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May 26, 2021
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Just Published! Spring Issue of Momentum Magazine
In this issue you’ll find:
• Updates on the collaborative process to update SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and the National Health Education Standards;
• Reflections from health and physical educators on what it has been like teaching during the pandemic;
• Success stories from health and physical educators who are teaching their students SEL-based skills and raising money for their HPE program;
• The latest advocacy news … health & PE resources ... and much more!
Online M.S. in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport graduate program students pay in-state tuition! Advance your content, pedagogical, and leadership knowledge for improved professional practice in physical education, coaching, and sport settings. Accepted students may begin fall, summer, or spring and typically graduate within five semesters. No GRE required.
Ask Your Students: Why Is PE Important?
The National Physical Education Standards Task Force is interested in informally collecting student voice to inform their thinking as they begin revising SHAPE America’s National Standards for K-12 Physical Education. Currently, we invite preK-12 physical educators and university faculty to collect student responses for the Student Voice Survey. The survey includes just one question and doesn’t ask for any personally identifiable information. The deadline for completion is June 15. LEARN MORE
The M.A.Ed. in Physical Education Master Teacher is an online graduate program designed to help K-12 physical education teachers enhance their instructional effectiveness. Students can choose from emphases in pedagogy or special populations to help enhance their physical fitness classroom.
Free Webinar: Lessons From the Playground
This webinar will feature a panel of local leaders who found ways to continue offering recess during COVID-19. They will share lessons learned and ideas for the upcoming school year. In addition, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will share guidance and considerations for ways to safely and equitably provide recess now and in the future. REGISTER HERE
• Now Available: Enhance SPARK Middle School Lesson Plans
• June Webinar: Creating Successful Transitions While Keeping Children Actively Engaged
• New Resource: Advocacy Alerts
• SPARK Blog: Time for Fitness in My Life and My Classes
• Back-by-Popular Demand: SPARK Speaker's Bureau
New Book: The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education
The new edition of The Essentials of Teaching Physical Education gives physical education teachers — and future teachers — practical and essential information and guidance on the most relevant topics for today’s physical educators, including physical literacy, accountability, social justice, social-emotional learning, and trauma-informed practices. The book takes a standards-based approach that is fully integrated with SHAPE America assessments. LEARN MORE
• My PE Pack - Personal equipment packs and expert-written activities for teaching PE in any environment
• Earn CEUs Access 80+ hours of FREE virtual professional development in multiple formats
• Read blogs, listen to podcasts, and view free activity ideas written and created by PE teachers
• Ensure PE is safe for students and staff with PPE & COVID-19 response products
• Free Webinar The PE Huddle: Accepted the Challenges of Virtual PE
Share Your Thoughts at NHES Town Hall Tonight
From 6-7:30 p.m. EDT tonight (May 26), we will host a National Health Education Standards Town Hall to garner initial thoughts from the field about the revision process. Health educators and other school health education stakeholders will be able to provide direct feedback about potential changes to the NHES. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. REGISTER NOW
Peer to Peer
Health and physical educators across the country are sharing top-notch ideas, resources and more!
Check out the latest videos on our YouTube channel:
NEW Video Series! Interactive Lessons for Health and Physical Education
Step into the classroom of health and physical education teachers across the nation as they demonstrate what their classes look like during a pandemic.
National Standards for K-12 PE Town Hall – Watch K-12 educators discuss the process of updating SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
New episode of the SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Sean Nevills:
Episode 144: Sean is joined by Denzel Billy, a school counselor in New York, who talks about his role in supporting the mental health of students, what he's seen over the past year, tech tips his school and district have used to support students during the pandemic, bringing cultural awareness to schools, being a YouTube Dad, having a child with sickle cell disease, and more.
News Around the Nation
Webinar on Modeling the Path to Self-Regulation for Students Through Me Moments
Join us as we dive into what effective learning requires — for students and adults to feel safe, calm and focused. We’ll walk through our newest toolkit, Me Moments, which teaches adults and young people how to co-create strategies for self-regulation. The toolkit includes a variety of strategies and options for any type of learning environment. The live webinar will be held on May 26 at 3 p.m. EDT and will be recorded for on-demand viewing. REGISTER HERE
Physical and Mental Health Educators Get Innovative Through the Pandemic
In Virginia, local educators worked during the COVID-19 pandemic to make sure students stayed healthy both physically and mentally. Creekside Elementary School physical education teacher Joel Tise said their team quickly got together after the pandemic to figure out how to reach students virtually. He said they had to get creative, and he is grateful for all the inspiration they found through the online teacher community. READ MORE
How Physical Activity Helps Children Do Better in School, Life
According to new research, physical activity in childhood can help youngsters develop their emotional and behavioral regulation skills, which play a crucial role in their academic achievement. “Physical activity is linked to emotional regulation in early childhood and behavioral regulation in middle childhood,” the study authors wrote. “This relationship predicts academic attainment, suggesting that early and sustained physical activity is an important element in children’s development and schooling.” READ MORE
Emotional Regulation Activities for Tweens and Teens
Emotional regulation can be a particularly challenging skill for tweens and teens. At this point in their development, they can demonstrate social and emotional changes that may impact their ability to emotionally regulate in the school setting and that can affect grades, executive functioning, and overall health. When physical, academic, social, and peer pressures and fluctuations pile on, many tweens and teens struggle, to the point where they can feel like their lives are out of control. READ MORE
PE Remote Learning: How Teachers Kept Kids Moving During the Pandemic
The pandemic has disrupted fundamental aspects of our lives … and some of those changes may remain in place going forward. PE class is another aspect of our “old lives” that may have experienced irrevocable change. “We hope that through this horrible situation we can raise the value and role that health and PE teachers play in the school,” says Michelle Carter, director of educational content and programs at SHAPE America. “There’s a connection between the mind and the body. Now more than ever, that connection is something we must celebrate.” READ MORE
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