COVID-19 Resources for
Health and Physical Education

Resource Library

Updated October 9, 2020

SHAPE America has created a collection of resources to help you continue to provide effective, standards-based lessons during the pandemic.

Adapt, repurpose or use the resources provided as you see fit to best meet the unique needs of your students.

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Reentry Considerations

Offers considerations for mitigation strategies that teachers can use to help protect students and staff to slow the spread of COVID-19.

Instructional Tools & Resources

A variety of tools, resources, and lessons to support student learning in an in-person with physical distancing classroom or distance learning.

Professional Learning

Offers opportunities to learn best practices for in-person and distance learning instruction during the pandemic.

Instructional Videos

Offers tutorials for conducting effective Health Education and Physical Education instruction during the pandemic.

SEL/Trauma-Informed Practices

Offers resources and lessons to address social-emotional learning.

Self-Care

Information and strategies to address one’s own physical, mental, and emotional health.

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SHAPE America: 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations
 
Reentry Considerations

As schools prepare for the upcoming school year, they may be operating under different models of learning based on their geographical location, level of COVID-19 community spread, feedback from families and the school community, and state or local regulations. Included in this document are overarching strategies for schools to consider for reentry as well as considerations for the models of learning.

SHAPE America: Guidelines for K-12 Online Physical Education
 
Reentry Considerations, Instructional Tools & Resources

This document provides many ideas and resources for administrators, such as appropriate practices, sample lesson modules and assessment ideas, and even tips on how to assess the quality of OLPE courses. The taskforce hopes that users of this document are easily able to utilize the sections that are most useful to their immediate needs.

health. moves. minds.: Virtual Educational Resource Guide
 
Reentry Considerations, Instructional Tools, SEL/Trauma-informed Practices

The health.moves.minds. Program is essential to school re-entry this Fall and this Virtual Resource Guide can help get you started to make a lasting impact on your students and community.

MOSHAPE-MoDESE: COVID-19 Reentry Teacher Resources
 
Reentry Considerations

Physical Education Learning Activities for the Classroom Space

MOSHAPE-MoDESE: Panel Discussion, COVID-19 Reentry Teacher Resources
 
Reentry Considerations, Instructional Video

Guy Danhoff hosts a Special Edition #MOSHAPEMinute that features Sean Nevills, Brad Brummel, Sally Schulte, Patrick Fine, and Executive Director Thomas Loughrey as they introduce and breakdown the new #MOready COVID-19 Re-Entry Teacher Resources supported by DESE. This broadcast aired on Friday, August 21, 2020.

Literature Enhanced Physical Education
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Check out these HPE Virtual Classrooms by Lynn Hefele!

NC SHAPE K-12 COVID-19 Resources
 
Reentry Considerations, Instructional Tools & Resources

K-12 COVID-19 Resources for remote and hybrid learning environments by NC SHAPE.

SHAPE America: Best Practices for Delivering Online and Hybrid Learning
 
Professional Learning, Instructional Video, SEL/Trauma-informed Practices, Self-Care

Join SHAPE America for a free collaborative webinar to learn more about Best Practices for Delivering Online and Hybrid Learning. In this information-packed hour, you will learn best practices and teaching strategies from instructors of health and physical education online.

SHAPE America: Effective Teaching Practices for K-12 Physical Educators Using the SHAPE America School Reentry Considerations
 
Professional Learning, Instructional Video, SEL/Trauma-informed Practices, Self-Care

Join the SHAPE America Professional Preparation, Physical Education and Physical Activity Councils on Zoom for a collaborative webinar to learn more about the SHAPE America School Reentry considerations specific to physical education. Hear from teachers in the field, including SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, about their plans for teaching physical education in the fall and how they will be using best practices to teach and assess their students while still maintaining a safe and healthy environment.

SHAPE America: Effective Teaching Practices for K-12 Health Educators Using the SHAPE America School Reentry Considerations
 
Professional Learning, Instructional Video, SEL/Trauma-informed Practices, Self-Care

Join the SHAPE America Professional Preparation and Health Education Councils on Zoom for a collaborative webinar to learn more about the SHAPE America School Reentry considerations specific to health education. Hear from numerous teachers in the field, including SHAPE America Teachers of the Year, about their plans for teaching health education in the fall and how they will be using best practices in health education to teach and assess their students.

HPE Hybrid Model and Example Scope & Sequence
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

An HPE hybrid model for distance and in-person activities by Brad Brummel and Jered Adams.

SHAPE America: Activity Calendars
 
Instructional Tools & Resources, SEL/Trauma-Informed Practices

The Mind & Body calendars are a great resource to send home with students or to share through a link in a newsletter or e-mail out to parents. The calendars encourage students to stay physically active while working on aspects of mental wellness, too.

CDC: Health Literacy | Schools
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

The resources on this page can help care providers and educators recognize and respond to children’s (and family members’) health information and communication needs. The resources may also help other individuals and organizations identify common interests and opportunities to work with care providers and educators.

CDC: Characteristics of an Effective Health Education Curriculum
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Find out how health education experts define an effective health education curriculum for students.

CDC: Health Literacy Training for PK
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Research on the importance of integrating health literacy into early childhood programs.

CDC: Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) e-Learning
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

The Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool, also known as the “HECAT,” is designed to be used by those who develop a health education scope and sequence, as well as those who develop or select health education curricula.

CDC: Physical Education Curriculul Analysis Tool (PECAT)
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) pdf icon[PDF – 6 MB] is a self-assessment and planning guide developed by CDC. The PECAT is designed to help school districts and schools conduct clear, complete, and consistent analyses of physical education curricula based upon national physical education standards.

CDC: COVID-19 Guidance for Schools
 
Reentry Considerations

Ongoing Mitigation Guidance, mitigation guidance, and prevention and support for schools and child care programs.

CDC: COVID-19 Considerations for Schools Homepage
 
Reentry Considerations

School reentry resources for school and program administrators, as well as parents and caregivers.

CDC: Protect Yourself and Others
 
Reentry Considerations

How you can take steps to slow the spread of COVID-19.

CDC: Interim Guidance for School and Day Camps
 
Reentry Considerations

The CDC is releasing this interim guidance, laid out in a series of three steps, to inform a gradual scale up of operations.

CDC: Guidance for Institutions of Higher Education
 
Reentry Considerations

Reentry considerations for colleges and universities.

CDC: BAM! Body and Mind Classroom Resources for Teachers
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

This page contains a variety of information and resources for teachers of grades 4-8 to use in the classroom and help students make healthier lifestyle choices.

CDC: Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Public Spaces, Workplaces …
 
Reentry Considerations

This guidance is intended for all Americans, whether you own a business, run a school, or want to ensure the cleanliness and safety of your home.

How to use Google Forms (written w/ screenshots)
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to create a Google Form with these slides and screenshots.

How to use Google Forms (video)
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to create a Google Form with this video playlist.

How to create Screencasts
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to create a Screencast with these slides and screenshots.

How to use Presentation Tools
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to use Presentation Tools with these slides and screenshots.

Various iPad Apps for Education
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Peruse a selection of iPad apps useful for education.

How to use Google Calendar
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to use Google Calendar with these slides and screenshots.

How to create graphic organizers
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to create graphic organizers with these slides and screenshots.

Accessibility in Technology
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Learn to how to incorporate accessibility into your digital classroom.

Super Deck Fitness Card Game
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

A 54 card deck that can be used to play multiple games to get students fit and active.

Towel Fitness and Challenges
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

At-home activities using towels.

Balloon Challenges and Activities
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

At-home activities using balloons.

Paper Plate Tabata
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

At-home activities using paper plates.

Prepping for Extended Home #HealthEd Webinar
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Extended remote health education slides and webinar.

Dimensions of Wellness Photo Journal Project
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Photo and voice journal for social and emotional learning.

My Coronavirus Journal
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

A journal for students to track how the coronavirus has changed their day-to-day lives.

Coronavirus Shutdown Curriculum - Health
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

An assignment for students to track their physical, emotional, and mental well-being while remote learning.

Health Education Menu
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

A collection of health education lessons and resources for HPE teachers.

Skills-Based at Home Learning: Creating SMART Goals
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Skills-based resources for at-home learning and S.M.A.R.T. goal tracking.

Elementary PE Resources
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

A collection of elementary physical education activities.

Secondary PE Resources
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

A collection of secondary physical education resources for online assignments.

SHAPE America: Ready-To-Go Take Home Packet
Instructional Tools & Resources, SEL/Trauma Informed Practives

The physical education learning packet is a Take Home Packet designed for teachers to download so they have a collection of ready to use activities that they do not have to spend time searching for. The secondary activities in this packet do not require internet and include physical education and health education that are designed to be done over the course of a week.

health. moves. minds.: The Daily Big 3 (v. 1)
SEL/Trauma Informed Practives

The Daily Big 3 are three things students can do each day while they’re out of school to take care of their physical and mental wellness. They will fill in the date for each day and check off items as they complete them.

The Daily Big 3 (v. 1) - English The Daily Big 3 (v. 1) - Spanish
health. moves. minds.: The Daily Big 3 (v. 2)
SEL/Trauma Informed Practives

The Daily Big 3 are three things students can do each day while they’re out of school to take care of their physical and mental wellness. They will fill in the date for each day and check off items as they complete them.

This second version of the Daily Big 3 builds from the first version.

The Daily Big 3 (v. 2) - English The Daily Big 3 (v. 2) - Spanish
health. moves. minds.: Power Through Empowerment
 
SEL/Trauma Informed Practives

Our skills-based health education lesson 3 from health.moves.minds. is great to repurpose the activities to use for online discussion and assignments. Teachers can use one activity a day, allowing Learning Activity 2 to be done over the course of two days.

health. moves. minds.: Logos and Slogans (Advocacy)
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

This health and physical education activity is originally designed to be done in groups, but can be easily adapted to be done individually at home.

SHAPE America: Physical Activity Log
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

This is a great opportunity for students to take charge of their own physical activity while not in school. Have them complete a log and reflection questions each week.

SHAPE America: Physical Activity Log - Middle School
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Here are instructions to teachers for physical activity logs for middle school students pulled from PE Metrics.

SHAPE America: Physical Activity Log - High School
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

Here are instructions to teachers for physical activity logs for high school students pulled from PE Metrics.

SHAPE America: At Home Activities
Instructional Tools & Resources

To accompany the physical activity logs is a chart of physical activities students can choose from to complete their logs.

Physical Activity Chart - English Physical Activity Chart - Spanish
SHAPE America: Online Journal Activity
 
Instructional Tools & Resources

An online journal activity is shared for students to compare and contrast the health-related fitness components.

WE Integrated: Wellness Refresh Course
 
Self-Care

Now more than ever, it is time for a refresh! With a lot of home physical fitness resources out there, this program, from WE Integrated, will focus on your mental & emotional wellness. This five day program will refresh your entire self!

BestSleepHealth.com: A Guide to Sleeping with Coronavirus Anxiety
 
Self-Care

This guide is packed with helpful information and tips on how to improve the quality of your sleep during this difficult time.

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