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 …

New Arizona Health and Physical Education President

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

Meet your new President. Her name is Heather Chewning and she teaches at Sunnyside High School in Tucson. Heather grew up dancing, playing outside, and running around the farm.  According to Heather this is where she developed her passion and love of play and being active. In high school she participated in Track and Field where she developed a love …

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 …