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2018 UW-River Falls Emogene Nelson Physical Education Workshop

Welcome back! This two day conference Friday, April 27, and Saturday, April 28, is the first in our new state of the art Falcon Center Facility and will be held in Page Arena. Once again, UWRF has invited some of the best speakers in our profession to come share their best practices with you. This fantastic conference is jammed packed with session after session aimed to help grow your professional practice. Sessions include: teaching rhythms, best practices in teaching, classroom management in physical activities and much more!

Come meet professionals and students to expand your professional network! UW-River Falls Student registration starts at $15 (Early Bird by April 6th) other University Physical Education majors start at $25 (Early Bird by April 6th) and Professional Registration starts at just $99 (Early Bird by April 6th). There is no better value for professional development in Physical Education and Health that is this close to the Twin Cities (45 minutes).


Click HERE to register!


If paying by check:
Please make check out to the UWRF HPE Club.

You can mail the check to this address:
Mr. Dana Zimmerman
UW-River Falls
Health and Human Performance
Falcon Center
A163
1110 S. Main Street
River Falls, WI
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Eric Stern

Palm Beach County Public Schools, Florida
Administrator of Physical Education, Health, and Drivers Education

Eric Stern is the Administrator for Physical, Health and Driver Education in the Department of Curriculum for the School District of Palm Beach County, the 11th largest school district in the U.S. and the 5th largest in the state of Florida, with 185 schools and an enrollment of approximately 175,000 students. Additionally, Stern serves on the Action for Healthy Kids Urban School Wellness Coalition along with 19 other urban districts across the country. Eric is the 2018 SHAPE America Channing Manning Physical Education Administrator of the Year. 

As K-12 Curriculum Administrator for the School District of Palm Beach County, Stern was selected by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in 2012 as one of 12 leading experts in the U.S. to serve on the first-ever National Urban Physical Education Leadership Coalition. The purpose of the coalition is to develop national research, professional development, and a best practice agenda for urban physical education. Stern also most recently served as President of the Florida Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance and Sport (FAHPERDS). He was also named a USTA School Tennis Volunteer of the Year at the United States Tennis Association Florida Section in 2012, recognized for championing tennis in his region and providing professional development for Physical Educators.

Eric has had the opportunity to advocate on Capitol Hill regarding the importance of including Physical and Health Education in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act as a core subject. He also advocated continuing federal funding for the Carol M. White, Physical Education Programs grant (PEP). He is now advocating for new ESSA funding for Physical Education.

Eric is originally from New York and is a certified Spark Middle School trainer. He resides in Wellington, FL with his family.