FREE Health and Physical Education Webinars

FREE Webinars


On Demand — Anytime, Anywhere 

The SHAPE America Online Physical Education and Health Education Institute makes it easy for K-12 health and physical education teachers to earn contact hours. Take advantage of these free, self-paced, effective professional development webinars on your timetable. 
What Teachers Need to Know: Over-the-Counter Birth Control Pills
Wednesday, October 27, 2023 FREE
This webinar will equip health educators with the knowledge and skills they need to effectively teach about birth control pills becoming available over-the-counter in early 2024. Presenters will summarize why it's safe for the pill to be available over-the-counter even for teens; describe how and where the over-the-counter pill can be accessed without age restrictions; and review critical information necessary to teach adolescents about this new development.
Exploring AI-Enhanced Assessment for Health and Physical Education
Wednesday, October 19, 2023 FREE
Join the SHAPE America Measurement & Evaluation SIG to explore cutting-edge applications of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to enhance your assessment practices. This webinar is a must-attend for all interested in learning about AI educational innovation. Hear from Dr. Collin Brooks, a leader in practical applications of AI, to learn how you can harness the power of AI to assist with the development of standards-based student assessments for health and physical education.
Using SEL Competencies to Enhance Student Mental Health
Wednesday, October 12, 2023 FREE
Learn how to use social and emotional learning (SEL) competencies to enhance student mental health in your health education class! Join Mary Connelly and Kristin McGurl as they explain how to use SEL competencies and sub-competencies to address mental health, how to assess for both SEL competencies and NHES performance indicators, and plan for instruction based on assessment.
Back to Basics: Key Elements of a Skills-based Approach in Health Education
Wednesday, October 4, 2023 FREE
Join us as we kick off Health Literacy Month with a live webinar led by SHAPE America President Sarah Benes. Learn about core aspects of a skills-based approach in health education, how a skills-based approach supports health literacy, and ways to plan and implement skills-based health education through a social justice lens.

Benes is the coauthor of multiple health education textbooks, including Lesson Planning for Skills-Based Health Education and The Essentials of Teaching Health Education, Second Edition.
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For more than 130 years, SHAPE America has been setting the standard for effective health and physical education.

Our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education and National Health Education Standards serve as the foundation for health and PE programs nationwide, and our advocacy efforts have led to legislative victories for the health and physical education profession.

We know you have many choices when it comes to professional development. Thank you for joining the thousands of HPE professionals who use SHAPE America’s resources to elevate their teaching and advance their career. As a nonprofit organization, we appreciate and rely on your continued support.

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