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Episode 32: OPEN National Field Day 2021!

Episode 32: OPEN National Field Day 2021!

May 4, 2021

After a brief hiatus, the Mikes are back and just in time; National Field Day is HERE!!

 
This year is bigger and even better than last year! More events, more partners and more access for all will help make last year’s good thing GREAT this time around!
 
Tune in to hear all about what’s new and how you can bring this fabulous event to life at your school when National Field Day goes live on May 7th!
 
NFD Partners!
Episode 31: Season’s Greetings & Staying Afloat!

Episode 31: Season’s Greetings & Staying Afloat!

December 23, 2020

It’s a holiday themed episode of the OPEN Forum Podcast! Mike and Mike are joined by OPEN Executive Director Aaron Hart to talk about how OPEN, Teachers and PE as a whole are adjusting and responding to the continued challenges that the pandemic of 2020 throw our way.  Tune in to hear about what has worked, why hasn’t, what OPEN has planned to continue meeting the needs of PE teachers and a teaser about National Field Day 2021!  Oh yeah, and blanket ladders!

 
 
 
Episode 30: Virtual Conferences in 2020

Episode 30: Virtual Conferences in 2020

November 4, 2020

The campaigns are over and the only choice left to make is which virtual conference you want to attend!! Tune in to this month’s OPEN Forum Podcast to hear Mike and Mike chat with some state organization leaders from all over the country (Kate LaBelle - VT, Rob Silliman - CT, Chris Walker - NC) as they discuss the benefits of attending your annual conference virtually. Whether you are planning your state’s convention or planning to attend, this is one episode you won’t want to miss!

Episode 29: What is Back to School for you?

Episode 29: What is Back to School for you?

October 7, 2020

The OPEN Forum Podcast is BACK!!  After a month long hiatus battling everything 2020 could throw our way, the Mikes are back discussing what re-opening looks like across the country.  Tune in to hear some brilliant PE minds (Kyle Bragg - AZ, Tanner Roos, IA and Doug Hallberg, NY) as they discuss what PE has looked like in the early part of the 2020-21 school year.  From virtual learning, to apps, to social distancing, to equipment to building relationships and all points in between, this is an episode you won't want to miss!

 
Kyle Bragg - @elemPE1
Tanner Roos - @MrRoosPE
Doug Hallberg - @djhberg
Fearless Soul - YouTube Channel
Darebee - www.darebee.com
Episode 28: Getting ready for September with OPEN!

Episode 28: Getting ready for September with OPEN!

August 12, 2020

Happy Back To School Time everyone!! 

 
Mike and Mike got together to discuss some of the incredible resources that OPEN has put together to help get your school year off to a fantastic start in our "new normal". 
 
Whether you are teaching virtually, in person with social distancing or some combination of the two, OPEN has provided some high quality resources to ensure we are keeping the EDUCATION in physical education!
 
Tune in to learn more about topics like Priority Outcomes, Curriculum Maps, Outcomes Maps, SEL and Professional Development...it's ALL here for you!  Good luck and GO BE GREAT!
 
PE NOW (Landing Page) - https://openphysed.org/penow
PE NOW Video Walkthrough - https://youtu.be/JjBCfr_-TQ0
Outcomes Maps and Block Plans - https://openphysed.org/2020plan
Online Professional Development - https://openphysed.teachable.com/
 
 
Episode 27: Are you a M.A.D. PE Teacher? w/ Artie Kamiya

Episode 27: Are you a M.A.D. PE Teacher? w/ Artie Kamiya

July 1, 2020
Join Mike and Mike for a midsummer edition of the OPEN Forum Podcast as they chat with PE legend, Artie Kamiya, about the challenging landscape that faces Physical Education nationwide.  Artie shares some thoughts on what PE, and education in general, could and should look like moving forward, as well as how we can take advantage of professional development opportunities during these challenging times.
 
Lastly, Artie shares some details on an exciting new book project he’s been working on in collaboration with some of the best PE minds across the country!  If you’re interested in being a “M.A.D.” PE teacher, tune into this episode to learn more!
 
NC SHAPE Virtual State Convention, November 2-3, 2020 > https://www.ncaahperd-sm.org/
 
Daniel Inman’s “COVID-19 & ME: Tips for Teaching in Difficult Times.” This will be a FREE Zoom Webinar for the first 500 folks to sign-up.  We will make the registration link available on our Facebook Page > https://www.facebook.com/groups/230559034355047/
 
How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher Book > Please check this link as time permits > http://greatactivitiesonline.com/
Episode 26: Summer ideas and Active Home for the Fall!

Episode 26: Summer ideas and Active Home for the Fall!

June 3, 2020

Mike and Mike break down the end of an unforgettable school year and shine some light on what OPEN is doing to help physical educators planning for the fall.  Tune in to hear all about OPEN’s Virtual Summer Camp (featuring backyard games, Speed Stacks, Spikeball and Rising New York Road Runners) and OPEN’s resources for the Fall that are sure to help regardless of your situation!  Are you not sure about what is happening to you come the fall? OPEN has got you covered with resources for whatever your situation is; Socially Distant in School, Hybrid in/out of School, or Learning from Home. The guys also discuss some at home haircut experiences as well. You do not want to miss it!

 

OPEN @ Home Summer Camp 

OPEN Fall 2020 Planning

OPEN Power Discounts

Believe in You Series

Kevin Atlas Webinar

Episode 25: OPEN National Field Day is Friday!

Episode 25: OPEN National Field Day is Friday!

May 6, 2020
Join Mike and Mike as they spread some #NationalFieldDay excitement!  The Mikes share some helpful resources to organize your Field Day and are joined (virtually, of course) by some teachers from around the country who share their insight as to how they're facilitating their virtual #NationalFieldDay experience.  We look forward to seeing you all May 8th and Happy Field Day to you all!
 
 
 
www.hhph.org - music from today's episode
"Everybody" - Performed by Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Mehemet Oz, and The Hip Hop MD
"20 Seconds or More" - Written and performed by Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, and Gerry Gunn
UPDATE! Active Home - National Field Day - OPEN Power Discounts

UPDATE! Active Home - National Field Day - OPEN Power Discounts

April 20, 2020

The Mikes are joined by OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, to discuss how OPEN is responding to these unprecedented times.  Aaron also touches on how OPEN is continuing the forge the way for the greater PE community by providing top notch resources, full scale fun and HUUUUUGE discounts on equipment for those who are looking to stretch their budgets even further while still supporting OPEN's mission!  This is an episode you'll want to share with your friends (from a distance, of course!)

 
Episode 24: #HPEatHome & National Field Day!

Episode 24: #HPEatHome & National Field Day!

April 14, 2020

 Join Mike and Mike as they come together (while social distancing) to talk about the new landscape of “Online PE”.  They Mikes share some of their favorite resources to help get you organized and prepared for this new endeavor. And if you’re not registered for #NationalFieldDay, then you MUST give this episode a listen!

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