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Thursday, November 10 • 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Addressing ESSA: Elevating PE in Minnesota's Education Plan

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In December of 2015 President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This the first time since No Child Left Behind in 2002 that federal education law has been changed.  ESSA now includes Health and Physical Education in the definition of a "well rounded education". A panel of ESSA experts will explain the benefits that Health and Physical Education departments have by being included in ESSA and how to advocate for these benefits at the federal, state, and district levels.


Beth Aune

Beth Aune is the Director of the Academic Standards and High School Improvement Division, which oversees the development and implementation of state K-12 academic standards and graduation requirements and high school improvement initiatives. Additionally, the division provides technical assistance to schools on a broad array of topics including research-based best practices in curriculum, instruction and classroom assessment in all subject areas... Read More →
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Dana Bacon

MN Grassroots Manager, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Jill Birnbaum

Vice President, State Advocacy & Public Health, American Heart Association
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Mike Doyle

DAPE Teacher, Wayzata Public Schools
Mike Doyle is in his eleventh year as the Adapted Physical Education teacher at Wayzata High School and Wayzata East Middle School in Plymouth, MN. Mike received his Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science-Teaching with an Adapted Physical Education emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 1998 and a Master’s Degree in Exercise Sports Science-Teaching with Adventure Education emphasis from the University of... Read More →
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Samantha Nelson

PE / DAPE Teacher, Willmar Middle School
I am entering my 5th year of teaching Physical Education, Health, and Adapted Physical Education. In the Willmar Middle School I also act as the coordinator of a Health-Learning Connections pilot project through the Center for Prevention at BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota. Our team works to implement activities that will engage students in health-enhancing opportunities that in turn  Recently, I have become active in health equity and... Read More →

Thursday November 10, 2016 3:10pm - 4:00pm
Classroom H125

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