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"No Standing Around in My Gym" Workshop Information

A Special Workshop for K-8 Physical Educators, Recreation Professionals, and After School Program Staff.


J.D. Hughes

National Board Certified Consultant, Daily Physical Education Teacher, Former GA Elementary PE Teacher of the Year, and Author of No Standing Around in My Gym, PE2theMax I and II, PE2 and Volumes I and II DVD's.


"J.D. conducts one of the most versatile workshops I've seen at the elementary level... I feel his elementary physical education program is the best I have seen in my 35 years of teaching!" -Ronnie Akers
Reinhardt College, Waleska, GA

Thursday, February 18th, 2010


Albee Hall

776 Algoma Blvd

Oshkosh, WI 54902


Program Highlights

  • Cooperative and Exciting Games
  • Academic Integration
  • Ideas for Behavior and Class Management
  • Let's Dance!!!!



Pre-Registered Teachers $80/College Students $40

At the Door Teachers $100/College Students $50

Click Here for Printable Registration Form


Sponsored by:


S&S Worldwide

PE2theMax, Inc.


Program Schedule
8:30 - 9:00
9:00 - 10:15
Session # 1
10:15 - 10:30
10:30 -11:45
Session # 2
11:45 -12:30
12:30 - 1:45
Session # 3
1:45 - 2:00
2:00 - 3:15
Session # 4


Important Information

  • Books, DVDS, and other resources will be on display for purchase. Water and snacks will be available. Participants are on their own for lunch.
  • Dress for Physical Activity, Participate at your own pace.
  • Each participant will receive a complete handout and book of material presented
  • Sorry, audio/video equipment is not permitted.
  • PE2theMax, Inc. and S&S Worldwide have teamed up to give away valuable equipment as prizes. Don't miss out! you could walk away with some free equipment for your program.



About the Workshop

This hands-on workshop offers a stimulating assortment of action-packed, educational games and ideas that not only focus on maximum participation and involvement, but includes ways to intrigue, engage, and motivate your students for years to come. You will get a look at 21st century physical education and learn….

1.  A variety of enjoyable, all-inclusive physical activities, designed to build self-confidence, and promote cooperation, fair play, and responsible participation, while encouraging lifetime fitness pursuits.

2.  More activities that are action-packed, providing lots of choices and opportunities to challenge your students with countless opportunities for success, no matter the skill level.

3. To move from comfortable, familiar, and functional physical education to movement education instruction that is rich with opportunities to engage children with fun, challenging, and dynamic experiences.

4. Fun, movement and skill-based games, provided in a context of realistic situations that promote the skills of communication, cooperation and personal responsibility, while learning to apply critical thinking and problem solving; crucial life-skills that are necessary to allow all of us to think for ourselves and be productive human beings. Incorporating these skills in games is the perfect way to teach for transfer by providing children with a hands-on approach to practicing and learning skills of this nature.

5. To implement games that go beyond exhibiting rote memorization of performing skills to games and activities that present problems, thus requiring students to learn how to brainstorm, collaborate, put into action and evaluate strategies in order to be successful.

6. To take advantage of the opportunities, especially after attending this workshop, to relate the game’s challenges to some real-life situations that students may encounter one day.



About the Presenter: J.D. Hughes

J.D. Hughes, 2004-05 Georgia Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, is author of No Standing Around in My Gym: Creative Lesson Plans, Games, and Teaching Tips for Elementary Physical Education (2002), PE2theMax: Maximize Skills, Participation, Teamwork and Fun (Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc., 2005), PE2theMax II: Stepping up the “Game” in Physical Education (Waymaker Printing, Inc., 2008) and The Best of...DVD’s Volumes 1 and 2.

 J.D. provides a challenging yet developmentally appropriate physical learning environment striving for motor skill development, physical fitness and cognitive awareness as recognized by NASPE standards. He is a National Board Certified Teacher (2001), holds a Master’s and Education Specialist’s degree. J.D. also provides staff development to local school districts, conducts conference presentations and workshops all over the nation. He is passionate, constantly striving to look for new ways to improve his teaching, to share his practice, and strengthen the teaching profession. J.D. is also on the advisory board for the Best Practices and the 3-5 Lesson Plans area of P.E. Central.   




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