California Physical Education Workshop

The California Physical Education Workshop (CPEW) promotes interest in professional advancement for Physical Educators at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Through a comprehensive curriculum, the workshop provides opportunities for professional development in the areas of Physical Education, Health, Recreation and Dance.


This Workshop will be one of the most professionally rewarding and enjoyable experiences of your career. A spectacular instructional staff will provide you with the latest and greatest drills, skills, strategies and activities to enhance your curriculum. The Workshop Committee and Staff have prepared 7 days of outstanding classes, special sessions, tournaments and exciting activities that will amaze you.

  • 18 Jul
  • 19 Jul
  • 20 Jul
  • 21 Jul
  • 22 Jul
  • 23 Jul
  • 24 Jul
Workshop Orientation
Staff Meeting
Housing Check-in
PE and Physical Literacy
BBQ and Staff Introductions
Physical Literacy: Standards, Assesments, Tools and Grading – Part 1
Physical Literacy: Standards, Assesments, Tools and Grading – Part 2
Gamification in Education
Full Access Physical Education
Developing Physical Literacy Through Dance
Google Classroom

Keynote Speaker

Project Adventure

Night on the Town

Adventure Fitness
Teaching Dance for Understanding
Boxing Fundementals for Fitness
Large Group Games
APE: IEP 101 Questions & Answers
Dance: Cha Cha
Google Classroom

Soccer-Skill Progression
Leadership & Planning Committee

H2O Polo
Google Drive

BBQ & Backyard Games

Large Group Games
Team Building
Boxing Fundementals for Fitness
Large Group Games
APE: Equipment, Modfications & Accommodations
Dance: Swing

Soccer-Skill Progression
Leadership & Planning Committee

Sand Volleyball

Casino Night/Dance!

Fitness Fun with Heart Rate Monitors
PE Favorites
Teaching with Music
Boxing Fundementals for Fitness
Large Group Games
APE: Inclusive Learning Strategies & Game Play
Dance: Ballroom
Rugby Sport-Skill Practice

Action Team Games
Leadership & Planning Committee

Pickle Ball
Athletic Directorship 101

Dancing at The Graduate

Fitness Fun with Heart Rate Monitors
PE Favorites
Action Team Games
Boxing Fundementals for Fitness
Large Group Games
APE: Behavioral Supports & Reinforcement
Dance: Folk
Rugby-Skill Practice

Leadership & Planning Committee

Exhibitor & Vendor Time

Review & Reflection Closing Ceremonies

Housing Checkout
Yoga and Pilates
Golf Tournament

Professional Development
8 CEU's
6 CEU's
4 CEU's
2 CEU's
More about CEU's

Check out Continuing Education Units

*(plus a $15 transcript fee) | Clock hours available for various states

Future Leadership Grant

If you are interested in applying for the Future Leadership Grant, please inquire the week of the conference in the planning committee session.

2017 Planning Committee
  • The PE workshop conference has made a huge difference! I have used most of the cooperative games and the kids loved nearly all of them! The secretary at my school has noticed a big change in our department, and is going to advocate for us to go again! Can't wait!

    Emily Reynolds,
    Rancho Medanas Jr. High, Pittsburg, CA
  • This workshop has helped shape my teaching style, my approach to today's children, and most of all my outlook on life. I have been attending for years and still walk away with a wealth of new knowledge and skills to be a better Physical Education teacher!

    Jean Lamson
    LaEntrada Middle School, Menlo Park, CA
  • I'm now nine weeks into the school year and I've had more fun teaching Physical Education this year than any other year. Not only was the PE workshop great fun, but it has far exceeded most of the workshops I have attended in any subject as far as what I actually use upon returning to school.

    Colleen Pelfrey
    Live Oak Middle School, Live Oak, CA
  • Many of the activities, ideas, and philosophies that are incorporated into my Physical Education classes are a result of attending and participating at the California Physical Education Workshop! Thanks CPEW!

    Jana Sanchez
    Dana Middle School, Arcadia, CA
  • Fantastic instructors, fabulous facilities and great people!

    Jessee Naylor
    Wellness Coach, Enlo Hospital, Chico, CA
  • I have attended CPEW multiple times, and every year I learn something new, I meet the most amazing physical educators and get even more inspired than I did the year before. I have attended other PE conferences and hands down nothing compares! The only way to explain it is to live it! It's one you shouldn't miss in your career.

    Kazy Gutierrez
    Fresno Unified School District

Find the answers to some of your questions here. Contact us if you can't find what you're looking for.

Why Come to the Workshop?

Q: Who is the CA PE Workshop for?

For Elementary, Middle and High School Teachers
Cal Poly State University San Luis Obispo

Q: What are the dates of the workshop?

July 18 – 24th, 2018

Q: Can I get professional credit from this workshop?

Participants have the options of purchasing 2-8 Continuing Education Units. One CEU = 10 contact hours of participation in organized continuing education/training experience under responsible, qualified direction and instruction (definition of the International Association for Continuing Education and Training – IACET)
Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are based on the number of sixty-minute contact hours for a course or program. (Example: If a course or program meets ten contact hours, one CEU will be awarded.) To receive CEUs, a participant must be present for the entire course or program.

Earned CEUs may be useful in maintaining certification or licensure. They may also document continuing professional education for an employer, association, or credentialing agency. School districts convert CEU's however they need to. Check with your school district prior to coming to workshop.

Cal Poly Extended Education maintains a record of the CEUs participants have earned through programs and courses approved for CEUs.

CEUs will not be awarded retroactively. Registration for CEUs must occur at the time of the program.

CEUs are for non-credit courses or programs. They cannot be converted to quarter or semester hour credit and they cannot be applied to degree programs.

Q: Why participate in the Workshop?

The Workshop provides you with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to increase your effectiveness as teachers of health, physical education, recreation and dance. The primary function of each class is to review successful instructional methods and to present new and different approaches to teaching. There will be many new opportunities for stimulating discussions and sharing of ideas. Participants of the Workshop are teachers and coaches, from elementary through university level, interested in individual and professional advancement in physical education and related areas.


Q: What is the 7-Day Registration fee?
$375.00 - Fees may be paid online with any major credit card
Q: What are the additional fees?

GOLF: $30
REQUIRED MEAL PLAN: $125 Meals include Lunch Thursday - Monday, and 3 Dinners (Opening ceremonies, BBQ, and Casino Night)
Please note: Purchase Orders are not accepted, On-site registration=$50 handling fee and housing cannot be guaranteed. Please register on-line by July 13th

Q: What are the housing fees?

HOUSING PRICES: (Up to 4 people in a shared apartment)
6 NIGHTS = $529.50 (Individual Room w/in Apartment)
*Additional nights stays are available at $88.50/night
*You can reserve these additional nights when you register.

Non-Housed Guest will be charged a daily campus User Fee of $28.00

6 DAYS x $28.00 = $168.00 – This is a university fee that is non-negotiable, not a workshop fee. Includes a campus parking permit.

Q: Can I get a refund?

Refunds regarding registration fees may be given to participants two days prior to the workshop. Cal Poly University will determine if the housing portion will be refunded.


Q: What time is registration?

Wednesday, July 18th from 10am-12pm

Q: What will you need for registration?

For registration (upon arrival) you will need:
1) Your preferred method of payment (credit cards will only be accepted for the registration fee, housing, and meals- NO CHECKS)
2) knowledge of your district's policy for Professional Credits (CEU's)
3) Check, Cash, or Credit Card for Casino Night, Silent Auction, and Golf Tournament.

Q: What if I need to register early?

Contact the workshop Directors if you plan on arriving prior to Wednesday, 7/18/18. Call the Director or Assistant Director so we can make plans to accommodate your arrival.

Q: What if I need to register late?

If you arrive after the scheduled check-in hours for Wednesday registration you will be assessed a late check in fee, unless prior arrangements are made with the Director Conference and Event Planning.


Q: What does housing include?

Housing location will be in POLY CANYON VILLAGE on Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Campus.

Rates Include:
· Accommodation in a shared apartment with a kitchen, refrigerator, bathroom and common living area.
· Complimentary breakfast and coffee
· Full registration services including conference and housing check-in and check-out
· Campus Parking
· Recreation equipment check-out
· Linen package
· Meeting space within the residence hall
· Conference signage

Q: How will housing be assigned?

On-campus Workshoppers, Staff and Committee members will be housed in the University residence halls. You will find that dorm living is an asset to your enjoyment of the Workshop, although workshoppers may reside on or off campus. Non registered-overnight-guests of workshoppers must pay for their own housing and ARE NOT ALLOWED TO ATTEND Workshop activities. Please do not abuse this rule.

Dorm rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis the day of registration. Plan to arrive early. If you have a roommate preference, plan to meet and register at the same time. A $25 service fee will be applied to any changes in your housing assignment once you have checked in.


Q: What purpose does the name tag serve?

Your name tag helps you to become acquainted with other workshoppers and will admit you to facilities AND CLASSES. You will not be admitted to meals and other facilities on campus without your name tag. There is a fee of $5 for lost name tags. Please wear your name tag to all workshop functions.

Q: When are announcements made?

All announcements are made during lunch. If you have a special announcement, please see the director or assistant director.

Q: What is the chatter?

The "chatter" is the workshop's daily newspaper and primary means of communication. It will be available in the foyer of the dorm each morning. Important information and communication, as well as Workshoppers' contributions are included.

Q: What is the professional growth/share time?

Professional growth/share time is an hour set aside each day for discussion on current practices in physical education and to build on ideas presented during workshop. Participant contributions are welcome.

Q: What should you bring?

Bedspread, bulletin board materials, clock radio, clothes hangers, coffee mug, cooler, computer, desk lamp, robe, iron, laundry soap, quarters, decorations, soap/shampoo, and any other comforts of home.

Dance and exercise routines, music, software, teaching aids, notebooks, and a lot of ideas, videos, and anything else you would like to share.

Beach chair, beach towel, bicycle, boogie board, wetsuit, softball glove, clipboard, body boarding fins, golf clubs, video camera, camera, musical instrument, radio, kayak, paddle board, costumes, swim suit, iPod, running shoes, compression pants or sleeves ☺. Appropriate shoes must be worn in the recreation center and gym.

Casual sport clothing may be worn for meals. Bring appropriate clothing for an active week, as well as clothing for weekend activities such as golf, bicycling, tennis, dinner, swimming, dancing, etc. BRING WARM CLOTHING for the early morning and nights as it may be foggy and/or cool.

Special Events and Tournaments have been organized by our Tournament Committee for you to enjoy. We urge you to participate as they have been created to serve as examples for your own program. They are planned to create a friendly, competitive atmosphere regardless of skill level.

Much of the sporting equipment needed for tournaments will be supplied by the University. Bring whatever personal equipment you might want to use.

Q: What other special events are happening?

Casino Night, Night on the Town, BBQ and Backyard Games, and Dancing.

Q: Am I responsible for lost keys?

Lock your door and take your key when leaving your room. Your room key fee and core change fee of $100. ATM machines are located in the plaza area of the University Union.

Q: Is alcohol prohibited?

ALCHOHOLIC BEVERAGES ARE PROHIBITED ON CAMPUS. Please do not abuse this University rule, and jeopardize the future Workshops at Cal Poly. There is no smoking in public buildings in SLO.

Q: Can I bring my pet?

Cal Poly prohibits pets from being kept in the dorms or left in recreational vehicles parked in the parking lot. Occupancy of recreational vehicles on campus is prohibited. Special R.V. storage may be allowed with arrangements made at least fifteen working days in advance. If you wish to bring your pet, kennel reservations are recommended.

V-2 Ranch, York Mtn. Rd., Templeton (805) 238-1896
Caponco Kennel, Rt. 2, Box 437, S.L.O. (805) 772-2887

Q: When are quiet hours?

10:00p.m.-7:00a.m. Please do not use the laundry rooms after 10:00 p.m.
Laundry rooms are located on the first floor of each dorm.

Q: Who is the planning committee?

The planning for each year's workshop is done by the Director Elect, Assistant Director Elect, and a committee composed of volunteer workshop members. All workshoppers are eligible and encouraged to be a member of the Planning Committee.