Join Us in supporting #SHAPEAdvocacyDay

Public Relations Advocacy, News & Events, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Across the country, school districts are developing reopening plans for the upcoming school year. And, while these plans vary from district to district, there is one message we want all local leaders and administrators to hear loud and clear: Health and physical education is essential for students’ physical, mental and social-emotional health — and now, more than ever, it’s vital …

Creating buy in by ‘SEL’ling: Helping students get the best product

Advocacy Advocacy, Best Practices, News & Events, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Recently, I was fortunate participate in SHAPE America’s “Speak Out Day” in Washington DC, representing Arizona Health and Physical Education Association. “Speak Out Day” is when educators head to Capitol Hill to advocate for full funding of the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which helps support and fund health and physical education programs and professional development of teachers. ESSA …

Virtual Resources for Health and Physical Education #HPEatHome

Public Relations Advocacy, Best Practices, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Arizona Health and Physical Education supports SHAPE America to provide safe and helpful information to teachers in regards to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. SHAPE America is dedicated to helping physical education and health education teachers across the country as many schools and school districts are moving to distance learning due to COVID-19. In response, we have created …

Why You Should Consider Becoming a National Board Certified Teacher

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Public Relations, SHAPE America

The following article, written by Susan Leonard, Scottsdale Public Schools, was published as part of the SHAPE America Blog.   Susan Leonard March 12, 2020  Health & PE As a rock star teacher, you may be searching for something to challenge you and move your practice to another level. Perhaps you’ve heard the term National Board Certification (NBC), but don’t really know …

Mr. Bragg Goes to Washington!

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Kyle Bragg, Elementary Health and Physical Education Teacher from Anasazi Elementary School in the Scottsdale School District went to Washington DC this past week as part of SHAPE America’s Speak Out! Day. Kyle is also the Advocacy Chair for Arizona Health and Physical Education. SHAPE America’s SPEAK Out! Day is when educators head to Capitol Hill to advocate for full …

Random Acts of Kindness Week

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

When participating in the health. moves. minds. program, we recommended holding a celebratory event or engaging in school-wide activities to infuse kindness, mindfulness, and empowerment into your school and community! Check out some sample lessons on kindness and mindfulness as well as a daily kindness challenge calendar! People love the health. moves. minds. program! Hear first-hand from principals, state leaders, and teachers who …

Elevating student experiences through sport, spirit and achievement

Matt Mixer, Executive Director Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, News & Events, Partnerships, SHAPE America

Kevin Atlas -Opening General Session Keynote at the 2020 SHAPE America National Convention in Salt Lake City, Kevin Atlas (Laue) is an internationally renowned motivational speaker whose incredible life story of turning challenges into triumphs was chronicled in the Oscar-qualifying documentary, “Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story.” Due to complications at birth, Atlas, 28, was born with a left arm …

Take Action Today! September 19, 2019

President-Elect 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 …

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 …