Oregon SHAPE eNews

Society of Health and Physical Educators

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A Few Words From The President...

Hi everyone!

There is so much to talk about and so much to love about Oregon SHAPE!! We have lots to share with you in this newsletter - so much is going on with health and physical education, both in this state and around the country. Keeping it local, I just wanted to highlight the Oregon SHAPE conference will be held on October 1st, at Pacific University in Forest Grove. We have an amazing line up of keynote and invited speakers. We will also be soliciting your thoughts in a call for proposals that will be administered soon. Please join us in this wonderful gathering of like-minded people designed to help educate, inspire, and motivate you to be your best!!!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Jen Bhalla

Oregon SHAPE President

Save the Date - October 1st, 2016

Save the date! Get out your calendars and book off Saturday, October 1st, 2016 for the annual Oregon SHAPE Conference! We are very excited to share that it will be hosted at Pacific University in Forest Grove once again!

Stay tuned for the call for proposals and more information on the keynote and featured speakers in the weeks to come! You are going to love the line up!

Want to help with the planning of the conference? We are always looking for enthusiastic folks to join in! Please contact Collin Brooks at collinbrookise@gmail.com.

Congratulations to the newly elected Board Of Directors!

New SHAPE America Board Members announced! We would like to congratulate our past president, Collin Brooks on becoming a newly elected board member.

You can check out the press release post here, and the SHAPE America blog post here.

Mabel Lee Award Winner

Congratulations to Collin Brooks on being given the Mabel Lee Award! SHAPE America gives the award annually to younger members who have demonstrated outstanding potential in scholarship, teaching and/or professional leadership. To read more, check out the press release and our blog post here.

NEW PE & Health Standards!

Did you know that the Oregon Department of Education and a committed group of individuals have been working on new health and physical education standards? Two standards review committees were announced earlier this year, and these groups have been working very hard to create a set of standards for each health and physical education teacher to use. We had three members from the Oregon SHAPE board of directors on these committees. The new standards will be recommended for adoption to the state board at the end of June.

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Advocacy Opportunities!

Did you know that school health and physical education are now identified as part of a student’s “well-rounded” education under the ESSA bill? Every region in our state is hosting a forum on the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Now is the time to attend to find out more on ESSA and advocate for health and physical education! Click here to read our blog post to find out when these forums will be in your neighborhood!

What else has changed from NCLB to ESSA? Sportime and SPARK are partnering with SHAPE America and ASCD to share out a FREE webinar on May 5th, 5pm Pacific. If you can't make it live, all webinars will be archived to view at your convenience on SPARKecademy.org.

  • Academically Eligible! Now Get In The Game! Click here to find out more information!

Also, check out the resources below provide by SHAPE America to help us understand what's next!

Summer Professional Development Opportunities

Meeting the Needs of Special Education Students in Human Sexuality Education

Tuesday, June 14th, 8am to Wednesday, June 15th, 4pm

900 Southeast Baker Street

McMinnville, OR

Brought to you by Health Endeavors: Consulting and Training, LLC

This 2-day workshop is a very interactive workshop in which we take the participants through the process of awareness about the importance of teaching human sexuality to students with various special needs and to how to teach the subject to students with various disabilities. Throughout the two days, we show how to modify and adapt teaching techniques to effectively teach human sexuality for various disabilities. The workshop is very interactive and we limit the number of participants to 50 because of the interactive activities. The workshop will be conducted by Dr. Darrel Lang who has successfully presented on human sexuality to over 40,000 school personnel throughout the United States and internationally.

Cost of the two-day workshop is just $195 (includes continental brkf. and snacks). Participants can choose to extend their learning and earn 2 graduate hours of credit through Baker University, Overland Park, KS for an additional $130. Registration for graduate credit will occur at the workshop. Enrollment is limited to 50 participants. Additional information will be sent to registrants in advance of the workshop. If you have any questions about the conference and want to register, please email Dr. Darrel Lang: dlkansas@gmail.com

Registration must be completed by June 30, 2016.

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#PhysEdSummit 5.0

Saturday, Aug. 27th, 5am to Sunday, Aug. 28th, 5am

This is an online event.

The #PhysEdSummit 5.0 is a crowd-sourced, virtual conference that will feature 24 hours of back-to-back, 50-minute #HealthEd and #PhysEd webcasts. It starts at 0800 (8am Eastern Time New York) on August 27, 2016. This FREE PD event will provide the #HealthEd and #PhysEd communities access to presentations about best practices, teaching strategies, top tips, and cutting-edge resources.

If you are interested in facilitating a live, engaging, interactive, and innovative session, please fill out the proposal form. All sessions are 50 minutes in length. The closing date for proposals is June 19, 2016.

Click here to register for this FREE conference!

Questions? Please contact The #PhysEdSummit Team on Twitter @PHYSEDagogy or via email at physedagogy@gmail.com.

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Upcoming Webinars

Each month there are great professional development opportunities available to you at the click of a mouse! Amazing webinars are put on by many different associations across North America for you to access for FREE. We have listed a few upcoming webinars for this month for you to check out along with links to archived webinars.

SHAPE America

  • Get on Exchange to view SHAPE America's webinars-on-demand. Click here to access.
  • If you are a SHAPE America member the webinars are free for you!

SPARK Programs
  • The One Size Fits All Equations Fit No One - Wednesday, April 27th at 5:00 PM Pacific featuring Paul Drake & Joe Gooden from Heartzones

  • Click here for the Registration Page

  • FREE Archived webinars (you will need to sign up for SPARKecademy to access - free sign up)

Thompson Huddle Connect

  • Physical Literacy and the Brain - April 27, 2016 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm Pacific featuring Dr. John Cairney

  • Link to register for webinar

  • FREE archived webinars (you will need to sign up for HuddleConnect to access - free sign up)

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There are so many great educators out there sharing the awesome work they are doing in physical education via Podcasts/Voxcasts. WE are highlighting a few of our favorites for you to check out!

SHAPE America Podcast

The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by members Collin Brooks and Matt Pomeroy, offers a great opportunity for professional development! Each monthly episode of the podcast will feature discussions on a variety of topics relevant to health and physical educators, including interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other leaders in the field. You'll also hear the latest about SHAPE America's initiative, "50 Million Strong by 2029."



Listen to this podcast about #PhysEd teachers having conversations about all things PE with educators from around the world. The best part about this podcast is that they used the voxer app to interview their guest speakers!


The Fundamental Movement Podcast

The Fundamental Movement is a no holds barred discussion on all things physical education. This will be an area of no back slapping, no Twitter worship. It will be discussing the issues of the day from a range of academic & teacher perspectives.


Run Your Life Podcast

Host Andy Vasily interviews leading experts in the field of physical education as well survivors of traumatic injuries who have gone on to fully recover and thrive.

Access podcast here.

The #PEGeek Podcast

The PE Geek Podcast is the number one destination for anyone interested in utilizing technologies within their Physical Education classroom. The Podcast explores current tools, trends and classroom proven ideas.


PEPRN Podcast

This podcast is an audio version of the PEPRN blog. The PEPRN blog's aim is to bring together physical education teachers, coaches, physical activity leaders, volunteers and university practitioners from around the world to talk about practice, young peoples’ experiences of physical activity, and research.


The #PhysEd Podcast

In 2013, Nathan Horne and Joey Feith got together to shoot the breeze about #physed, health, and technology. The result was The #PhysEd Podcast. Subscribe to hear why thousands of teachers enjoy listening in on Nathan and Joey's conversation.


Jump Ropes for Heart & Hoops for Heart

Jump Rope For Heart and Hoops For Heart are national programs jointly sponsored by
SHAPE America and the American Heart Association. They promote physical education and provide children with knowledge of heart disease and stroke while raising funds for cardiovascular disease research, stroke research, and health education.

Why Register?

When you complete a Jump Ropes for Heart or Hoops for Heart event, you provide future generations with the knowledge and tools they need to stay healthy for a lifetime. Click here to access the registration page.

50 Million Strong by 2029

A message from SHAPE America...

"Approximately 50 million students are currently enrolled in America's elementary and secondary schools (grades pre-K to 12). SHAPE America wants to ensure that by the time today's preschoolers graduate from high school in 2029, all of America's students are benefiting from the skills, knowledge and confidence to enjoy healthy, meaningful physical activity."

Find out how you can get more involved by clicking here.