Take Action Today! September 19, 2019

Advocacy Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Please join the health and physical education community TODAY by sending a letter to Congress and flooding social media with advocacy messages about the importance of fully funding Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for FY20. For FY19, Congress increased funding for Title IV, Part A to $1.17 billion — a $70 million increase over the previous year. Congress …

We need to prioritize physical education in our schools

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, President's Message, Public Relations

A new school year has begun, but hundreds of thousands of students won’t get enough of one of the biggest necessities for their overall development: physical activity. In fact, only 24% of kids in the U.S. get the recommended daily hour of physical activity at least five days per week. One reason for this is that many schools are not adequately prioritizing physical …

Take Your Parent to PE Week is September 23-27!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

School is back in session and Take Your Parent to PE Week is right around the corner. Now in its third year, the weeklong campaign is a fun, immersive way to introduce parents to the physical education program  at their child’s school. Toolkits for parents, schools and our partners are available to make participation fun and easy! Still on the fence? Check out our latest blog post from a PE …

5 Ways to Change How Students View PE Class

Best Practices Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Dan Dejager, August 22, 2019 A few months ago, someone asked me what I hoped students would remember about my PE class and say about me as a physical education teacher. The question hit me kind of hard and I started to tear up a bit. My answer surprised me: “I hope they say I was nice.” Growing up, I …

New Benefit Exclusively for SHAPE America Members

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Access an assessment bank of over 800 reviewed test items to use in your classroom immediately! SHAPE America is committed to providing teachers with tools and resources that make it easier to deliver effective health and physical education to your students. That’s why SHAPE America created the Health Education Assessment Tool (HEAT). Read more……….

Back-to-School, Back-to-Standards!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

It’s that time! Most Arizona schools start back in late July or early August. Usually, health and physical education teachers start thinking and planning long before that about how to implement a curriculum that is appropriate and motivating for students. It is a given that we do not just show up and teach. Lesson plans and curriculum have a variety …

Free OPEN Curriculum Workshop in Tucson Area

Heather Chewning, President Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

Join us on Saturday, August 24th  from (9 am to 1 pm), for a FREE, OPEN Curriculum (Back-to-School) Workshop. This year, our Tucson Area Pushing the Boundaries Workshop will be at Leman Academy of Excellence, 7720 North Silverbell Road, Tucson, AZ 85743. Each OPEN Training is movement-based & includes the following: Academic Rigor in Physical Education Academic Language Backward Curriculum Design Planning …

FUTP 60 Kickoff Starts Now

Partnership Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

We’ll keep this short and sweet: 250 schools will receive Kickoff Kits, 1 school per state will win a $200 gift card to the FUTP 60 Store, and one lucky school will win a grand prize in-school cheese party with special NFL guests—all for reporting their school’s Kickoff Step on their Dashboard!* Visit the FUTP 60 Kickoff webpage now for more information on how …

The new Service-Learning Program for Schools

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

About the Program Across the country, today’s children and adolescents — at all grade levels — do not get enough physical activity, and are struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health challenges. Understanding these challenges, promoting an active school environment, and teaching children how to cope with stress, bullying, and societal pressures can make all the difference. The health. …

Take Your Parent to PE Week

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

The 3rd Annual Take Your Parent to PE Week will take place September 23-27, 2019. During the campaign, parents are introduced to their child’s physical education program and encouraged to engage throughout the year while being physically active together at home and in the community. Read More………….