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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 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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Free Webinar: Join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00pm Eastern for Part 3: Trauma Sensitive Practices in Health Educat...
02/01/2021

Free Webinar: Join us on Tuesday, February 9th at 5:00pm Eastern for Part 3: Trauma Sensitive Practices in Health Education presented by Sarah Benes & Kevin Lorson

In this session, participants will learn and discuss strategies for using trauma-sensitive practices to support students in health education. Through large group and breakout discussions, participants will share resources and strategies as well as identify what they need to begin or improve trauma-informed practices (TIP) in their classroom environment. Be prepared to contribute to this critical discussion.

Register now: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/Free-webinars.aspx

Check out this brand-new tip video in preparation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOQEsok468o

SHAPE Unplugged - Holly HuntStephanie speaks with Holly Hunt, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...
01/29/2021
SHAPE Unplugged - Holly Hunt

SHAPE Unplugged - Holly Hunt

Stephanie speaks with Holly Hunt, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's School Health Branch about how she is doing, how partnerships help further the mission of the CDC, new resources her branch and the funded partners have created and resources that are coming soon!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKGHtp0CeRY

Stephanie speaks with Holly Hunt, chief of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's School Health Branch about how she is doing, how partnerships hel...

Our February Activity Calendars are published and open for all😃Check them out: http://bit.ly/2wkLxEY
01/28/2021

Our February Activity Calendars are published and open for all😃

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

Check out our #SHAPEVirtual Schedule at a Glance😃#SHAPEVirtual will include:• 100+ hours of professional development • C...
01/27/2021

Check out our #SHAPEVirtual Schedule at a Glance😃

#SHAPEVirtual will include:
• 100+ hours of professional development
• Coffee Talks — small group networking conversations on a specific topic
• One-on-one meet-ups
• Wellness and activity breaks
• Lunch & Learn panel discussions
• Award ceremonies and social events

For more information and to register: https://convention.shapeamerica.org/

TOY Talk Tuesday - Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual SettingMaureen speaks with Allisha Blanchette a 2020 SHAPE Ame...
01/26/2021
TOY Talk Tuesday - Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Setting

TOY Talk Tuesday - Social Emotional Learning in a Virtual Setting

Maureen speaks with Allisha Blanchette a 2020 SHAPE America District Teacher of the Year for Health Education from DC Everest Senior High, Weston, WI and Jessica Napier, the SHAPE America 2020 National Health Education Teacher of the Year from Lee County Middle High School, Beattyville, KY about Social-Emotional Learning and what they have learned since school has started.

The Teacher of the Year Program is made possible by our amazing Teacher of the Year Partner Network; SPARK, Wellness Training Specialists, Gopher and Goodheart-Willcox Publisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BEQcrO6c1I

Maureen speaks with Allisha Blanchette a 2020 SHAPE America District Teacher of the Year for Health Education from DC Everest Senior High, Weston, WI and Jes...

New By You, For You (Free for Members) Webinar - 10 Ways to Create a SEL Skills-Based Health ClassroomJoin Mary McCarley...
01/25/2021

New By You, For You (Free for Members) Webinar - 10 Ways to Create a SEL Skills-Based Health Classroom

Join Mary McCarley, 2016 SHAPE America Southern District Health Education Teacher of the Year and Goodheart-Willcox health education content specialist, as she shares skills-based health education assessments and activities to encourage social and emotional learning. Teachers will leave with 10 or more new skills-based activities and assessments for their teacher toolbox. In addition, all attendees will receive complimentary access to up-to-date, skills-based health education resources from Goodheart Willcox

Special thanks to our Health Education sponsor for this year's By You, For You - special convention edition webinar series - Goodheart-Willcox

Check it out: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/webinars-byU4U.aspx

New Podcast - Episode 134 - Ryan Armstrong & Nick SkardaSean is joined by Ryan Armstrong and Nick Skarda from Missouri t...
01/24/2021
Episode 134 - Ryan Armstrong & Nick Skarda

New Podcast - Episode 134 - Ryan Armstrong & Nick Skarda

Sean is joined by Ryan Armstrong and Nick Skarda from Missouri to talk about new virtual lessons they have created and the process behind their creation. The duo also shares their stories on how they have navigated virtual teaching.

COVID19 Resources: https://www.shapeamerica.org/COVID_Resource_Library#Cit

Ultimate Virtual PE Lesson Slides - Ryan Armstrong & Nick Skarda:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1hFsEBUCYnaaItYPua-RK462qUM7yR6qdLSRO6_MDnyE/edit#slide=id.gb34022c1ba_0_3982

https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shapeamerica/episodes/2021-01-22T06_29_14-08_00

Sean is joined by Ryan Armstrong and Nick Skarda from Missouri to talk about new virtual lessons they have created and the process behind their creation. The duo also shares their stories on how they have navigated virtual teaching. COVID19 Resources: https://www.shapeamerica.org/COVID_Resource_Libr...

Join us on Tuesday for Part 2 from Our Trauma Informed Series: Responding to Trauma in and through Physical Education pr...
01/23/2021

Join us on Tuesday for Part 2 from Our Trauma Informed Series: Responding to Trauma in and through Physical Education presented by Melissa Parker & Sue Sutherland

This session will include strategies and skills for educators to use in responding to the trauma students face in the K-12 setting. Participant breakout and large group discussions will facilitate resource and strategy sharing as well as identifying participant needs so they feel equipped to begin or enhance TIP education in their classroom environment. Be prepared to contribute to this critical discussion.

Register now: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/Free-webinars.aspx

Check out this brand new tip video: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/Free-webinars.aspx

Meet Our 2020 Impact Schools and Get Ready for the Big Feats Virtual Race‼️  The SHAPE America Impact Schools grant prog...
01/22/2021

Meet Our 2020 Impact Schools and Get Ready for the Big Feats Virtual Race‼️

The SHAPE America Impact Schools grant program identifies and provides much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to five eligible schools across the country.

Funds raised for this program through the #BigFeats Virtual Race (March 1-April 17) will be used to improve existing health and physical education programs and help teachers continue their studies and build expertise.

https://www.shapeamerica.org//grants/SHAPE_America_Impact_Schools_Application

Free Webinar - Athlete AThursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00pm Eastern TimePresenters: Sean Nevills, SHAPE AmericaPete Van...
01/21/2021

Free Webinar - Athlete A
Thursday, January 28, 2021 at 5:00pm Eastern Time

Presenters: Sean Nevills, SHAPE America
Pete Van Mullem, Lewis-Clark State College
Michelle Carter, SHAPE America
Emily Stets, Aspen Institute

ATHLETE A follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics, one of the nation’s most prominent Olympic organizations. Two years later, an Olympic doctor is behind bars, the US Congress is demanding answers and hundreds of survivors are speaking out. Equal parts devastating and inspiring, the film reveals the culture of cruelty that was allowed to thrive within elite-level gymnastics, the attorney fighting the institutions, and most importantly, the brave athletes who refuse to be silenced, fought the system and triumphed. Since the film’s release on Netflix, it has sparked a global movement of athletes stepping forward to share stories of abuse and call for change.

We are gathering together to discuss this important film, and what we can do to enact lasting change including what YOU as a coach can do moving forward. The webinar will include a panel discussion and Q&A.

For more information and to register: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/Free-webinars.aspx

5 Remote Teaching Tips for Your Virtual Health Education Classroom"As 2021 begins and the pandemic continues, teachers a...
01/19/2021
5 Remote Teaching Tips for Your Virtual Health Education Classroom - SHAPE America Blog

5 Remote Teaching Tips for Your Virtual Health Education Classroom

"As 2021 begins and the pandemic continues, teachers around the world have returned to their virtual classrooms. Most of us are unsure of how long remote teaching will continue and have little clarity on what the rest of the school year looks like.

Since moving my health education classes online last spring, I have worked to ensure that I do the best I can with what I have, aiming to keep my teaching sustainable — both for me and for my students.

In this article, I’ll be sharing an example of a four-week health education unit on personal health goal setting that I did just before the winter holiday — as well as the strategies that laid the groundwork for the unit.

Along the way, I will include additional examples of how to use these 5 remote teaching tips in your virtual health education classroom."

Read more: https://blog.shapeamerica.org/2021/01/5-remote-teaching-tips-for-your-virtual-health-education-classroom/

As 2021 begins and the pandemic continues, teachers around the world have returned to their virtual classrooms. This article includes 5 remote teaching tips to use in your virtual health education classroom.

New Podcast Episode - Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE AmericaSean sits down with Stephanie Morris, the CEO of SHAPE Ameri...
01/16/2021
Episode 133 - Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE America

New Podcast Episode - Stephanie Morris, CEO of SHAPE America

Sean sits down with Stephanie Morris, the CEO of SHAPE America to catch up and hear about all of the comings and goings around the organization. They chat about the SHAPE America acquiring the copyright to the National Health Education Standards, virtual convention (including the announcement of the first keynote!) and the ongoing equity, diversity and inclusion work the organization is undertaking.

For more information about the EDI work & roundtable, check out: https://www.shapeamerica.org/about/leaders/EDI_Task_Force.aspx

For more information about #SHAPEVirtual, check out: https://convention.shapeamerica.org/

Listen in:
https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/shapeamerica/episodes/2021-01-15T08_46_04-08_00

Sean sits down with Stephanie Morris, the CEO of SHAPE America to catch up and hear about all of the comings and goings around the organization. They chat about the SHAPE America acquiring the copyright to the National Health Education Standards, virtual convention (including the announcement of the...

How to Host a Fun School Event That Integrates SEL and Builds Community"HOST AN UNPLUGGED EVENTWe have all been oversatu...
01/15/2021
How to Host a Fun School Event That Integrates SEL and Builds Community - SHAPE America Blog

How to Host a Fun School Event That Integrates SEL and Builds Community

"HOST AN UNPLUGGED EVENT

We have all been oversaturated with technology and screen time since COVID-19 hit. This event will challenge everyone — students, teachers and parents — to unplug for 24 hours. You could even hold this in conjunction with the National Day of Unplugging, which is from sundown-to-sundown on March 5-6, 2021!

Consider hosting a family fitness night to kick off the unplugging.

Create pledge sheets or social media materials for students to share how they are pledging to unplug for 24 hours.

Focus on the benefits of unplugging from social media and technology, focusing on self-care, or spending time with loved ones.

Provide activity ideas and have students analyze the potential effects of social media on self-esteem and health behaviors."

Read more: https://blog.shapeamerica.org/2021/01/how-to-host-a-fun-school-event-that-integrates-sel-and-builds-community/

SHAPE America’s health. moves. minds. program offers free lessons and activities that help health & PE teachers integrate SEL into their classes. The program also includes ideas for fun school event ideas that integrate SEL and build community.

Join Us for the Health and Physical Education Event of the Year‼️  #SHAPEVirtual — April 13-17, 2021  In 2021, the natio...
01/14/2021

Join Us for the Health and Physical Education
Event of the Year‼️

#SHAPEVirtual — April 13-17, 2021

In 2021, the national convention is going all virtual — with five days of inspirational speakers, sessions, and interactive experiences you’re sure to love.

Using a superior technology platform, the virtual convention will include:
• 100+ hours of professional development
• Coffee Talks — small group networking conversations on a specific topic
• One-on-one meet-ups
• Wellness and activity breaks
• Lunch & Learn panel discussions
• Award ceremonies and social events

If you register for the convention by February 24, you will save up to $20 and receive an exclusive Kindness is Everything mask!

Register Now: https://registration.experientevent.com/Showahp211

No limit to benefits of exercise when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk, study finds"It has long been understood t...
01/13/2021
No limit to cardiovascular benefits of exercise, study finds

No limit to benefits of exercise when it comes to cardiovascular disease risk, study finds

"It has long been understood that being physically active is good for you, particularly when it comes to preventing things like heart attacks and strokes.

Physical exercise may be even more important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease than previously known -- and the more activity the better, a new large study led by the University of Oxford has suggested.
To measure physical activity, researchers in the United Kingdom got 90,211 individuals to wear an accelerometer (a small, lightweight motion sensor) on their wrist over a seven-day period between 2013 and 2015. The researchers tracked the participants' health for an average of five years." via CNN

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2021/01/12/health/exercise-cardiovascular-disease-study-wellness/index.html

Physical exercise may be even more important for the prevention of cardiovascular disease than previously known -- and the more activity the better, a large study led by the University of Oxford suggests.

Sign up for our next free webinar - Part 1: Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Traum...
01/10/2021

Sign up for our next free webinar - Part 1: Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Trauma-Informed Programs on Tuesday at 5 PM presented by Jennifer Walton-Fisette & Tammy Wynard

Participate in our first critical conversation “Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Trauma-Informed Programs” that will launch with a focus on the inclusion of adversity education and trauma informed practices (TIP) strategies in Physical Education and Health Education teacher preparation programs. Come ready to discuss concepts that highlight core knowledge and skills for PETE and HETE faculty and their students. Participant breakout and large group discussions will facilitate resource and strategy sharing as well as identifying participant needs so they feel equipped to begin or enhance TIP education in their programs. Come prepared to contribute to this critical discussion.

Register now: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUvf-GrqzsjHNR1Ri8lP1KZrtft3KH1JP4K

New By You, For You Webinar (Free for Members) - Teaching Creative Dance to K-2 ChildrenPhysical education teachers (K-2...
01/08/2021

New By You, For You Webinar (Free for Members) - Teaching Creative Dance to K-2 Children

Physical education teachers (K-2) will learn new ways to teach dance to their students which go beyond the typical dances that students already know. Creative dance is a popular method of dance among children because it promotes self-expression and encourages thinking and creativity. Educators will learn how to use imagery, Merce Cunningham’s method of chance, and equipment to create their own dance to teach to their students and then assess their creativity.

Check it out: https://www.shapeamerica.org/prodev/webinars/webinars-byU4U.aspx

New, Free Webinar Series!Next week join us for Part 1: Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators th...
01/07/2021

New, Free Webinar Series!

Next week join us for Part 1: Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Trauma-Informed Programs

Tuesday, January 12, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
FREE
Presenters: Jennifer Walton-Fisette, PETE Professor/Director of Education Preparation
Tammy Wynard, Assistant Professor/Chairperson, Dept. of Kinesiology

Participate in our first critical conversation “Preparing the Next Generation of Health and Physical Educators through Trauma-Informed Programs” that will launch with a focus on the inclusion of adversity education and trauma informed practices (TIP) strategies in Physical Education and Health Education teacher preparation programs. Come ready to discuss concepts that highlight core knowledge and skills for PETE and HETE faculty and their students. Participant breakout and large group discussions will facilitate resource and strategy sharing as well as identifying participant needs so they feel equipped to begin or enhance TIP education in their programs. Come prepared to contribute to this critical discussion.

Register now: http://bit.ly/3ou7LOY

SHAPE America's Best of 2020 As 2020 comes to a close, we’ve compiled the most popular resources, articles, blog posts a...
12/31/2020

SHAPE America's Best of 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, we’ve compiled the most popular resources, articles, blog posts and videos of the year. If you’re looking for top health and physical education resources, this is a great place to start!
In 2020, health and physical educators went above and beyond to adapt to all of the changes and challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Teaching virtually … learning new technology … modifying lessons for remote instruction or physical distancing — all done to ensure students learn the necessary skills to maintain their physical, mental, and social-emotional health.

During this time, many of you turned to SHAPE America for much-needed guidance, tools and resources, such as our 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations (developed in consultation with CDC), Planning for the Next Normal at School playbook (created in partnership with Kaiser Permanente and other school health organizations), and numerous health. moves. minds. @HOME resources.

As 2020 comes to a close, we’ve compiled the most popular resources, articles, blog posts and videos of the year. If you’re looking for top health and physical education resources, this is a great place to start!

https://www.shapeamerica.org/events/best_of_shape_america.aspx

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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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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....
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Hi! I'm an Elementary P.E. Teacher and want to share a brand new resource; it's an Online P.E. Course for K-5 students! It's designed for kids to do right at home with whatever resources they have at home and parents do not have to be super involved. There's a 9-week Summer Course and 36-week School Year, should schools not look like they usually do in the fall. There's a free lesson you can try out; here's the link: