Supporting efforts to improve student health and address issues such as obesity, the Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance held its annual conference, “Let’s Move ME More,” this month at the Samoset Resort in Rockport.
The conference hosted 450 professionals from across the state and offered 96 workshop sessions including three featured national and state speakers. Maine DOE specialists provided workshops sessions in the areas of general and adapted physical education; health education; physical activity; the Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey; and proficiency-based learning.
Two of the Maine DOE specialists, Susan Berry, health education and health promotion coordinator, and Jayne Chase, health education and physical education consultant, were recognized for their dedication and service to their profession with the Association’s “Worthy of Praise” award. Chase, Berry, and Physical Activity and Nutrition Consultant Joe Boucher are all active members of the MAHPERD Leadership Board, which keeps the Maine DOE closely connected with health education and physical education teachers throughout the state.