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Using Heart Rate Technology to Transform Your Physical Education Program

Date: December 15, 2021

Time: 5:00pm PT/ 8:00pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Speakers: Brad Hull and Rich Butterworth, Heart Tech Plus

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About the Webinar

This webinar will share the benefits of integrating heart rate technology into your physical education program. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition, recommend that children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years participate in 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity daily. Heart rate monitors are the only tool that can be used to determine whether or not individuals are engaging in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity. The importance of having a high-quality physical education program is needed now more than ever. Learn strategies and activities to help students engage in 21st century learning.

Participants will be able to:

• Understand and explain what moderate-to-vigorous physical activity is and ways to assess it.
• Understand and explain the types of objective data that can be collected by using heart rate monitors.
• Understand and explain lifelong concepts that can be taught and learned by using heart rate monitors.

About the Speakers

Brad Hull taught physical education for ten years at the middle school level. He was named the 2018 SHAPE Colorado Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year and the 2020 SHAPE America Central District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the year. In 2017-2018, Brad helped his school become one of three schools in Colorado to receive a $100,000 DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center sponsored by the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils. In the same year, he helped his school receive the Riding for Focus grant that consisted of a fleet of mountain bikes and helmets. He implemented the Heart Tech Plus system into his lessons daily to help students become independent learners, to help them track moderate to vigorous physical activity, and to help them learn the importance of exercising in multiple heart rate zones. Brad is a firm believer that heart rate technology is a game changer for physical education.

Rich Butterworth’s entire 30+ years of teaching was spent in the Hamilton-Wenham Regional School District where he taught physical education at both the elementary and middle school levels. He coached baseball and basketball at the high school level. Rich was involved in the application process and the awarding of a Lighthouse Grant to implement technology in Hamilton-Wenham’s K-12 physical education program. He was the leader in the district-wide effort funded from the Carol M. White Pep Grant Award. Rich’s real passion is heart rate technology and he enjoys helping teachers understand why using heart rate monitors can benefit their physical education programs.

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