SHAPE America’s Back to School Website Helps Health and Physical Education Teachers Guide Students
By Shape America
RESTON, VA, August 9, 2017 — SHAPE America - Society of Health and Physical Educators unveiled its new Back to School website today, revealing a focus on 50 Million Strong by 2029, the organization’s commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs.
Health and physical education teachers who visit the website will find the recently established goals and measurements for the 50 Million Strong initiative, as well as resources and inspiration to help start the new school year, including:
- Teacher-friendly resources in the all-new Download Library;
- Activity ideas, tools and templates in the always-popular Teacher’s Toolbox;
- Affordable, standards-based professional development from the new SHAPE America Online Institute;
- Focused Steps to Success for 50 Million Strong;
- An inspirational video from high school student Cody Retuta, chronicling his journey to health and physical literacy.
“SHAPE America believes that health and physical literacy can be a life-changer for all children,” says SHAPE America President Fran Cleland of West Chester University. “It’s a simple but powerful belief that drives everything we do. We know teachers can have a significant impact on their students’ lives, and we’re proud to offer the resources they need to succeed.”
To learn more, go to http://50million.shapeamerica.org.
About SHAPE America
SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators is the nation’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals. Since its founding in 1885, the organization has defined excellence in physical education, and our National Standards for K-12 Physical Education serve as the foundation for well-designed physical education programs across the country. We provide programs, resources and advocacy to support health and physical educators at every level, from preschool to university graduate programs.
SHAPE America has 50 state affiliates and is a founding partner of national initiatives such as the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Active Schools (formerly Let’s Move! Active Schools) and the Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart programs. “50 Million Strong by 2029” is our commitment to put all children on the path to health and physical literacy through effective health and physical education programs. For more information, visit www.shapeamerica.org.