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TEACH. PLAY. LEARN.  The 2018 SHAPE VT Conference


Our annual SHAPE-VT Conference "Teach. Play. Learn." will be held at the beautiful Killington Grand Hotel, October 18-19, 2018


Your conference fee includes an automatic one year SHAPE-VT membership. Enter here to see all registration fees and to register for the 2018 SHAPE VT Conference

Please register on site if registering Oct 17, 18, or 19.

Thursday Keynote speaker: Mike Martinez,  Embrace the Journey

Mike Martinez discusses some of the traditional pitfalls that teachers of ALL experience levels encounter and offers an optimistic approach to embracing the challenges a life in education offers and turn them into an adventure you will never forget.  By mixing personal stories with tried and true strategies for success, Mike will prepare you to embrace YOUR journey! Mike Martinez has spent the last 10 years teaching PE in New York City.  His experience at the K-4, K-8 and HS levels has provided a wide array of experiences leading to him being named an OPEN National Trainer in 2017.  Mike has presented at the city, state, regional and national levels and LOVES meeting and learning from other passionate teachers from around the country.

Friday Keynote speaker: Molly Creamer  Co-Founder, Find The Courage

Find The Courage® is a nonprofit organization that inspires, educates and empowers young people to be positive leaders promoting respect, kindness, inclusion, and resiliency in their communities. The FTC programs allow students to better realize their opportunity to impact people positively on a daily basis, broaden perspective and gain awareness of hurtful behavior. In addition, they help students to gain empathy for others, while at the same time encourage resiliency. Ultimately, the programs give students language and skills to stand up for others, encourage others, and start to promote a positive school and/or community culture.

Over 35 sessions and events are scheduled. The Killington Adventure Ropes Course is included in your Thursday conference attendance, to be followed by an all member social at the Killington Grand from 5:00-6:00 pm. Friday morning will feature our annual awards breakfast, which is included in your Friday registration. Lunch is included for both days. A sampling of the topics are indicated below.  And be sure to keep an eye out on both days for our raffle opportunities, worth over $1000!

         Thursday "Schedule at a Glance"            Friday "Schedule at a Glance"

Preview the session descriptions here.

  • Professional Development at your Fingertips - Using Social Media to Improve Your Teaching Practice
  • Dance Toolbox for PE Teachers
  • Increasing Skill Competencies in Health Education: Helping Students Show What They Know!
  • PE Assessment 2018-2019 Refresher Training
  • Active Kids=Active Minds: Games, Resources & Training for 60 Minutes/Day
  • Games People Play: Challenge Course Primers
  • PATCH for Health Education:  Help Empower Teens to Access Healthcare They Need and Deserve
  • Including Everyone- Adapting Games to Meet the Needs of the Group
  • "How to make a K-2 Physical Education Shine for your School Community"
  • The Vermont Physical Education Assessment 2018 Pilot Report: Lessons Learned, Moving Forward
  • Integrating Technology into your Health and Phys Ed Classes
  • Concussions in our classrooms: a return to play for PE.
  • OPEN's Secondary Roundnet (Spikeball!)
  • ACTION! Team Activities and MVPA Assessment
  • Population-Level Prevention Education - Join EVERFI's Prescription Drug Safety Network
  • Functional Movement Screening
  • And much more!!

Be sure to invite your colleagues!


2017 SHAPE VT Conference

Our annual SHAPE-VT  Conference "Building A Healthier Future" is now complete. The program and presenter notes will be posted on the Conference Notes  page as they are submitted from presenters. Attendees will be provided an email invoice as accounts are paid in full. 




2018 SHAPE Vermont Conference

Date: October 18th and 19th, 2018
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:30pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont                

Download the Conference exhibitor packet here