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SPARK February Webinar: TOY Talk Webinar- Teachers of the Year Share Best Practices

Date: February 21, 2024

Time: 5:00pm PT/ 8:00pm ET

Duration: 1 hour

Speaker: Matt Bristol, 2023 Teacher of the Year and Josh Gleicher, 2023 Teacher of the Year

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About the Webinar

For this unique SPARK webinar we will be joined by 2 current TOYs (Teachers of the Year) who will be sharing success stories, activities and strategies from their physical education programs. Join us to hear the following presenters:

Josh Gleicher, 2023 Midwest High School Teacher of the Year, will share information on personalized learning in PE. He will discuss how to make instruction unique for a wide range of students while still teaching to standards-based objectives .

Matt Bristol, 2023 Middle School Teacher of the Year, Matt’s topic will be: Connection is the Content- in Education and in Life!

Register now to join us on February 21st to hear from our Teachers of the Year on topics that will impact your teaching and your life!”

About the Speakers

Josh Gleicher is in his 11th year of teaching and 6th at Disney II Magnet High School in Chicago, IL. He is a National Board Certified teacher and the SHAPE America Midwest District High School PE Teacher of the Year. He’s an avid runner and, unfortunately, a diehard Chicago sports fan. He believe that as a teacher you should take risks and always try something new. 

Matt Bristol recently received SHAPE Americas 2023 Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year honors and is in his 11th year teaching in Vermont. 9 of those years were spent teaching at a small PK-8th grade school and now he is teaching at a 6th-9th grade middle school. Early in his career, Matt served on the SHAPE Vermont executive board, holding a variety of positions including, awards chair, president, and conference chair. In his free time, he enjoys camping, paddleboarding, and golfing. 

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