Professional Learning Opportunities

Professional Development

The resources on this page are to connect all educators with professional learning opportunities in the areas of both physical education and physical activity. Check in advance with your district to verify what kind of content and source can be submitted for consideration of PDPs to maintain your license.

Tennessee Opportunities

Save the Date!

The "Active Students, Active Learners: Virtual PD Week 2022" from June 20-24 is a free, open-access event that is universally accessible to all educators to deliver school physical activity and physical education best practices. Trainings and webinars will be designed to connect all teachers, lead educators, principals, administrators, and support staff with resources and instructional strategies for creating and supporting a physically active school culture and learning environment. *This is a TASL approved event.

Can’t join live? Webinar recordings will be available on a different on-demand platform with a certificate option starting in July. Enter your email address here if you would like an alert when the recordings are available.

PD for Online Physical Education Instruction

·  Effective Online K-12 PE – This one-hour interactive learning module hosted by Focused Fitness is an excellent introduction to effective online instruction for K-12 physical education. Various instructional samples are provided from Tennessee educators. A certificate for 1 PD hour is automatically generated upon successful completion.

·  Online K-12 P.E. in Action – This follow-up module to Effective Online K-12 PE is primarily interview-based with Tennessee educators sharing their various experiences with online physical education instruction through the 2020-21 school year. A certificate for 1 PD hour is automatically generated upon successful completion.

Presenter name

District/Org

PD Hours

Hyperlinked Module Title

Matthew Seebaum

All Kids Bike

1

All Kids Bike Kindergarten PE Learn-to-Ride Program

Hildi Nicksic, PhD

Classrooms in Motion

0.5

Be a Champion for Classroom Physical Activity

Michelle Mitchell and Stacy Baugues

Pure Edge, inc.

0

Brain Breaks for PreK-5

Mark Banasiak

CMCSS

0.75

Catching, Striking, & A Little Fitness (K-2)

Brian Devore

OPEN

1

COVID-19 - The Response and Resources from OPEN

Mark Banasiak

CMCSS

1

Elementary #PhysEd Classroom Management

Kara Rickard

Knox County Schools

0.5

Elementary Canvas Modules Weekly Lessons

Kaitlin Boldt

Everfi

1

EVERFI:  No-Cost, Scenario-Based Learning Programs for K12 Health

Makayla Dudley

Knox County Schools

0.5

Get Moving in Health Class

Jennifer Hamilton

Tennessee Department of Health

0.5

Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (HEPA) Standards for Out of School Time Programs

Sandy Slade

Skillastics

0.5

How to Successfully Run a Martial Arts Virtual Club & MORE!!!

Terry Love and Brittany Willis

Tennessee Department of Health

1

Injury Prevention/Suicide Prevention (Good Behavior Game)

Hildi Nicksic, PhD

Classrooms in Motion

0.5

Integrating Movement into Classroom Culture: An Introduction to Classroom Physical Activity

Lauren Shields, with Jesse Dement, Jenny Kitts, Jean Saunders, and Gina Smith

American Heart Association/Kids Heart Challenge

0.5

Kids Heart Challenge & American Heart Challenge

Rynnie Cotter

Sworkit

1

Meet Sworkit: A P.E. Resource for In-Person and Virtual Teaching

Daniel Hill

Fayette County

0.5

Nutritional Nuggets - Active Elementary Nutrition Education

Michelle Fowler and Stacy Baugues

PowerUp Your School

1

Physical Activity Aligned with Academics

Stuart Currie and Ajit Koraokar

UT Martin and Tennessee Tech

0.5

Physical Education Best Teaching Practices: A Student-Centered Approach

Ron Malm

Focused Fitness/WELNET

1

Revitalizing Physical Education with WELNET

Jacob Weiss, PhD

HandEyeBody Academy

1

Seven Surprising Strategies to Improve Mind-Body Wellness for Students and Staff

Kat Satterley and Lisa Perry

Alliance for a Healthier Generation

1

The Role of Social and Personal Competencies in Physical Education

Marissa Kovach

USTA Tennessee

1

The United States Tennis Association’s (USTA) Tennis in Schools program

Stacey Levine

Healthy Parks Healthy Person

0.5

Tips for incorporating the Outdoors in the School Day

Laura Fenn

The Walking Classroom

1

Walk, Listen and Learn with The Walking Classroom

TDOE On-Demand LMS Modules

Completed course certificates can be accessed in the transcript section for the user profile. Participant must successfully pass a mastery assessment following the content to earn credit for each course.

TAHPERD Virtual Conference

TAHPERD has you covered with an online, previously recorded workshop, you can gain professional development at your leisure!

  • 100% online, previously recorded sessions
  • $40 for TAHPERD members
  • Over 25 Videos
  • Up to 17 hours of PD

Online registration is available here. A the mail in registration form is available on the website under the Conferences/Workshops tab. 

National/Regional Opportunities (including on-demand and virtual)

Gopher Sport

View over 80+ hours of free professional development in various formats, including webinar presentation, interview/discussion, and virtual development series.

Healthier Generation – Action Center

Resources, tools and trainings for all things school health for free and at your fingertips. Some content is available in Spanish.

OPEN Phys Ed – Teacher Learning School

Powered by OPEN National Trainers, the Teacher Learning School is bringing free professional learning to in-service and pre-service teachers.

Pure Edge Inc. – Pure Community Webinars

Pure Edge is committed to helping educators easily access content to support well-being, with a frequent emphasis on the connection of the body and mind, physical activity and mindful movement. Access upcoming live webinars and on-demand past recordings. Some content is also available in Spanish.

SHAPE America Online Institute

Affordable, self-paced resources for preK-12 health and PE teachers, teacher preparation faculty, future professionals and more. Some free content is available to non-members.

SPARKecademy

Purchase of SPARK curriculum is not necessary. Register for a free account and receive email alerts of upcoming monthly live webinars. View recordings of past webinars and receive a certificate of completion to track your professional development.

Springboard to Active Schools

Springboard has both virtual training opportunities and a free full resource directory with access to past webinars.

For-Purchase Content

Connected PE

ConnectedPE provide high level professional development opportunities to Physical Educators on a Global Scale. Their live events have featured in over 5 continents, 35 countries & are supported by our extensive online training impacting hundreds of thousands of teachers yearly.

iPhys-Ed – The PhysEd Library

A comprehensive collection of professional learning resources to improve your teaching. Content includes a course library, games database, resource toolbox, PE teacher community, and certificates of completion.

Professional Associations