WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

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

State of Arizona  Department of Education/Health and Nutrition Services Division The Arizona Department of Education is reaching out to you in an effort to collect data reflecting the status of Physical Education and Physical Activity for Arizona students in the school setting.  This data will assist in providing resources and training for schools across the state to support the efforts …

SHAPE America and Gopher Sport Announce Partnership to Support Health and Physical Education in Communities and Schools Across the Country

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

RESTON, VA, October 17, 2018 – Gopher Sport and SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators today announced a three-year partnership to plan, market and implement two new programs to support health and physical education: the Big Feats for SHAPE America Virtual Race and Health. Moves. Minds.™, an educational fundraising program. The Big Feats Virtual Race is a …

Don’t Miss this Opportunity! Skillastics® Physical Activity Grant

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

Take a chance, you might win $1,000 of Skillastics Activity Kits and up to $1,000 to attend SHAPE America National Convention in Tampa, FL! It takes only three questions for the opportunity to add Skillastics to your program AND learn from the best at the SHAPE America Convention.   Don’t delay, submit your application today. Deadline is October 31, 2018 CLICK …

First Founder’s Award Recipient, Patti Mitchell

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

Congratulations to Patti Mitchell of the Washington Elementary School District for being the first ever recipient of the Ina Gittings Founder’s Award. This honor is given to a teacher that has taught for 25 years or more and is still making a difference.  Long before Title IX, Ina E. Gittings (1885-1966) became the first university director of Women’s Physical Education and …

DANCEPL3Y Instructor Training

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

I’m so excited to announce that I’ll be teaching an exclusive 1-Day DANCEPL3Y Kids “Express” Instructor training at AZHPE on October 26th! In this training, you’ll Get active in a Master Class, featuring 10 of our most popular dances Learn how to develop physical literacy through dance Discover verbal, physical, and interpersonal coaching skills Learn step-by-step choreography for 4 simple songs …

Arizona Health and Physical Education Innovation Award

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

Congratulations to Paige Levy of the Kyrene School District for receiving the very first Arizona Health and Physical Education Innovation Award. This award was created to recognize Health, Physical  Education or Dance teachers that are using technology, techniques, public relations and the latest fitness trends to inspire all children to develop a lifelong love for exercise.  Over a three year period, …

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2018 Teacher of the Year Announcements

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

Congratulations to the following Health and Physical Education Teachers for being named 2018 Teachers of the Year. Please join us at the State Convention, Wednesday, October 24 – 25 at the Phoenix Convention Center to honor these individuals and to thank them for their service to our profession. Arizona Health and Physical Education will present the Teacher of the Year …

Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Training

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

Fuel Up To Play 60 Program Advisor Summit!!!!! This fun, high energy event is scheduled for October 2 from 8 am – 5 pm at The Tempe Buttes.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Featured this year will be Danielle from Dance Play with a Pound Workout. Do you like to win prizes?  Encourage a person from a school that is not …

Chronic Absenteeism? Talk to Your Health and PE Teacher!

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

By Judy LoBianco posted 5 days ago Chronic absenteeism – missing at least 15 school days each year, as noted in this article by The Brookings Institution  – is an old problem in search of new answers. From bad grades to bullying, mental or emotional issues to difficulties with basic needs such as housing and food, there are many reasons why children are absent. It’s …

Sun Safety Curriculum.

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

Patricia Wahl and her family understand what it’s like to battle melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. She didn’t want any other families to go through what her family has been through, and decided to take action. Read more about Patricia’s story and how she is getting children involved at an early age. As Labor Day approaches, kids will still …