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34 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 33: Adventure Ed Guy Mark Friedrich!
Mike and Mike are back chatting about the ADVENTURE that this past school year has been with none other than the Adventure Ed Guy himself, Mark Friedrich. Mark joins the Mikes to talk about the power of relationship building, the role that adventure education can play in building relationships and how to successfully build connection in a world of virtual learning and social distancing. This episode is a must listen for educators of ALL levels! Mark Friedrich Personal Info: Mark Friedrich (Email) - firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Friedrich (Twitter) - @AdventureEdGuy Team Building/Group Games Resources Playmeo Online Database for Group Games and Team Building Activities - https://www.playmeo.com/ Adventure Education Training Resources High Five Adventure Learning Center - https://high5adventure.org/ Project Adventure - https://www.pa.org/
24 minutes | May 4, 2021
Episode 32: OPEN National Field Day 2021!
After a brief hiatus, the Mikes are back and just in time; National Field Day is HERE!! This year is bigger and even better than last year! More events, more partners and more access for all will help make last year’s good thing GREAT this time around! Tune in to hear all about what’s new and how you can bring this fabulous event to life at your school when National Field Day goes live on May 7th! NFD Partners! Active Schools Go Be Great Action For Healthy Kids The Cooper Institute Hip Hop Public Health Look For The Good Project Rising NYRR Spikeball St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Boardmaker
44 minutes | Dec 23, 2020
Episode 31: Season's Greetings & Staying Afloat!
It’s a holiday themed episode of the OPEN Forum Podcast! Mike and Mike are joined by OPEN Executive Director Aaron Hart to talk about how OPEN, Teachers and PE as a whole are adjusting and responding to the continued challenges that the pandemic of 2020 throw our way. Tune in to hear about what has worked, why hasn’t, what OPEN has planned to continue meeting the needs of PE teachers and a teaser about National Field Day 2021! Oh yeah, and blanket ladders! Believe In You Quizziz Tiny URL
42 minutes | Nov 4, 2020
Episode 30: Virtual Conferences in 2020
The campaigns are over and the only choice left to make is which virtual conference you want to attend!! Tune in to this month’s OPEN Forum Podcast to hear Mike and Mike chat with some state organization leaders from all over the country (Kate LaBelle - VT, Rob Silliman - CT, Chris Walker - NC) as they discuss the benefits of attending your annual conference virtually. Whether you are planning your state’s convention or planning to attend, this is one episode you won’t want to miss!
55 minutes | Oct 7, 2020
Episode 29: What is Back to School for you?
The OPEN Forum Podcast is BACK!! After a month long hiatus battling everything 2020 could throw our way, the Mikes are back discussing what re-opening looks like across the country. Tune in to hear some brilliant PE minds (Kyle Bragg - AZ, Tanner Roos, IA and Doug Hallberg, NY) as they discuss what PE has looked like in the early part of the 2020-21 school year. From virtual learning, to apps, to social distancing, to equipment to building relationships and all points in between, this is an episode you won't want to miss! Kyle Bragg - @elemPE1 Tanner Roos - @MrRoosPE Doug Hallberg - @djhberg Fearless Soul - YouTube Channel Darebee - www.darebee.com OPEN - www.openphysed.org
37 minutes | Aug 12, 2020
Episode 28: Getting ready for September with OPEN!
Happy Back To School Time everyone!! Mike and Mike got together to discuss some of the incredible resources that OPEN has put together to help get your school year off to a fantastic start in our "new normal". Whether you are teaching virtually, in person with social distancing or some combination of the two, OPEN has provided some high quality resources to ensure we are keeping the EDUCATION in physical education! Tune in to learn more about topics like Priority Outcomes, Curriculum Maps, Outcomes Maps, SEL and Professional Development...it's ALL here for you! Good luck and GO BE GREAT! PE NOW (Landing Page) - https://openphysed.org/penow PE NOW Video Walkthrough - https://youtu.be/JjBCfr_-TQ0 Believe In You SEL Series - https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you NEW Active Home Resources - https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome Outcomes Maps and Block Plans - https://openphysed.org/2020plan Online Professional Development - https://openphysed.teachable.com/ SEL Outcomes - https://openphysed.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/OPENs-TI-SEL-OUTCOMES-6-8-2020-FINAL-DRAFT.pdf
42 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Episode 27: Are you a M.A.D. PE Teacher? w/ Artie Kamiya
Join Mike and Mike for a midsummer edition of the OPEN Forum Podcast as they chat with PE legend, Artie Kamiya, about the challenging landscape that faces Physical Education nationwide. Artie shares some thoughts on what PE, and education in general, could and should look like moving forward, as well as how we can take advantage of professional development opportunities during these challenging times. Lastly, Artie shares some details on an exciting new book project he’s been working on in collaboration with some of the best PE minds across the country! If you’re interested in being a “M.A.D.” PE teacher, tune into this episode to learn more! NC SHAPE Virtual State Convention, November 2-3, 2020 > https://www.ncaahperd-sm.org/ Daniel Inman’s “COVID-19 & ME: Tips for Teaching in Difficult Times.” This will be a FREE Zoom Webinar for the first 500 folks to sign-up. We will make the registration link available on our Facebook Page > https://www.facebook.com/groups/230559034355047/ How To Be An Outstanding Physical Education Teacher Book > Please check this link as time permits > http://greatactivitiesonline.com/
27 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Episode 26: Summer ideas and Active Home for the Fall!
Mike and Mike break down the end of an unforgettable school year and shine some light on what OPEN is doing to help physical educators planning for the fall. Tune in to hear all about OPEN’s Virtual Summer Camp (featuring backyard games, Speed Stacks, Spikeball and Rising New York Road Runners) and OPEN’s resources for the Fall that are sure to help regardless of your situation! Are you not sure about what is happening to you come the fall? OPEN has got you covered with resources for whatever your situation is; Socially Distant in School, Hybrid in/out of School, or Learning from Home. The guys also discuss some at home haircut experiences as well. You do not want to miss it! OPEN @ Home Summer Camp OPEN Fall 2020 Planning OPEN Power Discounts Believe in You Series Kevin Atlas Webinar
22 minutes | May 6, 2020
Episode 25: OPEN National Field Day is Friday!
Join Mike and Mike as they spread some #NationalFieldDay excitement! The Mikes share some helpful resources to organize your Field Day and are joined (virtually, of course) by some teachers from around the country who share their insight as to how they're facilitating their virtual #NationalFieldDay experience. We look forward to seeing you all May 8th and Happy Field Day to you all! User friendly google slide featuring all the OPEN National Field Day Activities shared by Mark Ricketts (@soccoandslurpie) @shannonmaly - Flipgrid page with all the OPEN activities and videos linked www.hhph.org - music from today's episode "Everybody" - Performed by Jordin Sparks, Doug E. Fresh, Dr. Mehemet Oz, and The Hip Hop MD "20 Seconds or More" - Written and performed by Doug E. Fresh, Artie Green, and Gerry Gunn
52 minutes | Apr 20, 2020
UPDATE! Active Home - National Field Day - OPEN Power Discounts
The Mikes are joined by OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, to discuss how OPEN is responding to these unprecedented times. Aaron also touches on how OPEN is continuing the forge the way for the greater PE community by providing top notch resources, full scale fun and HUUUUUGE discounts on equipment for those who are looking to stretch their budgets even further while still supporting OPEN's mission! This is an episode you'll want to share with your friends (from a distance, of course!) Active Home Module - https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome National Field Day - https://openphysed.org/nationalfieldday Believe In You Series - https://www.varsitybrands.com/believe-in-you 20 Seconds or More (ft. Doug E. Fresh) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yu4jSPNtic&feature=youtu.be OPEN Power Discounts - https://openphysed.org/equipment
31 minutes | Apr 14, 2020
Episode 24: #HPEatHome & National Field Day!
Join Mike and Mike as they come together (while social distancing) to talk about the new landscape of “Online PE”. They Mikes share some of their favorite resources to help get you organized and prepared for this new endeavor. And if you’re not registered for #NationalFieldDay, then you MUST give this episode a listen! OPEN's National Field Day - May 8th #HPEatHome #NationalFieldDay @MikeMorrisPE @BrooklynDreamer @AlexOBrien @coachpirillo
27 minutes | Mar 4, 2020
Episode 23: SHAPE SLC is so close!!
It's March, and the OPEN Forum Podcast is preparing to MARCH to Salt Lake City! Mike and Mikes share their SHAPE SLC excitement with SHAPE America President, Jamie Sparks, as he talks all things related to the SHAPE America National Convention. Whether you're attending this year or making plans to follow from afar, this is an episode that you absolutely must tune in to! Jamie Sparks - SHAPE America President - @JamieSparksWSCC Kevin Atlas - Keynote Speaker - @Kev_Atlas #BelieveInYouSeries Dr. Adolph Brown - Keynote Speaker - DocSpeaks.com Dr. Brian Creasman - Superintendent of Fleming Schools - @FCSSuper #FITSupts #TennisShoeTuesdays SHAPE America National Convention - @SHAPE_America #SHAPESLC
18 minutes | Feb 5, 2020
Episode 22: Happy Heart Health Month!
February is Heart Health Awareness Month, and the Mikes are asking teachers across the country and around the world (We see you, Macao!!) how their school community celebrates Heart Awareness! If you're looking to host a fun event to bring your school community together in celebration of healthy hearts, this is an episode you won't want to miss! Kathleen Young - @nfaswims4physed Kevin Yarnell - @perocks25 Barb Borden - @BarbaraBorden9 Jace Ferguson - @Grand_Muchacho
24 minutes | Jan 2, 2020
Episode 21: 2020 Resolutions!
Happy holidays from the OPEN Forum Podcast! As we ring in the new calendar year, Mike and Mike took some time to discuss some PE resolutions shared by some fellow Phys Ed teachers from across North America! Tune in to get some new ideas or to meet others that are sharing your journey in 2020! Hope you enjoy the episode, and we wish you all a happy New Year! Derrick Biehl -@MrBiehlsPE Margaret Robelee - @mrobPE Ladonda Porter - @lporterPE Nate Cline - @pewithmrc Matt Eichel -@PEbyMrE Tanner Roos - @mrroosPE Thomas Gelardi - @tgelardi17 Melanie Lynch - @melanielynch52
22 minutes | Dec 11, 2019
Episode 20: Happy Holidays!
It’s holiday time and the Mikes are giving listeners the greatest gift of all: a new episode!! Tune in to hear what some of our listeners had to share regarding how to incorporate holidays into curriculum, how to be respectful and inclusive of ALL cultures during this time of year and also some tips/tricks on planning for the short period of time between thanksgiving and winter break. This is an episode you won’t want to miss. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from the OPEN Forum Podcast!
29 minutes | Nov 27, 2019
Giving Thanks from OPEN in 2019
The Mikes receive an early holiday treat as OPEN Executive Director, Aaron Hart, takes a break from his whirlwind conference season tour to share some gratitude and a surprise milestone with the masses! There are over TWO MILLION reasons why you should give this episode a listen!
23 minutes | Nov 6, 2019
Episode 19: PE Mailbag!
It's mailbag time! Mike and Mike combed through some of the e-mails, DMs, texts and tweets from friends of the show to give a new spin and a fresh take on some popular PE questions. If you'd like to have your question asked or answer a question that was raised, use the voice memos app (currently installed on iPhones, or available as a free app on Android) and send your question/answer to OPENForumPod@gmail.com. The guy's can't wait to hear from you! Stay tuned to Twitter and the OPEN Phys Ed Facebook page for upcoming questions and topics! Featured Answers: Alex O'Brien Tracy Sharlow Daniel Hill Nick Kline
35 minutes | Oct 2, 2019
Episode 18: Pedal 4 PE Oklahoma!
OPEN National Trainers and US Games hooked up with Healthy Schools Oklahoma to provide another #Pedal4PE event in the Midwest! Tune in to hear Mike and Mike chat with OPEN National Trainers (Virginia) and Kim Walker-Smith (Illinois) as they recap an amazing week that saw trainers, US Games representatives and local organizations bring resources, attention, fun and excitement to a dozen schools across Oklahoma! Scott Williams, OPEN National Trainer - @PEScottWilliams Kim Walker-Smith, OPEN National Trainer - @JoyItUpPE Healthy Schools OK (Facebook - Healthy Schools OK, www.healthyschoolsok.org) Jim Strenger, US Games Midwest Regional Sales Manager - @jimstrenger Tom Strenger, US Games Midwest Regional Sales Manager - @USGamesMidwest Nick Kline, US Games Northeast Regional Sales Manager - @PETop5 Ellen Ormsby, US Games East Coast Regional Sales Manager - @EllenOrmsby Greg Congleton, US Games Southeast Regional Sales Manager - @USGames_4PE Michele Throm, US Games Southeast Regional Sales Manager - @MicheleThrom Danny Radd, US Games West Coast Regional Sales Manager - @raddUSGames
33 minutes | Sep 4, 2019
Episode 17: Take Your Parent To PE Week 2019!
A new school year means a new Take Your Parent To PE Week! The Mikes are joined by Charlene Burgeson (Active Schools), Mike Lally (SC) and the Moore family (CA) to give a well-rounded perspective and discuss some tips and tricks on how to host your own event to get families into your learning space. Whether you’ve hosted events like this before or you’re considering pulling the curtain back and rolling out the red carpet for the first time, this episode is sure to have something for you! Links: Active Schools Website Active Schools Twitter Charlene Burgeson Mike Lally
46 minutes | Aug 7, 2019
CAHPERD 2019 with Andy Hair
Buckle up everyone this episode gets a bit bumpy! We join Mike Martinez as he speaks with Andy Hair, an Aussie PE all star and all around amazing person. There are a number of different topics and many shenanigans afoot in this one. The guys are joined by many people both on mic and in passing, but sitting down with them are CA Elementary Teacher of the Year Will Potter, and CAHPERD President Seth Martin. Andy Hair @MrHairPhysEd Website Will Potter Seth Martin
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