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 …

Webinar: From Heart Attack to High Achieving Schools

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, News & Events, Public Relations

When Monday, Sep 30, 2019 1:00 PM EDT Register https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3144222126519870733 by Chris Lineberry Learn how one principal’s heart attack led to the entire school’s transformation into healthier behavior. Dr. Chris Lineberry is the principal at Apache Junction High School in Arizona and one of the most progressive educators in the United States. The architect of the “IMPACT” program (Increasing Movement …

Boost for method to curb youth smoking

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Video games that have shown effectiveness in trials will have their use expanded through funding from the CVS Health Foundation Lynn E. Fiellin, M.D., associate professor of medicine and in the Yale Child Study Center, has spent much of her recent career determining how best to use video games to empower adolescents to avoid risky behaviors that affect life outcomes. …

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

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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 …

New Benefit Exclusively for SHAPE America Members

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

Access an assessment bank of over 800 reviewed test items to use in your classroom immediately! SHAPE America is committed to providing teachers with tools and resources that make it easier to deliver effective health and physical education to your students. That’s why SHAPE America created the Health Education Assessment Tool (HEAT). Read more……….

DonorsChoose.org “Welcome Week” Ends Today!

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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 …