IOWA AHPERD Invites you.....

to learn from the best!

Dr. Blair Dean -- Arkansas

Blair Dean has taught health & physical education, since 1992 at the elementary, secondary, and university levels. She currently is a Professor and Program Director for Health & Physical Education at Arkansas State University. Dean has been recognized for her expertise and commitment in teaching by the Arkansas Association for Health, PE Recreation and Dance (AR-AHPERD) as Physical Educator of the Year and has been the past recipient of the Arkansas State University College of Education Award for Excellence in Teaching. Dean has become nationally known for her expertise in physical activity for young children. She has shared this knowledge with colleagues internationally, nationally and regionally. This scholarship recognition has led to her national consultant work, including Fuel Up To Play 60 program, and has been a speaker at more than 100 workshops and clinics. She is the author of “ACADEMOTION: 100 Action-Packed Activities for Teachers of Young Children” and several published articles on innovative physical activity techniques for children. Dean recently received the most prestigious Honor award given by AR-AHPERD for her outstanding service. She has served as chairman of The Arkansas Governor’s Council on Fitness since 2005. Additionally, she served on the Child Health Advisory Committee, a committee mandated by Act 1220 (a multi-pronged initiative with one goal in mind: to improve the health of Arkansas children.) and charged with making recommendation on the implementation of Act 1220. Blair recently received the 2015 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Community Leadership Award. An enthusiastic marathoner, she leads an active lifestyle and encourages healthy lifestyles to people of all ages and abilities.

Dr. Blair Dean - Session on Academotion as a part of the IOWA AHPERD Annual Convention

Friday, June 12th, 9:30-11:30am

1801 Orchard Avenue

Oskaloosa, IA

The cost is only $5 for this amazing 2 hour session.
(pay at the door)

This session will involve movement if you are able. Tennis shoes and athletic clothing are ideal.

** sponsored by Midwest Dairy and IOWA AHPERD.
9:30 am - 11:30 am -- Incorporating movement into your lessons - activities from her book ACADEMOTION - location is the Oskaloosa Elementary School GYM

Examples from her book -- 100 pages of activities that combine academics & movement!

Another session you can attend -- SATRUDAY, June 13, 2015 - 9:45am - 10:35am at the PAC (free of charge)

Little Works in Progess: Sensorimotor Development, Preferences and Learning

Sensory processing is the everyday neurological procedure of organizing the information we take in from our bodies and the world around us for use in daily life. There are 7 basic senses: Hearing, Taste, Smell, Sight, Touch, Movement/Vestibular, Body Position/Proprioceptive. How the brain processes sensory information can greatly impact interaction with the environment, the ability to learn, complete everyday activities, and behave appropriately. This class will explore 4 sensory preference categories and how sensory preferences impact behavior, social interaction and the ability to learn and play. Participants will gain understanding of how our senses can positively or negatively affect the ability to calm down or become alert for optimal participation in activities.

Elise Spronk, OTR/L

Occupational Therapist/Pella clinic manager

P: (866) 588-0230


The Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance