People Achieving Active and Healthy Lifestyles

Professional Development Opportunity with Jo Dixon

Jo will be going over teaching physical education standards and talking about how to create and introduce learning targets, showing a complete lesson/unit that connects to the learning targets, giving a few formative assessments that connect to the standards and a summative for the unit.

Jo (Jonette) Dixon is currently the District Coordinator for Health and Physical Education in the Poudre School District in Fort Collins, CO. She has taught Physical Education, Health Education and Adaptive Physical Education for 24 years at the middle school and high school levels in Colorado and Missouri.

She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education, a Health Education minor, and a Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science (Physical Education Pedagogy) all from the University of Central Missouri.

In addition to being a part of the Open National Training Team, she also is a presenter for Welltrain, providing professional development to teachers at the local, state and national levels in highly effective teaching, best practices, assessment, social/emotional learning (SEL) and equity, diversity and inclusion. She mentors many new teachers in the field and was honored as a State and Central District Middle School Physical Education TOY, and by SHAPE Colorado for a Distinguished Service Award and Pathfinder Award, and as an Excellence in Education Teacher of the Year finalist for Poudre School District. She has also coached softball, basketball, track and field, and cross country at the middle school and high school levels. She enjoys snowboarding, adventuring and working out.


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