Aaron Beighle

Physical Educator

Dr. Aaron Beighle holds a Ph.D. from Arizona State University specializing in physical education and physical activity for youth. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky.

Beighle is an internationally recognized scholar of physical education and school-based physical activity promotion. He regularly collaborates with schools and organizations interested in maximizing the role of physical education and physical activity to create an active culture for well-being. Dr. Beighle presents nationally and internationally on strategies for extending the impact of movement to address the physical, mental, cognitive and social needs of students as well as school communities. He has written more than 100 research-based and practical articles as well as six books, most notably Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children 19e. Aaron recently contributed to make the widely used lesson plans for this book available via dynamicpeasap.com. Beighle holds a steadfast commitment to helping physical education programs and schools guide ALL students on a journey that makes physical activity a meaningful part of their well-being.

Standards, grade level outcomes, assessments, activities, scope, sequence AHHHHH. Balancing all of these to develop a quality physical education can be daunting. www.dynamicpeasap.com

This website offers a field-tested, evidence-backed, credible curriculum that saves time and is adaptable to fit your needs. Dynamicpeasap.com is based on renowned textbook and curriculum Dynamic Physical Education by Dr. Robert Pangrazi. This curriculum has been field tested for 50 years and includes assessments with every lesson. Come learn how to take these materials back to your gym ASAP.

Physical education has long been plagued with an identity crisis that some have called a “muddled” mission. This discussion-based session will seek to open conversations centered on who we are as a field, identifying “whys” for physical education, and brainstorming strategies to move the field towards a brand for our profession. Come ready to share your ideas and hear the ideas of others.

Like most activities, fitness activities are not inherently good or bad. The quality of these learning experiences is highly dependent on how they are taught. This active session will have participants engaging in a variety of fitness activities, all with an eye towards instructional practices that motivate students and make physical education meaningful.