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Department of Kinesiology team's poster presentation serves as important resource for educators

November 06, 2019

UW-Madison’s Dan Timm, Delaney Reilly, Haley Rohloff, and Stephanie Woodson presented “Integrating Indigenous history, culture, and tribal sovereignty into teaching physical education” during the poster session at the Wisconsin Health and Physical Education convention in Wisconsin Dells on Oct. 24.

WHPE Convention Poster Session
(Left-to-right) Haley Rohloff, Stephanie Woodson,
Delaney Reilly, and Dan Timm pose for a photo with
their poster.
All four are associated with the School of Education’s Department of Kinesiology. Reilly and Rohloff are both students pursuing a major in physical education, Woodson is a student pursuing the new health promotion and health equity degree, and Timm is a faculty associate with the Department.

The poster showcased ideas that the three students developed while enrolled in Kinesiology 353: Health and Physical Education in a Multicultural Society. Focusing on the integration of Indigenous content into physical education classes, their work resulted from instruction in Act 31. This act requires teacher education students to receive training in the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes and bands in Wisconsin.

One convention attendee commented that the school where she works were attempting to better educate students on indigenous culture and history, and planned to implement the team’s ideas in her own classroom. 

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