Seungho Ryu, a University of Mississippi doctoral student in health and kinesiology, has been named the 2020 Measurement and Evaluation Graduate Student of the Year by the Society of Health and Physical Educators, known as SHAPE America.
A Pleasanton teacher won a top national title in physical fitness instruction as the 2020 SHAPE America National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year this week.
Across the U.S., there are roughly 200,000 physical education and health teachers in
kindergarten to 12th grade schools, according to the Maryland-based Society of Health and Physical
Educators, and many of them are now teaching virtually.
Senior Program Manager Michelle Carter said that in addition to wide disparities in
students’ access to digital resources, the ability to lead a successful online PE class also varies
dramatically, and often hinges on a teacher’s level of expertise and confidence with using the technology.
SHAPE America has instructions for an arts and crafts project (you have to create your own
deck of fitness cards) that can provide kids with the option of several screen-free games for one to five
players. Some games are suitable for young kids and others for middle-schoolers and older. For the youngest
kids, this project requires older-sibling or parent involvement.
Oregon Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE): Has downloadable Health Move and
Mind fitness calendars with suggestions in English and Spanish.