April 2018
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

INSHAPE's Official Mascot

Your Vote Counts

Have you ever wondered about the figure on the end of the INSHAPE logo? Who is it? What does it represent?
After months of public input, serious deliberation, and early round votes, the list of possible names of the INSHAPE official mascot has narrowed to four "survivors."
Now is your time to vote. Choose between Charge, Dash, Flex, or Stretch. Vote by April 30th. The winner will be announced in May.

    Vote Here    

Fit Kids Fit Future

50M Strong Case Study

Fit Kids Fit Future represents a paradigm shift in PE - away from a sport unit focus toward a concentration on individual lifelong fitness, where students learn how to be fit and healthy now and into adulthood.

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Dance in PE

Let Students Take the Lead

Teaching dance in physical education classrooms can be difficult and nerve racking for teachers who feel they lack the necessary knowledge and skills. This article outlines an activity using a flipped-classroom strategy where students create new dances.

Teacher Tools »

A $1.1 Billion Opportunity

Speak Up for H/PE

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) designates health and physical education as part of a student's well-rounded education, making these subjects eligible for federal funds and increased support. Local advocacy over the upcoming months will determine how funds are spent.

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Share a Story: Win $100

Every Kid Healthy Week

Submit your photo(s), a 1-2 minute YouTube video, student drawings and/or stories, or an inspiring volunteer/parent engagement story. Haven't registered it yet? No problem! Head over to Every Kid Healthy Week (Apr 23-27) to take advantage of great resources.

Submit by May 4, 2018 »

Looking for a Cool Idea?

National PE and Sport Week

Hold a school-wide celebration to promote living an active healthy lifestyle! Take part in Project Aces - the world's largest exercise class, May 2, a signature program of the Youth Fitness Coalition.

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Nutrition Podcast

Presented by SHAPE America

Listen in as a panel of teachers discuss nutrition education in health and PE. Learn about the most relevant nutrition topics to teach; good pedagogy for teaching nutrition; technology tools; and ways to engage parents in nutrition education.

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