James Madison University

2015 Special Institute Events

In addition to the institute workshops and sessions there are several special events that are held before and during the institute. 

Special Events (These events are free of charge with institute registration.)

These events require institute registration and either Saturday or Sunday check-in with additional housing fees.

Archery Certification

offered by Karen Holson, Virginia NASP State Coordinator 804-367-6355 offered Sunday, July 12th beginning at 10:00 am.  This 8 hour course will cover safe range setup, archery instruction and coaching techniques for archery program implementation. Two teachers attending from the same school can be eligible for an assigned equipment set. Come dressed to participate.  Enrollment is limited.

 

The Bicycle Education Certification Course for Teachers

will be offered beginning on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 am.  This 12-hour specialty workshop covers types of bikes, gears and shifting basics, basic bike maintenance, curriculum ideas, coalition building, fund raising tips, and more.  This course requires participants to bring their own mountain bicycles. If you have questions about the course, please contact either Vicki Miller at (804) 938-4330 or vbm01@comcast.net.  Enrollment is limited and you must bring a working mountain bicycle and helmet.

 

Curriculum and Administrative Guide for Driver Education

in Virginia train-the-trainer workshop for lead teachers and program supervisors will be offered Sunday, July 12th beginning at 1 pm.

 

Teach Fly Fishing! The “Fishing in Schools” Teacher Training Certification

will be offered by the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 am.  This 8 hour training will cover the National Fishing in the Schools Program, “Cast A Fly, Catch A Student” Curriculum using fly rods.  The training will cover the all-inclusive program from equipment, knots, casting, fishing, conservation and more.  DGIF has a limited number of equipment sets to distribute annually, therefore, attendance in the training requires pre-approval. Review the program at the www.fishinginschools.org and contact the DGIF Angling Education Coordinator at Chris.Dunnavant@dgif.virginia.gov for pre-approval.

 

Graduate & Undergraduate Classes
(These courses require contacting the course instructor, JMU course registration & course credit costs; See details below.)

 

 

 


Instructional Strategies in Adapted Physical Education


KIN 680, section 6201, 3 credits
Dr. Tom Moran, James Madison University

This course is designed to give participants in-depth disability knowledge to increase understanding of the unique needs of students and application to the health and physical education setting.  The course will also explore the impact of individual, task, and environmental constraints present in the classroom while giving teachers the tools to manipulate the task and environment.  Participants will receive hands-on experience creating and implementing various instructional strategies that allow all students to be successful, regardless of ability or disability.

If interested email Dr. Moran at morante@jmu.edu, by June 18, 2015 to reserve your spot and receive registration instructions.  Enrollment is limited and pre-registration for the course and institute is required.  The course will begin on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 am and meet at various times throughout the institute.  The course cost for in-state is $1302 and out-of-state is $ 3324.

 

Technology in Health and Physical Education


KIN 511, 3 credits
Dr. Susan Nye, James Madison University

This class is designed to provide teachers with the skills and knowledge to integrate technology into developmentally appropriate physical education and health lessons. The class will identify the theories, principles, and strategies for the integration of technology into physical education and health practice. Students will learn and practice with several technology resources (i.e. pedometers, HRMs, Apps, Smart board and Microsoft).

If interested email Dr. Nye at nyesb@jmu.edu, by June 18, 2015 to reserve your spot and to receive registration instructions.  Enrollment is limited and pre-registration for the course and institute is required.  The course will begin on Sunday, July 12th at 10:00 am and meet at various times throughout the institute.  The course cost for in-state is $1302 and out-of-state is $3324.