Sioux Falls looks to modernize gym class with more technology, personal fitness focus

Originally published March 1, 2019 in the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

By Shelly Conlon

The Sioux Falls School District is about to make sure gym class no longer has the reputation of a blow-off class for students by giving them more choices, school officials said this week.

The district will be spending more than $337,000 on course work and equipment to shift away from team sports and toward a personal fitness focus at all grade levels, said Ann Smith, the district’s curriculum director. Read More

UNK prepares future PE teachers through active learning

Originally published Feb. 21, 2019 in the Kearney Hub.

Forget pull-ups, rope-climbing and all the other stereotypes.

Physical education is much different these days.

It’s not a glorified recess where students establish their dominance during a game of dodgeball, and it’s far more than a set of drills that determine who can run the fastest and jump the highest. Read More