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UK Kinesiology and Health Department Conduct
Physical Education Summer Workshop

By Ralph Derickson


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For more information on all these programs, contact Vonnie Colvin, (859) 257-2655 or

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June 17 , 2002– (Lexington, Ky.) – The Department of Kinesiology and Health in the University of Kentucky College of Education will conduct a physical education summer workshop June 17 and 18 in the Seaton Center.

Keynote presenters for this year's workshop are Nancy Markos, the 2002 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year; Martin Block, a professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia; and Teresa Vollenweider, president and CEO of New Lifestyles, Inc.

A teacher for 30 years, Markos recently has conducted studies on integrating brain research with physical education as well as regular, and special education. She is the co-author of "Teaching the Nuts and Bolts of Physical Education." She will conduct a session on skill assessment of elementary school students at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 18.

Block coordinates the master's program in adapted physical education at the University of Virginia and is author of "A Teacher's Guide to Including Students with Disabilities in General Physical Education." Block will conduct a presentation on practical strategies for including children with disabilities in general physical education from 9 a.m. until noon on Monday, June 17.

Vollenweider will make a presentation from 9 a.m. until noon on June 17 about the application of her 10,000 steps program for physical education classes in elementary, middle and high schools. The presentation will be held in the Seaton North gymnasium.

Other College of Education programs scheduled for the Seaton Center include:

  • "Behavior Management Ideas for Middle and High School Teachers," 1:30 p.m., June 17, 123 Seaton Center, conducted by Jon Akers, director of the Kentucky Center for School Safety.
  • "Dances Around the World," 1:30 p.m., June 17, Seaton South Gymnasium, taught by Jeanette Askins, Lindsay Wilson College.
  • "Beginning Gymnastics and Partner Stunts," 1:30 p.m., June 17, Gymnastics Room, Seaton Center, taught by Lisa Carr, Lansdowne Elementary School, Lexington.
  • "Teaching Swing Dance," 1:30 p.m., June 18, South Gymnasium, Seaton Center, taught by Rayma Beal, University of Kentucky.

For more information on all these programs, contact Vonnie Colvin, (859) 257-2655 or

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