2013 CAHPERD State Conference Featured Speakers

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2013 CAHPERD State Conference

March 7-10, 2013

Santa Clara Convention Center & Hyatt Regency

 Featured Speakers

Dr. Monica Lounsbery Dr. Stanley Butler Dr. Brad Strand Martha Kaufeldt, M.A.

Dr. Monica Lounsbery

Monica A. F. Lounsbery has more than 20 years of experience in physical education and researching policy in relation to physical activity. She is highly sought for her expertise in developing school physical activity advocacy plans and frequently provides testimony for the Nevada Legislature on physical activity related policies.

Her research examines physical activity in relation to policy and environmental variables in a variety of domains of living settings, including schools, workplaces, community recreation venues, and transportation. Her last three major research efforts have been funded by Active Living Research, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Lounsbery speaks frequently on the need to increase physical activity in daily routines, in schools and the workplace. She has served on numerous state and local boards including the Nevada Action for Healthy Kids, the Clark County School District Wellness Committee, and Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit. Named Scholar of the Year by the  2012 Southwest District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, she has published more than 30 research papers and made over 100 professional presentations.

A tenured professor in the department of kinesiology and nutrition sciences, Lounsbery is also a Lincy Institute Fellow and director of the UNLV Physical Activity Policy Research Program. She is a member of the UNLV Intercollegiate Athletics Council, President of the Southwest District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and a member of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Dr. Stanley Butler

Dr. Butler received a B.S. degree from Culver-Stockton College , M.Ed. from Northwestern State University and Ed.D. from Texas A & M University. Stan's research interests are in the areas of fitness, equity and diversity in sport and physical activity, and youth education and development through sport and physical activity. Stan has taught courses in the graduate, undergraduate, general education and activity program at San Jose State University. His areas of specialization include teacher education, fitness, sport activities and African Americans in sport.

Stan served as the President of the African American Faculty and Staff Association of SJSU from 2000 through 2005. In 1994 he received a grant to conduct the first National Youth Sports Program at SJSU and has received continued funding over the past thirteen years to provide opportunities for over 3,000 youth from underserved, urban  communities to participate in educational, health and fitness and life skills development programs. In 1984 Stan was selected as a distinguished alumnus of his high school and was invited to deliver the graduation commencement address at Bowling Green High-School in Bowling Green, Missouri.

One of Dr. Butler's proudest accomplishments is inspiring underrepresented and underserved children from urban communities to pursue education beyond secondary school through the NYSP Program at SJSU. Since joining the faculty at SJSU and over the past seventeen years, Stan has acquired more than $1,000,000 in external funding to conduct programs aimed at providing educational enrichment and life skills development opportunities for diverse cultural and underserved youth in the urban setting.

Dr. Brad Strand

  • BS in 1978 from Mayville State University, ND; MS in 1984 from North Dakota State University, ND; and Ph.D. in 1988 from The University of New Mexico, NM.
  • Currently a professor in the Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences at North Dakota State University.
  • Conducted over 180 national, regional, and state presentations, workshops and demonstrations related to physical education, fitness education, technology in physical education, sport specialization, ethics and sportsmanship, and confrontations in sport.
  • The lead author of three books: Assessing and Improving Fitness in Elementary Physical Education (2008, NASPE), Fitness Education: Teaching Concepts-based Fitness in the Schools (1997, Benjamin Cummings), and Assessing Sports Skills (1993, Human Kinetics).
  • Co-author of two booklets on fitness education: Fitness Education: Ideas and Applications for Secondary Schools (1996, Kendall Hunt) and The Fitness Education Pyramid (2001, F.E.P.).
  • Published over 90 professional articles and abstracts on physical education, fitness education, and technology in physical education.
  • Served on a number of national boards: President, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance; President, National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE); NASPE Nominating committee; NASPE Finance committee; NASPE Structure and Functions committee; President for the North Dakota Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Vice president for Sport and Physical for the Central District AAHPERD; AAHPERD Structure and Functions committee; Executive Committee of the College and University Physical Education Council; the Joint Projects Committee of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance/American Heart Association; Chairman of the National Council on Facilities and Equipment; member of the planning committee for the Second National Technology Conference sponsored by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education; Board of Directors of the American Association for Active Lifestyles and Fitness; and planning committee for the National Standards Conference.
  • Received a number of professional honors including: Scholar of the Year Award for the Central District of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; twice awarded Exceptional Contributions to Scholarly Activity from the NDSU College of Human Development and Education; twice named Researcher of the Year for the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at NDSU; twice named Teacher of the Year in the Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation at Utah State University; Honor Award from the Utah Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Honor Award from the Central District Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Honor Award from the North Dakota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Honor Award from the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance; Fellow Status in the North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance; Fellow Status in the National Academy of Kinesiology; five times named as Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; Who’s Who in American Education; initiated into two honor societies, Phi Delta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi; received the Distinguished Alumni Award from my alma mater, Mayville State University.

Martha Kaufeldt, M.A.

Martha Kaufeldt began her teaching career in 1977. For twenty-three years, she taught elementary, middle, and high school in the Monterey Bay area. Martha has a master's degree in human behavior and development. She is interested in the latest cognitive neuroscience research and works to translate the findings into classroom applications. Her company's name, "Begin With the Brain," states her goal for all teachers: to orchestrate classroom experiences, curriculum and instruction in a safe and secure environment, and align with how students' brains learn best. Martha is a strong advocate for project and place-based curriculum, differentiated instruction,the importance of play, the integration of social skills, and opportunities to develop emotional health. Martha is a popular presenter at education conferences and conducts motivational workshops and trainings for teachers and parents internationally.

Her most recent book is co-authored with Gayle Gregory. Think BIG, Start Small: How to Differentiated In a Brain-Friendly Classroom, (2012, Solution Tree).

Other books:

  • Begin With the Brain: Orchestrating the Learner-Centered Classroom-2nd Ed (Corwin Press, 2009)
  • Teachers, Change Your Bait! Brain-Compatible Differentiated Instruction  (Crown House Publishing, 2005)


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