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    COVID-19 Pandemic: Episode 2 with Matt Bassett and SHAPE Resources

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Episode 2 with Matt Bassett and SHAPE Resources

    Because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to create a series of podcasts that highlight some different resources that may help APE teachers deliver services to students with disabilities during this time.

    For the second episode. we had Matthew Bassett (@PhysEdApps) tell us about a plethora of resources he has developed with the help with several other physical educators across the nation, for SHAPE America. Matt is a general physical educator for San Jose Charter Academy in California, and in 2017 was named the CAHPERD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Matt discussed how his job has been impacted by the pandemic, how he plans on continuing to deliver quality physical education to his students, and how he started working with SHAPE America to develop the SHAPE America Corona Virus Resources page, which provides a resource list of different online physical education resources one can use to continue to deliver quality physical education services to students during the pandemic. In addition, he outlines a variety of tutorial videos for physical educators to use to help them through this crisis.

    • 19 min
    COVID-19 Pandemic: Exercise Connection Resources

    COVID-19 Pandemic: Exercise Connection Resources

    Because of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we decided to create a series of podcasts/blog posts that highlight some different resources that may help APE teachers deliver services to students with disabilities during this time. Please contact Scott McNamara @ scmcnamara23@gmail.com if you have any additional resources we should highlight.

    For the first episode in this series, we had David Gelsak from Exercise Connection to come on and discuss his Exercise Buddy app. David briefly discusses his how he created Exercise Connection, how he is dealing with COVID-19 as a business owner, how APE teachers and families can utilize Exercise Buddy during the pandemic, and how he is continually adapting his program and app.

    • 20 min
    Interview with David Porretta: Part 2 Discussion about Joe Winnick an APE Giant

    Interview with David Porretta: Part 2 Discussion about Joe Winnick an APE Giant

    This episode of What’s New in APE is extra special, as we have a guest moderator taking the reins today. Dr. Barry Lavay, an APE professor at California State University, Long Beach and longtime contributor to the podcast, is tackling his second podcast series and interviewed Dr. David Porretta about his career in the field of APE, as well as his insights on the status of APE and his friendship with the Late Dr. Joseph Winnick. Dr. David Porretta is a pioneer in the field of APE and has many noteworthy achievements. Dr. Porretta is a Faculty Emeritus from the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University.

    For the second episode, Dr. Lavay and Dr. Porretta give an in-depth analysis on the development and maintenance of one of the most well-known APE textbooks in the field "APE and Sport" which is published by Human Kinetics. They discuss how this book was unique in its' content and format, how the book has changed over the years, potential changes to the 7th edition of the textbook, and how this book was foundational in the development for of the Human Kinetics publishing company.

    • 44 min
    Interview with David Porretta: Part 1 Discussion about Joe Winnick an APE Giant

    Interview with David Porretta: Part 1 Discussion about Joe Winnick an APE Giant

    Hello! This episode of What’s New in APE is extra special, as we have a guest moderator taking the reins today. Dr. Barry Lavay, an APE professor at California State University, Long Beach and longtime contributor to the podcast, is tackling his second podcast series and interviewed Dr. David Porretta about his career in the field of APE, as well as his insights on the status of APE and his friendship with the Late Dr. Joseph Winnick.

    Dr. David Porretta is a pioneer in the field of APE and has many noteworthy achievements. Dr. Porretta is a Faculty Emeritus from the Department of Human Sciences at The Ohio State University. In addition, he has has numerous major publications and has regularly presented scholarly papers at international, national, and state meetings.

    For this very first episode, Dr. Lavay talks to Dr. Porretta about his friendship with Dr. Joe Winnick. More specifically, Dr. Porretta explains how Dr. Winnick helped to share the field of APE since the late 1960's and influenced his own personal and professional growth. Areas touched on include Dr. Winnick's: (1) ability to secure large external grants to fund APE related areas, (2) development and maintenance of one of the most well-known APE textbooks in the field "APE and Sport" which is published by Human Kinetics, (3) contributions to the National Consortium for Physical Education for Individuals with Disabilities (NCPEID), and his (4) journey to create the BrockPort Physical Fitness Test.

    Please stay tuned for the next episode where Dr. Poretta continues to discuss his own research, the field of APE, and his professional growth through the years.

    • 44 min
    Diversity and Reaching Families: An interview with Luis Columna

    Diversity and Reaching Families: An interview with Luis Columna

    I recently had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Luis Columna about his background in the field of APE, and his recent projects and research endeavors. Dr. Columna is a native of San Juan Puerto Rico and currently is an Associate Professor in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. His research focuses on ways to increase the participation of families (especially Hispanic) of children with disabilities into physical activity and also his research focuses on ways to better prepare physical activity professionals and physical education teachers to work with diverse populations. One of Dr. Columna's projects that is discussed with the podcast is FitFamilies. FitFamilieis is a physical activity program that brings together children with disabilities, their parents, college students and in-service professionals in the fields of APE and special education.

    • 41 min
    Speech and Language Pathologists Collaborating with APE

    Speech and Language Pathologists Collaborating with APE

    We are excited to bring you a new episode that explores recent collaboration efforts between Speech and Language Pathologists (SLPs) and APE teachers.

    Joining us for this episode are four distinguished guests from California State University, Long Beach: Barry Lavay (APE Professor, @BarryLavay), Melissa Bittner (APE Professor, @MBittner_APE), Alaine Ocampo (SLP Professor), and Belinda Daughrity (SLP Professor). Each of the experts listed above were recently involved in a research project that examined how pre-service APE teachers can encourage peer engagement and social communication in tasks related to children with disabilities' participation in physical activity. Along with discussing their recent research and the importance of their findings, the guests also discuss the guiding principles of SLPs, the importance of training APE teachers with regards to SLP, and how SLPs and APE can effectively collaborate.

    • 59 min

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