Sunday, November 23, 2008

2008 NCAAHPERD in Winston-Salem, NC - WOW!!!


What do you get when you use a spacious conference center and add over 50 vendors, and over 2200 physical & health education and dance professionals?? The best state AHPERD conference I have attended in the 2008!!!

Kudos to the NCAAHPERD Executive Director, Conference Coordinator, and the Board of NCAAHPERD for putting together a very professional and fun conference. During the conference, I was able to do three presentations (1-Noodle Mania, and 2-Omnikin). All the sessions were well-attended (of course, with 2200 participants that is not difficult to understand).

It was great getting to see my buddies from Socci (www.socci.net), Grant Scheffer and Dale Slear! Sadly, that will be the last time I see those guys until 2009. If you ever get the chance to check out their sweet multi-purpose 3-D goal, it'll blow your mind!

Unfortunately, I was unable to take a lot of photos. When I download them, I will be sure to post a few on this blog, so be sure to check back later.

Thanks again to NCAAHPERD and all the awesome professionals I met....what a great time!

Chad
www.noodlegames.net

Saturday, November 15, 2008

2008 SCAHPERD Conference (Myrtle Beach, SC)

Noodle Games made its first appearance in the great state of South Carolina on Friday the 14th of November. There were about 70 people who attended the session and the 50 minutes of presentation went very fast. About 30 of the attendees helped by demonstrating the activities.

I received a lot of positive feedback after the session which is always nice. I am hopeful that I will get another opportunity to present in SC in the near future.

Below is a photo slideshow from the presentation. Enjoy!

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Chad "The Noodle Guy" Triolet
www.noodlegames.net

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2008 VAHPERD Convention

This past weekend I was in Reston, VA for the 2008 VAHPERD Convention. I was able to see many friends and it was a lot of fun. While there, I did 6 presentations including; GeoFitness, Tchoukball (with Lisa Rucker), Omnikin, Socci for Success, Interactive Video Games in PE, and Noodle Mania. Needless to say, I was busy throughout the conference. Below is some video from my Noodle Mania presentation. There were about 150 spectators of which about 50 participated in the activity. It was a lot of fun and I was able to introduce over fifteen activities using pool noodles that promote fitness, participation, skill development, and fun.

For those of you who were able to attend the session, thanks for coming. I look forward to seeing you all again in the near future.

Chad "The Noodle Guy" Triolet
www.noodlegames.net
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NY AHPERD - Catskill Zone

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of traveling to New York for a one day mini-conference in Circleville, NY. This conference was sponsored by the NYAHPERD's Catskill Zone. There were over 220 participants at the conference. There were 5 presenters at the conference this year including Noodle Games. I had three presentation slots and was very busy. The teachers who attended the sessions were awesome and most participated during the presentation.

One of the teachers was kind enough to take some photos of the first session. Please look below to see a slideshow from that collection of photos.

For more information about Noodle Games/ Noodle Mania/ Noodle Madness, please visit my website, www.noodlegames.net.

Thanks! ~ Chad
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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Noodle Games in Norfolk, VA

Norfolk Public Schools asked me to present to their middle school and high school teachers during their in-service training day.

It was a great day with lots of teacher participation and fun. One of the critical points that I try to make during my presentations is the importance of student engagement and maximizing participation during physical education classes. According to NASPE (National Association of Sport and Physical Education) a quality physical education lesson has four main components; 1) all students are active and engaged in learning, 2) the teacher interacts with students giving instructions and feedback, 3) the teacher is continuously assessing student performance, and 4) there is a strong connection to lifetime health and wellness. Noodle Mania activities are designed to help teachers meet the requirements listed above. It is my hope that the participants at any of the trainings I provide will understand how important these concepts are when teaching and will be able to use some of my activities in a quality lesson at their school.
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