FREE Health and Physical Education Webinars


FREE Webinars


On Demand — Anytime, Anywhere 

The SHAPE America Online Physical Education and Health Education Institute makes it easy for K-12 health and physical education teachers to earn contact hours. Take advantage of these free, self-paced, effective professional development webinars on your timetable. 
Demystifying the Teacher of the Year Application Process
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at 4pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Julie Frank, Executive Director from SPARK
Terry Jones, CEO/President of Wellness Training Specialists
Michelle Carter
Danielle Platt

Intended Audience: Teachers interested in applying for TOY awards
If you have ever thought about applying for a Teacher of the Year award, this session is for you! SHAPE America Teacher of the Year program managers, Teacher of the Year alumni, and Teacher of the Year Partners discuss the ins and outs of applying for this prestigious award, answer questions and talk about the benefits of being a Teacher of the Year.
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Ideas for Equitable and Accessible Teaching in Health and Physical Education
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 6pm Eastern Time FREE Presenters: Michelle Carter, Director of Educational Content and Programs
James P. Barton, Physical Education Teacher/ Victory K-8 and Italian Immersion School
Miriam Kenyon, Ed.D., Manager, Health and Physical Education Office of Teaching and Learning District of Columbia Public Schools
Christine Gilliard-Arthur, Health & Physical Educator at International High School at Langley Park
Marierose Mbinack, Ed.D., Manager, Health and Physical Education Office of Teaching and Learning District of Columbia Public Schools

Intended Audience: Any current or future K-12 physical education teacher or school administrator
With the sudden shift to teaching remotely, many teachers went from feeling confident in their teaching to feeling like a beginner overnight. In this webinar, health and physical education teachers — and administrators — share how they have overcome the challenges of teaching in a COVID-19 era to ensure students get high quality instruction despite limited access to technology, internet or materials/equipment. Hear how these educators have created meaningful learning experiences for their students while teaching health and physical education virtually.
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Strategies for Effectively Teaching HETE and PETE During the COVID Era
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 FREE Presenters: Erin Centeio, Benjamin Sibley, Benjamin Schwamberger, Elizabeth Sharp, Stacy Furness, Kevin Richards, Christopher Kinder, Teasha Jackson, Kymm Ballard, Suzanna Dillon
Intended Audience: HETE and PETE instructors, faculty, staff, and professionals
This webinar, hosted by SHAPE America’s Professional Preparation Council, will include a panel discussion covering a variety of topics in HETE and PETE. Presenters will discuss how to implement strategies that engage future professionals in hybrid and online learning as well as how we can best prepare future professionals to deliver effective online pedagogy for their K-12 students.
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Best Practices for Delivering Online and Hybrid Learning
August 19, 2020 FREE Presenter: Brad Brummel, Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Springfield Public Schools, MO Intended Audience: K-12 Health and Physical Education teachers and Program leaders
Topics will include:
  • Building relationships
  • Effective communication and feedback
  • Trauma-sensitive learning environments
  • Planning - Online Learning
  • Planning - Hybrid Schedule
  • Synchronous Virtual Learning Examples
  • Asynchronous Virtual Learning for elementary and secondary
  • The importance of self-care
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Creating Online Learning in Health and Physical Education
June 23, 2020 FREE Presenter: Brad Brummel, Coordinator of Health and Physical Education, Springfield Public Schools, MO Intended Audience: K-12 Health and Physical Education teachers and Program leaders
In this webinar, you will learn the different types of online learning, action steps for creating online learning, and examples of online learning in physical education.
Learning objectives:
  1. At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will understand the different types of online learning and what it looks like.
  2. At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will feel confident in their ability to plan action steps for creating online learning in health and PE.
  3. At the conclusion of this webinar, the participant will take away best practices and examples of online physical education.
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From Classroom to Playground: Practical Tips for Using Recess Resources
May 9, 2018 FREE

Presenters: Audra Walters, Program Manager, SHAPE America
Kate Holmes, Active Schools Training Manager, Springboard to Active Schools
Intended Audience: future professionals, K-12, professional development providers, state and district physical activity/school health coordinators
This session will provide a deeper dive into resources such as Strategies for Recess in Schools, Recess Planning in Schools, and Keep Recess in Schools data brief. Participants will learn how recess fits within the context of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child and Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program models, as well as highlight practical tips for implementation of these recess resources.
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Mastering Single Rope Skills
February 14, 2018 FREE Presenter: 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.
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Understanding and Using Physical Education Content to Teach Children Effectively in K-12 Physical Education
January 24, 2018 FREE Presenter: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 This webinar is brought to you by Human Kinetics
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.
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Introduction to the School Health Index
January 10, 2018 FREE Presenter: 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.
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Keeping Recess in Schools
FREE Presenter: 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).
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Seizing ESSA’s New $1.1 Billion Opportunity
May 2, 2018 FREE Presenters :Carly Wright, Director, Public Policy & Advocacy, SHAPE America
Karen Johnson, Advocacy Consultant, SHAPE America
Jamie Sparks, President-Elect, SHAPE America
Intended Audience: All
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.
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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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