SHAPE America

SHAPE America Located in Reston, VA, SHAPE America is the largest organization of professionals involved in physical education, physical activity and school health.
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SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since being founded in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs and resources to support health and physical educators at every level, and work to make a positive impact on school health and physical education through our state and national advocacy efforts. SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let’s Move! Active Schools (now Active Schools) and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. Our Vision A nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives. Our Mission To advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport. SHAPE America’s "50 Million Strong" commitment is to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs. We believe that through effective teaching, health and physical educators can help all students develop the ability and confidence to be physically active and make healthy choices for a lifetime. For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org.

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since being founded in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs and resources to support health and physical educators at every level, and work to make a positive impact on school health and physical education through our state and national advocacy efforts. SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Let’s Move! Active Schools (now Active Schools) and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. Our Vision A nation where all children are prepared to lead healthy, physically active lives. Our Mission To advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance and sport. SHAPE America’s "50 Million Strong" commitment is to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs. We believe that through effective teaching, health and physical educators can help all students develop the ability and confidence to be physically active and make healthy choices for a lifetime. For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org.

Mission: SHAPE America's mission is to advance professional practice and promote research related to health and physical education, physical activity, dance, and sport.

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We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its Future of Education campaign! In both K-12 and higher education, school...
09/23/2020
How New Learning Models Can Help Us Have Healthy, Active Students - Education and Career News

We’re excited to partner with Mediaplanet on its Future of Education campaign! In both K-12 and higher education, school will look very different this year for both teachers and students. This campaign analyzes how we can improve the technologies adapted out of necessity in 2020 to make education better for years to come. Learn more by checking out the campaign in USA Today and online here: http://bit.ly/2x4dUrX

Our article was written by Stephanie Morris and is titled, How New Learning Models Can Help Us Have Healthy, Active Students

"The COVID-19 crisis has affected young people of all ages, with many experiencing a level of trauma that can’t be ignored. As we enter a new school year, it’s vital that we consider students’ physical, mental, and social-emotional health above all else.

Amid these changes and challenges, health and physical education teachers will be more important than ever.

Health and physical education class is where students learn critical social-emotional skills to help manage their emotions, and handle daily tasks and challenges. It’s also where they learn age-appropriate skills for developing the mind-body connection, which can improve mental health and overall wellness."

Read the full article: https://www.educationandcareernews.com/empowering-our-educators/how-new-learning-models-can-help-us-have-healthy-active-students

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🎴New Edition, Free for Members🎴Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children From Birth to Age ...
09/22/2020

🎴New Edition, Free for Members🎴

Active Start: A Statement of Physical Activity Guidelines for Children From Birth to Age 5, 3rd Edition

All children from birth to age 5 should engage in daily physical activity that promotes movement skillfulness and foundations of health-related fitness.

👉https://bit.ly/3mM6fHa

October is Health Literacy Month! Are your students learning the skills necessary to make health-enhancing choices? Use ...
09/21/2020

October is Health Literacy Month!

Are your students learning the skills necessary to make health-enhancing choices? Use the resources on our newly released Health Literacy Month page

Start Health Literacy Month with these great Activity Calendars!

👉http://bit.ly/2nP7CLM

Our newest By You, For You webinar (free for members) is available‼️Check out Variety of Games using a Pedometer and lea...
09/19/2020

Our newest By You, For You webinar (free for members) is available‼️

Check out Variety of Games using a Pedometer and learn a variety of fun, creative games that serve fitness development and use a pedometer — many of which were student-created!

View this webinar to learn a variety of fun, creative games that serve fitness development and use a pedometer — many of which were student-created!. You’ll find high- intensity games which will improve stamina and leg strength, and games designed to give everyone a chance to win. You’ll also find games that students already commonly play, but through the addition of a pedometer have a different level of challenge and fun. All the games are designed to engage participants in moderate-to-vigorous activity.

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🚨The Newest Issue of Momentum is Live🚨The back to school issue of Momentum features back to school resources for Health ...
09/18/2020

🚨The Newest Issue of Momentum is Live🚨

The back to school issue of Momentum features back to school resources for Health and Physical Education, Tips From the National Teachers of the Year and a special new insert, "In the Zone" a #healthmovesminds newsletter

Check it out 😃
https://www.shapeamerica.org/publications/Momentum/

Healthy Home, Active Home: ParentsDuring the pandemic, children and adolescents are experiencing increased levels of str...
09/17/2020

Healthy Home, Active Home: Parents

During the pandemic, children and adolescents are experiencing increased levels of stress and anxiety, and many schools have begun to place a greater emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL), which teaches students the skills needed to manage their emotions.

Many students learn about SEL — and other health-enhancing skills — in health and physical education class; however, it’s equally important to emphasize physical activity and healthy habits at home. For parents who are juggling multiple demands such as work, parenting and maybe even virtual school, the idea of adding one more thing to the daily "To Do" list can feel overwhelming. But, incorporating activity and healthy habits can have positive benefits for the entire family.

Check out some Health and Physical Education Resources for Parents: https://www.shapeamerica.org/events/parents

2021 SHAPE America Virtual National Convention & ExpoSHAPE America is committed to hosting the national convention next ...
09/16/2020

2021 SHAPE America Virtual National Convention & Expo

SHAPE America is committed to hosting the national convention next year either in-person and/or online as public health guidance allows.

SHAPE America is at work planning the 2021 SHAPE America National Convention & Expo to be held in-person in Baltimore, Maryland on April 13-17. We are monitoring coronavirus developments and should the current public health emergency persist, we will be prepared to pivot to a virtual conference. Registration for a virtual event will open by February 2021.

Please take a moment to share how the pandemic will impact your decision to attend in-person and/or virtual events.

👉https://bit.ly/3hBCi99

🚨New Advocacy Action Alert🚨Take Action to Support Schools Through COVID-19We need your help advocating for urgent federa...
09/15/2020

🚨New Advocacy Action Alert🚨

Take Action to Support Schools Through COVID-19

We need your help advocating for urgent federal funding necessary to support educators access to professional development funds, both during COVID-19 and beyond.

👉https://bit.ly/2RwtzdE

In partnership with National Association of School Nurses we are excited to release Free Students with Chronic Health Co...
09/14/2020

In partnership with National Association of School Nurses we are excited to release Free Students with Chronic Health Conditions Posters

This series highlights four of the most common chronic health conditions #SHAPEReentry #schoolnurses

Overview: https://bit.ly/2R95IAP
Posters: https://bit.ly/3k6ljx9

New By You, For You Webinar (free for members): Use of Teaching Assessment and Improvement Program in Physical Education...
09/12/2020

New By You, For You Webinar (free for members): Use of Teaching Assessment and Improvement Program in Physical Education👏

This webinar shows PE teachers and administrators simple and effective ways to assess teaching performance and more

👉https://bit.ly/33jxPTs

The Importance of Physical Education Among our Youth During a Pandemic"During a time of so much uncertainty – one thing ...
09/11/2020
The Importance of Physical Education Among our Youth During a Pandemic

The Importance of Physical Education Among our Youth During a Pandemic

"During a time of so much uncertainty – one thing is certain; children need to stay active. As the pandemic continues to surge across America, more school districts are opting to some form of remote learning. With remote learning comes a lack of critical resources otherwise provided by the school, such as physical education classes.

How important is physical education for children? According to the CDC, when students participate in physical education, their grades and standardized test scores improve, they stay on-task better in the classroom, and increase their overall physical activity level. All in all, physical education helps the brain work better and more effectively, leading children to perform better in the classroom. As the pandemic is causing school districts to adopt remote practices for the upcoming Fall, it is inevitable students will miss out on crucial physical education time." via Buffalo Rising

Read more: https://bit.ly/3bMzrsC

Author: Caila Wagar, Community Health Advocate, Healthy Communities 2030 During a time of so much uncertainty – one thing is certain; children need to stay active. As the pandemic continues to surge across America, more school districts are opting to some form of remote learning. With remote

🚨NEW FREE Backward Design SEL/HPE Units🚨These SEL/HPE unit plans use backward design to show how our Grade-Level Outcome...
09/10/2020

🚨NEW FREE Backward Design SEL/HPE Units🚨

These SEL/HPE unit plans use backward design to show how our Grade-Level Outcomes and/or National Health Education performance indicators align with appropriate SEL competencies, assessment, & instruction

Use these unit plans to extract and combine the information below into daily plans that contain the following components: welcome, clarification of objectives, teaching the content through the practice of the skill, practice prompt for the students, formative assessment during student practice, end of class review of content, skill, and SEL competency, and an exit ticket. The unit plan summative authentic assessment provides the students with the opportunity to demonstrate the grade-level outcomes and the SEL competency stated.

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Houston parents and educators get ready for at-home physical education"At the elementary level, the teachers can record ...
09/09/2020
Houston parents and educators get ready for at-home physical education

Houston parents and educators get ready for at-home physical education

"At the elementary level, the teachers can record themselves doing an exercise or dance and post it for the children to follow along at home; the kids can also send in their own submissions. At the high school level, students choose from team sports, individual sports, adventure and outdoor education, foundations in personal fitness and aerobic activities to receive their PE credits.

In both middle and high school, students are taught CPR and first aid skills. Because it’s virtual, they won’t be able to get certified yet, Veinotte says." via Houston Chronicle

Read more: https://bit.ly/2FfW7Fw

Virtual learning started Aug. 17 for Aldine ISD, and in-person classes are slated to start in mid-September. Even though “gym class” is out, PE requirements haven’t changed.

09/08/2020
Best Practices for Teaching Dance Education On-Site with Physical Distancing & in a Virtual Setting

🚨NEW TOY Talk Tuesday Episode: Best Practices for Teaching Dance Education On-Site with Physical Distancing & in a Virtual Setting🚨

Julie chats with Christine Kiernan Fisher and Ashley Gross about Best Practices for Teaching Dance Education On-Site with Physical Distancing & in a Virtual Setting.

The Teacher of the Year Program is made possible by the Teacher of the Year Partner Network; SPARK PE, Wellness Training Specialists (WellTrain), Gopher Sport, and Goodheart-Willcox

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdcHGGcOa4E

Julie chats with Christine Kiernan Fisher, the 2020 SHAPE America National and Southern District Dance Education Teacher of the Year and Ashley Gross, the 20...

7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During Online Learning"When schools transitioned to remot...
09/04/2020
7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During Online Learning

7 Activities to Build Community and Positive Classroom Culture During Online Learning

"When schools transitioned to remote learning in the spring, teachers worked quickly to adapt lesson plans and curriculums for virtual classes, while also trying to maintain community and connection. This fall, not only will many educators continue that same work, but they will have the added challenge of building community with students they’ve never met.

To support educators who are trying to do this, we’ve compiled a list of strategies that can foster meaningful relationships and authentic connection in the virtual classroom. They come from the community building exercises we used during our three-day virtual New York Times Teaching Project summer institute. After several participants told us they planned to start the school year with some of these activities, we thought we should share them with all of our readers." via The New York Times

Read more: https://nyti.ms/2ZkUlu7

Ideas for creating authentic connections, meaningful relationships and classroom camaraderie through the screen.

COVID-19 pandemic forces new way of physical education at Botetourt County high school"Furthermore, inside the gyms at t...
09/03/2020
COVID-19 pandemic forces new way of physical education at Botetourt County high school

COVID-19 pandemic forces new way of physical education at Botetourt County high school

"Furthermore, inside the gyms at the high school, everyone must be at least 10 feet apart. If they are any closer, they must wear a face covering.

Underwood says because of COVID-19, the focus for her classes will be on individual activities like fitness, exercise, yoga, golf, and disc golf since there are strict rules on contact sports.

She will also try to hold class outside as often as possible." via WFXR News

Read more: https://bit.ly/2Z35f7s

DALEVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Students are required to take physical education classes in order to graduate. However, because of the coronavirus pandemic, these classes look very different at Lord …

NEW: Daily Big 3‼️The Daily Big 3 are three things students can do each day while they’re out of school to take care of ...
09/02/2020

NEW: Daily Big 3‼️

The Daily Big 3 are three things students can do each day while they’re out of school to take care of their physical & mental wellness

Check out the new version in English & Spanish
👉https://bit.ly/2EbeYRY

09/01/2020
Best Practices: Teaching Health and Physical Education with Physical Distancing in a Virtual Setting

TOY Talk Tuesday Episode 5 - Best Practices: Teaching Health and Physical Education with Physical Distancing in a Virtual Setting

Julie speaks with Brian Hull, 2020 the 2020 SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Allison Relyea, the 2020 SHAPE America Eastern District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year and Eric Davolt, the 2020 Western District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year about Best Practices for Teaching Health and Physical Education with Physical Distancing in a Virtual Setting.

The SHAPE America Teacher of the Year Program is brought to you by the Teacher of the Year Partner Network; Gopher Sport, Goodheart-Willcox, SPARK PE & Wellness Training Specialists

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jr_0RcRgEA0

Julie speaks with Brian Hull, 2020 the 2020 SHAPE America National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Allison Relyea, the 2020 SHAPE America...

What school [physical education] class looks like in pandemic times"Going into the fall semester, these innovations have...
09/01/2020
How schools are running gym class in pandemic times

What school [physical education] class looks like in pandemic times

"Going into the fall semester, these innovations have challenged the way educators think about the health and PE coursework; it will be less about exercise and more about wellness overall.

"We hope that through this horrible situation that we can raise the value and role that health and PE teachers play in the school," said Michelle Carter, director of educational content and programs at the Society of Health and Physical Educators America. "There's a connection between the mind and the body. Now more than ever, that connection is something we must celebrate."" via CNN

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/31/health/gym-class-online-learning-wellness/index.html

At a time when Covid-19 has turned just about all long-standing pedagogies upside down, physical education teachers across the country are going to spectacular lengths to keep kids moving. This is what gym class looks like amid a pandemic.

Our September Physical Activity Calendars are live‼️They are all FREE this month and we are excited to announce a specia...
08/31/2020

Our September Physical Activity Calendars are live‼️

They are all FREE this month and we are excited to announce a special virtual calendar we have created with our Physical Activity Council

Check them out: http://bit.ly/2wkLxEY

Webinar Release‼️Our newest By You, For You webinar (free for members!) has been releasedCheck out Developing Physical L...
08/29/2020

Webinar Release‼️

Our newest By You, For You webinar (free for members!) has been released

Check out Developing Physical Literacy Through Long-Term Individual Pursuits in our Online Institute

Log-in and check it out
👉https://www.shapeamerica.org/trn-Webinars

08/27/2020
The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

🚨New Video🚨

The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

Help your students make the connection between what they’re learning in Physical Education class and why they’re learning it by sharing this video with them and their parents

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AD8yoT_2QA

Help your students make the connection between what they’re learning in PE class and why they’re learning it by sharing this video with them and their parent...

How to Teach SEL Skills in Health and Physical Education — Even Through Distance Learning"This summer, thousands of heal...
08/26/2020
How to Teach SEL Skills in Health and Physical Education — Even Through Distance Learning - SHAPE America Blog

How to Teach SEL Skills in Health and Physical Education — Even Through Distance Learning

"This summer, thousands of health and physical educators read SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education and Physical Activity to prepare for a new school year that would include in-school instruction with physical distancing, distance learning, or a hybrid approach.

In addition to showcasing specifics for HPE instruction, the document featured school-wide strategies for addressing equity, inclusion and accessibility; social and emotional learning (SEL); and trauma-sensitive instruction.

Most educators know that students and staff have been affected mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally due to COVID-19. Many are managing complex emotions such as anxiety, fear, loneliness, and grief."

Read more: https://blog.shapeamerica.org/2020/08/how-to-teach-sel-skills-in-health-and-physical-education-even-through-distance-learning/

During COVID-19, it’s even more important to consider students’ mental and physical health. You can teach SEL skills in health and physical education using SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds. program. The lessons and activities can be adapted for distance learning.

08/25/2020
TOY Talk Tuesday Episode 4: Key Standards During Hybrid or Remote Learning Experiences

🚨NEW TOY Talk Tuesday🚨

Julie talks to Todd Stoddard, Amber McLane, LaDonda Porter and Daniel Tennessen about key standards during hybrid or remote learning experiences

TOY Talk Tuesday is brought to you by our Teacher of the Year Partner Network; Wellness Training Specialists, Gopher Sport, SPARK PE & Goodheart-Willcox

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQpYpHXrbw0

Julie talks to Todd Stoddard, Amber McLane, LaDonda Porter and Daniel Tennessen about key standards during hybrid or remote learning experiences TOY Talk Tue...

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Headquartered in Reston, VA, SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs, resources and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs.

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