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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

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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.


"Early-bird" reduced-rate conference registration for speakers and SHAPE-VT members will be available beginning in late August and will run until September 21st. The professional’s early bird registration will be $175.00 for two day registration and #125.00 for a one day registration. Retired member and pre-professional rates are $85.00 for two days, and $55.00 for one day. Your conference fee includes an automatic one year SHAPE-VT membership. 

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. Friday morning will feature our annual awards breakfast, which is included in your Friday registration. Lunch is included for both days. Session details will be available in late August.

Be sure to invite your colleagues!

Several Slots remaining... CALL EXTENDED for Proposals for the 2018 SHAPE-VT Conference at the Killington Grand Hotel, October 18-19, 2018. 

All submissions should be made through this online submission form linked here. The deadline for submissions has been extended until August 15th. Poposals will be evaluated on the following: Overall quality; significance to SHAPE-VT  membership, including pre-professionals; relevance to health, physical education, and physical activity disciplines; and, practical applications of information.

The planner (i.e. the person initiating the proposal) will serve as the lead contact for the program. Please do not list individuals as co-presenters unless you have a definite commitment that they will be able to appear on the program with you on any of the conference days. All speakers, including co-presenters who are attending the conference must register for the SHAPE-VT Conference. The registration site will be open for discounted "early bird" registration on www.shapevt.org
 beginning  in late August, 2018.

Final notification of acceptance and presentation date and time will be forwarded to you from the Conference committee by mid August..  Sessions are scheduled throughout the SHAPE-VT Conference from Thursday 8:30 am through Friday 3:30 pm. You may request presenting on a particular day, however, the committee cannot guarantee specific times or days. 

Types of presentations include the following;
Regular Session (50 minutes)
In-Depth workshop (2 hours)

Laptops, LCD projectors, wireless microphones, and televisions will NOT be provided.  Presentation rooms will be provided screens. 
Presenters who are involved in the fields of health, physical education, recreation, and dance education must register to attend the conference. A discounted early bird option will be available beginning in August. In addition, all related travel and hotel accommodations are the presenters’ responsibility. Please explain this policy to all individuals you invite to participate on your program. Presenting at SHAPE-VT's annual conference provides you with recognition at Vermont's premier physical activity professional's meeting and the opportunity to share concerns and ideas with your peers and 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