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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …