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'By You, For You' Webinars
Expand your health and physical education toolkit and explore current issues in HPE — with webinars created by members for members.

The 2022 SHAPE America "By You, For You" Webinar Series was curated from a vast selection of proposals submitted by our members. All webinars will be presented live on their release date, then available on demand the following day. Register and watch whenever your schedule allows. This makes it easy to earn and track professional development contact hours (SACH) on your timetable!

Not a member? These webinars are also available for individual purchase for just $19.96.

2022 SHAPE America 'By You, For You' Webinar Series

Enhance Learning With Active Learning Strategies
July 14, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET (the recording will be available on the SAOI for those who wish to view it later)  FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Sarah Ball, Assistant Department Head & Assistant Teaching Professor, North Carolina State University Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals

Webinar participants will be introduced to the concept of active learning strategies and will be given examples used in the classroom to enhance learning from a university perspective. Participants will engage in breakout groups to brainstorm how active learning strategies can be used in their classes.

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PE for Students With Learning Disabilities: Adapting Your Program to Engage All Students
June 16 at 5 p.m. ET - (the recording will be available on the SAOI for those who wish to view it later)  FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenters: Micah Bookman, Health Education Coordinator, The Shefa School
Duane Castleberry, Physical Education Teacher, The Shefa School
Intended Audience: K-12, Physical Education

Nearly 14% of all students in America have a learning disability and even more deal with attention deficit disorder. These children not only learn differently in math and reading, but also in physical education. Recognizing the strengths and areas of growth for children with learning disabilities is essential for helping them reach their full potential as athletes, teammates and students. This presentation will help you understand how to structure your program and build lessons to connect with students of all learning styles.

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A Decade of Promise: CSPAP Practices for PE and PA Professionals
June 9, 2022, at 5 p.m. ET (the recording will be available on the SAOI for those who wish to view it later) FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenters: Tan Leng Goh, Ph.D., Central Connecticut State University
Russ Carson, Ph.D., PlayCore
Eloise Elliott, Ph.D., West Virginia University
Heather Erwin, Ph.D., University of Kentucky
Brian Dauenhauer, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Jaimie McMullen, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado
Gabriella McLoughlin, Ph.D., Temple University
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members

The purpose of this webinar is to provide a series of practical resources on key learnings and applications from Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) scholarship since its inception in 2012. This webinar will translate the cumulative research knowledge into practical strategies and techniques for attendees to utilize to advance quality physical activity and physical education opportunities in/around schools. The webinar will focus on research translation and application. Physical education, as the cornerstone of CSPAP, will be emphasized throughout.

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Include Students With Physical Disabilities? Have the Right Attitude
May 26, 2022, at 5PM ET (the recording will be available on the SAOI for those who wish to view it later) FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenters: Aubrey Shaw, Research Consultant, Center for ETHICS*, University of Idaho
Sharon Stoll, Professor and Director, Center for ETHICS*, University of Idaho
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members

Research is clear: Students with physical disabilities are often excluded from physical education — and teachers’ attitudes toward students with physical disabilities can negatively affect inclusion. These attitudes may be formed when teachers do not feel educationally prepared or competent to teach students with physical disabilities. Attitudes may also be affected by lack of resources. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how attitudes can shift, even if school resources are not available. A possible solution is providing a perspective-taking intervention to affect attitudes of physical educators.

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Building a Framework for SEL in PE: A Blueprint for Success
May 19, 2022, at 5PM ET (the recording will be available on the SAOI for those who wish to view it later) FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenters: Cindy Kuhrasch; Distinguished Teaching Faculty IV, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ann Hockett; Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals

This webinar will present the wisdom of 40 combined years of practice incorporating social and emotional skill development in physical education. Participants will leave the session with strategies for incorporating SEL into every phase of their lessons including planning, management, instruction, and assessment. Physical education teachers will develop confidence in consistently and intentionally incorporating SEL throughout their lesson plans.

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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 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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Coming Soon

  • August 11The Power of Play: PE as the Rx for an epidemic within the Pandemic
  • September 8Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in the Health Classroom
  • September 15Front Loading Lessons With Universal Design for Learning Principles
  • October 13Engagement Party in the Health Classroom
  • December 8Back to Basics: How to Build a Skills-Based Health/SEL Program

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2020 Webinars on Demand Archive

10 Ways to Create a SEL Skills-Based Health Classroom

January 21, 2021 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Mary McCarley Intended Audience: Middle and High School Health Teachers

Join Mary McCarley, 2016 SHAPE America Southern District Health Education Teacher of the Year and Goodheart-Willcox health education content specialist, as she shares skills-based health education assessments and activities to encourage social and emotional learning. Teachers will leave with 10 or more new skills-based activities and assessments for their teacher toolbox. In addition, all attendees will receive complimentary access to up-to-date, skills-based health education resources from Goodheart-Willcox.

Special thanks to our Health Education sponsor for this year's By You, For You - special convention edition webinar series - Goodheart-Willcox Publisher.

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Teaching Creative Dance to K-2 Children

January 7, 2021 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Alyson Bennett Intended Audience: Physical Education Teachers, Elementary school teachers

Physical education teachers (K-2) will learn new ways to teach dance to their students which go beyond the typical dances that students already know. Creative dance is a popular method of dance among children because it promotes self-expression and encourages thinking and creativity. Educators will learn how to use imagery, Merce Cunningham’s method of chance, and equipment to create their own dance to teach to their students and then assess their creativity.

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Adventure Racing Activities for Assessment

December 17, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Dan DeJager Intended Audience: 4-12 Physical Education Teachers

Adventure Racing CORE (a Cooperative Obstacle Racing Experience) uses the basic ideas of adventure racing and can be done at any school without expensive equipment. By using teamwork, problem solving skills and fitness, teams read and follow a task sheet to make their way through an obstacle course to the finish line. Learn about this fun way for students to learn skills and knowledge while getting physically fit and using teamwork. Participants will also learn how to use this unique lesson format for assessment purposes. Presented by the 2019 National High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year.

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Training the Next Generation of Skills-Based Health/Social Emotional Learning Professionals

December 3, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Mary Connolly Intended Audience: K-12 Health Educators
Learning Objectives:

What is the full spectrum of teaching skills-based health/SEL? Join this webinar to increase your knowledge and skills and prepare yourself to participate in the next generation of professionals who know how to access data, select content and skill performance indicators to reduce risk factors, align SEL competencies, plan student engaging lessons with plenty of practice, and design wrap-up questions and exit tickets.

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Bringing Social Emotional Learning Competencies Alive Through Skills-Based Health Education

November 19, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Mary Connolly & Melanie Lynch Intended Audience: K-12 Health Educators
Learning Objectives:

Do you want to include SEL in your skills-based instruction? Do you want to know if you are already teaching SEL? Join us to learn more about identifying the SEL already included in instruction and how to intentionally plan for content, skill, and SEL. Enjoy the creative work of Melanie Lynch and the pedagogical expertise of Mary Connolly as they collaborate to help other professionals continue to grow and bring SEL competencies alive through skills-based instruction.

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Remote and Face-to-Face Learning: A Dozen Reasons for Conceptual Physical Education

November 5, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Charles Corbin; Pamela Kulinna; Benjamin Sibley Intended Audience: Secondary school health and physical educators and future educators (middle school and high school)
Conceptual physical education (CPE) is a type of fitness education that uses a text and classroom sessions to teach concepts and self-management skills that promote lifelong fitness and active living. This webinar presents 12 reasons why CPE should be part of quality secondary physical education, whether taught via remote learning (including online) or face-to-face. Presenters will provide suggestions for implementation of remote learning and face-to-face programs and provide evidence showing CPE’s effectiveness in meeting the overarching goals of physical education and physical literacy.
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Rockin’ the Party With DanceHERS

October 15, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Susan Flynn, Cheryl Wardell, Pam Powers Intended Audience: K-12 Physical Education Teachers
Sprinkle fun, electric, dance, and rhythm-based activities into your curriculum. No matter what your opinion is to the value of dance in physical education, you will leave this session with a strengthened belief that dance inspires creativity, increases fitness, and enhances social skills. Enjoy rockin’ jams for “casual performers” and “talented dancers” — no experience required. Rock this party DanceHERS style with a range of dances to hip, creative music, which will entice your students to recognize the value of dance for their health, self-expression, and/or social interactions.
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An Innovative Path to Reduce Sexual Risk-Taking in Youth

October 1, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Jordan Karas & Asma Warrich Intended Audience: 6-12, health and physical educators
Learning Objectives: This session will demonstrate how a current research project is successfully incorporating physical activity into a sexual health curriculum to enhance youth health. Because preventing teen pregnancy requires a comprehensive approach, interventions that address a variety of protective factors have the capacity to reduce sexual risk-taking. TRAIL Enrichment empowers teens to make responsible choices regarding their sexual health through social and emotional learning. Individuals who interact with youth in school settings are encouraged to attend.
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Variety of Games using a Pedometer

September 17th, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Gilbert Bagaman Intended Audience: K-12
Learning Objectives: View this webinar to learn a variety of fun, creative games that serve fitness development and use a pedometer — many of which were student-created!. You’ll find high- intensity games which will improve stamina and leg strength, and games designed to give everyone a chance to win. You’ll also find games that students already commonly play, but through the addition of a pedometer have a different level of challenge and fun. All the games are designed to engage participants in moderate-to-vigorous activity.
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Use of Teaching Assessment and Improvement Program in Physical Education

September 10, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Lynn Fielitz, Jason Suby, John Borman, Dr. Drew Van Dam Intended Audience: PETE/HETE, K-12, Future Professionals
Learning Objectives: This presentation shows PE teachers and administrators simple and effective ways to assess teaching performance. It also provides helpful tips on how to collaborate with faculty on teaching improvement.
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Developing Physical Literacy Through Long-Term Individual Pursuits

August 27, 2020 FREE to Members Non-members: $19.96

Presenter: Joe Maldonado Intended Audience: Elementary
Learning Objectives:
  • Provide activities that maximize individual practice opportunities in variety of PE environments.
  • Basic to advanced manipulative skills
  • Coordination, rhythm, and tempo
  • Body and spatial awareness
  • Provide ideas for equipment and activities that will be suitable for students and teachers in virtual, hybrid, or traditional school environments.
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