87th MAHPERD STATE CONVENTION
Mon/Tues, November 14 & 15, 2016
Worcester DCU Center
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Stay tuned for the first.... 2017 School Health Education Conference "Soaring to Excellence" on August 3-4, 2017 Details soon to follow...
This video showcases the Massachusetts statewide physical education data collection initiative, which is a city-to-city and district-to-district effort connecting teachers, students, administrators and parents through revolutionary software and next generation hardware technology. The goal is to show the correlation between healthier students, academic success and affective variables for students from kindergarten through graduation day. The Massachusetts Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (MAHPERD) is the first state PE Association in the country to begin a statewide data collection of this magnitude and are utilizing the IHT Spirit System to capture, manage and report their customized data measures.
The Department is in the process of developing a series of regulatory proposals aimed at streamlining and simplifying the licensure and license renewal process for educators licensed via 603 CMR 7.00. This work and these proposals are in alignment with Governor Baker’s Executive Order 562 to reduce unnecessary regulatory burden. The majority of the ideas presented in the survey were topics discussed and recommended by the Working Group for Streamlining Educator Licensure Regulations & Policies, which includes representatives from K-12 and higher education, unions, and private special education schools. Until Wednesday, October 12, 2016 we are encouraging educators, those involved with preparing our workforce and other interested parties to complete a survey and provide the Department with helpful information regarding the proposed changes. The Department will review the results of the survey and determine what proposals to move forward with. Currently, it is anticipated that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education would receive regulatory proposals for a potential vote to send out regulations for a public comment period at the December 20, 2016 meeting. Individual responses will be kept confidential and results will only be reported in the aggregate.
Helpful apps for PE & Health teachers.
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