Through SHAPE America membership, you are connected to a community of thousands of health and physical educators. SHAPE America provides a number of resources and tools that will help you build relationships, enhance your professional practice and promote the cause.
- Grow your professional network
Log in to Exchange — SHAPE America's online member community — to upload your photo, start conversations, share knowledge and contribute resources. Reach out to a new connection and make plans to meet face-to-face at SHAPE America's National Convention & Expo and district conferences.
- Identify and disseminate best practices
Determine whether your school's health and physical education programs meet the needs of all students, are enjoyable for your students, and emphasize the knowledge and necessary skills for a lifetime of physical activity. Download the new Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education and the Essential Components of Physical Education guidance documents to evaluate your program's strengths and weaknesses. Prepare a plan for improvement where needed and share with your principal. Check out SHAPE America's Physical Education Program Checklist.
- Champion the cause of health education and physical education
Introduce one colleague to the benefits of SHAPE America membership. Invite him or her to join.