The OPENForum Podcast
SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 1: Judy LoBianco, Jamie Sparks, and Carly Wright!

SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 1: Judy LoBianco, Jamie Sparks, and Carly Wright!

May 1, 2019

Join Mike and Mike from the US Games booth at the SHAPE America National Convention in Tampa, Florida!

This episode we speak with recent Past President Judy LoBianco, newly installed President Jamie Sparks, and Director for Public Policy and Advocacy Carly Wright. Come listen about all things passion, energy, and advocacy for the PE and Health Education profession, and how you can get involved!

 

Judy LoBianco

Jamie Sparks

Carly Wright

#OPENbythebay Tampa Preview!

#OPENbythebay Tampa Preview!

April 3, 2019

This month the guys talk to OPEN Professional Development Manager Brian Devore about all of the exciting activities coming up at this year's National Convention in Tampa, FL.  USGames and OPEN have a ton of great social media events, contests, socials, and opportunities to interact with the OPEN National Training Team.  Follow OPENPhysEd on all of our social media outlets (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) for all the juicy details, contest opportunities, and ways to interact even if you will not be in Tampa with us!  If you will be in Tampa, stop by the USGames booth and come see us!

 

 

Episode 16: Lets Talk Adapted PE!

Episode 16: Lets Talk Adapted PE!

March 6, 2019
The Mikes are joined by Adapted PE superstars Lara Brickhouse and Tracy Sharlow to discuss all things universal design. Lara and Tracy explain simple modifications that anyone can employ to ensure that EVERY student receives high quality physical education regardless of their unique abilities. This is one episode that is sure to help EVERY listener!
 
Lara Brickhouse- @LaraBrick0602
 
Tracy Sharlow - @TracyNSharlow
Rising New York Road Runners!!

Rising New York Road Runners!!

February 27, 2019

The Mikes are back at it again, bringing a special extra episode to shine some light on another awesomely free resource to keep kids fit, healthy and active.  Cliff Sperber (New York Road Runners) and Nathan O'Reilly (NYC Dept of Ed) join the show to talk about how easily the Rising New York Road Runners program is to implement in schools either in PE or as a stand alone club/activity.  Whether you're passionate about running yourself or just looking for more FREE ways to get students excited about being fit, healthy and active, this is a show you won't want to miss.

 
NOTE: Don't let the name fool you, New York Road Runners provide services to students ALL ACROSS THE COUNTRY!
 
Nathan O'Reilly - @natron013
Episode 15: Mike Morris

Episode 15: Mike Morris

February 6, 2019
Are you one of the 1,000+ PE teachers that have tried Dice Bonk or some variation of it? One of the 1,000,000+ who were inspired to try some form of Cone Hole in your PE space?? Well, you’re obviously not alone! Tune in to hear Mike and Mike chat with PE Powerhouse Mike Morris (NC) to hear how he comes up with all of his creative, innovative and engaging PE activities, what he thinks of sharing on social media and more! This guy is the goods!
 
Mike Morris - @MikeMorrisPE
OPEN in 2019

OPEN in 2019

January 9, 2019

The New Year means New and EXCITING Things for OPEN!  Tune in to hear the Mikes chat with OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, as he shares some information on what 2019 has in store for OPEN Registered Users. If you currently enjoy what OPEN offers now, you won't want to miss hearing about what's coming next!

 
Aaron Hart - @nyaaronhart
#Pedal4PE 1 Year Later!

#Pedal4PE 1 Year Later!

December 5, 2018
Mike and Mike are joined by Donna Newton, Amy Karam (Eat Move Grow) and Steven Sellers (Rougon Elementary School, Rougon, LA) to take a look back at the 1 year anniversary of the #Pedal4PE initiative that was sponsored by OPEN, US Games and BSN Sports.  Over a dozen OPEN National Trainers and US Games representatives teamed up with local heroes from Eat Move Grow to deliver equipment, resources, love and support to some of the Louisiana Bayou’s most underserved areas; tune in to see how some of these folks are faring one year later.
 
Eat Move Grow - @eatmovegrowLA
 
Steven Sellers - @sraysellers
 
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OPEN @ SHAPE VT

OPEN @ SHAPE VT

November 7, 2018

It's conference season and the OPENForum Podcast was on location at the SHAPE Vermont state convention!  Tune in to hear Mike Martinez as he attempts to capture the buzz from Vermont's leadership (Phil Chaput, Matt Bristol, and Kate McCord), presenters and attendees! There was even a Matt LeBlanc sighting! (no, not that one...)

Vermont puts on one of the finest Phys Ed conferences in the country; between the FREE adventure ropes course, the people, the sights and the sounds, there was ALMOST too much to capture in one podcast.  Come see why we were #KillingItInKillington!

Episode 14: The DanSIRS

Episode 14: The DanSIRS

October 2, 2018

Are you looking to teach dance for the first time?  A seasoned two-stepper who is looking to take your game to the next level?  This is the episode for you!  Mike and Mike are joined by some of the most passionate, creative, outgoing PE teachers who know a thing or two about teaching students to move to rhythm with confidence.  Scott Williams (@MLSPE), Chris Walker (@CoachWalk), Ben Pirillo (@CoachPirillo) and Brandon Herwick (@BrooklynDreamer) share tips, tricks and strategies to moonwalk out of your comfort zone and engage students of all interest and ability levels.  The work these guys do speaks for itself; tune in to take your dance ed game to the next level!

YouTube Links

Coach Pirillo

Scott Williams

Brandon Herwick

Active Schools Take Your Parent to PE Week!

Active Schools Take Your Parent to PE Week!

September 26, 2018

Hey Hey Team!

Just a quick reminder about Active School's Take Your Parent to PE Week!  Get those parents in your gym, engage those families!

 

#ParentsLovePE

www.Activeschoolsus.org