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Press Release: SHAPE America Introduces All-New Standards-Based Online Learning Platform for K-12 Health and Physical Educators

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SHAPE America Introduces All-New Standards-Based Online Learning Platform for K-12 Health and Physical Educators

RESTON, VA, July 27, 2017 – K-12 health and physical education teachers looking to elevate their teaching and advance their careers are being introduced today to an all-new standards-based online learning platform by SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators. Through the SHAPE America Online Institute, teachers will be able to:

  • Find targeted webinars and courses of interest in just seconds using the powerful search and browse functionality
  • Uncover new learning opportunities with the recommended courses and related items features;
  • Track their online professional development and contact hours in one place from the user-friendly dashboard.

“SHAPE America has been a trusted provider of effective health and physical education resources for more than 130 years,” says SHAPE America President Fran Cleland of West Chester University. ”Not only do our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for PE programs across the country, but they also serve as the foundation for all of our professional development. I invite all health and physical education teachers to visit our new Online Institute to see how earning and tracking contact hours has never been easier.”

To introduce the new Online Institute, SHAPE America is offering a FREE webinar: Keeping Recess in Schools. The live webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 2 from 3-4 pm EDT. Join the webinar to:

  • Learn about the benefits of recess;
  • Receive an overview of recess resources from SHAPE America and the CDC, including Strategies for Recess in Schools and Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice.
  • Discover how schools can use various strategies to enhance their recess program and increase student physical activity.

For those unable to join live, they can still register and view the archived webinar in the Online Institute at any time.

From webinars to interactive courses, the new SHAPE America Online Institute delivers self-paced, effective professional development for K-12 health and physical educators that will advance their skills, help them stay on top of new and changing practices and policies as well as enhance their understanding of standards-based concepts.

To learn more about the growing course catalog, visit SHAPE America Online Institute.


About SHAPE America

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs, resources, and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs.

SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Active Schools (formerly Let’s Move! Active Schools) and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. “50 Million Strong by 2029” is our commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs. For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org

Be A Champion!

The Oregon SHAPE Board of Directors is looking for an individual from each school district to “Be A Champion”!

Champions are individuals who;

  • advocate for health and physical education on a daily basis.
  • go out of their way to support health and physical educators in their district.
  • provide effective health and physical education programs to their students.
  • spend a few minutes each month sharing new and exciting information with their colleagues.
  • want to make a difference.

Does this sound like you? `

Yes? Continue reading.

We are looking for Champions who are willing to help us make Oregon’s education system well-rounded by advocating for strong and effective health and physical education programs.

What is the role of a Champion?

  • They are Oregon SHAPE’s liaison to the district and help us spread the word about available professional development opportunities, membership perks, advocacy updates, and more!
  • They spend a few minutes each month forwarding flyers through their in-district mail system, emailing out communication updates, and providing feedback on how we can meet the needs of educators in their district.
  • They share any new, innovative, and exciting events/activities/programs that are happening in their district so it can be highlighted on the Oregon SHAPE website.
  • They share their thoughts and feedback on the ways Oregon SHAPE can serve its members better to help us build a better picture of health and physical education in the state.

What do you say? Are you willing to “Be A Champion” for your school district and help us connect with Oregon educators?

Champions Sign Up Here!



Change of Plans: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!

We are extending the deadline for the conference call for proposals to July 31st, 2017. This will give more folks an opportunity to submit proposals now that the busy school year has come to an end.

Submit a session today on any of the following topics.

  • Health Education
  • Physical Education
  • Dance Education
  • Recreation
  • Exercise Science
  • Adapted Physical Education

Please fill out the form below to submit your session proposal(s) for the conference on October 13 & 14, 2017. Closing date to submit your session proposal(s) will be July 31st at 11:59pm PST. Make sure to submit as soon as you can as we have limited spots available!

Call for Proposals Form

Half day pre-conference workshops will be held on October 13. There will be a workshop on physical literacy presented by Dr. Dean Kriellaars, and workshops on the new health and physical education standards. October 14 will hold the full conference day with our keynote and all accepted sessions.

If you have any questions please contact Collin Brooks, Conference Committee Chair, at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Oregon SHAPE eNews – June 2017

Check out our June 2017 Oregon SHAPE eNews today! Find out all about the conference, call for proposals, TOY award nominations, and read some messages from our President and Past-President!

Click here to access. 


2017 Oregon SHAPE Conference Registration is LIVE!

Oregon SHAPE Conference Registration is LIVE!

Join us on October 13 & 14, 2017 for the Oregon SHAPE 2017 Conference. We are excited to announce that registration is LIVE. See the table below for full pricing details. Make sure to register by September 1, 2017 to access the early bird pricing!

Early Bird Registration: Ends September 1
Regular Registration: Ends October 12
On-Site/Late Registration: October 13 & 14

Register Here

For more information on the conference check out the conference information tab. If you have any questions, please contact the conference committee at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Oregon SHAPE Award Nominations

Nominate a deserving student or professional for an Oregon SHAPE Award today! Deadline to submit your nominations is July 15, 2017. Please send completed nomination forms and/or questions to Jennifer Bhalla (Chair of the Awards Committee) at jenniferbhalla@pacificu.edu.

Award Nomination Form

SHAPE America Regional Conference 2017

Are you looking for an exciting professional development opportunity for the end of the 2016/2017 school year? Look no further!

Registration is now open and the schedule is available for the 2017 SHAPE America Regional Conference, June 25-27 in Albuquerque, NM. Register now for early-bird savings!

This conference is presented by Northwest and Southwest Districts.