Register: Pump Up P.E.: Promote Health, Learning & Lifelong Fitness – Collar Counties Trainings

Pump_UpTraining Opportunity
The Illinois Public Health Institute is offering a series of FREE, one-day trainings for  physical educators in Lake, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee and Will counties.

There will be a total of six training opportunities: Three for elementary/middle school teachers, three for middle/high school teachers.

Updates: All trainings are now full. Sign up below if you would like to receive updates about future training opportunities. For other inquiries, email Sarah Chusid at or call (312) 850-4744 ext. 10.

Also, we invite you to listen to our webinar Pump Up P.E.: Ways to Effectively Engage Parents. This is a separate thing from the trainings but we wanted you to know about this learning opportunity! Click here to download the recording (brief registration required)

Physical educators who attend this one-day training will learn about:

– Recent P.E. developments in Illinois

– Recent revisions to State Learning Standards (SLS) on Physical Development & Health – including a thorough review of the SLS

– Benefits of Enhanced P.E. for students’ health and academic achievement

Physical educators will leave the training with practical,  immediately applicable strategies, and tools & resources to:

 – Increase MVPA using modified games and classroom management procedures

– Use backwards design to align curriculum with State Learning Standards

– Administer the fitness tests that will be required in IL starting in the 2016‐17 academic year

– Understand what to do with fitness data – keys to meaningful implementation

– Teach the brain/body connection – getting students to ‘own’ their fitness

– Champion P.E. and wellness efforts in their schools, districts and communities

The training schedule is as follows: (All trainings from 9am-3pm.)

You will find  general information on the locations of these trainings below. Specific site locations will be provided when they’ve been secured.


Training Dates, Levels & General Locations

March, 2016 Tues, 3/15 Wed, 3/16 Thurs, 3/17
Registration Closed! Elementary/Middle – Kane County, Elgin area Now full! Elementary – Kane County, Elgin area Now full! Middle/High – Lake County
April, 2016 Tues, 4/5 Weds, 4/6 Thurs, 4/7
Now full! Elementary/Middle – Southern Kane County, Aurora area Now full! Elementary – Will County, Joliet area Now full! Middle/High – Will County, Joliet area

Please note corrected location: Location for 3/15 training: The Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL 60120
Now full! Location for 3/16 training: South Elgin Parks & Recreation, 1 West State St., South Elgin, IL 60177
Now full! Location for 3/17 Lake County training: Lake County Health Dept., 3010 Grand Avenue, Waukegan, IL 60085
Now full! Location for 4/5 training: Prisco Community Center, 150 W Illinois Ave, Aurora, IL 60506
Now full! Location for 4/6 Will County training: Wallin Conference Center, 333 N. Madison, Joliet, IL 60435
4/7 training location: Joliet Township High School District 204 Business Office, 300 Caterpillar Drive, Joliet, Illinois, 60436

Funding for these trainings has been made possible by a grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health.


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