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To support you during the challenges of a new school year, INSHAPE is offering free professional development this week.
Experts from around the country and around the world are offering advice, resources, and inspiration. Sessions are currently available on demand online allowing you to view when you want. This virtual event is free for everyone (meet the speakers). Speakers include:
    • National health educator of the year, Scott Todnem (IL)
    • Australian physed icon, Andy Hair (Australia)
    • Leading curriculum developer, Dr. Robert Pangrazi (AZ)
    • Skill-based health education expert, Sarah Benes (MA)
    • Physical literacy and sports expert, Dean Kriellaars
    • National principal of the year, Dr. Akil Ross (SC)
    • Co-founder of Character Strong, John Norlin (WA)
    • National adapted PE teacher of the year, Toni Bader (WA)
    • Skill-based health education expert, Holly Alperin (NH)
    • SHAPE America past president, Jamie Sparks (KY)
    • International H/PE teacher, Mel Hamanda (China)
    • In-school service-learning leader, Yasmeen Taji-Farouki (VA)
    • High School H/PE Teacher, Candy Handy (IN)
    • Curriculum developer, teacher, leader, Rich Wiles (MD)
    • e-Learning specialists, Mark and Becky Foellmeer (IL)
    More than 800 educators have already signed up for this event. Please join us! Feel free to share with your teaching colleagues. Don't forget to share with your principal who may appreciate a special session led by Dr. Akil Ross, 2018 national principal of the year.

    Professional Growth Plan (PGP) certificates available

    It's time to prioritize health and physical education
    Student's well-being depends on it. Every day is a good day to advocate for quality health and physical education. Here are three ways as featured during Online Backyard Advocacy Day 2020.
    1. Get educated on your state/district reentry plans - Check out SHAPE America's School Reentry Considerations along with other resources to help you plan for back to school.
    2. Share this one-page primer with your school board and superintendent.
    3. Advocate on social media — Tag school leaders, community partners, and state leaders to share your #SHAPEAdvocacy message.

The health. moves. minds.™ program brings the lessons, activities, and community-building ideas that can help kids live their best lives. Inspire healthy habits, fuel active minds, and teach kids to thrive physically and emotionally with this new service-learning program.


Persistence can change failure into extraordinary achievement.     ~ Matt Biondi


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