Pennsylvania State Association for
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Inc. 


PSAHPERD provides leadership, advocacy and professional development
to Health and Physical Educators for overall wellness in Pennsylvania.

2017 PSAHPERD State Convention 
November 16-18th Valley Forge Casino Resort

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Featured Keynote: George Couros
Author of the Innovator's Mindset
Sponsored by Eduspire

Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher, technology facilitator, and school and district administrator, and is the author of the book, The Innovator’s Mindset; Empower Learning, Unleash Talent, and Lead a Culture of Creativity. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has worked with schools and organizations around the globe. George is also the creator of Connected, an initiative that brings educators and leaders together from around the world to create powerful learning opportunities for students.  

Although George is a leader in the area of innovation, his focus is always on the development of leadership and people and what is best for learners. His belief that meaningful change happens when you first connect to people’s hearts, is molded in his writing and speaking. You can connect with George on his blog, The Principal of Change ( or through Twitter @gcouros.  

PSAHPERD is pleased to offer an Administrator Track this year. Registration includes:

  • Keynote and breakout session with Couros geared towards school administration and leadership (including lunch)
  • Town Hall discussion with HPE experts to showcase what an innovative HPE program can look like in your district and how to make it happen.
  • “Most Likely to Succeed” documentary screening 

Katapult Focus Groups

Let your voice be heard! Sign up for a focus join to be a part of the discussion for the future direction of PSAHPERD. The talking points of these conversations will be derived from survey results collected during the Fall of 2017. This process will help Katapult and PSAHPERD determine the best strategy to engage our membership and grow the organization. Group sizes are limited, click the link above to reserve your spot! (times and locations below)

Friday: 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm or 4:30pm (Maple/Juniper Room)
Saturday: 7:00 am, 9:45am 11:15 am


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The Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Inc (PSAHPERD) is a non-profit (501 c 3) education association working to promote quality programs and provide professional development in the disciplines it represents. The PSAHPERD  is committed to the continual professional growth and development of its members,  the expansion and application of the knowledge base and pedagogical constructs, and the support of the professions that encourage active healthful lifestyles by all people in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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