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Friday, November 1
 

11:00am MDT

Developing Self-Esteem through Physical Activity
Step outside the box of traditional fitness activities and walk away with innovative ideas that demonstrate how to indeed get everyone up and moving while raising self-esteem! These creative fitness activities are appropriate for all ages and abilities, a whole lot of fun, and can be taught even in a limited amount of space. All these games and activities teach skill development, cognitive development, and physical development and are aligned with the HEPA 2.0 After School Physical Activity Standards. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in this one-of-a-kind workshop! Note: In addition to free resources, this session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Slade

Sandy Slade

CEO and Founder, Skillastics
For over 22 years, Sandy Spin Slade was considered one of the best basketball handlers in the world, performing for thousands at NBA half-times, schools, and special events around the globe. Additionally, she revolutionized the educational market by introducing Skillastics®, the... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

1:30pm MDT

The Laws of Motion: Integrating STEM and Physical Activity
Numerous studies have shown that children who are active and healthy have a lower risk of juvenile behavior, an increase in academic achievement, and tend to have a much better self-image. This workshop integrates STEM and physical activity in a unique format that helps develop healthier, more productive children. Experience how easy it is to motivate and engage children to move, learn, and love it! Note: In addition to free resources, this session may promote materials that are available only by purchase.

Speakers
avatar for Sandy Slade

Sandy Slade

CEO and Founder, Skillastics
For over 22 years, Sandy Spin Slade was considered one of the best basketball handlers in the world, performing for thousands at NBA half-times, schools, and special events around the globe. Additionally, she revolutionized the educational market by introducing Skillastics®, the... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

2:45pm MDT

Let's Move: How Afterschool Can Support Physical Activity in Kids
This session will describe the current rates of physical activity among children and adolescents and the importance of physical activity to health, learning, and social behaviors. We will focus on physical activity recommendations and how to reduce screen time in afterschool settings, using physical activity as a part of homework help or academic activities, and how to get kids to move during structured and unstructured play time. The session will also present alternatives for withholding physical activity time for misbehavior and the science behind why this is counterproductive.

Speakers
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Dr. Lori Spruance

Assistant Professor, BYU
Dr. Lori Spruance is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on child nutrition and physical activity in and out of school settings. She formerly worked at the Logan City Parks & Recreation as an after school spe... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 101

4:00pm MDT

Bringing Camp Fun Indoors
Summer camps are known for their outdoor activities and high energy fun. How can these zany games and activities be brought into afterschool? In this session, your "camp counselors" Chaz and Elinor will walk you through some favorite camp games that are not just high energy, but also add some fun into physical activity time for your students. Come prepared to move!

Speakers
avatar for Chaz Pounder

Chaz Pounder

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Chaz Pounder has been highly involved with youth programming since 2008. He has served with youth in Outdoor Recreation and Outreach programs for the Boy Scouts of America along with working in the classroom as a Study Skills Instructor & Behavioral Coach. For the last five years... Read More →
avatar for Elinor Blankenship

Elinor Blankenship

Out-of-School Time Specialist, Utah Afterschool Network
Ladies and Gentlemen! Children of all ages! We introduce to you Elinor Blankenship! Originally from Kentucky, Elinor stopped clowning around long enough to finish her bachelor’s degree in music at Asbury University. Although she thought about running away to join the circus, she... Read More →



Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Ballroom 3

4:00pm MDT

Food for Thought: How Afterschool Can Support Nutrition
This session will describe the current nutrition status of children and adolescents, such as sugar intake and fruit and vegetable intake, as well as the benefits of nutrition on health and learning. We will discuss the Smart Snacks criteria used in schools and resources for healthier holiday parties, themed parties, and non-food rewards. Lastly, the session will focus on how to support nutrition in the home through various communication channels and scientifically accurate websites and resources.

Speakers
DL

Dr. Lori Spruance

Assistant Professor, BYU
Dr. Lori Spruance is an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health at Brigham Young University. Her research focuses on child nutrition and physical activity in and out of school settings. She formerly worked at the Logan City Parks & Recreation as an after school spe... Read More →


Friday November 1, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 101
 
Saturday, November 2
 

8:00am MDT

Rise and Shine with Laughter Yoga
Leave your yoga mats at home and join Clint Darr for something new. All you'll need is you! Start the day off on the right foot and experience the medicine of laughter firsthand.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 8:00am - 8:30am MDT
Southeast Lobby, 1st Floor

11:00am MDT

You Can Dance if You Want To
Everyone is a dancer and can benefit through play and exploration in movement. In addition to heart health and improved gross motor skills, dance serves as a way to teach social-emotional skills, sequencing, math concepts, and storytelling. Performing can also enhance children’s confidence and self-esteem, which in turn fosters leadership skills. Join us to learn the three elements of dance, the eight basic locomotor movements, and how to structure and plan a dance activity or lesson in your afterschool program.

Speakers
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Kat Martinez

Trainer, Self
Kat has a BFA in dance and is a licensed educator. She has worked in Child Care for 10 years and before that taught middle school for many years. She currently work as a trainer for Child Care Licensing, but this proposal is passionate about teaching dance.


Saturday November 2, 2019 11:00am - 12:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

1:30pm MDT

Captain CREATE MyPlate: Ready-to-Use
If you are looking for “ready to use” lessons that teach MyPlate nutrition, fun physical activity and healthy snacks, then this is the workshop for you! The curriculum has six lessons that are targeted to 1-3rd graders, but can be adapted for all elementary school ages. We will also share and practice tips and strategies for designing and delivering engaging lessons to elementary school students.

Speakers
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Darlene Christensen

Associate Extension Professor, Utah State University Extension
Darlene Christensen has been with Utah State University Extension for 15 years. In addition to serving as the supervisor for Tooele County SNAP-ed program, she is the state-wide youth program coordinator.
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Hiram Wigant

Create Better Health Ambassador, Utah State University | Create Better Health
Hiram Wigant has teaching experience both as an After School Educator and an Elementary School Teacher. He currently works as a Create Better Health Ambassador for the Utah SNAP-Ed program with an emphasis on providing quality health education to children and youth.


Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Meeting Room 201

1:30pm MDT

You Gotta Laugh!
Laughter: the best medicine for all that ails us! Embrace the power of laughter, and how it can improve your out-of-school time program and energize you, your staff, and your students! Learn about the physical, emotional, and social benefits of laughter, and when not ROTFL, hear anecdotes, tips and strategies for using humor and laughter in your out-of-school time program as well as in your personal life, and practice laughter yoga techniques delivered by a certified instructor. If you want happier, healthier, more engaged students, then You Gotta Laugh! Attendees of this session will learn about the physical, social, and emotional benefits of laughter, how to find and keep laughter in their personal and professional lives, and how to incorporate fun and engaging laughter activities into their afterschool program.

Speakers
avatar for Clint Darr

Clint Darr

Afterschool Regional Educator, Missouri Afterschool Network
Clint works for the Missouri Afterschool Network providing coaching, training, and technical support to afterschool programs throughout Missouri. Clint’s broad range of experience includes a career as a professional firefighter/EMT, 14 years as a classroom teacher, and 3 years as... Read More →



Saturday November 2, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm MDT
Ballroom 3

2:45pm MDT

Cowboy Day Camps and Stick Horse Rodeos
Join Cowboy Ted and friends to learn how to host real cowboy activities with youth of all ages that focus on fine motor skills, gross motor skills, sharing and community, resiliency, and completion over competition.

Speakers
avatar for Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Founder, Cowboy Ted's Foundation for Kids
Cowboy Ted Hallisey is host of The Cowboy Ted Show and Cowboy Ted 101. He produces and hosts video programs for kids and families that are shown in classrooms, TV, FaceBook, YouTube, and several web sites.Cowboy Ted started Cowboy Ted’s Foundation for Kids with a goal of touching... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm MDT
Meeting Room 103

4:00pm MDT

Fun and Easy Fitness Activities with Cowboy Ted
In this session, Cowboy Ted and friends will teach you how to use hands-on techniques to host fun fitness activities in your program. With activities like soda bottle bowling, milk carton mix-up, flying disc toss, and cup stacking, you'll learn how to engage kids in fun activities that encourage mental, emotional, and physical fitness, and that can easily be recreated in your program. 

Speakers
avatar for Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Cowboy Ted Hallisey

Founder, Cowboy Ted's Foundation for Kids
Cowboy Ted Hallisey is host of The Cowboy Ted Show and Cowboy Ted 101. He produces and hosts video programs for kids and families that are shown in classrooms, TV, FaceBook, YouTube, and several web sites.Cowboy Ted started Cowboy Ted’s Foundation for Kids with a goal of touching... Read More →


Saturday November 2, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm MDT
Meeting Room 103