Health and Physical Education Webinars


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The SHAPE America Online Institute makes it easy for preK-12 health and physical education teachers to earn contact hours. Take advantage of these self-paced, effective professional development webinars on your timetable.
Prevention Education is Health Literacy Webinar
Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:00pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Leticia Barr, Educational Advisory Board Member at
Steve Messler, Co-Founder, President and CEO at Classroom Champions
Jeff Bartlett, SEL Instructional Coach, Danvers Public Schools (MA) and 2021 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year
Jessica Matheson, 2022 SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year (MN)

Intended Audience: K-12 Educators

To celebrate Health Literacy Month, Ask, Listen, Learn along with special guests from SHAPE America and Classroom Champions, will explore how to "SHAPE" the conversation about prevention education. This will include ways to integrate prevention education into your health classroom, how prevention education intersects with health and wellness, and introduce free resources.

Learning Objectives

After attending this webinar attendees will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of prevention education and how it intersects with skills-based learning integral to health literacy
  • Discover the importance of how goal setting connects to health literacy, decision-making skills, and prevention education
  • Plan ways to utilize the free underage drinking prevention resources from Ask, Listen, Learn in health classrooms.
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CAEP SPA Program Reviewer Refresher Webinar
Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 4:00pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Bruce Pietz, Associate Professor at University of Mount Union
Irene Cucina, Professor of Health and Physical Education at Plymouth State University
Kelly Boyd, Professor of Health Studies at East Stroudsburg University

Intended Audience: All CAEP SPA reviewers
This webinar is for CAEP SPA program reviewers who have gone through the SPA reviewer training in the past but would like a refresher on the process and responsibilities of being a SPA reviewer for SHAPE America. This webinar will not go into as much detail as the CAEP SPA Reviewer Training on September 16. This refresher webinar will be for both HETE and PETE reviewers.
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The How — How to Be Combative to Our Stress Levels
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Chris Strater, Wellness Training Specialists
Intended Audience: All Educators
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to several strategies for promoting self-care and creating a personal self-care plan.
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The Why — A Look at How the Brain Deals With Stress
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Chris Strater, Wellness Training Specialists
Intended Audience: All Educators
This webinar is an introductory presentation on how the brain and body handle stress. Participants will learn about certain functions of the brain in managing stress and physiological changes that take place as a reaction to stress.
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No-Cost Digital Resources to Support Social, Emotional and Physical Wellness
Thursday, March 18, 2021 at 6:00pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Jackie Kavege, Sr. Director, Global Program Marketing, Discovery Education
Intended Audience: K-12 Educators
High-quality digital resources that address physical health, substance misuse, and social and emotional learning are essential to support student achievement. Global corporate and community partners have joined forces with Discovery Education to fund curriculum development in these key areas for K-12 students . Resources include interactive modules, videos, virtual field trips, student activities, parent resources and professional development opportunities. This webinar will highlight standards-aligned programs such as Dose of Knowledge, Amazing Me, AHA NFL Play60, Soar with Wings, and moreParticipants will receive digital printable summaries of the programs reviewed, along with links to all of the content. . Many resources available in English and Spanish.
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Teaching SEL in Physical Education

Register by July 31

Meeting Dates: August 7 & 14, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. ET

In this two-part, workshop-style webinar series, participants will learn more about social and emotional learning (SEL) in physical education from Paul M. Wright and Kevin Andrew Richards, co-authors of the book Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in Physical Education.

Workshop-style webinars are a form of professional learning that incorporate both instructional and discussion-based components that allow for more engagement between speakers and attendees, as well as more attendee-to-attendee engagement.

Each of the 90-minute sessions will include pre-readings, additional perspective from the authors, and opportunities for engagement with colleagues across the country. You will leave this webinar series with strategies on how to implement and integrate these concepts in your gymnasium!

Learning objectives:

  1. Describe the five components of CASEL’s SEL framework.
  2. Identify at least three ways the CASEL framework connects to physical education standards and objectives.
  3. Understand how SEL can be integrated with existing best practices in physical education.
  4. Explore planning for SEL objectives within your physical education setting.
  5. Discuss how to assess for SEL objectives within your physical education setting.


  • $70 Select and Premier Members
  • $85 Basic Members
  • $100 Non-Members
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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.

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