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Optimizing the Potential of Every Student

About the Webinar:

Speakers: Dr. Robert Pangrazi, Gary Zaharatos  and Brian Hull
 Thursday, May 9, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm CT

Webinar Description:

This month’s PE Huddle is focused on instruction that helps all students find success in physical education. Join us as we discuss topics such as rigor and differentiation, dealing with difficult student behavior, assuring equity for all students, and creating a class environment that promotes success. Our guests have over 30 years of teaching experience and will focus on offering support for teachers at all grade levels.

About the Speakers:

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Gary Zaharatos

Gary Zaharatos is currently a Physical Education Peer Observer in Denver Public Schools, specializing in coaching and evaluating physical education teachers. He was selected as the SHAPECO Administrator of the Year in 2023. He has dedicated his career of twenty years to teaching physical education and supporting educators as they strive to implement high quality instruction.


Brian Hull

Brian Hull taught secondary physical education for 10 years in high-needs Title 1 schools for the Denver Public Schools. In 2020, Brian was named the SHAPE America National High School Teacher of the Year. Brian currently is a member of the SPARK and Gopher Sport team and works to promote the “education” aspect of physical education.


Dr. Robert Pangrazi

Dr. Robert Pangrazi is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University and an Educational Consultant for Gopher Sport. Dr. Pangrazi has been in the education field over 50 years. He began his career as a 5th grade teacher and was an ASU professor of physical education for 32 years. Pangrazi has published over 60 textbooks and 100 research and professional articles. He has been an invited speaker at nearly 500 national and international conferences.

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All registered users will receive a free recording of the webinar. All who watch the webinar will receive one hour of CEUs/CECs.

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The PE Huddle: Motivating Unmotivated Students

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Success in the Face of Challenge

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The PE Huddle: A Diverse Look at Critical Issues in Teaching​ | Ep. 21

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