ASU advocates champion landmark legislation for women, civil rights

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Fifty years ago on June 23, 1972, then-President Richard Nixon signed into law 37 words that would crystallize gender equity in education as a civil right. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 has removed many barriers that once prevented people, on the basis of sex, from participating in educational programs that rely on federal assistance. It impacts college …

Juneteenth celebration to highlight Black history, excellence

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Juneteenth is a federal holiday that commemorates the anniversary of the June 19, 1865, announcement from a Union Army general proclaiming freedom for enslaved people in Texas. Here, Jessica Salow, ASU’s assistant archivist of Black Collections, talks about the ASU Library’s upcoming Juneteenth celebration and the meaning of the holiday. Read more…………………

Time to Step Up to the Plate!

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On behalf of Arizona Health and Physical Education President Arlo Pew, the Board of Directors would like to invite all interested professionals to submit a presentation proposal for the 2022 Arizona State Convention.  The theme this year is “Covering All the Bases”. We will be back in person at the Phoenix Convention Center, South Building, on November 2 and 3. …

2022 Arizona Award Nomination Process is Now Open!

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Arizona Health and Physical Education President, Arlo Pew and Awards Chair, Jennifer Houston, would like to announce that the Nomination Process for 2022 Honor and Recognition Awards, including the Teacher of the Year Awards is now open.  The 2022 Honor and Recognition Night will be held at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix on Wednesday, November 1st.  2022 Awards Eligibility Requirements …

Continuing a Legacy of Health Education and Outreach

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You could say Sabrina Plattner, MEd, has health and wellness in her DNA. Plattner, a senior health educator in the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, grew up in Tucson, the daughter of Heather and David Alberts, MD. Her father joined the College of Medicine – Tucson in 1975 and, a year later, helped found the UArizona Cancer …

Our Hearts are with Uvalde

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MAKE.IT.STOP. We have to fix this. This is abhorrent. Demand change! Thurston High School. Columbine High School. Heritage High School. Deming Middle School. Fort Gibson Middle School. Buell Elementary School. Lake Worth Middle School. University of Arkansas. Junipero Serra High School. Santana High School. Bishop Neumann High School. Pacific Lutheran University. Granite Hills High School. Lew Wallace High School. Martin …

Inventory Tips to Keep P.E. Equipment Organized

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 Aaron Beighle  As a young teacher, “Let’s take inventory” might have been my least favorite quote from my co-teachers. Fortunately, as I have aged, I have come to realize its importance. In physical education, pieces of equipment represent our “instructional supplies,” and to meet our program objectives sufficient equipment is essential. Given its importance, it would follow that we take …

Interested in bringing Classroom Champions to your classroom?

Anne Knight, Best Practices Chair News & Events

Classroom Champions is a nonprofit that brings Olympic, Paralympic, professional and NCAA athlete mentors directly to your classroom to teach kids valuable social and emotional learning lessons. Did you catch them at #SHAPENOLA during our keynote? It featured their co-founder and Olympic gold medalist Steve Mesler. Classroom Champions has an entire school year’s worth of flexible resources ranging from 60-second …

Celebrating 50 Years of Title IX in Arizona

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June 23, 2022, will mark the 50th anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Surviving many challenges through the decades, it is arguably one of the most significant pieces of civil rights legislation in America’s history. Arizona Health and Physical Education would like to hear your story. We want to highlight the positive impact that Title IX …

Phoenix-based program using baseball as therapy for cognitive impairments, physical disabilities

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PHOENIX — A Phoenix-based program is using baseball as therapy for those with cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer’s, and veterans in the VA with chronic physical disabilities. One of the facilities they partner with is the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute in Phoenix. The Society for American Baseball Research has created a “Baseball Memories” program to facilitate discussions and reminisce about the …