Joel Miller, an elementary physical education teacher from the Beaverton School District has become the 2015 Oregon Physical Education Teacher of the year. Joel is in his 16th year teaching elementary PE for the Beaverton SD. For the last 4 years Joel has taught at Sexton Mountain School following 12 years at Greenway School, also in Beaverton.
Joel graduated from Gonzaga University with a Bachelors of Education in Physical Education and received a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction from Portland State University. Is is apparent that Joel loves what he does; “My passion is teaching students be physically literate athletes.” Students are exposed to many skills/athletic opportunities while focusing on playing well with others and being good sports. They become young experts on how take care of the only bodies while developing habits that help them make good choices to help live a healthy lifestyle. My strengths when teaching physical education include team games, Challenge/Invasion/Problem Solving Games, Field Days, incorporating Tech, teaching sportsmanship, and most importantly, being open to new ideas and innovations.”
Joel is known to his colleagues as a humble, hard working physical educator. Greg Lukshaitis (The SHAPE America National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year) had this to say about Joel; “Joel Miller’s talent in PE is only overshadowed by his humanity! He is kind, positive, humble and generous. He is a pleasure to work with, and I am proud to call him a friend. He deserves this honor and everything positive that comes with it.”
Joel has deeply contributed to the physical education professional learning community in the Beaverton School district. Currently he is part of the Active Students Task Force in Beaverton SD, where the focus is finding ways to increase physical activity opportunities before, during, and after the school day. “My school is currently part of a pilot that is looking at ways to get students moving more in the classroom with Brain Boosts to help in learning” Joel said. Cheryl Wardell (The SHAPE America Northwest District Teacher of the Year), one of Joel’s colleagues has this to say about Joel; “Our Physical Education program in Beaverton would not be where it is today if it was not for Joel Miller. He has been instrumental in developing the elementary physical education program in our district. He has helped develop district learning targets, professional development, and our PE Showcase which demonstrates what we do in PE to thousands of parents, to name a few. He is also the most innovative PE teacher I know.”
Congratulations to Joel Miller! Thanks for your hard work and dedication to improving health and physical education to not only your student’s but those within your district!
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The Oregon SHAPE Conference took place on Saturday, October 10th at Pacific University and was a huge success! Thank you to everyone who made it possible and attended!
It was a beautiful day in Forest Grove!
Our brains were boosted by a great activity put on by Cheryl Wardell first thing in the morning!
Even the Beaverton Superintendent took notice!
Joey Feith gave an amazing keynote about the #Physed Revolution!
He inspired others to use Twitter to connect with colleagues.
After Joey’s Keynote, sessions were underway and attendees were really engaged!
Right before lunch was the assembly meeting. We had a passing of the baton!
Congrats to Joel Miller from the Beaverton School District for becoming the Oregon Physical Education Teacher of the Year!
After a great morning of learning we had an amazing lunch! Yum!
Right after lunch a lot of conference attendants did a demo slam!
Megan MacDonald’s awesome Keynote was next!
After Megan’s Keynote it was back to awesome sessions!
It’s very important to us to share free resources with our members and with the #Physed community!
It was an awesome day! Check out what people said about the conference.
See you all next year!
We are excited to share our amazing line-up of keynote speakers and presenters with you for the 2015 Oregon SHAPE Conference “Get Connected”. We will see you all on October 10th at 7:30am! Please click on the link below to access the program.
Have you registered for the conference? Click here for the Registration Form. Share this information with a colleague, principal and your superintendent! Let us know in the comments below what sessions you are looking forward to the most.
Welcome to the 101st Oregon SHAPE Conference Registration!
Join us on October 10th, 2015 to learn the latest and the best in teaching strategies, ideas, and professional development in the health and physical education field. The conference will be held at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. We have two exciting keynote speakers, amazing featured presenters, and a variety of sessions for you to attend!
You can pre-register for the conference below. We will be posting the conference agenda, keynote speaker details, hotel information and much more in the weeks to come, so please keep checking in.
We are excited for this opportunity to bring amazing professional development to all the health and physical educators for the great state of Oregon. We look forward to seeing you at the conference!
As an additional opportunity, if you are interested in bringing a building principal or district superintendent, please contact our Oregon SHAPE Executive Director, Mindy Drake for additional details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are so excited for the Oregon SHAPE Workshop tomorrow at Concordia University! We look forward to seeing you there. Here is the latest information with our updated schedule.
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When you come into the George R. White Library (GRW) you will be directed to the registration table on the third floor. Here you can sign in and grab a schedule. Breakfast will be located in room 310, and is provided complimentary to each attendee. After breakfast you will have the opportunity to fire up your brain by participating in an Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt! We will help you get set up for this at the registration table and show you where to go.
The keynote will start at 10:00am in GRW 310, followed by sessions. A polite reminder that while breakfast and snacks will be provided and ample, lunch will be on your own.
See you all tomorrow!
Oregon SHAPE Workshop Committee