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December 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Presenter: Dr. Mike Messerole, Asst. Director, School of Health and KinesiologyPart 1: Disability Awareness Activities & Discussion- These activities allow teachers to experience some of the challenges their students with differing abilities may be facing. They put the teachers in the roll of the student. After experiencing a variety of disabilities, we will reflect on how the teachers felt and suggestions for accommodating the various challenges.Part 2: Unified Fitness Activities and Discussion- Teachers will experience a series of exercises and a variety of modifications to each exercise. Appropriate progressions and teaching cues will be presented as well.Part 3: Game/Activity Modifications and Discussion- Teachers will learn 5 ways to modify any game/activity to meet the needs of every student. In addition new games/activities will be taught.At the conclusion of the workshop, the participants will be able to:• Explain 6 concepts to keep in mind when working with individuals with disabilities.• Understand the challenges facing some of their students with varying abilities.• Incorporate several modifications to exercises that will allow all students to participate at their ability level.• Implement a variety of modifications to activities/games so all students can experience success yet still be challenged.• Discuss the Unified Physical Education concept and how it could be incorporated into the physical education program.