf: Come and experience how to swing the club properly based on your ability. Having worked with thousands of kids and adults, from rank beginners to elite players, and as a current recognized coach for The First Tee Program, I will guide your experience, so you can enjoy your game regardless of ability. I will also provide information on The First Tee National Schools Program, so you can get golf into your school’s curriculum. Everyone can play!

David Tran

David Tran has been a physical education teacher in Los Angeles at Richard Merkin Middle School, New Design Charter School, Excel Charter Academy, and Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School. He has also been an instructor/ lecturer at California State University, Los Angeles, a demonstration teacher and physical education specialist at the UCLA Lab School, and a BLAST (Blended Learning) facilitator and Director of instruction at Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School. He is currently Assistant Principal at Alliance Margaret M. Bloomfield High School. David has also been a Taekwondo instructor for the Koinonia Taekwondo Academy. He has his Brown Belt in Judo, and his Black Belt in Taekwondo.

Course Description

This two-part session will focus on how to teach Self-Defense at the secondary level. The first session will be focused on techniques that can be taught while standing. Skills will include offensive and defensive techniques as well as rationales, how to introduce the technique, and how to assess them. The second session will introduce basic grappling techniques focused on getting away. Like the first session, rationales, how to introduce the techniques, and how to assess them will be covered.

Eric Davolt

Eric Davolt earned both his BS and his MS in Physical Education at Northwest Missouri State. He has been an athletic director at St. Gregory Barbarigo School in Marysville, MO, an Intervention Coordinator and a Physical Educator (and department chair) at Virgil Middle School in Los Angeles, and is currently a Physical Educator and department chair at Ramon C. Cortines High School in Los Angeles. He has been a Google Certified Trainer since 2017. His objective is to raise up a generation of teachers that will be inspired to create life changing learning experiences.

Course Description

GOOGLE CLASSROOM MASTER CLASS: Through this course, you will learn all about the new updates to Google Classroom and take your skills to the next level. This course will give you everything you need to get started using Google Classroom and best practices to help you make the most of this tool. Perfect for beginner to intermediate skill levels! Consider this your guide to Google Classroom! This course contains everything you need to become a Google Classroom Master! In August 2018, Google Classroom received some major updates. You can get hands-on with all of these fantastic updates and take your Google Classroom skills to the next level!

GOOGLE FORMS FOR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT: This is hands-on workshop on Google Forms. Most attendees will have probably made a Google Form at one point. But few really exploit the tool to its full potential. In an industry that relies so much on collecting data, it's about time we dive deep into the tool to explore all that it can do to make our #physed lives more efficient, productive, and impactful. This BYOD workshop. We'll cover basics (managing forms, working with responses, branching) as well as introduce some more complex features like custom designs, add-ons, and data validation. Participants will leave with a fundamental and extensible skill set, as well as resources for them to continue exploring/researching ways to apply Google Forms to their daily physical education work.

PHYSED APPS: With the plethora of apps that are available in today’s world which ones are most impactful for the physical education teacher? Don't struggle by doing all of the research yourself. Come to this session to learn about apps that have been tested and found useful in physical education classrooms around the world. The apps shown in this session will help you and your students collect data easily and efficiently.

QR CODES IN PHYSED: This session will show you how you can facilitate a lesson by using QR (quick response) codes. Originally QR codes were designed to quickly determine the contents of shipping containers. Since their inception the use has been modified to fit the needs of people in many different industries. In education students can scan a QR code with a device to go to a website, video, or even just a document with text. These come in handy when you don’t want your students to have to take the time to type in a long website address. Come learn how students can really take charge of their own learning using QR codes.

Heather Thornton

Heather Thornton is the Founder and an Instructor of YoGo4Kids, which is an after school enrichment yoga program for children ages 4-18. She developed yoga curriculum fitting for the public school setting. She also teaches Anusara Yoga classes for adults at St. Mary’s College. She was a physical education specialist in the Moraga School District from 2008 – 2018, and designed and developed physical education programs for 1100 students at 3 elementary schools. Prior to that, she was a physical education specialist for grades K-8 at the Head-Royce School in Oakland, again creating, implementing and evaluating comprehensive K-8 curriculum, activities and special events.

Course Description

YoGo4Kids - Yoga in PE: Enrich your K-8 physical education classes with the integration of yoga. The benefits of yoga are vast. In addition to an increase in physical mobility, stability & flexibility, students improve concentration and learn to readily bring themselves to a sense of calm. The subtleties in practicing yoga such as "breath preceding movement," are where the magic happens. Class themes are used to gear student’s attention toward essential life skills such as cooperation, gratitude, perseverance & peace. YoGo4Kids sessions include student-friendly practices: breath-work, individual, partner & group yoga postures, non-competitive games and relaxation techniques. Teachers will garner tools to bring yoga in PE and ultimately, assist students in developing self efficacy and a heart full of joy.

Mike Hernandez

Over the past 12 years, Mike has dedicated himself to the fields of Teaching and Physical Education. He received his BA in Physical Education Teacher Education from California State University at Chico in 2004. He has had the pleasure of teaching at wonderful schools including Will Rogers Middle School (Fair Oaks, CA), Live Oak Middle School (Live Oak, CA), Global Paradigm School (Cairo, Egypt), Brownell Middle School (Gilroy, CA) and Seaside Middle School in Seaside. Currently, Mike is teaching at Calavares Elementary School in the Hollister School District. In his 12 years of teaching Physical Education and more than 14 years of coaching sports including Wrestling, Soccer, Football, Track and Field, and Volleyball, he has collected multiple League, Conference, and Section titles. He has developed accomplished programs of instruction for both the classroom and competitive teams. Contributions from many fantastic Teachers and Coaches have helped him to become the teacher he is today. He has served as the physical education department chair as well as being a CTA union representative.

Andrea (AJ) King

It is with enthusiasm and passion that I instill the importance and purpose of physical education and movement. I believe and live by a life of fitness, health, and wellness while remaining active and intentional in life long fitness goals. While keeping traditional sports and games alive, I also find value and motivation in introducing "non-traditional" games and activities.' AJ has worked in the San Gabriel and Arcadia Unified School Districts since 2006, is a softball coach at Gabrielino High School in San Gabriel, CA, and is a Group Fitness Instructor at Golds Gym in Pasadena, CA.

Course Description

Planning Committee: Connect with other physical educators to help the California Physical Education Workshop to remain one of the best workshops available for Physical Education professionals. By taking part in this class you will join with other physical educators to collaborate and plan the 2021 workshop. Learn what is involved in making the workshop happen, contribute your ideas/needs/expertise, provide input on instructors and activities, and help to grow and improve the workshop for next year and beyond.

Keith Adams

Community Programs Representative, Schools & Early Coach Development

Keith has been working for USTA Northern California for the past 5 years, and brings over 10+ years of tennis coaching experience. Keith is a certified tennis professional through Professional Tennis Registry and United States Tennis Professional Association and is the lead instructor for all P.E. training throughout Northern California. Fun fact about Keith is before coming to USTA, he used to work for NASA.

Troy Rondeau

Sr. Manager, Community Programs

Troy has been working for USTA Northern California for the past 5 years, and has been a part of the tennis industry for over 15 years. Troy is a certified tennis professional through Professional Tennis Registry and United States Tennis Professional Association. He also holds a bachelor's degree in Professional Tennis Management from Ferris State University, and master’s from San Diego State in Event Management. Troy was previously the lead instructor for P.E and after school trainings throughout Northern California prior to his current position.

Josh Manly

Joshua Manly has spent his whole life in team athletics, with the crowing achievement of course being selected to AYSO Region-13 All Stars when he was 12. As a lead instructor in Physical Literacy he strives to translate traditional athletic skills in to more world based movements. In class you will never play the "Big 5" but instead learn about the space, people and movements around you. He is the winningest coach in Pilgrim School history with over 200 career wins across several sports. In his off seasons he enjoys Bravo TV, all things sporting and cats.

Mila Hoban-Munden

Mila is a past director of the California Physical Education Workshop 2017). She graduated from Chico State with her BA in Physical Education with a minor in Health and also Adapted Physical Education. She received her teaching credential from Humbolt State University. She has been teaching Physical Education for the past 16 years for the Weaver Union School District in Merced California. She is currently teaching 6th-8th grade physical education at Weaver Middle School. Before becoming a middle school teacher, she taught 7 years of elementary physical education for the school district. She previously has taught adapted physical education for Merced County and also high school physical education. She has 24 years of teaching experience in physical education. She has years of experience of being an athletic director and coach. Softball, volleyball, soccer, and cheerleading were her passion for coaching. She has served on the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) board of directors as VP of Physical Education. She also served as CAHPERD Middle Physical Education Chair and CAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Chair. She has organized two CAHPERD state conferences as Conference planner Monterey 2011 and Santa Clara 2013. Along with her time in CAHPERD she has also been part of the California Physical Education Workshop since 2010. She has instructed in the Leisure Sports Games, Beach Activities, Walking Classes, and Tournament Games for previous workshops. In her personal time, she enjoys watching her son Adam play soccer and baseball and doing martial arts together. She is a brown belt currently and continues in her goal of a black belt in Martial Arts in Shou Shu of Moore's Karate. She also likes to complete half-marathons, fun runs, and tough mudders.

Seth Martin

Seth Martin is the Physical Education Specialist at Sierra House Elementary School in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District, and he also serves as the Lead Teacher for all Elementary PE Specialists in the district. He works actively to create a learning environment that supports physical health in all students and staff. All activities are outcome-based and focus on best practices of the profession. Lessons draw from both California and National Standards to provide developmentally appropriate programs that lead to well-rounded and physically literate students. Seth has over 11 years experience as an elementary physical education teacher. He was the California Governor's Council 2010 Teacher of the Year and the 2018 CAHPERD Elem. PE Teacher of the Year.

Stacie Nixon

Stacie Nixon has been teaching physical education at Marston Middle School for 12 years. She is a San Diego native who enjoys being outdoors, working with students and teachers. Stacie graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology along with my single subject teaching credential. In addition she holds a masters of Science degree with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University. She is also involved in a number of professional organizations such as California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD), Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), and the California Physical Education Workshop (CPEW). Stacie has been a committee member of CPEW for 10 years, served on the advisory board, directed the workshop in 2012 and 2013, and is the current assistant director. It is her passion to grow as a professional by staying up to date with the most current practices and help physical education teachers develop their craft.

Course Description

Planning Committee: Connect with other physical educators to help the California Physical Education Workshop to remain one of the best workshops available for Physical Education professionals. By taking part in this class you will join with other physical educators to collaborate and plan the 2021 workshop. Learn what is involved in making the workshop happen, contribute your ideas/needs/expertise, provide input on instructors and activities, and help to grow and improve the workshop for next year and beyond.

Colleen Pelfrey

Colleen retired from Live Oak Unified School District in June of 2017 after 34 years of teaching. She started teaching grades 2-4, but the latter half of her career she taught Physical Education, Drama, Art and Algebra at Live Oak Middle School. During summers she taught dance for classroom teachers for the Northern California Art Project. Colleen continues to teach dance workshops for Butte County Office of Education.

Course Description

Folk Dance: Colleen will be teaching a variety of traditional folkdances.

Colleen Pelfrey

Past Director 2019

Colleen retired from Live Oak Unified School District in June of 2017 after 34 years of teaching. She started teaching grades 2-4, but the latter half of her career she taught Physical Education, Drama, Art and Algebra at Live Oak Middle School. During summers she taught dance for classroom teachers for the Northern California Art Project. Colleen continues to teach dance workshops for Butte County Office of Education. For the past six years Colleen has attended and volunteered at the California Physical Education Workshop, and not knowing how to actually retire, she directed CPEW 2019. She counts herself fortunate to be a part of the amazing staff, administration, and participants who help to make this workshop an awesome learning experience and a way to connect for physical educators.

Melinda SooHoo

Past Assistant Director 2019

For the past 19 years Melinda has been teaching physical education at First Avenue Middle School in Arcadia, CA. She has attended the California Physical Education Workshop for 18 years. Each year she has learned new innovative activities to implement into her physical education program. Melinda served as director in 2011 & 2014 and is excited to help direct this year’s CPEW workshop.

Darren Avrit

University Coordinator 2023

Darren K. Avrit, is a 23-year veteran of teaching and coaching. He has taught at every level of education from pre-K through college and has been a presenter at numerous conferences and workshops across the state and nation. He began his career with the San Luis Coastal Unified School District as an elementary physical education specialist while coaching high school soccer and baseball. He taught elementary physical education for 6 years when he was honored by the California Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) as "Elementary Physical Educator Teacher of the Year" for California (2001) and Nationally the Southwest District “Teacher of the Year”. He switched roles the next year and began teaching Junior High school for the Orcutt School District, teaching 7th and 8th grade physical education and health. After two years he transferred to the University of La Verne at their Central Coast Campus location and became an Assistant Professor and Assistant Chair for the Liberal Studies Program. After 13 years with La Verne, he has come back to his alma mater. For the past three years he has been a full-time professor in the Kinesiology Department at Cal Poly teaching future teachers how to teach physical education and health in the public schools. During all his professional teaching years, he has coached a sport every year. The sports include high school baseball, soccer, and golf, youth soccer, and youth little league. Darren is currently a Recognized Coach for The First Tee Program where he runs two programs at different local golf courses.

Jo Anne Daughtry

Financial Advisor 2022

Jo Anne has been attending the PEACH Workshops since 1983. After ten years attending, she began teaching at PEACH. She joined the PEACH Committee in 2004 and has served as the Director in 2010, 2011, 2017. Jo Anne has been a physical educator since 1981. She coached volleyball and softball for 20 years, earning Coach of the Year honors in both sports. She has been the Athletic Director and Activities Coordinator at Kentwood since 1998, being honored as the Athletic Director of the Year for the South Puget Sound League in 2012 and in the North Puget Sound League in 2017. Jo Anne believes the PEACH Workshop offers a unique opportunity for educators and coaches to interact, share ideas, network and get a great hands on experience!

Emily Dodds

Advisory Board Member 2023

Emily has been teaching at Roseville High School since 2011. Since starting at RHS, Emily has taught Physical Education, AVID, Health and Recreation Administration, along with being the Athletic Director since 2015. Emily is often found at the pool where she has played water polo collegiately, as well as coached at the club and high school level and was a lifeguard and swim instructor.

Samantha Sellu

Past Director 2023

Samantha Sellu has been in the Physical Education field since 2011. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science I degree in Kinesiology from Cal State East Bay and went on to receive her teaching credential with an emphasis in Adaptive Physical Education in 2011. Mrs. Sellu is currently teaching physical education at The Harker School where she was a recent recipient of a Harker Vegesna Grant, for which she traveled to China to help continue to guide her practice in engaging students daily in both physical education and health education classes. Her teaching style focuses on the student’s overall well-being rather than just the physical aspects of Physical Education.

Mike Hernandez

Large Group Games

Over the past 12 years, Mike has dedicated himself to the fields of Teaching and Physical Education. He received his BA in Physical Education Teacher Education from California State University at Chico in 2004. He has had the pleasure of teaching at wonderful schools including Will Rogers Middle School (Fair Oaks, CA), Live Oak Middle School (Live Oak, CA), Global Paradigm School (Cairo, Egypt),Brownell Middle School (Gilroy, CA) and Seaside Middle School in Seaside. Currently, Mike is teaching at Calavares Elementary School in the Hollister School District. In his 12 years of teaching Physical Education and more than 14 years of coaching sports including Wrestling, Soccer, Football, Track and Field, and Volleyball, he has collected multiple League, Conference, and Section titles. He has developed accomplished programs of instruction for both the classroom and competitive teams. Contributions from many fantastic Teachers and Coaches have helped him to become the teacher he is today. He has served as the physical education department chair as well as being a CTA union representative.

Char Teutschel

Assistant Director 2020

Char has been a physical education teacher at Martinez Junior High School since November of 1991. She has coached for several years at Northgate High School in both the girls basketball and the girls softball program. In her spare time, she enjoys golf, co-ed softball and bocce.

Kanoa Elizondo

Advisory Council

Kanoa Elizondo is an Adapted Physical Education Teacher in San Diego California. She has worked with students that have a wide range of special needs including autism, muscular dystrophy, speech and language impairments, traumatic brain injuries, down syndrome, ADD/ADHD, and cognitive learning delays. The age range she works with are primarily 3-14 year olds. Kanoa's program includes collaboration and communication with other special education teachers, related services providers, and general physical education teachers in her district. In addition to teaching, Kanoa continues to engage in annual workshops and conferences with other specialists in the field of Physical Education. She has been attending and actively engaged in this workshop since 2005. Kanoa initially attended this workshop for continuing education units. She quickly joined the planning committee and began volunteering and teaching classes throughout the years. In 2018 she was the Director with her two amigas from SDSU! She was excited to give back to the workshop what it has given her all these years!

Stacie Nixon

Advisory Board Member 2023

Stacie Nixon has been teaching physical education at Marston Middle School for 12 years. She is a San Diego native who enjoys being outdoors, working with students and teachers. Stacie graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology along with a single subject teaching credential. In addition she holds a masters of Science degree with an emphasis in physical education from Azusa Pacific University. She is also involved in a number of professional organizations such as California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD), Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE), and the California Physical Education Workshop (CPEW). Stacie has been a committee member of CPEW for 10 years, served on the advisory board, directed the workshop in 2012 and 2013, and is the current assistant director. It is her passion to grow as a professional by staying up to date with the most current practices and help physical education teachers develop their craft.

Danielle Agliam

Advisory Council

Danielle currently teaches 6th grade physical education and coaches varsity girls volley-ball at The Preuss School UCSD. She was the Director of the California Physical Education Workshop 2016 and has been a dedicated committee member for ten years.

Kazy Gutierrez

Director 2024

I have taught from kinder to college in 14 years of teaching Physical Education as a Fresno State Alum. I taught the Fresno State, Kines 120, Planning Strategies for Physical Education, which was an honor as well as one of my most fun years of teaching. I taught freshman and sophomore Physical Education, as well as a junior-senior Physical Education class that focused on understanding your body type and being aware of the pressures of society to look a certain way. Additionally, I returned to Fresno State to teach a seminar class to aspiring multiple subject teachers on how to teach a quality Physical Education lesson, and the importance of teaching skill and understanding as to why they should know the skill. I then taught at the middle school level for 8 years where I helped start an elementary program in Atwater Elementary school district. I am back to teaching middle school, the hardest years of a young persons life and the most awkward, where I get help make a difference. I have been lucky enough to open three, new, different Physical Education programs, start up two new schools, teach young adults how to become the best Physical Education teacher they can be, be on Fresno Unified's Physical Education advisory team, and be on committee and advisory team for CPEW. I love what I do and sometimes can't believe I get paid to encourage, teach, and play all day long!

Kazy Gutierrez

Director 2024

I have taught from kinder to college in 14 years of teaching Physical Education as a Fresno State Alum. I taught the Fresno State, Kines 120, Planning Strategies for Physical Education, which was an honor as well as one of my most fun years of teaching. I taught freshman and sophomore Physical Education, as well as a junior-senior Physical Education class that focused on understanding your body type and being aware of the pressures of society to look a certain way. Additionally, I returned to Fresno State to teach a seminar class to aspiring multiple subject teachers on how to teach a quality Physical Education lesson, and the importance of teaching skill and understanding as to why they should know the skill. I then taught at the middle school level for 8 years where I helped start an elementary program in Atwater Elementary school district. I am back to teaching middle school, the hardest years of a young persons life and the most awkward, where I get help make a difference. I have been lucky enough to open three, new, different Physical Education programs, start up two new schools, teach young adults how to become the best Physical Education teacher they can be, be on Fresno Unified's Physical Education advisory team, and be on committee and advisory team for CPEW. I love what I do and sometimes can't believe I get paid to encourage, teach, and play all day long!

Course Description

Planning Committee: Connect with other physical educators to help the California Physical Education Workshop to remain one of the best workshops available for Physical Education professionals. By taking part in this class you will join with other physical educators to collaborate and plan the 2021 workshop. Learn what is involved in making the workshop happen, contribute your ideas/needs/expertise, provide input on instructors and activities, and help to grow and improve the workshop for next year and beyond.

Russ Peterson

Financial Coordinator 2023

Physical Education instructor in the Menlo Park City School District. Joined the ranks of teaching 6-8 at the request of the school Administration and after years of coaching volleyball, basketball and soccer. Developing a "Lifetime Sports" curriculum while adding a climbing wall, Spikeball, Slackening, and TRX® to expand our students' fitness options and connections with physical literacy. Besides working with students I play basketball/volleyball and coach adult fitness classes.

Mila Hoban-Munden

Advisory Council

Mila is a past director of the California Physical Education Workshop 2017). She graduated from Chico State with her BA in Physical Education with a minor in Health and also Adapted Physical Education. She received her teaching credential from Humbolt State University. She has been teaching Physical Education for the past 16 years for the Weaver Union School District in Merced California. She is currently teaching 6th-8th grade physical education at Weaver Middle School. Before becoming a middle school teacher, she taught 7 years of elementary physical education for the school district. She previously has taught adapted physical education for Merced County and also high school physical education. She has 24 years of teaching experience in physical education. She has years of experience of being an athletic director and coach. Softball, volleyball, soccer, and cheerleading were her passion for coaching. She has served on the California Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (CAHPERD) board of directors as VP of Physical Education. She also served as CAHPERD Middle Physical Education Chair and CAHPERD Elementary Physical Education Chair. She has organized two CAHPERD state conferences as Conference planner Monterey 2011 and Santa Clara 2013. Along with her time in CAHPERD she has also been part of the California Physical Education Workshop since 2010. She has instructed in the Leisure Sports Games, Beach Activities, Walking Classes, and Tournament Games for previous workshops. In her personal time, she enjoys watching her son Adam play soccer and baseball and doing martial arts together. She is a brown belt currently and continues in her goal of a black belt in Martial Arts in Shou Shu of Moore's Karate. She also likes to complete half-marathons, fun runs, and tough mudders.

Ceil Miller

Advisory Council

A long time ago in a galaxy far away, Ceil Miller started teaching, K-8 in Sylmar, California. The first time facing 35 kindergartners she realized everything she just learned in college did not apply. Ceil learned how to "break down" movement skills for elementary kids – then would run over to the high school and coach basketball or softball or soccer or volleyball or tennis for various high schools. After coaching Ceil would run to various locations and teach University of Phoenix teachers – how to teach physical education to kids! She has continued this life challenge and in her spare time works with horses & dogs and shares her knowledge with others at the physical education workshop in San Luis Obispo – in a galaxy far, far away.

Registration Information

7 DAY REGISTRATION FEE: $899

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Purchase Orders and Checks are not accepted.
Please register online by June 23rd **price increase after 6/23

CHECK-IN
Check-in will be: Sunday July 7th from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Fees may be paid via online registration with any major credit card. Be aware that Cal Poly adds a 3% processing fee to your total cost. They are passing on the fee from the credit card companies.

For registration (upon arrival) you will need:

EARLY AND LATE REGISTRATION
Unfortunately due to new policies at the University we are not able to accommodate for early or late arrivals and registration. Please plan accordingly to arrive between the hours of check-in on Sunday July 7th from 10:30am - 12:00pm and check-out on Saturday July 13th between 8:00am - 10:00am.

Registration Information

7 DAY REGISTRATION FEE: $974

Please note:
Purchase Orders and Checks are not accepted.
Please register online by June 23rd **price increase after 6/23

CHECK-IN
Check-in will be: Sunday July 7th from 10:30am - 12:00pm

Fees may be paid via online registration with any major credit card. Be aware that Cal Poly adds a 3% processing fee to your total cost. They are passing on the fee from the credit card companies.

For registration (upon arrival) you will need:

EARLY AND LATE REGISTRATION
Unfortunately due to new policies at the University we are not able to accommodate for early or late arrivals and registration. Please plan accordingly to arrive between the hours of check-in on Sunday July 7th from 10:30am - 12:00pm and check-out on Saturday July 13th between 8:00am - 10:00am.

Meals

CEU Information

One CEU: ten contract hours of participation in organized continuing education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction (definition of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training- IACET)

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on the number of sixty-minute contact hours for a course or program. (Example: If a course or program meets ten contact hours, you will receive one CEU.) To receive CEUs, you must be present for the entire course or program.

Earned CEUs may be useful in maintaining certification or licensor. They may also document your continuing professional education for an employer, association or credentialing agency. Cal Poly Continuing Education maintains a record of the CEUs you have earned through programs and courses approved for CEUs.

CEUs are for non-credit courses or programs. They cannot be converted to quarter or semester hour credit and they cannot be applied to degree programs.Check your contract and/or your district's policy on CEUs before registering. Our experience is that different district's handle CEUs differently. Some do not accept them at all, some give full credit for them, and some treat the CEUs like quarter units, and give you credit for 2/3 of the CEUs you earn. For example, 8 CEUs would equal 5 1/3 units on your salary schedule. Please check beforehand.

We will not award retroactive CEUs. You must register for CEUs at the time of the course or program.

California Polytechnic State University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407-0442

Cal Poly Continuing Education
(805) 756-2053

Please read this CEU Information. You may wish to share this information with participants in your class or program.

REGISTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS

1. Link to the registration form: https://bit.ly/3wMiqtx
2. Participant will enter their email address.
3. Participant receives email from Extended Education to review and sign registration form in Adobe Sign.
4. Participant completes required fields on registration form.
5. Extended Education and participant receive a copy of completed form.
6. Extended Education will process registration and post fee to student’s Cal Poly account (please allow 3-5 business days to process or sooner).
7. An email will be from Cal Poly Extended Education (extended@calpoly.edu) with instructions on accessing their Cal Poly portal and paying the fee.
8. Participant will need to schedule a short meeting with Extended Education to complete the enrollment process that activates their Cal Poly Portal. Instructions will be provided in the email from Extended Education.

Note: Please be sure to check your spam/junk folder

Housing Accommodations

On-campus Workshoppers, Staff and Committee members will be housed in the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo University residence halls - POLY CANYON VILLAGE. You will find that dorm living is an asset to you enjoyment of the Workshop, although workshoppers may reside on or off campus.

HOUSING PRICES: (Up to 4 people in a shared apartment)

6 NIGHTS = $727.50 (Individual Room w/in Apartment)

APARTMENT LIVING
Rates Include:

Individual apartments will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis based on registration. If you have a roommate preference, plan to make that note on the registration site during your booking. A $25 service fee will be applied to any changes in your housing assignment once you have checked in.

Non registered-overnight-guests of workshoppers must pay for their own housing and ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND Workshop activities.

See our Information Packet for more information.