The OPENForum Podcast
Episode 20: Happy Holidays!

Episode 20: Happy Holidays!

December 11, 2019
It’s holiday time and the Mikes are giving listeners the greatest gift of all: a new episode!!
 
Tune in to hear what some of our listeners had to share regarding how to incorporate holidays into curriculum, how to be respectful and inclusive of ALL cultures during this time of year and also some tips/tricks on planning for the short period of time between thanksgiving and winter break.  
 
This is an episode you won’t want to miss.  HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the OPEN Forum Podcast!
Giving Thanks from OPEN in 2019

Giving Thanks from OPEN in 2019

November 27, 2019

The Mikes receive an early holiday treat as OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, takes a break from his whirlwind conference season tour to share some gratitude and a surprise milestone with the masses! There are over TWO MILLION reasons why you should give this episode a listen!

Episode 19: PE Mailbag!

Episode 19: PE Mailbag!

November 6, 2019

It's mailbag time!  Mike and Mike combed through some of the e-mails, DMs, texts and tweets from friends of the show to give a new spin and a fresh take on some popular PE questions.

 
If you'd like to have your question asked or answer a question that was raised, use the voice memos app (currently installed on iPhones, or available as a free app on Android) and send your question/answer to OPENForumPod@gmail.com.  The guy's can't wait to hear from you!
 
Stay tuned to Twitter and the OPEN Phys Ed Facebook page for upcoming questions and topics!

 

Featured Answers:

Alex O'Brien

Tracy Sharlow

Daniel Hill

Nick Kline

Episode 18: Pedal 4 PE Oklahoma!

Episode 18: Pedal 4 PE Oklahoma!

October 2, 2019

OPEN National Trainers and US Games hooked up with Healthy Schools Oklahoma to provide another #Pedal4PE event in the Midwest!  Tune in to hear Mike and Mike chat with OPEN National Trainers (Virginia) and Kim Walker-Smith (Illinois) as they recap an amazing week that saw trainers, US Games representatives and local organizations bring resources, attention, fun and excitement to a dozen schools across Oklahoma!

 
Scott Williams, OPEN National Trainer - @PEScottWilliams
 
Kim Walker-Smith, OPEN National Trainer - @JoyItUpPE
 
Healthy Schools OK (Facebook - Healthy Schools OK, www.healthyschoolsok.org)
 
Jim Strenger, US Games Midwest Regional Sales Manager - @jimstrenger
 
Tom Strenger, US Games Midwest Regional Sales Manager - @USGamesMidwest
 
Nick Kline, US Games Northeast Regional Sales Manager - @PETop5
 
Ellen Ormsby, US Games East Coast Regional Sales Manager - @EllenOrmsby
 
Greg Congleton, US Games Southeast Regional Sales Manager - @USGames_4PE
 
Michele Throm, US Games Southeast Regional Sales Manager - @MicheleThrom
 
Danny Radd, US Games West Coast Regional Sales Manager - @raddUSGames
Episode 17: Take Your Parent To PE Week 2019!

Episode 17: Take Your Parent To PE Week 2019!

September 4, 2019
A new school year means a new Take Your Parent To PE Week!  The Mikes are joined by Charlene Burgeson (Active Schools), Mike Lally (SC) and the Moore family (CA) to give a well-rounded perspective and discuss some tips and tricks on how to host your own event to get families into your learning space.
 
Whether you’ve hosted events like this before or you’re considering pulling the curtain back and rolling out the red carpet for the first time, this episode is sure to have something for you!
 
Links:
CAHPERD 2019 with Andy Hair

CAHPERD 2019 with Andy Hair

August 7, 2019

Buckle up everyone this episode gets a bit bumpy!

 

We join Mike Martinez as he speaks with Andy Hair, an Aussie PE all star and all around amazing person.  There are a number of different topics and many shenanigans afoot in this one.  The guys are joined by many people both on mic and in passing, but sitting down with them are CA Elementary Teacher of the Year Will Potter, and CAHPERD President Seth Martin. 

Andy Hair @MrHairPhysEd  Website

Will Potter

Seth Martin

SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 3: OPEN in Tampa, and OPEN Impact Award winners Jim DeLine and Riley Furlong!

SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 3: OPEN in Tampa, and OPEN Impact Award winners Jim DeLine and Riley Furlong!

July 3, 2019

In this final recap episode from SHAPE Tampa, Mike and Mike speak with California Elementary PE TOY and OPEN National Trainer Will Potter, and Health Ed Guru and Roller Derby Queen Melanie Lynch.

 

We then finish up with OPEN Impact Award winners Jim DeLine, and Riley Furlong with her mother on the Lets Talk Phys Ed podcast with Tanner Roos and Jason Steele. Riley's story is powerful, inspirational, and touching.  This is a MUST LISTEN!

 

Will Potter

Melanie Lynch

Jim DeLine

#BringRiley

#SpitForRiley

Tanner Roos

Jason Steele

Lets Talk Phys Ed

SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 2: Anne Kubitsky, ETR.org, and Paisley Peyton!

SHAPE Tampa Review Episode 2: Anne Kubitsky, ETR.org, and Paisley Peyton!

June 5, 2019

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

 

This episode we speak with Anne Kubitsky from the Look For The Good Project, John Henry Ledwith and Suzanne Schrag from ETR.org the distributors of the K-12 Healthsmart Curriculum, and Paisley Peyton from the American Heart Association. This episode is jam packed with Gratitude, Health Ed, and Heart Health awareness.  Definitely do not want to miss this one!

 

Look For The Good Project

ETR.org John Henry Ledwith

AHA on Twitter AHA on the web Kids Heart Challenge

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!