Hard to believe we are just about a third of the way through the school year! I trust you’ve all settled into your school year routine and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays like me. We’ve got some great things happening within our profession that I want everyone to know about.
With the new year right around the corner, we are always looking for new members to step up and get involved in the Northern District as part of our Leadership Team. All you need is an interest in serving. We have a great group of people that you can count on to help make your time of service a positive experience. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d be interested or would like more information. Upcoming vacancies: President-Elect & Delegate
FALL ROAD SHOW A SUCCESS!
We had about 30 college students and a dozen teachers get together for 3 hours of learning and fun at Northern Illinois University on October 13th. Professionals earned 3 CEUs. Resources from the sessions can be found HERE. We are looking forward to making this mini-workshop a yearly event!
NEW MENTORING PROGRAM
Our IAHPERD President, Will Navis, is launching a mentorship program as part of his legacy of service during his tenure. In his words, “We are looking for dedicated and passionate Health, PE, Dance and Adapted Teachers to serve as mentors for our future professionals. As of now, we are looking at one professional working closely with one future professional (matching each other during the end of their junior year of college) and mentoring that person through their senior year and at least the first 2 years post-college.
Our purpose is simple, we want to provide those future professionals with someone that they can lean on, go to for advice, learn from, and become a contributing member to our Health, PE, Dance and Adapted community. More details about the program will be released in the future once we have determined how many mentors we have and how many future professionals we have. If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please take a few minutes to fill out the application below. We will contact the members who are accepts in early 2019, and we will match you with a future professional prior to Spring Break season. Thank you for all that you do to make our profession and organization so amazing!”
MORE UPCOMING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Looking ahead to 2019, we are planning two more workshops for IAHPERD members which are scheduled for February 23 in Elgin & April 27 in Hononegah. The purpose of these events is to provide our members with quality professional development opportunities around the Northern District area. Hope you can join us!