Innovative Teacher Award

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

Innovative Teacher Award Criteria and information would be sent to all members. Individuals nominated must be current members. Using the criteria given by individual nominating, a rubrics will be used to determine each year’s recipient. This award would be given to any current Health, Physical  Education or Dance teacher that are using technology, techniques, public relations and the latest fitness …

Founders Award

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations

Founders Award The Founder’s Award is in honor of Arizona Health and Physical Educations founder, Ina Gittings. This honor will be awarded to a teacher that is currently teaching and has taught for 25 years or more and is still making a difference. This individual should not be currently retired. Below is a statement about Ina Gittings that may help …

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………….

Congratulations Kyle!

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

Congratulations to Kyle Bragg, Elementary Physical Education at Anasazi Elementary in Scottsdale. Kyle recently presented a session and represented Arizona at the 2019 National Physical Education and School Sport Institute in North Carolina, a respected conference known for hosting some of the best PE teachers from around the world. Kyle is the 2018 Arizona Elementary PE Teacher of the Year, …

A New Concept of Fitness

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

Emma Greguska – Reporter, ASU Now 20-year longitudinal study shows personalized, concept-based physical education is best for long-term results How much of what you learned in high school do you still use 20 years later? Probably not a lot. But a study conducted by researchers at Arizona State University found that one thing former students at Mountain Pointe High School …

30th Anniversary Coaches and Athletes Performance Workshop and Clinic

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

After 30 years of training and educating coaches and athletes, Strength of America is giving back with a free clinic for Coaches, PE Teachers and Parents, then afterward a free clinic for athletes ages 10-17 to learn the system that has kept their athletes safe and dominate on the fields, courts and mats for the last 30 years here in …