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Seizing ESSA’s New $1.1 Billion Opportunity
May 2, 2018

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) designates health and physical education as part of a student’s well-rounded education, making these subjects eligible for federal funds and increased support. Title IV, Part A of ESSA was appropriated at $1.1 billion for the 2018-19 school year, which is an increase of $700 million over the previous year. With health and physical education listed as priorities under this ESSA block grant, local advocacy over the upcoming months about how this funding is spent — as well as funding for Titles I & II — will be critical.

In this webinar, Carly Wright, Jamie Sparks and Karen Johnson identify key themes in ESSA for health and physical education, highlight important timelines for implementation and offer the critical “next steps” all advocates and teachers must take to leverage this opportunity in schools.

Carly Wright, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, Seattle Public Schools, SHAPE America
Karen Johnson, Advocacy Consultant, SHAPE America
Jamie Sparks, President-Elect, SHAPE America
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NFL FLAG-In-Schools Course

Across the country, the NFL FLAG-In-Schools program is inspiring boys and girls to be more physically active. And now, it’s easier than ever to use this standards-based curriculum in your classroom, thanks to new digital training modules developed by the NFL, USA Football, GENYOUth and Fuel Up to Play 60 in partnership with SHAPE America.

Get started today and put your students on the path to physical literacy using this skills-rich, fun curriculum!

Intended Audience: Grade 3-8 physical education teachers, PE supervisors, curriculum specialists, future professionals

PE Curriculum Builder Series

If you are currently relying on a “day-to-day” lesson strategy in your physical education classroom or are looking to update your existing PE curriculum, this series of five individual e-courses is for you! 

 All courses are self-paced and will guide you through a logical progression of skills and knowledge, including understanding the national standards and grade-level outcomes, learning to classify core skills and content within your curriculum, incorporating backward design in lesson plan development, using standards-based grading for assessment, developing successful implementation plans and strategies, and more.

Intended Audience: K-12 physical education teachers, PE supervisors, curriculum specialists, future professionals
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Presenters: Elizabeth Way, President,

Scaffolding single rope skills appropriately helps students be successful and continuously engaged. This multimedia webinar begins with critical safety tips, rope choices and sizing ropes, then continues with a breakdown of the basic jump, footwork, arm work and multiple under skills.

Participants will learn technique cues and common corrections that can be applied the next day with students of all ages. When performed correctly, jump rope is a medium- impact activity, making it a safe and fun option for a wide range of students.
New Date: February 14, 2018 3:00 - 4:00PM EDT

Presenters: Phillip Ward, Ph.D., Professor and Director of the Learning to Teach Physical Education Research Program at The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University

Research conducted at the Learning to Teach Physical Education Research program at The Ohio State University has shown that teachers who produce strong learning gains in their students organize the teaching of content to their students in fundamentally different ways than most teachers.

Our understanding of how these teachers teach has improved greatly in the past decade, and in this webinar, I will share what we have learned from these teachers — the ways they think, plan and teach content in K-12 physical education.
Date: January 24, 2018 3:00 - 4:00PM EDT

This webinar is brought to you by Human Kinetics

Presenters: Joe Halowich, Senior Program Manager, SHAPE America
Audra Walters, Program Manager, SHAPE America

This presentation will introduce participants to the School Health Index (SHI), a self-assessment and planning tool for schools to improve health-related policies, practices and programs.

By the end of this webinar, participants will be able to explain the purpose of the SHI, understand how to complete the SHI, and develop an action plan toward school improvement.
Date: January 10, 2018 3:00 - 4:00PM EDT

This webinar is brought to you by Sportime featuring SPARK

Presenters: Shannon L. Michael, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Alyson Shoaf, Former Active Living Wellness Coordinator in North Carolina
Cheryl Richardson, Sr. Director of Programs, SHAPE America

Daily recess contributes to the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity and helps put all children on the path to health and physical literacy. During recess, students choose the physical activities they want to engage in and have the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned in an effective health and physical education program.

 Using resources developed by CDC and SHAPE America, this webinar will help you learn how to incorporate, implement and evaluate recess as part of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP).


 ESSA Myth Busters
Get the Facts on Funding and Support for HPE

Presenters: Carly Wright, Senior Manager of Advocacy, SHAPE America

We’ll debunk myths and dispel common misconceptions about opportunities for health and physical education under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Learn how you can access funding and influence how your state and school district addresses health and physical education under this new law. Hear the latest updates on implementation of ESSA as we head into the new school year and how you can ensure that your voice is heard in the process!
Date: September 6, 2017
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Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education Series 

The Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education webinar series is the companion webinar series to SHAPE America's Appropriate Practices in School-Based Health Education guidance document. This document articulates best practices in school-based health education in order to support the implementation of effective health education as a critical component of any school system. The practices described in the document and in the webinars are based on evidence relating to effective health education from organizations such as the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as other current resources.

Intended Audience:  K-12 teachers, future professionals 
Modifying Team Sports to Include Children With Disabilities

This webinar introduces participants to several different approaches to modifying team sports to include students with disabilities in general physical education. The approaches include differentiated instruction (giving all students different options in how they receive information and how they demonstrate understanding and knowledge of concepts and content), universal design for learning (using the same environment and activities for all individuals without adaptation or specially designed equipment), the STEP Model (modifying space, task, equipment and people), and the Games Design Model (analyzing and modifying objects, players, organization, movements and limits). 

Presenter: Martin Block, Professor and Director of Master's Program in Adapted Physical Education, Department of Human Services, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Intended Audience:  K-12 teachers, future professionals
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CHES® Credits
Certified Health Education Specialist Credits

SHAPE America is recognized as a multiple event provider of health education contact hours by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). We offer Category I Health Education Credits to Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) through the SHAPE America Online Institute. This members-only benefit costs $5 per credit hour, which will be issued upon successfully passing each self-study quiz. 1-12 CHES credits can be obtained per year.

Intended Audience: Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) 

Members-only Benefit: $5 per credit
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Physical Best 
Physical Best Specialist

Physical Best is a comprehensive health-related fitness education program developed by physical educators for physical educators that focuses on:

  • Educating all children regardless of athletic talent, physical and mental abilities or disabilities
  • Moving students from dependence to independence for their own fitness and health
  • Promoting regular, enjoyable physical activity
Higher education professionals can become a Physical Best Specialist or Instructor, incorporate the resources and content of the Specialist workshop into their coursework, and offer their students the option to be certified as a Physical Best Specialist. For details, contact
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SHAPE America Sets the Standard™

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 serve as the foundation for PE programs across the country, and our advocacy efforts have led to legislative victories for the health and physical education profession.

We know you have many choices when it comes to professional development.
Thank you for joining the thousands of HPE professionals who use SHAPE America’s resources to elevate their teaching and advance their career.  As a nonprofit organization, we appreciate and rely on your continued support.

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For more information, contact (800) 213-7193 x1490, or