Research at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo
Whether you are in the classroom teaching the next generation of health and physical educators, or conducting research that elevates our profession and leads to classroom solutions, you will find sessions of interest at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.
Please join us for the 2017 SHAPE America Convention & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts.
Learning From the Past, Making History
This presentation will provide an historical overview of some the initiatives and learnings from research on physical education teacher education (PETE), doctoral PETE programs, and those who enter doctoral PETE programs. In addition, there will be an eye to the future specific to these areas of research, given the current higher education environment. Speakers include Hans van der Mars, Missy Parker and David Patton
Graduate Student Forum
The Graduate student forum this year will be a work shop titled: 'how to get that job'. A handful of reputable scholars with an array of different positions within health and physical education will facilitate a round the table workshop. Students will gain information on the job recruitment process, along with the opportunity to ask questions related to prospective jobs.
C. H. McCloy Research Lecture and Breakfast
The C. H. McCloy Memorial Lecture provides for in-depth coverage of a research topic and an opportunity to give formal peer recognition to persons who have made outstanding contributions to HPERD through their research efforts. The lecture also provides a form of continuing recognition for Charles H. McCloy, one of the great pioneer scientists and leaders of the profession. The C. H. McCloy Research Lecture was inaugurated at the 1980 National Convention and Exposition. This year's lecture will be presented by Greg Welk and is titled "The Intersections of Science and Practice: Examples from FitnessGram Programming."
SHAPE America Scholar
The SHAPE America Scholar Award is presented in recognition of research/creative activities which enrich the depth and scope of health, leisure, sport, dance and related activities. This year's lecture will be presented by Louis Harrison and is titled "50 Million Stronger Together: Looking to Diversity as Strength for Physical Education".
Raymond A. Weiss Research Lecture
The purpose of the Raymond A. Weiss Lecture is to support a scholarly presentation by an individual in the arts and sciences who is an outstanding leader and who has made an important contribution to his or her field, and who has ties to one or more of the fields of HPERD. This year's lecture will be given by Scott Kretchmar and is titled "Play, Games, Metaphors and the Evolution of Human Intelligence."