Oregon SHAPE Monthly

Society of Health and Physical Educators

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A Few Words From The President...

Happy New Year! The start of a new year brings a revived passion to continue with previously set goals, along with plans to undertake new endeavors. We, at Oregon SHAPE, are committed to helping make 2016 a productive and rewarding year for you all. We look forward to hearing from you, and providing information and opportunities that will benefit you and your communities. I am excited and passionate about being the President of such a special organization. Best wishes for a wonderful year!

The council for children's expanded physical education presents...

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35th Annual Northwest Conference for Children's Physical Education

Friday, Feb. 26th 2016 at 9pm

12250 Southwest Conestoga Drive

Beaverton, OR

You do not want to miss the 35th Annual Northwest Conference for Children's Physical Education on February 26 & 27, 2016 at Conestoga Middle School in Beaverton, Oregon. Click here to access the CCEPE website to find out all the details on the conference: how to register, keynote and special invited guests, and all conference handouts!

Important Update on ESSA

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) - Information from SHAPE America

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? What else has changed? Check out the resources below provide by SHAPE America to help us understand what's next!

Speak Out! Day - March 1 & 2, 2016

Are you attending the 2016 SPEAK Out! Day, SHAPE America's annual member lobby event in Washington, DC on March 1 & 2? Registration is now open! Click here to find out more.

How to Present to Your School Board

Paul Clinton the president of the North West District Leadership Council discusses a variety of ways to advocate for your physical education program by presenting at a school board meeting. Check it out!
How to Present to Your School Board

Professional Development Opportunities!

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What is it? The #PhysEdSummit is a FREE online conference put on by PE professionals for PE professionals. The mission is to provide digital professional learning opportunities for physical education professionals by sharing, discussing, and reflecting on best practices. This is the fourth #PhysEdSummit the PHYSEDagogy team has put on. The conference is live February 27th so if you are going to CCEPE which we recommend you can access all of the sessions at a later date. You can find all archived videos from the previous three summits by clicking on this link. To find out what #PhysEdSummit 4.0 is all about check out this blog post.
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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 the month of February 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
  • 60 Minutes a Day! The Connection between Physical Activity and Academic Achievement - January 20th at 5:00 PM PDT featuring Pam Powers
  • Click here to register for this webinar
  • FREE Archived webinars (you will need to sign up for SPARKecademy to access - free sign up)

Thompson Huddle Connect

  • Building Blocks of Athleticism: Starts in Physical Education - January 19, 2016 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT featuring Dr. Stuart McGill

  • 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 #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.


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.


PHSYEDagogy Podcast

This is a collaborative physical education project by Matt Pomeroy, Naomi Hartl, Collin Brooks, and Jonathan Jones. We are looking to showcase some of the best physical education teaching practices, lesson ideas, and epic events that #physed and #pegeeks across the world are doing at their schools. We will be interviewing teachers and they will be sharing the story about their lesson. They will also share materials so you can implement the idea into your physical education classroom. Subscribe to the podcast on i-tunes or Podomatic.

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.