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Upcoming Events

Spring Conference, Springfield College
Friday, March 2, 2018

MAHPERD Annual Adapted Physical Education Conference
May 4, 2018

MAHPERD Award's Banquet
Sunday, May 6th

MAHPERD Annual Leadership Conference for Directors/Lead Teachers
June 27-28, 2018

MAHPERD 2nd Annual School Health Education Conference
August 1 & 2, 2018

MAHPERD Executive Board Mtgs
Monday, Sept 11, 2017
Monday, Oct 23, 2017
Monday, Jan 22, 2018
Monday, Feb 12, 2018
Monday, March 5, 2018
Monday, April 9, 2018
Monday, May 7, 2018

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About Us

88th Annual
MAHPERD Convention

“Constructing Meaningful Experiences, Bridging Ideas and Building Community”

Mon/Tues, November 6 & 7, 2017
DCU Center, Worcester, MA

Thanks to everyone to a fantastic convention! It was one of the best attended conventions ever!!

“MAHPERD’s policy is not to post handouts because of copyright issues. Please email Maria Melchionda for the presenter you wish to get in touch with.”

Eastern District Conference Convention - SHAPE America

January 28-30 • Burlington, VT
Register by December 15 and SAVE with early-bird rates!

Eastern District Conference - offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities, including standards-based workshops, webinars, timely podcasts and events for preK-12. More than 100 sessions for all teaching levels and disciplines. PLUS, you won't want to miss these special conference events

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Looking for 2 Physical Activity Instructors for Sport Sampling Program for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

We are conducting a new sport sampling program as a way to increase physical literacy in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities and looking for two physical activity instructors. This project involves a community-based sport sampling program, which is a program that engages children in a variety of sports, for children ages 6-12. We are conducting this study to see if a sport sampling program is feasible and effective in getting children to increase their movement skills and physical competence, which are components of physical literacy.

The program will start in mid-January and will run for 5 months, with sessions lasting 1 hour for each age group (6-8 and 9-12). In each of the sport sessions, there will be an interactive greeting facilitated by the instructors, a warm-up involving a low-organized game/activity, activity stations and/or small group games, and free play. Children will learn and practice different motor skills like jumping, catching, throwing and kicking. The activities will be centered around 4-5 different sports like soccer, baseball and basketball and each sport will be run for 4-5 weeks.

The program will take place at the Waltham YMCA and the study is being conducted by Dr. Heidi Stanish from University of Massachusetts Boston.

Spring Conference

Springfield College
Friday, March 2, 2018


Toni Duval, Technology Chair's
Apps for PE & Health

2017.4 Updated helpful apps for PE & Health teachers.
© T. Duval - 2017 MAHPERD Technology Information

2017 Draft State Health Assessment

Staff from across the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in collaboration with external stakeholders and subject matter experts guided the update to the Massachusetts State Health Assessment. I'm pleased to share with you the draft 2017 Massachusetts State Health Assessment (SHA) which is now available for public comment on the MDPH website www.mass.gov/dph/healthofmassachusetts. In addition, a survey to obtain feedback has been established and will be open through September 28th. A final version of the document will be posted by early October.


Employment Opportunities

The Hilltown Cooperative Charter Public School - PE

Billerica Public Schools - Elementary PE

Profession Development

Bridgewater State University
Online Physical Education Courses at Bridgewater State University
Professional Stage Licensure
Summer Learning at BSU
Spring 2018 Physical Education Graduate Course

Cambridge College
Cambridge College Professional License
& Masters Degree Program