2018 Webinar Call for Proposals

  • Do you have a great idea you'd like to share with the health and physical education community?

  • Have you earned an award or been praised for your innovative teaching strategies?

  • Are you interested in gaining visibility for your content expertise in health and physical literacy?
This is your opportunity! The call for proposals is open for SHAPE America's 2018 "By You, For You" webinar series. If selected your webinar will be featured in the SHAPE America Online Institute and will be promoted to a wide network of health and physical education professionals. We invite you to share your expertise as one of the many expert speakers bringing insight, innovation, and collaboration to the HPE community.

The deadline for submissions is November 19, 2017.

Interested in submitting a proposal? Follow the steps below to get started:

    1. Review the presenter and presentation expectations below.
    2. Review the PDF of the submission form so you can fully plan your proposal.
    3. When you have your proposal information ready, submit it via this link.

Presenter Expectations

A presenter’s commitment to their presentation is essential to the webinar’s success.
All accepted webinar presenters will:

  • Be SHAPE America members. Not a member? Join now!
  • Develop a timely webinar presentation on a topic relevant to SHAPE America’s membership
  • Be passionate and knowledgeable about the topic presented
  • Submit all documents and materials to SHAPE America by specified deadlines
  • Participate in a practice webinar session
  • Present the live webinar presentation
  • Post a pre- and post- discussion in the SHAPE America Exchange online community
  • Comply with all technical requirements, citation policies, and permissions to use materials policies
  • Be available to present the live webinar on a Wednesday in 2018 from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • Receive a stipend for developing and presenting the 1 hour webinar

Presentation Expectations

SHAPE America "By You, For You" webinars are showcased in the SHAPE America Online Institute and offer quality professional development.
All submissions accepted for the 2018 SHAPE America webinar series must:

  • Share innovative ideas or existing ideas in a new way
  • Be engaging – more educational and less informational
  • Directly relate to one of the SHAPE America represented disciplines
  • Provide strategies and resources attendees can implement and utilize immediately
  • Be one hour in length (45-50 minutes of content and 10-15 minutes of Q&A)
  • Have 3 to 5 clear and concise learning objectives Include 3 to 4 polls to engage participants
  • Have lecture portions chunked into 5 to 10 minute sections with opportunities for participant engagement in between lecture portions
  • Utilize the SHAPE America PowerPoint template
  • Have a notes version of the PPT as a follow-up for attendees
  • Include 3 seed discussions to help spur discussion during the Q&A and/or on Exchange Include tangible resources (templates, lesson plans, samples, etc.) as presentation handouts
  • Balance text with photos/clip art
  • Only include clip art/photos that are in the public domain and/or photos for which the speaker has photo releases that can be supplied upon request NOT be commercial or promotional in nature 

Proposal Timeline

  • October 18: Call for proposals is open.

  • November 19: Call for proposals closes and all submissions must be received.

  • December 15: Accepted proposals notified by SHAPE America.