Newsletter - Convention Preview, 2023
WELCOME FROM SHAPE MICHIGAN!
Welcome to the SHAPE Michigan Convention Newsletter!!!
The 2023 SHAPE MICHIGAN Convention is only a few days a way! You can still register and attend! If you have not yet, make plans to attend this event for all Physical Education and Health
professionals. If needed, lodging is still available! Information regarding the convention,
including the schedule, are found below in the newsletter.
SHAPE Michigan will continue to provide programs, products, and services
to all Physical Education and Health professionals throughout the year. Please send us your
suggestions, feedback and and comments. Send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866.9804284.
2023 CONVENTION INFORMATION
2023 SHAPE Michigan Convention
Register now! Join your colleagues for another exciting SHAPE Michigan convention! Information is below and can found at shapemichigan.us. Check out the wonderful group of presenters and sessions available!
Why Should You Attend the Convention?
Jeff Wuorinen - Northern Michigan University
The SHAPE Michigan conference, which brings together experts in health and physical education from throughout our region to exchange ideas, get valuable feedback, and form lasting connections. I should also say how much I value the chance to talk one-on-one with other professionals who share my interests on the work that we are doing, both for myself and our health and physical education students here at Northern Michigan University. I am truly inspired by all the conference and SHAPE Michigan has to offer!
John Dunlop - Portage High School
I am attending the 2023 SHAPE MIchigan State Conference because there is such a wide variety of topics and sessions being offered this year. The presenters are current or former Teacher's of the Year from around the country. It also provides an excellent opportunity to meet some new professionals, catch up with old friends and network about all of the current trends in our fields. There is definitely something there for everyone.
Amy Nieuwenhuis - Otsego Public Schools
In the world of Physical Education, many times we are alone on our island within our schools. The convention allows us to network, interact, and share with other educators and professionals.... just like many classroom teachers do every week.
Attending the annual SHAPE Michigan Convention is something I look forward to each year. I have enjoyed getting to know so many different individuals throughout the state in our profession!
Convention Schedule and Information:
** Click Below to view the Convention Schedule:
** Remember...Thursday evening is the awards ceremony which is free for all registered convention attendees. Come celebrate all of the wonderful award recipients. Friday evening is the social which is also free for all registered convention attendees. Fridays event is a great time to socialize and have fun with other SHAPE Michigan members. There will be activities such 9-Square, Corn Hole, and more! Snacks and a cash bar will be included.
Shape Michigan Convention and Mighty Network Access
Hi everyone, this is Emily Brumbaugh, your SHAPE Michigan president-elect. I wanted to provide some important information about accessing the Shape Michigan Convention and the Mighty Network platform. Please make sure to log in and start your account with the Mighty Network in Shape Michigan, as we will be posting session schedules, descriptions, handouts, and the conference evaluation there.
Don't forget about the wonderful sessions offered on Saturday morning! Come all three days and take advantage of the almost eighty sessions and workshops!
Justification for Convention Attendance:
Below are just a few of the speakers that will be presenting at the Lansing Convention!
Sarah Weisbarth - Discover You
We know that youth have qualities that make them extraordinary. However, the language we use, how we interact with them, and the environment we create for their development is crucial to their belief in themselves. Together we will explore approaching youth development in classrooms, out of school environment, and at home by focusing on what is good and working well, and how to address challenges with a strength-based approach. Building the mental and emotional wellbeing of our students leads to greater self-confidence and thriving skills.
Andrew Wymer - Omnikin
Omnikin: Have a BALL with Action-Packed Fun for All!:
Whether you are looking for a new or modified team sport, cooperative and community-building activities, fun with fitness or skill development, Omnikin has you covered! This exhilarating and dynamic session will feature highlights of our famous lightweight, non-threatening, and dynamic 14”-48” balls that will generate excitement in your classroom like never seen before! Both your students and you will surely have a BALL! .
Zachary McCourtie - Grand Valley State University
Coaching & Having a Growth Mindset:
This presentation is about coaching and the growth mindset! The session will take a deep dive into the growth mindset how a lot of kids are over looked, and my own personal story with it. Too often in both PE and sports, students who want to put in hardwork are overlooked because the teacher or the coach only wants to focus on the stars! Not someone like myself who wants to put forth work day in and day out! There’s a lot of discussion in this presentation too and a lot to take away!
Kera Williams - Quaver Ed
Making Moves in Health Education:
Those Health Education standards are important for our future generation, but tricky to make time for and plan! Come learn how to design your own easy to plan, engaging, concise, and kinesthetic-based health education lessons for your gym and/or classroom learning space! PE teachers will fit in health efficiently while still meeting all physical activity and PE standard requirements and classroom teachers will implement health instruction in short, active, and engaging daily doses! All educators will leave with tools and tips to support school-wide wellness!
Rachel Hervey - Washtenaw International High School
Teaching Health Education to Diverse Groups:
Are you looking for more ways to be inclusive in your health classroom? Does the content you teach and the images you show connect to your students? In this session, participants will learn how to make their health curriculum and learning space more inclusive and representative of all students. Topics include socio-economic, LGBTQIA+, race, religion and culture. This session is also a great opportunity to share what works well for you and work together to brainstorm additional ways to support equity and inclusivity in your space.
Rick Ferkel - Central Michigan University
Spirit wear and Convention Shirts:
Click above or below to access the SHAPE Michigan sprirt wear web store: https://stores.inksoft.com/shape_michigan/shop/home. The store closes on November 7th at Midnight. Sample sizes will be available at the convention. Items will be sent directly to the customer. Convention shirts will also be available on-sight (not on spirit store) in limited quanities.
Thank you to our 2023 SHAPE Michigan convention exhibitors! Please visit and support these various vendors and organizations!
SHAPE MICHIGAN AWARDS
Come celebrate all of the SHAPE Michigan award recipients at the Thursday evening award ceremony!
Teachers of the Year:
Majors of the Year:
Special Award Recipients:
Tri Found Grant Recipients:
SHAPE MICHIGAN MEMBERSHIP
Are you a current SHAPE MI member?
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SHAPE MICHIGAN VISION
A society in which all individuals in Michigan enjoy an optimal quality of life, through appreciation of and participation in active, creative, health-promoting lives.