June 2018
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

Conference Registration: Now Open

Top ten things to know about Inspire '18

Time to re-set your expectations. INSHAPE Inspire '18 is unlike anything you may have previously attended. Of course, there is the new conference venue - Grand Park in Westfield, IN. However, INSHAPE Inspire '18 is much more than a new destination. It is a whole new experience. Check out the top ten new things you need to know:

  1. New dates: Pre-conference starts on Sunday, Nov. 4th. Full conference is Monday/Tuesday (Nov 5-6).
  2. New momentum: Attendance at the inaugural INSHAPE conference (previously IAHPERD) is expected to exceed 2017 figures (watch us grow!).
  3. More professional development: 100+ sessions offering a wide selection of PGP options.
  4. New experts: State, District and National Teachers of Year (27) presenting the stuff that makes them great.
  5. More partners: Brilliant organizations who support quality health and physical education (see below).
  6. New programs: Receptions, socials, self-care, and networking lunches.
  7. New funding options: Conference grants are available (apply).
  8. New tools: A justification letter to help obtain front office approval.
  9. New sponsors: Peyton Manning;s Childrens Hospital is the conference sponsor.
  10. New brochure: (download here) packed with all the details.


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Pre-Con Workshop

Certification + Materials

PLYOGA is an equipment free format that caters to every participant through balance, agility, power and endurance work. The class format caters perfectly to physical education, lining up with key standards and trends in functional fitness. Teacher training (and certification) is a pre-conference workshop on November 4th. INSHAPE members attend at half price.

Workshop details »


Lead Presenters at KAHPERD

Cassie Brooks, 2017 Midwest Health teacher of the year, and Dan Tennessen, 2018 Middle School Indiana teacher of the year, were the lead presenters at the Kentucky AHPERD summer conference held this month in Owensboro, KY. Read their inspiring story. Didn't make it to Kentucky? That's OK, both will be presenting at INSHAPE Inspire '18.

Read their story »

Youth Risk Behavior

Surveillance System (YRBSS)

YRBSS monitors six categories of health-related behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth. The newly released trends report has the most recent surveillance data on health behaviors and experiences among high school students. Learn about risks that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth.

Trends Report »

In the Zone

INSHAPE Grants in Action

Aaron Crawn's school is a recipient of an INSHAPE grant. He used the funding to purchase heart rate monitors. This case study explains how heart rate monitoring systems can drastically improve the quality of the Physical Education experience. It allows the student to learn how the heart works and responds to training and increases positive experiences.

Read the article »

Join the Colts

Training Camp at Grand Park

If you want to check out our new home, why not make a visit to Westfield during the Indianapolis Colts Training Camp? Yes, it's their new home too. The Colts will have their first practice on Thursday, July 26. Fans will also be able to enjoy Colts City, A BBQ bash, Sunrise Yoga, Community Day, Armed Forces Day, and a joint practice with the Baltimore Ravens. Camp is free, but you will need a ticket to get in.

Training Camp Schedule and Info »

Daily Dose of PE

Teaches Fitness Skills for Life

All Tennessee schools have implemented measures that require schools to provide 90 minutes per week of physical activity time. A few districts have chosen to go well beyond the requirements creating a culture of appreciation and expectation for effective PE among students, parents and staff.

Read the 50M Strong case study »

INSPIRE '18: Registration is now Open