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 …

The health. moves. minds. Program Has Arrived!

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

The health. moves. minds. program fundraising platform is now live! Register your school, choose if you want 50% of funds to go to your school or if you would like to “pay it forward” and give 25% to a local charity of your choice, and then start spreading the word by sharing your event information with your school and parents. Read …

DonorsChoose.org “Welcome Week” Ends Today!

Advocacy Advocacy, Marketing, News & Events, Partnerships

DonorsChoose.org empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students. DonorsChoose.org is a nonprofit site that connects teachers to a nationwide community of classroom supporters. Sunday, August 18 through Saturday, August 24 is “Welcome Week” for teachers who have yet to submit a classroom project! During Welcome Week, teachers who have never …

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 …

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………….