Build Me Up, Buttercup!
Jody Duff, 2018 SHAPE America National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year
Adapted Physical Education Teacher - Cedar Lane School, Howard County Public School System
This session will provide individuals with activities and modifications that allow all students to participate in physical activities that may otherwise be inaccessible. It will explain how to build simple devices to create a successful environment for all. The information will demonstrate how to break down skills for individuals with low incidence disabilities to participate, and ways to make it exciting and meaningful.
BEAT IT: Drum Beats on your Feet or in your Seat!
Emily Clowser and Liz Metz
Adapted PE Teacher Specialists - Frederick County Public Schools
Move, groove, and learn cardio drumming activities and strategies to promote fitness, learning, and fun for ALL students!
"Best Class I Have Ever Taken!" Using a "Unified" Approach to Teaching High School Physical Education
Heather Arnold, Tim Stedman, Zach Vrhovac
High School Physical Education Teachers - Anne Arundel County Public Schools
In this session, participants will engage in activities that are part of the new course in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, “Unified Physical Education & Leadership,” where students with and without disabilities work together in leadership activities and games/sports. Participants will learn new ways to level the playing field and learn why every county should offer this course!
Promoting the Use of Adapted Equipment and Communication in Adapted Aquatics
Adapted Aquatics Teacher - Prince George's County Public Schools
Learn innovative ways to incorporate adapted equipment and effective communication into your Adapted Aquatics class.
Cognitive Learning in Physical Education
Physical Education Teacher, Rock Creek School - Frederick County Public Schools
Methods to incorporate cognitive learning of Physical Education and Health objectives in PE class.
Using a "Unified" Approach to Teaching High School Dance!
Sarah Sherman and Sarah Francis
High School Dance Instructors - Anne Arundel County Public Schools
In this session, participants will engage in activities that are part of the new course in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, “Unified Dance & Leadership,” where students with and without disabilities work together in leadership activities, creative movement, and choreography. Participants will see what happens when passion for dance and working with students with disabilities comes together in an amazing way!
MAPEC provides its members with professional development opportunities, resources, updates to current trends, and an avenue to communicate with others throughout the State. MAPEC members are actively invited to support the board in completing its tasks that promote “best practices” and quality physical education.
MAPEC is to provide a venue for adapted physical educators and other interested professionals to;
- Provide opportunities and resources for education, guidance, and encouragement to empower other professionals to meet the unique challenges of individuals with disabilities in the areas of health, physical education, sports, recreation, and dance.
- Promote well developed and "best practices" in health, physical education, recreation, and dance for individuals with disabilities throughout the state of Maryland.
- Encourage the promotion and development of quality physical education programs for individuals with disabilities in schools and colleges throughout the state of Maryland.
- Encourage the promotion and development of quality professional development programs of adapted physical education in higher education.
Current Board of Directors:
Katie Prichard - President
Matt Augustin - Vice President
Liz Metz - Secretary
Lisa Belcastro - Member-At-Large
Emily Clowser - Member-At-Large
Deb Marcus - Past President