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October 14, 2020

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Online M.S. in Physical Education

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There are numerous benefits to sport participation among children and adolescents and coaches play a significant role in getting youth, especially girls, involved in sports and continuing participation in sports. Despite the advances of girls and women in sport participation since Title IX, the majority of youth sport coaches are men.

 

This article from the September/October issue of Strategies describes the benefits of having female coaches and potential strategies to encourage more women to coach. 

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Join us on October 20 at 6 p.m. ET as health and physical education teachers — and administrators — share how they have overcome the challenges of teaching in a COVID-19 era to ensure students get high quality instruction despite limited access to technology, internet or materials/equipment. Hear how these educators have created meaningful learning experiences for their students while teaching health and physical education virtually. 

 

PRODUCT SHOWCASE

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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Teachers can help students meet physical activity (PA) recommendations by integrating PA into the classroom. This study, from the September/October issue of the American Journal of Health Education, measured student PA outcomes from an online, 16-week course for teachers on classroom PA integration. Course-enrolled (“intervention”) teachers were asked to integrate 30 minutes of daily PA into their classrooms and collaborate with teachers in their school, referred to as “PA Partners.” 

 

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SHAPE America, Kaiser Permanente and more than 30 trusted school health organizations have released the latest version of the Planning for the Next Normal at School playbook, which includes new content along with interactive checklists for both schools and families. Chapter 4 of the playbook, authored by SHAPE America, has been updated to include guidance and recommendations for health education. Since October is Health Literacy Month, now is the perfect time to review this valuable information! 

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SHAPE America’s Impact Schools grant program provides much-needed funds and professional development opportunities to enhance health and physical education programs in high-need schools across the nation, while helping teachers continue their studies and build expertise that improves student outcomes. If you are a teacher, principal, health/PE coordinator, or school wellness coordinator at a Title I school, view all submission guidelines and submit an application before the November 19 deadline. 

 

 

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Peer to Peer

 

Health and physical educators across the country — including SHAPE America’s National and District Teachers of the Year — are sharing top-notch ideas, resources and more!

 

Check out the latest videos on our  — and be sure to subscribe so you don't miss out on new content:

  • ToyTalk Tuesday, Episode 8:  with Melanie Lynch, 2016 SHAPE America Health Education Teacher of the Year

You can also find great content from the world of health and physical education on the , hosted by Sean Nevills:

  • : Sean welcomes Daniel Ogunyemi from Burrell Behavioral Health for a conversation on the importance of equity, diversity, and inclusion, mental health, and the disparities that teachers and students of color face. Sean and Daniel also discuss how physical activity and sports can benefit marginalized students and address the community involvement aspect of the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model.
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News Around the Nation

 

Kennebec Journal

Trevor Libby just learned how to ride a bike four weeks ago. And already, in his [PE] class at Richmond Middle and High School, he is able to dodge around cones and ride through the town of Richmond with no problem. He learned how to ride with the help of his physical education teacher, Joe Viselli, who applied for a grant through the Outride Foundation to purchase 23 mountain bikes for the school’s PE curriculum. 

 

Kitsap Sun

Jay DeVries locates an open section of garage at his mother's home in Poulsbo as wife Karla chats with seventh- and eighth-grade students via Zoom on a pair of laptops resting on a workbench. With pet bulldog Chloe keeping a watchful eye, the two Poulsbo Middle School physical education teachers want to make sure everyone is prepared to do a little sweating. "OK, are you guys ready to rock?" Karla asks. 

 

Healio

Days filled with more sleep and vigorous physical activity and less sedentary time were associated with good overall skeletal health in children, according to data published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. “Children’s activities throughout the whole 24-hour day appear to be important for their bone health — getting as much physical activity (the more vigorous the better) and as little sedentary time as possible while also meeting sleep guidelines for their age,” said Dorothea Dumuid, Ph.D. 

 

ESPN

Postlethwait Middle School in Delaware has accomplished what it set out to achieve: creating an inclusive environment for students of all abilities. In 2018, it started the process of becoming a Special Olympics Unified Champion School, which integrates students with and without disabilities, and this year the middle school became a National Banner School, meeting 10 national standards of excellence set by Special Olympics and the education community. 

 

Psychiatric Times

COVID-19 has brought about a complex array of factors (uncertainty, social isolation, and parental angst) that have an impact on the mental health of children and adolescents. Predictability is a stabilizing force for children and adolescents, but it has been disrupted since the COVID-19 outbreak. Studies around the world are measuring the effects of the pandemic on children and adolescents. 

 

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