Back to School SummitRe-energizing Teachers for the School Year

Virtual
July 20-21, 2022

This virtual summit offers a variety of programming to help health and physical education professionals re-energize for the upcoming school year.

FREE for SHAPE America Members | $139 Non-Members

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All times are listed in EDT.

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

Welcome Remarks

Speakers:
Stephanie Morris Headshot Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO
Kymm Ballard Headshot Kymm Ballard, SHAPE America President

Rejuvenate Your Reflective Practice

Discover how to rejuvenate your reflective practice with the 2022 SHAPE America National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year. Let's get pumped for a new year of being the best we can be!

Presenter:
Rebecca Lambdin-Abraham-Knipe Headshot Rebecca Lambdin-Abraham-Knipe, 2022 National Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Maplewood Elementary School, Austin, TX

Riding the Roller Coaster: Tools for Teaching Through Ups and Downs

In this session, you’ll learn to identify what you value — and how those values reflect your impact as a PE teacher or adapted PE teacher. You’ll also discover tools to help you get through the ups and downs of teaching. Many of us had a hard year and are teaching from empty buckets. Using these tools, you’ll be able to use your story to see how you’ve made an impact — and find ways to work through the hard seasons and refill your empty bucket.

Presenter:
Jen Heebink Headshot Jen Heebink, 2022 National Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Buffalo High School and Buffalo Community Middle School, Buffalo, MN

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.

Reflect, Renew, Restart

Attendees will have the option to join a group based on the grade level they teach to discuss the following topics:

  • Renew — What do you do at the start of the new school year?
  • Reflect — Looking back on last year, what can you do differently this school year? What were some of the successes you had?
  • Restart — Looking ahead, what are some new ideas or strategies you will be trying this year?

Groups: Elementary, Middle, High School

Facilitators:
Lisa Paulson Headshot Lisa Paulson, SHAPE America Physical Activity Council Chair, University of Northern Colorado (CO)
Amanda Geer Headshot Amanda Geer, 2022 Eastern District Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School, Lewisburg, PA
Nilo Ramos Headshot Nilo Ramos, SHAPE America Physical Education Council Chair, Coastal Carolina University (SC)
Jo Bailey Headshot Jo Bailey, SHAPE America Board of Directors, D.C. Everest Senior High School, Weston, WI
Moving Ahead: The Future of EDI and SHAPE America

Attendees will engage in conversation with members of the SHAPE America Board of Directors on the topic of EDI and how to advance both SHAPE America and the profession.

Facilitators:
Kymm Ballard Headshot Kymm Ballard, SHAPE America President
Cara Grant Headshot Cara Grant, SHAPE America Board of Directors, Supervisor HPE, College Park, MD
Victor Ramsey Headshot Victor Ramsey, SHAPE America Board of Directors, New York Department of Education, Brooklyn, NY
 
 

Self-Care Session

In this session, 2017 National Health Education Teacher of the Year Andy Milne will share his reflections, experiences, and lessons learned during the 2022 school year, which was one of the most challenging of his teaching career. Hear how those challenges forced him to work intentionally at investing time in himself — and how the gift of injury and extended absence away from school motivated him to plan his #selfcaresessions.

Presenter:
Andy Milne Headshot Andy Milne, 2017 National Health Education Teacher of the Year, New Trier High School, Chicago, IL

Closing Remarks

Speakers:
Stephanie Morris Headshot Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO
Kymm Ballard Headshot Kymm Ballard, SHAPE America President

THURSDAY, JULY 21

Welcome Remarks

Speakers:
Stephanie Morris Headshot Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO
Kymm Ballard Headshot Kymm Ballard, SHAPE America President

Starting the School Year Right: Building Culturally Inclusive Classrooms

Learn a variety of strategies to empower students by creating a culturally inclusive classroom. Join 2022 SHAPE America National Middle and High School Physical Education Teachers of the Year as they share insights into how they currently do this in their classrooms. Everyone who joins will walk away with different ways to frame lessons and connect with students, as well as activities to engage students and promote a more culturally inclusive learning environment.

Presenters:
Paulo Ribeiro Headshot Paulo Ribeiro, 2022 National Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Parkway Southwest Middle School, Ballwin, MO
Charlie Rizzuto Headshot Charlie Rizzuto, 2022 National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Oyster Bay High School, Oyster Bay, NY

Relationships Matter

Are you looking for practical strategies to use to leverage relationships within teaching to help you succeed in the classroom? In this session, participants will reflect on current and prior relationships, identify ways to renew previous and develop new relationships, and will walk away ready to restart the 2022-2023 school year focusing on the most important thing in the world, the people.

Presenters:
Jessica Matheson Headshot Jessica Matheson, 2022 National Health Education Teacher of the Year, Rockford High School, Rockford, MN

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.

Engaging Students

Discuss and brainstorm ideas about how to get (and keep) students engaged and excited throughout the school year.

Facilitators: 
Crystal Williams Headshot Crystal Williams, 2021 Southern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Bailey Station Elementary School, Collierville, TN
Mary Jo Geddes Headshot Mary Jo Geddes, 2021 Southern District Health Education Teacher of the Year, Tates Creek High School, Lexington, KY
EDI in HPE

Equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a top priority for SHAPE America. Come discuss current issues related to EDI in health and physical education and ways to address the issues in your day-to-day work.

Facilitator:
Felicia Caesar-White Headshot Felicia Caesar-White, Curriculum Manager, Health and Physical Education K-12, SHAPE America EDI Committee, Houston, TX
What’s Next in PE?

Open discussion about current trends in physical education, the future of PE, and what teachers have planned for the new year.

Facilitators:
Jessica Adkins Headshot Jessica Adkins, 2022 Western District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Maui High School, Kahului, HI
Kelly Zerby Headshot Kelly Zerby, 2022 Midwest District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Jefferson Elementary School, Huntley, IL
David Kellett Headshot David Kellett, 2022 Eastern District Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year, Maryland City Elementary School, Laurel, MD
What’s Next in Health Ed?

Open discussion about current trends in health education, the future of HE, and what teachers have planned for the new year.

Facilitator:
Jeff Bartlett Headshot Jeff Bartlett, Health Educator/Social Emotional Learning Coach, Danvers Public Schools, Danvers, MA
What’s Next in Higher Education?

Open discussion about HETE and PETE programs, accreditation/CAEP, preparing students for SEL, and other newer HETE and PETE topics.

Facilitators:
Elizabeth Sharp Headshot Elizabeth Sharp, SHAPE America Professional Preparation Council Chair, Colorado Mesa University (CO)

KEYNOTE: Hacking Teacher Burnout

During this session, teachers will learn ways they can begin to break their cycle of burnout by practicing self-care that takes them far beyond the comforts of bubble baths, yoga, and chocolate. Administrators and teachers will discover simple, actionable changes they can make immediately to grow through their burnout and become happier, more fulfilled people. Teachers and administrators will also leave this session knowing what they can do to make progress in their personal and professional lives in order to grow through their burnout, thus creating more supported and engaged classrooms.

Presenter:
Amber Harper Headshot Amber Harper, Teacher Burnout Coach

Closing Remarks

Speakers:
Stephanie Morris Headshot Stephanie Morris, SHAPE America CEO
Kymm Ballard Headshot Kymm Ballard, SHAPE America President