Unplugged


Tune in to SHAPE America's new interview series — Unplugged — with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris. Each month you'll hear fresh interviews with some of the health and physical educators — at every level — who are shaping the way forward for the profession. No topic is off-limits!


Unplugged Episode 15
In the Season 2 premier or Unplugged, Stephanie chats with Nana Donkor, Health Education Supervisor, Amy Wiley, Physical Education Supervisor and Jonathan Jones, a Physical Education Resource Teacher from Prince George's County Public Schools. Stephanie discusses a bevy of topics with the group including how they are preparing and operating in the current environment. Listen now>>





Unplugged Episode 14
This is the season 1 finale of Unplugged! Stephanie chats with Katie Mulloy, a K-12 Physical Education & Health Education Teacher from Ronald Reagan Elementary School Listen now>>





Unplugged Episode 13
Stephanie chats with Jessica Napier, the 2020 SHAPE America Health Educator of the Year about health education during a crisis Listen now>>




Unplugged Episode 12
Stephanie speaks with Kyle Bragg and Audra Walters how they are navigating the current situation and the Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies Listen now>>




Unplugged Episode 11
This week, Stephanie talks to Karen Wegge about how coronavirus has affected her day-to-day life, what resources she is currently using and more! Listen now>>




Unplugged Episode 10
This week, Stephanie chats with Scott Todnem, the 2019 SHAPE America Health Education Teacher of the Year from Scullen Middle School in Naperville Illinois, about Health Education in the world during coronavirus Listen now>>




Unplugged Episode 9
This week, Stephanie sits down with Keri Schoeff, a Safe & Healthy Students Specialist in Arizona, to discuss the CARES Act and emergency Coronavirus funding Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 8
This week, Stephanie sits down with Kennedra Tucker, the health and physical education coordinator at Baltimore City Public Schools, to discuss a variety of topics including Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 7
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Yasmeen Taji-Farouki and Michelle Carter, the two architects of the health. moves. minds program to discuss the program and how the program is influenced by current events and can be used as a teaching tool.  Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 6
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Brian Creasman, Ed.D, Superintendent of Fleming County Schools, to discuss his takeaways from SPEAK Out! Day, how his school district is coping with coivd-19 and more! Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 5
This episode, Stephanie sits down with Carly Wright, Vice President, Advocacy, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, to discuss SHAPE America’s 2020-2021 School Reentry Considerations: K-12 Physical Education, Health Education, and Physical Activity.Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 4
This week, Stephanie sits down with Jewel Toyama, a Physical Education Teacher from the Hanahauoli School in Hawaii, to discuss her school’s experience with the health.moves.minds. program. Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 3
This week, Stephanie sits down with special guest Tara Blackshear, Ed.D., assistant professor of Kinesiology, Physical Education Teacher Education at Towson University, to discuss her suggestions for promoting racial inclusiveness through the Teacher of the Year selection process. Listen now>>  




Unplugged Episode 2
Stephanie checks in with Nate Dungey, physical education teacher from Gideon Pond Elementary and Marion W. Savage Elementary. In the spirit of the times, a few special guests also "zoom bomb" their interview! Listen now>> 




Unplugged Episode 1
Learn more about integrating health. moves. minds.® into physical education teacher education programs with Joe Deutsch, associate professor, Physical Education & Coaching Education at North Dakota State University. Listen now>>