Arizona Health and Physical Education Leaders Advocate for Federal Funding Virtually!

President Arlo Pew Advocacy, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing, SHAPE America

SHAPE America Members Ask Congress to Fully Fund Title IV, Part A of ESSA 3/19/21 Mesa, Arizona In an effort to educate members of Congress about the importance of a well-rounded education within the bi-partisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) leaders from Arizona Health and Physical Education Association are advocating virtually to Congressional Offices on Capitol Hill to advocate for …

Big Feats Virtual Race

Public Relations/Marketing Advocacy, News & Events, Partnerships, SHAPE America

Join SHAPE America and Gopher for the “Big Feats for SHAPE America” Virtual Race as we race to raise much-needed funds for high-needs schools through SHAPE America’s Impact Schools Grant program. 80% of funds raised will go back to high-needs schools by providing essential funds for the equipment, training and safe spaces they need in order to foster a lifetime of health …

Join Us in supporting #SHAPEAdvocacyDay

President Arlo Pew Advocacy, News & Events, Public Relations/Marketing, 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/Marketing, 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

President Arlo Pew Advocacy, Best Practices, Public Relations/Marketing, 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/Marketing, 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/Marketing, 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/Marketing, 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, 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 …