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 …

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 …

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……….

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 …

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 …

Dodgeball Is Fine for Adult Leagues, but Not for PE Class

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

Stephanie Morris and Christopher Hersl June 21, 2019 The first paragraph of Jacob Bogage’s June 7 article in The Washington Post, “Dodgeball is a tool of ‘oppression’ used to ‘dehumanize’ others, researchers argue,” states that dodgeball is one of “gym classes most common games.” We at SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators, found this disheartening and scary, but not …

Arizona Future Professionals Committee Chair

Toni Chilton, President-Elect Adapted Physical Education, Advocacy, Best Practices, Future Professionals, Marketing, Membership, News & Events, Partnerships, Public Relations, SHAPE America

Congratulations to Elizabeth Gonzalez for being elected as the Future Professionals Committee Chair for Arizona Health and Physical Education.  Elizabeth is currently a full-time student at Arizona State University and will be graduating in May 2020 with a bachelors in Physical Education. Welcome to the Arizona Health and Physical Education Board of Directors, Elizabeth!  

health.moves.minds.

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

Get ready, health. moves. minds. is launching this August! Arizona Health and Physical Education is excited to partner with SHAPE America to introduce health. moves. minds. This program teaches our young people how to take care of their MIND & BODY while developing those ever important character traits such as kindness, compassion and empathy. It includes skill based and standards …