Understanding and Implementing Inclusive PE Equipment Solutions

Exploring general and specific adaptations and strategies

The 2nd edition of the Sportime Inclusive PE Guidebook gives teachers updated information and resources to increase engagement for all students. Join us for a one-hour webinar focused on the Guidebook’s optional companion, the Sportime Inclusive PE Equipment Pack. As Tari states, “General Physical Educators are looking for disability-specific knowledge and ways to actively engage all students in their physical education classes. The Inclusive PE guidebook along with the Sportime Starter Pack gives teachers the know-how, general and specific adaptations and strategies to better support and inspire students of all abilities!”

Webinar Objectives
By the end of this session students will:

  • Identify at least 3 solutions from the basic Inclusive PE equipment starter pack and their rationale for use
  • Create at least 3 modifications to ensure an inclusive PE activity lesson
  • Be familiar with additional solutions for special needs from Sportime and/or Abilitations by School Specialty

Your Instructor

Taralyn Garner & Cecilia Cruse
Taralyn Garner & Cecilia Cruse

Taralyn "Tari" Garner was a teacher of physical education and a head coach for multiple sports for 36 years and taught in the Park Hill School District in Greater Kansas City and during the past 24 years served in various leadership roles within the district. She has experience in teaching at all levels, including two years at Kansas State University as a member of the Department of Exercise Physiology. While at Kansas State University she was the Director of the Faculty and Staff Wellness Program. Taralyn has presented models for quality health and physical education throughout the State and Nation as the SHAPE America Central District Teacher of the Year 2013 and a Let’s Move! Active School Physical Activity Leader Trainer. Taralyn is the Past President of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, where she has served as the Convention Director in 2015 and 2016. She completed her undergraduate work in Physical Education and her M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Special Education at Kansas State University.

Cecilia Cruse, MS. OTR/L received her BS degree in Occupational Therapy from the University of Florida, and her Master’s degree in Education from Georgia State University. She is SIPT (Sensory Integration & Praxis Test) certified and has over 30 years’ experience in pediatrics with school-based services (including pre-school and Head Start programs) acute care and outpatient pediatric settings including Augusta University in Georgia, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite. Cecilia has experience as a consultant, author and lecturer including TV appearances, such as CNN’s Health Watch and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. She has authored several articles for professional periodicals and magazines and has served as a trainer/consultant and service provider in several school systems. Cecilia is currently the Subject Matter Expert for Abilitations/ School Specialty Special Needs Division. She also lectures nationwide on practical sensory solutions for educators, therapists and parents. She is “energetic” and “entertaining” and insists on a fun learning experience.

Course Curriculum

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