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Characteristics of Effective Professional Development in PE

Date: February 17th, 2020

Time: 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM ET

Duration: 1 hour


  • Terry Jones — CEO Wellness Training Specialists

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About the Webinar

Effective professional development engages teachers in meaningful learning opportunities. Participation in this professional development should result in changes in teacher practices and improvements in student learning outcomes. What are the components of quality professional development? Where can you find these opportunities? Join this webinar with Terry Jones, CEO and President of Wellness Training Specialists who will share characteristics of effective professional development and his experiences in providing opportunities for PE teachers.

About the Speakers

Terry Jones graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1996. Since graduating he has worked in a variety of settings in order to improve the health and wellness of students in Colorado. He began his career teaching physical education in Aurora, Boulder Valley and Cherry Creek school districts from 1996 through 2007. He was recognized by colleagues as an outstanding educator and was awarded the Colorado Elementary Physical Educator of the year in 2004. In 2007 he was hired by the Colorado Department of Education (CDE) and held the position of Senior Consultant for Health and Physical Education until 2016. During his tenure at CDE he was responsible for creating the Colorado Academic Standards in Physical Education and the Standards-based Physical Education Curriculum Overview Samples.

In 2016 Mr. Jones founded a non-profit organization, Wellness Training Specialists. He is currently the CEO and president of the non-profit organization which provides educators professional development and technical assistance in the areas of physical activity, physical education and behavioral health. Wellness Training Specialists held 50 events, training over 1,800 participants from 65 school districts in the 2016-2017 school year. Mr. Jones is also the Executive Director for SHAPE Colorado (Society of Health and Physical Education). The mission of SHAPE is to provide professional development, advocacy and leadership for health and physical educators across the state. Mr. Jones is a member of numerous statewide health and wellness organizations such as Colorado Coalition for Healthy Schools and serves as Chair for the Colorado Comprehensive Physical Activity Collective Impact Work Group.

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