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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

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

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REMINDER: Join the SHAPE America Emerging Leaders Innovation Team for a FREE virtual professional development opportunit...
09/04/2021

REMINDER: Join the SHAPE America Emerging Leaders Innovation Team for a FREE virtual professional development opportunity on September 18 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET #SHAPEVirtual

This event is open to SHAPE America members and non-members😃

👉https://bit.ly/3ARZ0DV

REMINDER: Join the SHAPE America Emerging Leaders Innovation Team for a FREE virtual professional development opportunity on September 18 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET #SHAPEVirtual

This event is open to SHAPE America members and non-members😃

👉https://bit.ly/3ARZ0DV

Back to School: Lessons Learned About Safe School Reopening "When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States in s...
09/02/2021
Back to School: Lessons Learned About Safe School Reopening

Back to School: Lessons Learned About Safe School Reopening

"When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the United States in spring 2020, schools faced an onslaught of challenges rooted in the uncertainty of how to ensure student safety and ongoing learning. Now, as schools around the country begin to reopen for fall 2021, low vaccination rates in some areas and the emergence of more transmissible variants have created new challenges." via Learning Policy Institute

Read more: https://learningpolicyinstitute.org/blog/covid-back-to-school-lessons-safe-school-reopening

In-person learning can be safe and supportive if schools follow science-based mitigation approaches, like masking and social distancing, and address the social-emotional needs of students and staff.

A Grateful Minute - SeptemberStephanie Morris expresses her gratitude to our community as the 2021-2022 school year kick...
09/01/2021
A Grateful Minute - September

A Grateful Minute - September

Stephanie Morris expresses her gratitude to our community as the 2021-2022 school year kicks off

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

Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO expresses her gratitude to our health and physical education community as the 2021-2022 school year kicks off. Nationa...

From PE Class to Paralympic Medalist, Ben Goodrich Claims Judo Silver Medal"Goodrich, on the other hand, didn’t begin ju...
08/30/2021
From PE Class To Paralympic Medalist, Ben Goodrich Claims Judo Silver Medal

From PE Class to Paralympic Medalist, Ben Goodrich Claims Judo Silver Medal

"Goodrich, on the other hand, didn’t begin judo until 2011, when he was introduced to the sport in a physical education elective course at the University of Minnesota. The former high school wrestler was a natural and was starting to climb the ranks two years later." via TeamUSA

Read more: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2021/August/29/From-PE-Class-To-Paralympic-Medalist-Ben-Goodrich-Claims-Judo-Silver-Medal?fbclid=IwAR1XQ-OL7uQip_OR1lXeaa2dJQ4NQHGc_aKGyPCDVLB653FRX5pTxcy2meA

New Unplugged - Andrea CahnStephanie chats with Andrea Cahn, Vice President of Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympic...
08/26/2021
Unplugged S3, Episode 2: Andrea Cahn

New Unplugged - Andrea Cahn

Stephanie chats with Andrea Cahn, Vice President of Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics in this special back-to-school episode of Unplugged. Andrea and Stephanie discuss what they have seen during the pandemic and Andrea shares many great resources that Unified Schools & Special Olympics have produced.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8fl2SohY5s

Stephanie chats with Andrea Cahn, Vice President of Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics in this special back-to-school episode of Unplugged. Andrea an...

Starting physical activity later in life can still deliver significant health benefits, study finds"Regular physical act...
08/25/2021
Starting physical activity later in life can still deliver significant health benefits, study finds

Starting physical activity later in life can still deliver significant health benefits, study finds

"Regular physical activity is an important part of living longer. Now, researchers from the European Society of Cardiology have found that it’s never too late to pick up an exercise routine.

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“The results show that continuing an active lifestyle over the years is associated with the greatest longevity,” said researcher Dr. Nathalia Gonzalez. “However, patients with heart disease can overcome prior years of inactivity and obtain survival benefits by taking up exercise in later life. On the other hand, the benefits of activity can be weakened or even lost if activity is not maintained. The findings illustrate the benefits to heart patients of being physically active, regardless of their previous habits.” " via Consumer Affairs

Read more: https://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/starting-physical-activity-later-in-life-can-still-deliver-significant-health-benefits-study-finds-082521.html

Regular physical activity is an important part of living longer. Now, researchers from the European Society of Cardiology have found that it’s never too la

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08/24/2021

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“Back to Class Virtual Town Hall” is a special event that will be held LIVE on Facebook Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 1 p.m. EDT.

Join us along with NBC, CDC, U.S. Department of Education, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association, Learning Heroes and more as important information and resources are shared to help keep families safe as the new school year gets underway.

Watch this special event LIVE on our National PTA page at Facebook.com/ParentTeacherAssociation

#PTABackToSchool #backtoschool #back2school #ednews #schoolsafety #covid19

Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than EverThe Physical Activity Alliance [...
08/23/2021

Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than Ever

The Physical Activity Alliance [...] released a series of papers, "Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than Ever", with recommendations specific to each developmental level – elementary, middle school, and high school as well as sports across all developmental levels. The purpose of this series of papers is to outline key considerations for influencers, decision makers, and the public overall from all societal sectors of our population to take action to change or enhance the landscape of physical activity promotion for the overall health of our children and youth. via Physical Activity Alliance

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Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than Ever

The Physical Activity Alliance [...] released a series of papers, "Physical Activity Recommendations for Children and Adolescents: More Important Than Ever", with recommendations specific to each developmental level – elementary, middle school, and high school as well as sports across all developmental levels. The purpose of this series of papers is to outline key considerations for influencers, decision makers, and the public overall from all societal sectors of our population to take action to change or enhance the landscape of physical activity promotion for the overall health of our children and youth. via Physical Activity Alliance

👉https://conta.cc/3B2dHV6

More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health""Screen time should be replaced by 'green time' for optim...
08/20/2021

More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

""Screen time should be replaced by 'green time' for optimizing the well-being of our kids," said study author Asad Khan, an associate professor in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

That advice stems from surveys of more than 577,000 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds in 42 European and North American countries.

Boys who spent about 90 minutes a day on their screens -- including TV, cellphones, computers and video games -- and girls who spent an hour on devices were more likely to feel sad about their lives, the surveys found. And the more screen time they logged, the worse they tended to feel.

But the more active they were, the happier they were. What's more, physical activity helped blunt some of the negatives resulting from too much screen time." via U.S. News and World Report

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-08-16/more-green-time-less-screen-time-boosts-kids-mental-health

More 'Green Time,' Less Screen Time Boosts Kids' Mental Health

""Screen time should be replaced by 'green time' for optimizing the well-being of our kids," said study author Asad Khan, an associate professor in biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

That advice stems from surveys of more than 577,000 11-, 13- and 15-year-olds in 42 European and North American countries.

Boys who spent about 90 minutes a day on their screens -- including TV, cellphones, computers and video games -- and girls who spent an hour on devices were more likely to feel sad about their lives, the surveys found. And the more screen time they logged, the worse they tended to feel.

But the more active they were, the happier they were. What's more, physical activity helped blunt some of the negatives resulting from too much screen time." via U.S. News and World Report

Read more: https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2021-08-16/more-green-time-less-screen-time-boosts-kids-mental-health

Join the SHAPE America Emerging Leaders Innovation Team for a FREE virtual professional development opportunity on Septe...
08/18/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: The HPE Speed Learning Event. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting.

Join the SHAPE America Emerging Leaders Innovation Team for a FREE virtual professional development opportunity on September 18 from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.

This fast-paced event will give participants the opportunity to attend short health and physical education sessions that spark their interest. and is open to all‼ 😃

Register Now: https://bit.ly/3ARZ0DV

This professional development forum will provide participants the opportunity to attend short health and PE sessions that spark their interest. Like speed dating, participants will rotate from one topic to another every 15 minutes.

The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education StandardsHelp your students make the connection between what they’re lea...
08/17/2021
The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

The 5 SHAPE America National Physical Education Standards

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 parents.

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...

Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year"These unresolved traumas can affect memory and concentration, putting studen...
08/16/2021
Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year

Helping Students Cope With a Difficult Year

"These unresolved traumas can affect memory and concentration, putting students at risk for lowered levels of academic performance. Teachers—many traumatized themselves—are on high alert for students who show signs of trauma, like difficulty sitting still, irritability, emotional volatility, and difficulty regulating their emotions, plus withdrawal, avoidance, and constant fatigue.

In the face of widespread trauma, strategies rooted in emotional regulation, self-growth, and relationship building can help students heal from stress and loss." via Edutopia

Read more: https://www.edutopia.org/article/helping-students-cope-difficult-year

These tips on supporting emotion regulation and building strong relationships will help students next year and beyond.

As the school year starts, be sure to check out some of our free resources including National Standards posters for your...
08/13/2021

As the school year starts, be sure to check out some of our free resources including National Standards posters for your gymnasium or classroom

👉http://bit.ly/2Kz0msK

As the school year starts, be sure to check out some of our free resources including National Standards posters for your gymnasium or classroom

👉http://bit.ly/2Kz0msK

Students with Chronic Health Conditions PostersPhysical education (PE) teachers are part of the school health team that ...
08/11/2021

Students with Chronic Health Conditions Posters

Physical education (PE) teachers are part of the school health team that works together to keep students with chronic health conditions healthy, safe, and fully engaged in PE class. They must collaborate with the school nurse (or other licensed/trained school healthcare provider) to gain a general understanding of what a health emergency could look like and what to do in that situation. In some cases, they may also need to have a more intensive collaboration with the student, family, and school healthcare provider to understand individual student risks for a health emergency and how best to respond.

This poster series highlights four of the most common chronic health conditions in school-age children, what a health emergency might look like, and what action steps to take.

Download them now: https://bit.ly/3k6ljx9

Students with Chronic Health Conditions Posters

Physical education (PE) teachers are part of the school health team that works together to keep students with chronic health conditions healthy, safe, and fully engaged in PE class. They must collaborate with the school nurse (or other licensed/trained school healthcare provider) to gain a general understanding of what a health emergency could look like and what to do in that situation. In some cases, they may also need to have a more intensive collaboration with the student, family, and school healthcare provider to understand individual student risks for a health emergency and how best to respond.

This poster series highlights four of the most common chronic health conditions in school-age children, what a health emergency might look like, and what action steps to take.

Download them now: https://bit.ly/3k6ljx9

A new guide, Advancing Student and Staff Health with COVID-19 Relief Funding, highlights how state and local education a...
08/10/2021
Addressing Student and Staff Health with COVID Relief Funding

A new guide, Advancing Student and Staff Health with COVID-19 Relief Funding, highlights how state and local education agencies can use federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to support student and staff health.

Developed by the AASA, FutureEd, Healthy Schools Campaign and Kaiser Permanente, the guide provides an essential roadmap for strategic and sustainable investment that can help advance student and staff health for years to come.

Learn more: https://thrivingschools.kaiserpermanente.org/coronavirus-response/addressing-student-and-staff-health-with-covid-relief-funding/

This guidance highlights how school districts can use COVID-19 relief funding to support student and staff health, including COVID-19 prevention, mental health and well-being, physical health and well-being, social drivers of health, physical and health education, staff and teacher well-being, and f...

Health Education / SEL CrosswalkThe Crosswalk for the National Health Education Standards and the CASEL Social and Emoti...
08/09/2021

Health Education / SEL Crosswalk

The Crosswalk for the National Health Education Standards and the CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies (Health Education/SEL Crosswalk) document aligns CASEL’s SEL competencies and related skills to the National Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators.

The Health Education/ SEL Crosswalk shows how the NHES are aligned with the SEL competencies and sub-competencies developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Although it’s not exhaustive and additional alignments can be made, we hope that this Health Education/ SEL Crosswalk will give teachers a pathway for planning a skills-based health education curriculum that aligns with social and emotional learning. This document includes, along with alignment of the NHES to the SEL competencies, equity outcomes and critical practices identified in CASEL’s Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School (CASEL, 2020).

Download your free copy today!
👉https://bit.ly/3lwHEnZ

Health Education / SEL Crosswalk

The Crosswalk for the National Health Education Standards and the CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Competencies (Health Education/SEL Crosswalk) document aligns CASEL’s SEL competencies and related skills to the National Health Education Standards and Performance Indicators.

The Health Education/ SEL Crosswalk shows how the NHES are aligned with the SEL competencies and sub-competencies developed by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL).

Although it’s not exhaustive and additional alignments can be made, we hope that this Health Education/ SEL Crosswalk will give teachers a pathway for planning a skills-based health education curriculum that aligns with social and emotional learning. This document includes, along with alignment of the NHES to the SEL competencies, equity outcomes and critical practices identified in CASEL’s Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School (CASEL, 2020).

Download your free copy today!
👉https://bit.ly/3lwHEnZ

Fearing a ‘Second Pandemic’ of Student Trauma, School Leaders Are Doubling Down on Mental Health First Aid Training"Ment...
08/06/2021
Fearing a ‘Second Pandemic’ of Student Trauma, School Leaders Are Doubling Down on Mental Health First Aid Training

Fearing a ‘Second Pandemic’ of Student Trauma, School Leaders Are Doubling Down on Mental Health First Aid Training

"Mental health professionals and doctors around the globe are warning that after more than a year of stress, isolation, grief, and fear, students will not simply spring back into school. Young people everywhere from the Netherlands to Peru to the United States are reporting more anxiety, depression, and trauma symptoms.

In addition to withdrawal, increased moodiness and volatility, parents are reporting terrifying instances of self-harm, or young children expressing thoughts of su***de, which have led to a nationwide surge in hospital visits for children under 18.

The CDC reported that between April and October 2020, the proportion of emergency department visits for kids ages 5 to 11 was up 24% from the same period in 2019, the proportion of visits for 12–17 year-olds increased by 31%. Experts say the stressors of the pandemic have added to the already mounting crisis of anxiety-related disorders in young people, some as young as eight years old." via The 74

Read more: https://www.the74million.org/article/fearing-a-second-pandemic-of-student-trauma-school-leaders-are-doubling-down-on-mental-health-first-aid-training/

The Second Pandemic — Averting a Children’s Mental Health Crisis: As many children prepare to return to in-person learning and amid alarming reports from around the world pointing to an escalating crisis surrounding children’s mental health, some communities are rushing to get out ahead of the...

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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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Hey Friends and Family!! We are HIRING!! Please see the job posting below for one of my Middle School Positions and send this to all whom may be interested! Thanks! ------------------------ Health & Physical Education Teacher Position Type: Teaching-Middle School Physical Education/Health (Full-Time) Location: Stetson Middle School (Philadelphia, PA) Date Available: Immediately The HPE Teacher will provide our students with a foundation in physical education focusing on strength, stretching, and conditioning as a means toward developing resiliency and living a balanced and healthy life. The Health & Physical Education Teacher will also provide students with opportunities to monitor personal and team performance data. Finally, the Physical Education Teacher will teach and uphold the ASPIRA Charter Schools values through teaching and implementation of fitness and wellness. We look for top educators who can provide high-quality instruction and build authentic relationships with students. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree from accredited university or college required and some knowledge in bilingual education is preferred. Pennsylvania Teacher’s Certificate in Physical & Health Education is required. Serious inquiries please contact and send resumes to information below: Leigh Pesko District Senior Lead Educator for HPE Aspira Inc. of PA 610-299-9380 (cell) [email protected] (email)
You can get a monthly e-newsletter from Active Schools that contains only FREE resources for PE and physical activity – grants, program materials, webinars, special events, etc. It takes 1 minute to sign up: https://www.activeschoolsus.org/join-the-movement/ Please share this with others. #ActiveSchools #ActiveKidsDoBetter
Invite PARENTS and others who care about PE to join Active Schools and SHAPE America for a free, 1 hour webinar to learn practical PE advocacy strategies and hear four parents tell their stories THIS MONDAY, March 15, 3pm ET; register www.activeschoolsus.org/pemovingforward
Join us for our Virtual APE conference this Friday https://tinyurl.com/APEconference
We are in the process of rewriting our curriculum, one of the areas we need to incorporate more is language about cultural responsiveness and education. How have others added this into the curriculum. Does SHAPE America have resources to help with this ?
Looking for PE curriculum and lesson ideas that are based on the EL Education model (eleducation.org)? Specifically for K-5 PE? Any direction or advice is greatly appreciated.
STUDENTS/TEACHER'S CAN GET THEIR MASTER’S DEGREE PAID FOR! Dear Professionals – If you are receiving this email it is because I think you may know of a student or professional that would be interested in returning to school for an MA degree in Adapted Physical Education. California State University, Chico is happy to share that we received an Office of Special Education training grant for the years of January 2019-23. We are looking for strong students who are interested in obtaining a Master’s Degree in Adapted Physical Education. The program will take them 3-4 semesters to complete and includes collaboration with speech-language pathology students for some assignments, field experiences, and interventions. Funding includes $20,000, which will cover all tuition for in-state students and out-of-state students if they obtain an out-of-state tuition waiver. Please share this information freely, it's an excellent opportunity for PE teachers, Special Education Teachers, or Therapeutic Recreation Majors. For FALL 2021 Out of state student applications should be submitted by January 31, 2021, to qualify for an out-of-state tuition fee waiver. In-state student applications should be submitted by April 1, 2021. Please feel free to share the attached flyer with students, faculty, or others who might know of interested individuals.
Hello, I invite you to participate in a research study conducted by Josh McMillian, student in the University of Missouri St. Louis doctoral program. My faculty advisor is Dr. Timothy Makubuya, Assistant Professor, Department of Educator Preparation and Leadership. The purpose of this study is to examine physical educator’s preparation for remote learning if schools are unable to be in person for the fall 2020 or winter 2021 due to COVID-19. You are eligible to participate in this study if you are a teacher of physical education grades K-12. I will ask you to complete a survey, which should take approximately 15 minutes. This survey contains questions about your teaching background, what your districts did to prepare you for remote teaching, and what you’ve done independently to prepare to teach remotely. Your responses will be anonymous and confidential. Please do not write any identifying information (your name, address, name of school, etc.) on your survey. Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. If you choose to participate you may choose to discontinue participation at any time and you may choose any of the survey questions that you do not wish to answer. Your completion of the survey and returning it to the investigators indicates your consent to participate in this study. Feel free to contact me at [email protected] or 615-424-3409 if you have questions. The survey is on the google form listed below:
Do you have trouble seeing/reading things up close? Have you been diagnosed with farsightedness? Share your experiences living with farsightedness and help improve future clinical trials! CISCRP, a non-profit organization based in Boston, MA, is currently working on a project to better understand the experiences of those who have been diagnosed with farsightedness, and have physically demanding jobs such as physical education. We are looking for those ages 45-65 to participate in a virtual Advisory Board meeting (2 sessions of 2 hours each, 4 hours total). The sessions will take place on Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd from 1pm to 3pm Eastern Time on both days. Those who are eligible and participate in the advisory board will receive an honoraria as a ‘thank-you’ for your time. This is a great opportunity to provide feedback from your perspective and help make future clinical trials better for study volunteers. Please reach out to [email protected] for more details! 617-725-2750, ext. 405 or [email protected] For more information about CISCRP, please visit CISCRP.org Thank you!
Congratulations Larenda Denien for being named NC SHAPE Distinguished Principal of the Year! She is an amazing principal and advocate for quality physical education and physical activity. Check out the video to see why....