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May 25, 2022
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Spring Issue of Momentum Celebrates 50 Years of Title IX
Don’t miss all the great content in the latest issue of Momentum, including:
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Free Access Article: Replacing Homework With Home Fun!
Comprehensive school physical activity programs (CSPAPs) aim to increase students’ physical activity opportunities across the entire school day. Home fun (formally known as homework) is an underutilized strategy that can address multiple CSPAP components. This article from the May/June issue of Strategies provides a definition of “home fun,” applications to address interdisciplinary goals, and guiding principles for creating effective home fun tasks. READ MORE
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Registration Now Open for Upcoming “By You, For You” Webinars
Join us on May 26 for “Include Students With Physical Disabilities? Have the Right Attitude” and on June 9 for “A Decade of Promise: CSPAP Practice for PE and PA Professionals” — just two of our upcoming “By You, For You” (BYFY) webinars. These webinars are held at 5 p.m. ET and are FREE for SHAPE America members (just $19.96 for non-members). REGISTER NOW
Encourage teamwork and creativity with unique and engaging activities that keep your entire class moving! These team games are action packed, teacher friendly, and align with SHAPE America National Standards for Physical Education. Choose from over 50 ACTION! Team Games, available only from Gopher, to motivate and inspire your students today!
SHAPE America Awarded CDC Funding
SHAPE America is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the National Initiative to Advance Health Equity in K-12 Education. This project will engage school administrators as champions to advance healthy schools through equitable and inclusive programs, policies, and practices that support the implementation of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model. LEARN MORE
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• June Webinar: Early Childhood Physical Activity - Strategies for Preschool Aged Children
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New Blog Series: My Title IX Story
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Title IX, we’ll be sharing the stories of our members who were impacted by this landmark legislation — as student-athletes, coaches, athletic directors, K-12 physical education teachers, and college/university professors. The first two articles in this blog series — “Penn State Women’s Soccer" and "Personal Perspective of a Female Athlete and Coach” — are now available. READ NOW
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Health and physical educators across the country are sharing ideas, resources and more!
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News Around the Nation
Panic Over SEL Is Unfounded. Here’s Why.
Evidence abounds that children and teens are more successful when they have warm, caring relationships with educators and peers; instruction in building important life skills; and a sense of belonging in school. Again, this isn’t a liberal or conservative opinion to argue, it's an objective, research-based fact. Above all else, these ideas are not part of some new ideology. They’re common sense. READ MORE
Lawmakers and Witnesses Discuss Race, Gender in Classrooms
All but one of the witnesses at the House Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee hearing of the Oversight and Reform Committee expressed alarm that increased efforts to prohibit classroom discussions about race and LGBTQ issues undermine public education. Efforts to prohibit these conversations throw up barriers to inclusive schools, said Willie Carver, a teacher at Montgomery County High School in Mount Sterling, Kentucky. READ MORE
Reducing Screen Time Increases Physical Activity in Children
Many young people spend much of their time using digital screens, which may reduce their engagement in physical activity. But children have always been sedentary during most of their awake time. In this study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, researchers conducted a carefully designed randomized controlled trial to determine whether children's use of screen media devices truly affects their engagement in physical activity or if screen time is just replacing other sedentary behaviors. READ MORE
Strength and Conditioning for the Win
School News Network
Sparta High School’s strength and conditioning program, led by coach Michael Graham, was one of just 39 from across the country to earn the title of Program of Excellence from the National High School Strength Coaches Association. Graham, who teaches PE and health in addition to strength and conditioning, said about half of the students he has in a class are athletes, while the other half are taking the class just for credit. READ MORE
SHAPE America's latest text, geared to undergraduate and graduate PETE students and in-service teachers, includes eight case studies of situations that expose racism, disparities, and other issues affecting Black students’ well-being, self-worth, and healthy experiences in PE, as well as reflective activities, resources, lesson considerations, and definitions.
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