What lies at the foundation of great teaching?

Becoming a great teacher is a career long journey that requires one to think deeply about their day-to-day teaching strategies in order to strengthen their practice. A great teacher takes time to reflect and make appropriate adjustments. Students deserve to be in vibrant classrooms where they experience enthusiasm and a passion for learning.

Dynamic, in-depth professional development shared teacher to teacher, allows for expanded knowledge as it applies to curriculum, instruction and assessment methods, social emotional learning, diversity, equity, resiliency, and leadership. Our on-line Professional Development Institute

The teacher who is indeed wise, does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind. Kahlil Gibran

The second edition of the Curriculum & Assessment Guidance Document (CAGD2) for Physical Education is a resource that connects the revised NYS Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) with guidance regarding curriculum and assessment recommendations for K-12 physical education practitioners and administrators.

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Please find posted all of the complimentary virtual professional development we have offered to our members.

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Every November we host a four-day conference at the Turning Stone Convention Center. With over 160 sessions, keynotes, exhibitors, and award events this is a premier experience in the northeast!

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Each November we host a three-day conference in conjunction with the Annual Conference offering sessions that are critically important, each related to the responsibilities of directors of Health, PE, and athletics.

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Zone conferences are one-day local events held annually. They add to the collection of professional development opportunities offered by NYS AHPERD. Check the individual Zone pages for details.

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A podcast is an audio show, consisting of individual episodes on a variety of topics. Our podcast series is a new member service that we will be expanding in the months ahead.

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Our professional library is available to current NYS AHPERD members and will consist of articles, books, research, video's and movies that in some respect connect to the disciplines of health, physical education, recreation, dance and educational leadership.

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2024 Western Zone Golf Tournament

Jul 22, 2024 10:00AM

Chestnut Hill Country Club 1330 Broadway Road Darien Center, NY 14040

2024 NYC Zone Conference

Sep 07, 2024

Manhattan College 4513 Manhattan College Parkway Bronx, NY 10471

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Complimentary Virtual Professional Development

Please find posted all of the complimentary virtual professional development we have offered to our members.

Box 1 Social and Emotional Learning

Facilitated by Dr. Kristie Lynch (Health Section President), Dr. Sheri Treadwell (EDI Section President) & Shelly Ellis (SHAPE America Middle School PE Teacher of the Year) Join the presenters for an insightful discussion on social and emotional learning in the current teaching landscape. Learn how teachers guide their students to regulate their emotions, set and achieve goals, show empathy for others and maintain positive relationships while navigating curriculums through remote, in-person, hybrid and hyflex teaching environments. We invite you to share your experiences about this topic, reflect and come away with new strategies to help inform your best SEL teaching practices.

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Box 2 Adapted PE as a Service

Presented by Brad Weiner, Montgomery County Public Schools, MD & SHAPE America Adapted PE TOY. There is a misunderstanding surrounding adapted physical education that trickles throughout the educational system. This presentation will clarify the what, why, and how, so that students may receive the services they need. By the end of the session, the audience will leave will resources to support their advocacy and implementation of adapted physical education services.

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Box 3 Conversation with Paul Forbes

Presented by Paul Forbes, NYCDOE Office of Equity and Access
During our time together, participants will come to understand how we can hold egalitarian values while simultaneously creating policies and practices that do not reconcile with those egalitarian views and how they can lead to inequitable and disparate outcomes. As we think about and create policies, practices and procedures that are related to "equity, diversity and inclusivity", it's important that we each first do introspective and reflective work. If not, we can actually deepen and widen the gaps that we are working and striving to close.

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Box 4 We all eat
Box 5 Sweating the Small Stuff
Box 6 Tips to Securing that first job

What our members are saying...

Testimonials - Jen Mead-min

"NYS AHPERD makes virtual professional development stress-free with topics ranging from consent to valid sources of health information. Convenient times, video recordings and CTLE credit are added extras! "

Jen Mead

Testimonials - Margaret Robelee

"As a member of NYS AHPERD, I have benefited from outstanding and timely professional development presented by experienced professionals who are leaders in their fields."

Margaret Robelee

Calderon, R 2021

Through NYS AHPERD I've had the opportunity to meet and learn from some of the best educators across the country. I have had access to curriculum resources that have helped me as a professional. There is always more to learn and NYS AHPERD is always there to help!

Richelle Calderon