December 2019
Indiana Society for Health and Physical Educators

To Present or Be Present

First call for presentation proposals for INSHAPE Inspire 2020

Have you ever considered presenting at a conference? Perhaps 2020 is the year you finally decide to share your "A game." Before you dismiss the idea, Cliff Roop, an elementary physical educator from Ft. Wayne, has a story of his personal journey as a first time presenter.
In his blog, Cliff shares his thoughts, fears, and self-analysis. "In the past, I never believed myself capable or 'worthy' to share anything with my professional peers. I don’t have anything to share with my colleagues, I’m still learning. I could never do that,” he mused.
Encouraged by other professionals, Cliff slowly realized he did have something to share. The opportunity to present to fellow professionals has led him to be a more effective teacher.
Is 2020 the year you become a presenter? Hint: consider co-presenting with a colleague. INSHAPE is now accepting presentation proposals for the 2020 State Conference (November 1 - 3, 2020). Priority consideration is given to proposals submitted by February 10, 2020.
Read Cliff's entire story: To Present or to be Present

Submit early for priority consideration

Active Classrooms Week


Active Classrooms Week aims to shine a spotlight on teachers and schools who incorporate physical activity into classroom learning. December 9-13 is Active Classrooms Week where schools showcase ways to integrate physical activity into their classrooms. Please encourage classroom teachers to give it a try.

Checkout the activity toolkit »

INSHAPE: Top10 Affiliate

A happier, healthier Indiana

INSHAPE finished 8th among all states in the November challenge for health.moves.minds. schools. Thank you to INSHAPE members who made the commitment to bring this new service-learning program to their schools.
Interested? Good news! Registration remains open so you can still sign up. Please contact Meg Hite if you have questions.

Sign up for health.moves.minds. »

INSHAPE Scholarships

Apply by January 15th

Each year, INSHAPE awards up to six (6) $1,000 academic scholarships to undergraduate students enrolled full-time in an Indiana college/university. The scholarships are used for tuition and books. Applicants must be majoring in health, physical education, recreation, dance, or exercise science.

Online application »

Speak OUT Day

March 10 -11, 2020

Meeting with congressional representatives face-to-face and sharing your personal story as a health and physical educator can have a powerful impact! Represent INSHAPE and all Hoosier H/PE teachers in Washington on March 10-11, 2020, for SHAPE America's 12th annual SPEAK Out! Day? Advocacy grants available (apply by Jan 10th).

More about SPEAK Out! Day »

Leadership Conference

February 14 - 15, 2020

The INSHAPE Leadership Conference is an excellent opportunity for members to participate in the development of future association programs (including the conference), network with other professionals, enhance leadership skills, and learn more about how the organization works. There is no cost to attend but a deposited is required. Space limited.

More information, Secure your spot »

Learning Institutes

February 17, 2020; Chicago, IL

SHAPE America’s Professional Learning Institutes (PLI) are for educators looking to refine and advance in their profession. Each PLI covers a specific concentration and is designed for health and PE professionals, including program administrators, teacher educators, trainers, teachers, and researchers. Connect with your colleagues and other professionals around the world!

Next PLI: WSCC Model Focus

First Call for Presentation Proposals:
State Conference 2020