Back to School SummitHow to Navigate the New School Year

Virtual
August 3-4, 2021
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SHAPE America is excited for the opportunity to offer a special virtual professional development opportunity this summer. This two-evening event offers a variety of programming to help health and physical education professionals connect with each other and prepare for the new school year, especially considering the impact COVID has made – and will make – in our schools and districts.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 3

Welcome Remarks

Updated National School Reentry Considerations and Guidance – What Teachers Need to Know About “Back to School” in a COVID-Impacted Era

This session will provide an overview of the recently updated 2021-2022 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity. Speakers will address what has been changed in the new School Reentry Considerations, and CDC representatives will speak to the priorities that must be considered in meeting the needs of students, regardless of the learning environment offered by the school or district.

Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona (invited)

Moderator:
Jamie Sparks, Executive Director, Kentucky SHAPE and School Health Program Manager, ETR
Panelists:
Sarah Lee, Team Lead, Research Application & Evaluation Team, CDC Healthy Schools Branch, Division of Population Health Carly Wright, SHAPE America Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Advocacy

Keeping It Clean

This session will provide high-level guidance on best practices related to maintaining safe environments for teaching health and physical education. Attendees will hear directly from CDC representatives regarding best practices and approaches for sanitizing equipment, leading lessons and activities, masking while being active, and more.

Moderator:
Audra Walters, SHAPE America Program Manager, CDC Cooperative Agreement
Panelists:
Vince Hill, Branch Chief for the Waterborne Disease Prevention Branch, Centers for Disease Control

Happy Hour Huddle

Grab your favorite beverage and “huddle up” with a small group of your peers and colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to share ideas for addressing teaching challenges, share motivations and successes, and set the tone for a great school year ahead.

Facilitators:
SHAPE America’s Health Education Council Kyle Bragg, 2021 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Anasazi Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ Erin Centeio, Chair, Health Education Council and Associate Professor University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu County, HI Joel Frye, Health and Physical Education Teacher, KIPP DC, Washington, DC Ann Paulls-Neal, Physical Education Teacher at Albuquerque Public Schools, Executive Director for SHAPE New Mexico LaDonda Porter, 2020 SHAPE America District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Kentucky Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Director of Health and Physical Education, New Rochelle, NY

Best Practices in Teaching in a COVID-Impacted Era, Round I

This session will feature a panel of teachers who have developed successful models for teaching physical education and fostering physical activity within their school setting. Panelists will provide examples of standards-based activities and lessons that may be implemented in learning environments that use hybrid teaching models, physically distanced approaches and/or virtual instruction.

Panelists:
Kyle Bragg, 2021 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Anasazi Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ Will Potter, 2020 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Serendipity School, Belmont, CA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4

Best Practices in Teaching in a COVID-Impacted Era, Round 2

This session will feature a panel of teachers who have developed successful models for teaching physical education and fostering physical activity within their school setting. Panelists will provide examples of standards-based activities and lessons that may be implemented in learning environments that use hybrid teaching models, physically distanced approaches and/or virtual instruction.

Moderator:
Michelle Carter, Director of Educational Content and Programs
Panelists:
Jessica Napier, 2020 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year, Lee County Middle High School, Beattyville, KY Jeff Bartlett, 2021 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year, Danvers Public Schools, Danvers, MA

Engaging and Activating the Administration!

This session will address effective strategies for engaging and activating school and district administrators in the effort to foster healthy, active, equitable and inclusive learning environments. Attendees will learn how to use Kaiser Permanente’s Planning for the Next Normal at School playbook as an effective tool for engaging administrators. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of principals and superintendents who have championed these causes effectively and will walk away with practical tips on how to engage and activate their own school’s administration team.

Moderator:
Carly Wright, SHAPE America Vice President, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Advocacy
Panelists:
Brian Creasman, Superintendent, Fleming County Schools, KY Chris Lineberry, Principal, Stanfield Elementary School District, Stanfield, AZ Jennifer Perilla, Principal, George G. Tyler Elementary School, Prince William County Public Schools, VA

Happy Hour Huddle

Grab your favorite beverage and “huddle up” with a small group of your peers and colleagues. You’ll have the opportunity to share ideas for addressing teaching challenges, share motivations and successes, and set the tone for a great school year ahead.

Facilitators:
Kyle Bragg, 2021 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Anasazi Elementary School, Scottsdale, AZ Erin Centeio, Chair, Health Education Council and Associate Professor University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu County, HI Joel Frye, Health and Physical Education Teacher, KIPP DC, Washington, DC Sally Jones, Chair, SHAPE America’s National Physical Education Standards Task Force Ann Paulls-Neal, Physical Education Teacher at Albuquerque Public Schools, Executive Director for SHAPE New Mexico LaDonda Porter, 2020 SHAPE America District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, Kentucky Tilsa Rodriguez-Gonzalez, Director of Health and Physical Education, New Rochelle, NY

Advocacy in Action — The Path Forward to Protect PE and Health Programs

This final session will draw from the advocacy tools and strategies presented earlier in the summit and culminate with recent success stories from health and physical educators who have advocated for HPE programs in schools and districts. Attendees will leave inspired to put their new tools — and connections — to work to foster a strong, supportive, and inclusive health and physical program in their school.

Panelists:
Lei Dunn, Health and Physical Education Teacher at Virginia Beach City Public Schools, Virginia Beach, VA Lennie Parham, Education Program Development Specialist, Office of Standards, New Jersey Department of Education Keri Schoeff Title IV-A Safe, Healthy & Active Students Specialist, Educator & School Excellence, Arizona Department of Education