Oregon SHAPE

Deadline Extended!

Due to high demand, we have added more rooms to the room block at the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn. The deadline to book your room(s) is now October 10th!

Address: 1082 SW Yates, Bend, OR 97702
Book by: October 10th, 2018
Group Name: Oregon SHAPE
Group Rate: 149.99/night + tax
Booking link: Click here to book your room(s)!

Difficulties booking? Contact: Kara @ 253.653.2078 or Oregon SHAPE at oregonshape@gmail.com.

Today Is Your Last Day To Book!

Today is the last day to reserve your lodging within the guaranteed block period at the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn.

What is this hotel all about? With thoughtful amenities, contemporary design, and superior customer service, the Best Western Premier Peppertree Inn at Bend is an absolute standout among other area hotels. Their brand new property features free Wi-Fi, complimentary hot breakfast, 24-hour fitness center, a whirlpool, a full service business center, flex space, and easy access to top attractions. 

It is only 5 minutes away from Pacific Crest Middle School where we will be hosting the conference (according to Google Maps).

Address: 1082 SW Yates, Bend, OR 97702
Book by: October 1st, 2018 (TODAY!)
Group Name: Oregon SHAPE
Group Rate: 149.99/night + tax
Booking link: Click here to book your room(s)!

Difficulties booking? Contact: Kara @ 253.653.2078 or Oregon SHAPE at oregonshape@gmail.com.

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What BIG Events are Happening at the Conference?

We are excited to share some BIG events that we have planned for conference attendees. These have been purposefully planned as we want you “making connections” (ahem.. this is our conference theme) as much as possible before, after, and during the conference!

Friday, October 12, 2018

Cooperative Team Challenge – You do not want to miss this final event of the evening! Join a team, cooperate on a task, and compete against the clock! What is in it for you? Well, other than “making connections” with some awesome people, you could win some equipment donated by Sportime featuring SPARK!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Morning Activity – We are excited to share that we are partnering with Cyclebar Bend to put on a morning cycle class for conference attendees! Hold up, I know what you are thinking. A cycle class in the morning? Trust me, you do not want to miss this dance party on a bike, get your sweat on, and “make connections” kinda opportunity. Convinced? Excited? Me too! Stay tuned, more information to come!

Engagement Activity – Want to be entered into a raffle to win some AMAZING prizes? Here is how it works… find the BINGO card in your conference bag, complete all the tasks, “make connections”, enter the raffle, win prizes. It is that simple! I promise!

Sponsored Social – Join us at GoodLife Brewing to help us wind down the conference. Take this opportunity to network and “make connections” one last time. We want to thank Oregon Active Schools (who is brought to us by Kaiser Permanente, Northwest Health Foundation, and Nike) for sponsoring this social!


Have we convinced you to attend? Great! Click on that big blue button below to register now. You will join over 155 educators and administrators attending the conference! You could be number 156! Just Do It.

16 Days Until the Conference!

Register today to access regular rates and join over 150 educators and administrators attending the conference! The At-A-Glance Schedule has been announced and we are excited to share the details below. Click here to learn more about the conference!

Confused About Member vs Non-Member Registration?

There has been some confusion around member and non-member registration. Non-member registration is intended for educators who are not from Oregon.

For many years, membership had been tied to conference registration. This is no longer the case for a variety of reasons not worth a lengthy explanation in this e-mail. However, it is still our intent that if you are an Oregon educator, you should become a member of Oregon SHAPE before you register for the conference.

We have tried to make this financially beneficially to you at a cost of $50–as it is cheaper to sign up first as a member and THEN pay the membership rate to attend the conference (you save $5 this way). A cheaper conference is not the only benefit. Being eligible to be a teacher of the year, getting a voice in our elections, access to FREE PD throughout the school year, and a t-shirt, are just some of the other membership benefits. We currently have people looking for ways to add to our membership perks, so there is a real tangible benefit to becoming a member. That is the benefit of being a member-driven organization.

One of the advantages of being the state affiliate to SHAPE America is that we get a seat at the table when important policy discussions take place at the state level regarding physical and health education. Have you heard of the state PE law, SB4 (previously named HB3141)? There are groups in Oregon with PAID lobbyists who are working hard to kill this law, delay implementation or threaten to overload our class sizes to over 100 students per teacher if they are “forced” to implement. We don’t have paid lobbyists–we are just teachers, like you–but, we do get a seat at the table in these conversations because they often want the “classroom perspective.” The first question these groups often ask us is, “How many members does your organization represent anyway?” The only way we are taken seriously is if we have collective strength together.

We want you to know why we feel so strongly about you being an Oregon SHAPE member. YOU MATTER. This organization would cease to exist without you. 

If after all of this we have not convinced you to become a member of Oregon SHAPE, please email us to get the non-member code for registration.


REMINDER: Early Bird Rates End at 11:59 PM Tonight (September 14, 2018)!

Access early bird rates today and join over 100 educators, administrators, and superintendents who have already signed up for the 2018 Oregon SHAPE Conference. Regular Registration opens September 15 and goes until October 11. At this time rates will increase to the following:

  • Professional Member of $115 will increase to $160
  • Non-Member of $170 will increase to $220
  • Retired $75 (remains the same)
  • Student $45 (remains the same)

Did you know that we just announced our exciting conference schedule on the website? Check it out here. 

Catch the early bird rates before they end!

Just over 48 hours until early bird registration ends! Did you know that we are one month out from the conference? Make sure to register today to access reduced rates! Early bird registration ends on September 14, at 11:59 PM PT.

Registration rates will increase after this deadline. The regular registration rates period is September 15 – October 11.

  • Professional Member of $115 will increase to $160
  • Non-Member of $170 will increase to $220
  • Retired $75 (remains the same)
  • Student $45 (remains the same)

All accommodation information has been added to the website, please check it out here.

We just announced our exciting session line up on the website! Check it out here. Full program details are coming soon!

Early Bird Registration Ends in One Week!

Early bird registration ends September 14! Join us on October 12 & 13 for our annual Oregon SHAPE conference hosted in Bend! We are bringing out an all-star line-up of speakers to share on exciting topics! Here is a sneak peak of some of our featured sessions.

Unified PE Greatest Hits: Unified PE is a physical education environment which provides a unique opportunity for students with and without disabilities to come together through ongoing educational and physical activities. This session highlights activities and adaptations that are made for students with disabilities in the areas of outdoor pursuits, individual-performance activities, team sports, net/wall games, target games, and dance.

The #PhysEd Playbook: At this session, participants will work collaboratively to start creating The #PhysEd Playbook, a go-to guide filled with highly effective instructional strategies that have a positive impact on student learning. The instructional strategies within the playbook will be organized around the themes of Purpose, Rituals & Routines, Differentiation, Formative Assessment, and Questioning. You will be able to use The #PhysEd Playbook as a starting point to create your own instructional guide for your classes.

If This is Love…Why Am I so Miserable: One-third of adolescents have been involved in an abusive or controlling relationship by the time they leave high school. This workshop will combine usable, student-centered, interactive teaching strategies for recognizing unhealthy and building healthy relationships while allowing movement, discussion, and real life “meaning makers” in a non-sexist package.

Health: Hooks, Meaning-Makers, and Teaching with GRIT!: Gain a classes attention, focus learning, make meaningful connections and foster student-centered culture through a wealth of quick to implement strategies for health education. Find or renew your Teacher GRIT (Get Revved In Teaching) to meet those challenges, and increase that joy!  

Who are our featured speakers? Read some fun facts about them here
Did you know that administrator registration is FREE? Bring your school administrator and receive a 50% rebate on your conference registration! It’s a win-win for everyone! You do not want to miss out on attending this conference!
Questions about the conference? Email us at oregonshape@gmail.com.