Unplugged

Tune in to SHAPE America's popular interview series — Unplugged — with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris.

Each month you'll hear fresh interviews with some of the health and physical educators who are shaping the way forward for the profession. No topic is off-limits!

Season 4

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S4, Episode 4

Stephanie talks with the authors of Infusing Self-Advocacy into Physical Education and Health Education, Lauren Lieberman, Ruth Childs, and Mary Connolly, about the unique publication that provides an interdisciplinary approach to promote the benefits of self-advocacy for every child.

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S4, Episode 3

Stephanie talks with physical educators Jeff Ladd, Krista Winn, and Leah Wheeling about their experiences with hosting health. moves. minds. Fundraisers, and how doing so impacted their school culture and community for the better.

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S4, Episode 2

Stephanie talks with Holly Alperin and Sarah Toth of SHAPE America’s National Health Education Standards Task Force about where they are currently in the standards revision process (which began in 2021).

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S4, Episode 1

Stephanie talks with Sally Jones, Brad Brummel, and Cory Dixon of SHAPE America’s National Physical Education Standards Task Force about where they are currently in the standards revision process (which began in 2021).

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Season 3

S3, Episode 12

Stephanie chats with SHAPE America’s Director of Educational Content & Programs Michelle Carter on the Teacher of the Year program & much more!

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S3, Episode 11

Stephanie chats with Sally Jones from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction and Langston Clark, Associate Professor at the University of Texas (San Antonio) on the revision of the National K-12 Physical Education Standards & much more!

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S3, Episode 10

Stephanie chats with Dr. Sarah Toth of Alabama A&M University and Nadine Marchessault of the Hawaii State Department of Education on the revision of the National Health Education Standards & much more!

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S3, Episode 9

Stephanie chats with Annie Deusch of New Jersey. Annie is a new Physical Educator and they chat about starting a career and teaching during the pandemic & much more!

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S3, Episode 8

Stephanie chats with two of our District Teachers of the Year, Tanner Roos and Elizabeth Bolger about their experience over the last year, lessons learned, changes they are implementing, their why's and much more!

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S3, Episode 7

On this episode of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by Paul Rukavina, Chair of the Research Council! Stephanie connects with Paul about lessons he learned from a recent Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training. They then dive into what the Research Council does, their named lecture series at #SHAPENOLA, the McKenzie grant and future plans for the Council!

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S3, Episode 6

On this episode of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by Lisa Paulson and Nilo Ramos of the Physical Activity and Physical Education councils! Stephanie connects with the chairs about their back to school experiences, what their council does, their ongoing work and their future priorities.

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S3, Episode 5

On this episode of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by Erin Centeio and Elizabeth Sharp from the Professional Preparation Council! Stephanie connects the chairs about their back to school experiences, what the professional preparation council does and their priorities.

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S3, Episode 4

On this episode of Unplugged, Stephanie is joined by some special guests! Stephanie connects with Angela Stark along with her student Reese Owens and her family to discuss health. moves. minds. including how to incorporate it into your school year, how the program helps manage student stress levels and how the community comes closer together through great teachers like Angela!

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S3, Episode 3

Stephanie is joined by members of SHAPE America’s Emerging Leaders Innovation Team (ELIT). ELIT provides emerging leaders an opportunity to contribute as volunteer leaders to the health and physical education community. Members of the Emerging Leaders Innovation Team are invited to help develop content (such as blogs, podcasts, and other resources), engage at conferences or SHAPE sponsored events, and contribute in other meaningful ways to the development of SHAPE America’s professional development offerings.

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S3, Episode 2

Stephanie chats with Andrea Cahn, Vice President of Unified Champion Schools, Special Olympics in this special back-to-school episode of Unplugged. Andrea and Stephanie discuss what they have seen during the pandemic and Andrea shares many great resources that Unified Schools & Special Olympics have produced.

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S3, Episode 1

In the Season 3 premiere of Unplugged, Stephanie talks with SHAPE America President Terri Drain about a number of current issues in the profession. They cover the need for teachers to advocate for health and physical education, the benefits of National Board Certification and why it can be a worthwhile experience for HPE teachers, and the importance of grasping the full scope of health and physical literacy.

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