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April 14, 2021

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Online M.S. in Physical Education

 

 

Convention Schedule Snapshot

Health and physical educators across the country who are “ready to learn and connect” have joined us at the . If you haven’t registered yet, now is the time! The virtual national convention offers 100+ hours of educational content covering a broad range of topics in health and physical education — and your registration gives you access to recorded content on-demand through June 1!

 

Check out  to see how HPE teachers are maximizing their professional development — and getting inspired — at the virtual convention. 

 

 

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Online M.S. In Leadership in PE and Sport

 

Online M.S. in Leadership in Physical Education and Sport graduate program students pay in-state tuition! Advance your content, pedagogical, and leadership knowledge for improved professional practice in physical education, coaching, and sport settings. Accepted students may begin fall, summer, or spring and typically graduate within five semesters. No GRE required.

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Each year, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport publishes the  as a supplemental issue. It features the entire research program from the national convention, including all peer-reviewed symposia and peer-reviewed abstracts. The 2021 issue has been set to Open Access and is available now. 

 

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Online Physical Education Graduate Program

The M.A.Ed. in Physical Education Master Teacher is an online graduate program designed to help K-12 physical education teachers enhance their instructional effectiveness. Students can choose from emphases in pedagogy or special populations to help enhance their physical fitness classroom.

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If you want to lower your stress levels and make self-care a priority, take a look at these new webinars, now available on demand. Watch  to learn about certain functions of the brain in managing stress and physiological changes that take place as a reaction to stress.  will give you several strategies for promoting self-care and creating a personal self-care plan. 

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In the world of education where many teachers collaborate and form friendships with coworkers due to similar interests and schedules, this is often not the experience of those who choose to teach physical education (PE). PE teachers are typically isolated both physically and socially. Many are physically removed from other teachers due to the gymnasium being unattached or placed in a far corner of the school building. 

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Next year's national convention will be held in New Orleans — and SHAPE America and KIDZ BOP want to give you a free #SHAPENOLA convention registration! It all starts with a video of you dancing along to a KIDZ BOP video... so check out the complete rules and enter before the April 23 deadline. 

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It is a constant challenge to find new, unique ways to engage kids in physical education. There are lots of options out there, but how do you choose one? What priorities do you set when seeking out new engaging activities? The answer we hear most often is adaptability. In other words, games that are suitable for all ages, strengths, and abilities, that challenge the most athletically inclined children alongside those with limited mobility or physical fitness. Read on to learn all about a unique new physical education activity that covers all these bases and introduces students to the Olympic sport of curling.

Peer to Peer

 

Health and physical educators across the country are sharing top-notch ideas, resources and more!

Check out the latest video on our :

  •  — 2020 SHAPE America National and District Dance Education Teachers of the Year share tips for teaching dance while physical distancing on site and within a virtual setting, as well as their reflections and lessons learned since the start of the school year.

 

New episode of the SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Sean Nevills:

  •  Sean chats with Michelle Carter, director of educational content and programs for SHAPE America, about the 2021 SHAPE America Virtual National Convention & Expo, the SEL-based health. moves. minds.® program, the national standards revision process, and more!

 

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News Around the Nation

 

Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Thriving Schools is offering a biweekly webinar series focused on the critical intersection of health and education that has become increasingly relevant due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The second webinar — State Policies and Programs to Support Student Health — will be held on Wednesday, April 14 at 3 p.m. ET and will be available on demand after that time. 

 

Science Daily

A new study with 756 students in grades 1-5 demonstrates that a six-week mashup of hoops and math has a positive effect on their desire to learn more, provides them with an experience of increased self-determination, and grows math confidence among youth. The Basketball Mathematics study was conducted at five Danish primary and elementary schools by researchers from the University of Copenhagen's Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports. 

 

Health Day News

Being active is good for most everyone, and new studies now show it can help kids with autism manage common behavioral issues. "Exercise goes beyond health-related benefits and increased levels of fitness for those with autism," said David Geslak, a pioneer in using exercise to help kids with autism. "Research shows that exercise can increase focus, improve academic performance, reduce stereotypical behaviors and build confidence." 

 

Health Day News

Though playing youth sports comes with new pandemic-era precautions and some experts are linking these activities to community spread of COVID-19, many kids are still participating, according to a parent survey. In the survey, about three-quarters of parents said their child's teams mostly did the right thing while resuming sports during COVID. 

 

WTVR

Dr. Melanie Bean has dedicated her life to treating and researching childhood obesity. As co-director of the Children’s Hospital of Richmond, she’s seen the direct impacts of the pandemic on children’s weight. “There’s been sadly no shortage of referrals as we are watching weight gains skyrocket,” she said. “They used to walk to school or ride their bike and a lot of these things have really just changed. Kids are sitting a lot and all the time,” Bean explained. 

 

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