September 2018
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

Be a Pro: Learn from the Pros

Learn More, Earn More: 20+ PGP Points

INSHAPE (formerly Indiana AHPERD) starts its 102nd year today. In six short weeks, the 2018 state conference at Grand Park becomes the platform from which the future of Indiana health literacy and physical literacy is launched.
INSPIRE '18 offers over 100 opportunities to earn Professional Growth Plan (PGP) points by attending innovative sessions, workshops and demonstrations. High-impact speakers share inspiring strategies, new resources, new activities, and new curricula. Networking fosters sharing of best practices. An expanded exposition features new products and services from leading organizations.
Your winning PGP plan:     Start with our featured speakers to score high quality PGPs. Next, choose from more than two dozen teachers of the year among over 100 speakers and sessions. Maximize your PGPs with a pre-conference workshops featuring PLYOGA or OPEN.

The conference brochure contains all the details. Need a hotel? Specially negotiated conference rates at the Cambria at Grand Park offer convenient access. Use this justification letter when asking for permission to attend.
See you Grand Park!

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Advocate With Us


2018-2019 is the first time in the history of education that federal funds can used to support health education and physical education. We must continue to advocate to Congress about the importance of this funding for Indiana students! September 25th is online advocacy day! Join with others from across the country in sending an email to our members of Congress!

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Helping Your Child

Develop Physical Literacy

The development of physical literacy begins in the very early stages of childhood - even before young children enter the school system. This means parents are essential allies in building an early foundation for their children's development of skills that will enable them to move with competence and confidence. Share this valuable resource directly with parents.

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No Substitions

No Waivers nor Exemptions

SHAPE America believes that each K-12 student should complete all required physical education courses and that state, school district, and school policies should not allow substitutions, waivers or exemptions for physical education courses, class time, or credit requirements.

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Apply by October 31

Skillastics is awarding five $2,000 grants to eligible schools to enhance their Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP). Each receive $1,000 toward a customized Skillastics Activity Kit package and $1,000 toward registration and travel to the 2019 Shape America National Convention & Exposition, scheduled April 9-13, 2019 in Tampa, FL.

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A Parent's Guide

Getting to Know PE

"Take Your Parent to PE Week" (September 24 - 28) is a great time to start a collaborative conversation with your parents. Use this guide to familiarize parents with your physical education programs.

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Walk to School Day

Save the date: Oct 10th

Thousands of schools have signed up to participate. There is still time to join the movement. Need some tips? Check out event ideas, how to plan and ways to include your mayor.

Plan an Event

2018 State Conference: November 4 - 6, 2018