SHAPE America wants to Jump Start Your Love of Learning

What fresh new approaches are you going to use to activate your students this school year? SHAPE America – the Society of Health and Physical Educators wants to help enhance your creativity and effectiveness by rejuvenating your love of learning. To do that, we are offering FREE professional development opportunities for health and physical education teachers through podcasts and webinars.
Meet Collin Brooks and Matt Pomeroy, the hosts of the new SHAPE America podcasts. Passionate about lifelong learning and movement, Collin and Matt will host fun, informal discussions on a variety of topics related to health, physical education and physical activity. They will be interviewing Teachers of the Year and other leaders in the profession across the country. There’s an introductory podcast posted now and beginning in a couple of weeks – there will be a new podcast every month. “Setting Up Your Classroom for Success!” is the title of the first blog which will be posted in mid-August.
Remember with a podcast you can listen to it on our website or download the podcast to your preferred device. It will work on your smartphone, tablet or computer. You will be able to download episodes any time after they’re aired and listen whenever it’s best for you.
Regarding SHAPE America webinars, they are FREE for all SHAPE America members. Non-members pay $19.96. If you can’t listen in real-time (3-4 pm EDT), they will be archived for your convenience starting one week after the initial presentation. A certificate for 1.0 contact hour is available for each webinar.
The webinars are great resources for staff development. Tell your friends about them. You will not want to miss “Essential Components of Physical Education” on August 20. Check out the full schedule of upcoming webinars at
Research shows that active kids lead to healthier adults. Let SHAPE America help you this year to make your school an active environment before, during and after school. By participating in our podcasts and webinars, you will have all of the tools you need to empower your students with the skills, knowledge and desire they need to be physically active for a lifetime — the goal of “50 Million Strong by 2029.”

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