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PE4Life Resource Conference – PEP Grant Related Topics Announced

The PE4life Resource Conference (formerly known as the PEP Grant Resource Conference) is an annual event that highlights current and past PEP Grant winners – their successes AND lessons learned. Don’t miss this opportunity to network and learn from those who have been there and done that. This event is designed to not only help you navigate your way through this incredible PEP opportunity, but to provide information to help spend your money well, get real results AND sustain your program after PEP funding concludes.

Check out these PEP-related Breakout Sessions (with more in the works!):

PEP Grant: Catalyst for Change – This session will provide first-hand experience with overseeing a 3 year 1.1 million dollar PEP Grant in Millcreek Township School District, Erie, Pennsylvania. In order for you to make most of your funding, this program will discuss areas the PEP Grant can influence. These areas include staff preparation, handling vendors, purchasing equipment, developing curriculum, utilizing technology, assessment, data collection, staff wellness, and advocacy for physical education programs. When you leave this session you would have a better understanding on how to utilize your funds to their fullest.

Regular Joes: A PEP Success Story – Intimidated by the PEP process? A couple of “Regular Joes” from Marion (IA) Independent School District decided to tackle the PEP Grant. Spending most their time in survival mode, they stumbled upon the Carol M. White PEP Grant and asked themselves “Why not us?” After an initial unsuccessful attempt, they applied again in 2008 and won! Listen as these “Regular Joes” discuss their successes and barriers as they implement their PEP funds and develop a program inspired by the PE4life model that is “Focused on Fitness.” Their session includes discussion on staff professional development, development of student’s personal fitness plans, efforts to change school policy, school-community collaboration and overcoming obstacles.

Grants: How, What, Where, Who Qualifies, and How to Write – Want to write a grant for your physical education program and don’t know where to start? Listen as a successful grant writer (grants including Carol M. White PEP Grant and the No Child Left Inside Grant) discusses key components of grant writing: 1.) grant writing specific to physical education/health/recreation, and 2.) the process of searching for grants applicable to physical education/health/recreation. This informative and interactive session will give you a better understanding of grant writing.

A plethora of additional PEP Grant winners will be on hand presenting on these topics:

  • Creating a Blueprint for Systemic, Sustainable Change
  • Show-Me the Results: A System for Data-Management and Accountability
  • Now That’s Using Your Noodle
  • Raising the Bar: “Be the change you want to see”
  • Creating a Climate for Success – Elementary Focus
  • Additional sessions listed here.

The PE4life Resource Conference is October 4-5, 2010 in Overland Park, KS.

IMPORTANT!! Be sure to include your attendance to the PE4life Resource Conference in your PEP budget. For help calculating the cost for event attendance and travel, and to learn more about the event, go here.

This post by Carrie Gubson was originally posted on PE4LIFE’s Official Blog

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