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Oregon SHAPE 2017 Conference: Call for Proposals
The 2017 Oregon SHAPE Conference Conference Committee is looking for willing folks to submit proposals to present at our conference on Saturday, October 14th, 2017. All accepted session presenters will get a discounted rate on the conference! Submit a session today!
Deadline: July 31st, 2017
Oregon SHAPE 2017 Conference: A Physical Literacy Journey
When: October 13 & 14, 2017
Where: Bend, OR.
Communications Team Update
The Oregon SHAPE Board of Directors is looking for an individual from each school district to "Be A Champion"! We are looking for Champions who are willing to help us make Oregon's education system well-rounded by advocating for strong and effective health and physical education programs.
- Read more about this post here.
"Change of Plans: Call for Proposals Deadline Extended!" Blog Post
We are extending the deadline for the conference call for proposals to July 31st, 2017. This will give more folks an opportunity to submit proposals now that the busy school year has come to an end.
- Read more about this post here.
NEW social media pages for NWD & SWD!
SHAPE America Southwest and Northwest districts have new social media profiles on Facebook and Twitter! Keeping on top of the latest news is easier than ever! Follow the links to follow/like the pages:
Advocacy Team Update
The big question in mind at this time of year, is what will Health & Physical Education look like in the Autumn given the budget short falls of so many districts in the state. Some districts have chosen to preserve the health and physical education that they currently have, while others have cut it drastically. As the new school year approaches regular advocacy will become more important than ever, and Oregon SHAPE is here to help. We have a variety of resources that we can send or help you find, so if ever in need please contact us. At the bottom of this article we will include a few quick links for you to check out and share with your administrators and staff, and don’t forget to reach out!
Where do we sit on HB 3141 or SB 4 as it is now called?
For those who remember, in 2007 HB 3141 was passed in the state of Oregon requiring daily physical education for K-8 students and was set to go into action this school year. Districts have had 10 years to work towards this requirement. Yet, many districts have not only not met the requirement, they’ve moved farther away from it. The big question has become, will the law just go away? The simple answer is no, it is not going away. In fact, the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon SHAPE, and the PEAK (Physical Education for All Kids) coalition are all working together to try and give districts a way to ease into the law over the next two years and to build a toolkit that helps the state physical educators come together over the law. This information is being built right now, and it is hoped to be released to the state in the early Fall.
Is this going to be easy? No, it’s not, but districts like Beaverton are working hard with their administrators to find workable solutions that focus on physical education content, high-quality resources and tips and techniques for working within the individual structures of each school.
We will be issuing press releases as soon as we have info, as well as asking you our members to advocate in your own buildings.
Check out some of the following quick links on advocacy:
- http://portal.shapeamerica.org/advocacy/ (Legislative Action Center)
Upcoming Events, Action Items & News!
Did you know that every time you have an American Heart Association Event at your school that you are actually supporting Oregon SHAPE? A portion of the funds that are made from Jump Rope for Heart or Hoops for Heart events, go to Oregon SHAPE and help us bring in speakers for the Fall Conference, increase professional development opportunities and help you with advocacy. Interested in having an event? Check out the following link for more info!
The SHAPE America Online Institute delivers self-paced, effective professional development for K-12 health and physical educators. With this all-new learning platform, you can:
- Find targeted webinars and courses of interest in just seconds using the powerful search and browse functionality;
- Uncover new learning opportunities with the "recommended courses" and "related items" features;
- Track your online professional development and contact hours in one place from the user-friendly dashboard
Sign Up Today
Summer is a great time to learn new skills that will help you in the classroom! Get started with the Online Institute by registering for this FREE webinar: Keeping Recess in Schools.
The live webinar will take place on Wednesday, August 2 from 3-4 p.m. EDT. Join us to:
- Learn about the benefits of recess;
- Receive an overview of recess resources from SHAPE America and the CDC, including: Strategies for Recess in Schools and Recess Planning in Schools: A Guide to Putting Strategies for Recess into Practice;
- Discover how schools can use various strategies to enhance their recess program and increase student physical activity.
If you can’t join us live, you can still register and view the archived webinar in the Online Institute at any time.