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Welcome to the OPENForum Podcast! We are here to provide you with the news, helpful insight and more from the world of Physical Education! Released on a semi-monthly basis, we will be tackling an immense number of topics, including ones that you the audience suggest!

The OPENForum Podcast Mike Miller & Mike Martinez

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Welcome to the OPENForum Podcast! We are here to provide you with the news, helpful insight and more from the world of Physical Education! Released on a semi-monthly basis, we will be tackling an immense number of topics, including ones that you the audience suggest!

    Episode 18: 2020 Resolutions!

    Episode 18: 2020 Resolutions!

    Happy holidays from the OPEN Forum Podcast!  As we ring in the new calendar year, Mike and Mike took some time to discuss some PE resolutions shared by some fellow Phys Ed teachers from across North America!  Tune in to get some new ideas or to meet others that are sharing your journey in 2020!  Hope you enjoy the episode, and we wish you all a happy New Year!
     
    Derrick Biehl -@MrBiehlsPE
    Margaret Robelee - @mrobPE
    Ladonda Porter - @lporterPE
    Nate Cline - @pewithmrc
    Matt Eichel -@PEbyMrE
    Tanner Roos - @mrroosPE
    Thomas Gelardi - @tgelardi17
    Melanie Lynch - @melanielynch52

    • 24 min
    Episode 20: Happy Holidays!

    Episode 20: Happy Holidays!

    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!

    • 22 min
    Giving Thanks from OPEN in 2019

    Giving Thanks from OPEN in 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!

    • 29 min
    Episode 19: PE Mailbag!

    Episode 19: PE Mailbag!

    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

    • 23 min
    Episode 18: Pedal 4 PE Oklahoma!

    Episode 18: Pedal 4 PE Oklahoma!

    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

    • 34 min
    Episode 17: Take Your Parent To PE Week 2019!

    Episode 17: Take Your Parent To PE Week 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:
    Active Schools Website
    Active Schools Twitter
    Charlene Burgeson
    Mike Lally  

    • 33 min

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