Wednesday, December 3, 2008
NYS APHERD Confrence
This year I attended the state conference at Turning Stone Resort. This was my first time attending the conference but it wont be my last. From Thursday on, the conference was packed with seminars on all sorts of topics. The first couple of seminars I attended was ones discussing various tag games and various activities you can implement in your elementary classes. Other topics dealt with such things as how to implement fitness in your class or how to use cheap equipment such as tennis ball in an effective and fun manner. However, the workshops were not the only beneficial element to the conference. Simply meeting experienced teachers and discussing effective activities they have used in past has been extremely beneficial to me as well as my friends whom are student teaching at the moment. It is also exciting seeing some of the veteran teachers excitement when they learn somethings knew. It was pretty refreshing to know that many professionals are still learning and growing. It truly got me thinking about my future as a PE instructor. Another great aspect of the conference were all the stations set up. The stations themes included various equipment being used throughout the country and ways to incorporate technology while keeping kids active. Many were spreading the word about abstract activities and the way they are beneficial. Overall the conference was everything it was hyped to be. This experience certainly wont be last conference.