I just wanted to thank Nathan Horne, from iPhys-ed.com for the time he has put into the behind the scenes work with getting the PEPLC website up and going. We will launch the website soon, but before we do, we want to be sure that most things are well in place before making it public.
Kelly Ann Parry is another person I would like to thank for getting the PEPLC vision up and going. She has been a constant sounding board for me and shares the same passion that I do about this project. She is very much a big part of the PEPLC website as we launch it very soon.
I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce the PEPLC Steering Committee. This project is going to be made much more professionally rewarding by having these excellent educators aboard. Selecting a steering committee for a project of this magnitude requires much consideration and we feel as though this group brings a multitude of skill sets to the table that will enhance the overall quality and depth of learning that will take place in the arena of physical education.
As good teaching practice is made even more effective when backed by the most current research available, the decision was made to balance the steering committee with both university-based educators and PE teachers from both secondary and elementary schools (public and private in nature). The aim of this project is to create long-term sustainable change to practices within professional development in PE. I think we are already off to a great start!
So happy to have this bunch leading the way for PEPLC.