Jo Bailey

PE Teacher

Jo Bailey has been teaching Physical Education for over 20 years – she currently teaches Physical Education at D.C. Everest Senior High in Weston, WI., USA. Originally from the UK, Jo spent much of her life in Hong Kong and taught in the both the UK and Hong Kong for several years before moving to the USA in 2004. Jo is is a National Board Certified Teacher, a Google Certified Innovator, and was the 2013 Midwest SHAPE America High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

Jo has been a leader within her state, serving as the President of WHPE from 2012-14; she continues to serve on the WHPE Board of Directors. Jo has also served on various SHAPE America task forces and committees. She is currently the chair of the Advocacy Committee for the SHAPE America Midwest District. Jo has presented at and has been a keynote speaker at conferences around the world. She has written guest blogs for various organizations and recently co-wrote a book chapter on action research in Physical Education with Dr. Ash Casey from the UK.

An avid technology and gadget lover, Jo is always looking for ways to improve workflow, enhance learning (often through gamification), and leave more time for being active! She is committed to helping students find their fun through Physical Education.

Jo blogs at and can be found on Twitter @lovephyed

Teaching PE really is akin to taking the trip of a lifetime. It’s a journey of constant twists and turns, unexpected surprises, and unknown pit stops along the way. The question is what should you pack for this adventure? Just don’t forget your toothbrush!

No more competent bystanders! Cooperative Learning is an instructional strategy which allows your students to maximise their learning in the psychomotor, cognitive, and affective domains.

In this hands­-on session you will experience a variety of cooperative learning structures and learn how they can be used to deliver cognitive content and concepts using a wide variety of activities. This session is a teaching game-changer!

This active and hands-on session will go through the STEPPs we can use to build choice, voice, and challenge in Physical Education while maximise student learning, enjoyment, and engagement. You will leave with a toolbox of activities and ideas that can be used with virtually any cognitive content or concepts.

Work smarter, not harder by using Google Chrome Extensions and Google Add On’s. Learn how to make tedious admin tasks a breeze in this session. Bring a laptop with you and leave with more time in your future for the things you really want to focus on.