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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Awards

 

2017 SHAPE-VT Award Nominations are now closed

Please help the Society for Health and Physical Educators of Vermont recognize the best educators, laypersons, Rising Stars, and future professionals in the state by submitting your awards nomination. We use an online format, so nominating your favorite teacher or professional is now fast and convenient.   

The deadline for award nominations for 2017 was July 1, 2017.  

All of our award winners will be honored at our the Awards Breakfast to be held during our fall conference at the Killington Grand Hotel on Friday, October 20, 2017. These are the description of our SHAPE VT AWARDS;

-  Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year: 

Recognizes outstanding teaching in adaptive physical education.

The candidate should:  hold an established professional position in an education or physical activity setting, have a minimum of five years teaching experience in physical education, health education or a related field. currently specializing in adaptive physical education, spending the majority of their teaching responsibilities with special populations.

-  Distinguished Service Award:

Recognizes individuals with outstanding contributions to the health and physical education fields.

The candidate should: have a Master’s degree or equivalent credentials in an education, health, or physical education discipline, have ten year’s experience as a director, supervisor and/or teacher in the health/physical education field, have held a SHAPE-VT membership for five years with at least two consecutive years preceding the presentation of the award.

-  Health Education Teacher of the Year:

Recognizes outstanding teaching in health education at the elementary, middle, secondary, or One, two, or all three levels of teaching will be honored at the annual conference.

The candidate should: hold a current teaching endorsement in health education or a public health certification or equivalent credentials appropriate to the field of public health, have a minimum of five years of experience in health education.

*The names of the Vermont Teachers of the Year (TOYs) are submitted, by the SHAPE-VT Awards Committee, to the Eastern District(ED) Association for consideration as the District TOY. ED TOYs winners are then forwarded to SHAPE-America for national consideration.

-  Higher Education Award:

Recognizes outstanding teaching and service in higher education, directly related to the health and physical education fields.

The candidate should: be employed by a Vermont college or university, have a minimum of five years of collegiate-level teaching experience in a health or physical education field, displays evidence of professional commitment and community service.

-  Physical Activity Leadership Award:

Recognizes outstanding individuals who actively promote lifelong health and physical activity. This award is not necessarily a teaching award. Potential candidates include, but are not limited to; dance educators, recreational employees, principals, general education teachers, parents, or community members.  This candidate does not need to be a SHAPE-VT member.

Candidates should: have five or more years of experience promoting the idea of a healthy, active community, consistently advocate for health and physical activity, primarily in an educational setting.

-  Jump Rope for Heart / Hoops for Heart - Outstanding Program Award:

Recognizes individuals, a team, or a school for organizing an outstanding JRFH/HFH event or program.

The candidate should: have organized an event three or more consecutive years, promotes the event in three or more ways (envelopes, email, school web-site, etc.), plan for modifications for student age and ability, teach one or more lessons provided by the American Heart Association

-  Outstanding Future Professional: Begin your nomination here

Recognizes up to two outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate great commitment to promoting the service of health and physical activity in education. Nominations must come from an institutional faculty member.

Candidates should: be enrolled in a Vermont institution of higher education, plan to enter a health or physical education profession upon graduation, have a commitment to serving and advocating for the health and physical education fields, possess a minimum GPA of 3.00 (4.00=A)

*The names of the Outstanding Future Professional recipients will be eligible to take part in the Eastern District Leadership Development opportunities and the district-wide recognition of OFPs.  

*The person completing this nomination need not be a SHAPE-VT member, but should be a faculty member knowledgeable about the candidate's academic ability. Multiple nominations for the same candidate are welcome but are not necessary.

-  Physical Education Teacher of the Year Sponsored by FlagHouse:

Recognizes outstanding teaching in elementary, middle, or high school physical education. One, two, or all three levels will be honored at the annual conference.

Candidates should: Hold a current licensure endorsement in physical education. Have a minimum five years of teaching experience, Be full time teaching at submission & selection of nomination. Minimum of 50% of total job responsibilities is teaching physical education or adapted physical education.

*The names of the Vermont Teachers of the Year (TOYs) are submitted, by the SHAPE-VT Awards Committee, to the Eastern District(ED) Association for consideration as the District TOY. ED TOYs winners are then forwarded to SHAPE-America for national consideration. 

-  Rising Star Award: Begin your nomination here 

Recognizes an outstanding beginning teacher who demonstrates great commitment to promoting health, wellness, and physical activity in education.

Candidates should: Have a current Vermont Level 1 teaching license, have one to four years of teaching experience in health or physical education fields, promotes the teaching of health, wellness, and physical activity.

                                 General Requirements for SHAPE VT Awards.

Award recipients must be current members of SHAPE VT unless the award criteria stipulates otherwise.  Individuals may not receive the same award more than once in a ten year period. A person may be a candidate for no more than one award during any one year.  In the event that a nomination for one person is received from two or more different nominators and the nominations are for different awards, the awards committee will decide which award fits best.

Please submit your nominations and ask your colleagues to submit theirs as well. Help us SHAPE-VT celebrate the best of our profession.

The SHAPE-VT Awards Committee thanks you for your time. Please contact  Matt Bristol, Awards Chair with your questions.

SHAPE VT Teachers of the Year are supported by Flaghouse

 

 

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2017 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 19th and 20th, 2017
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont.