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Society of Health and Physical Educators of Vermont

SHAPE Vermont Conferences & Events!

2017 SHAPE VT Conference

Our annual SHAPE-VT  Conference "Building A Healthier Future" will be held at the beautiful Killington Grand Hotel, October 19-20, 2017.

Click here to begin your Conference Registration

See the list of  session descriptions here

Thursday Program at a Glance here. Friday Program at a Glance here.

Keynote programming featuring Matt Bellace, Ph.D. Matt has been a youth motivational speaker and stand-up comedian since 1995. Dr. Bellace has a Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology (the study of the brain and behavior), is a member of the National Speakers Association and the author of the book, "A Better High."  He is also a contributing author for the National Geographic Kids book series, "This or That."  His "How to Get High Naturally" program encourages over a hundred thousand students a year worldwide to pursue natural highs and make healthy choices.

Dr. Amanda Stanec returns to Vermont to provide her expertise through theMove Live Learn program. This initiative is committed to helping people live healthier and more purposeful lives. Amanda has published more than twenty articles in top academic journals as well as co-authored several book chapters related to PE, sports, and health. She is proud to have served local organizations such as the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation and international ones such as the International Olympic Committee. Local educators may remember her from the highly popular "Vermont PE Institute. "

Special guest! Dr. Fran Cleland, President of SHAPE America will be on hand to present several sessions including  SHAPE Vermont – Leading the Way to 50 Million Strong! Cleland is the assistant chair of the Health and Physical Education Teacher Certification Division at West Chester University. Her research has focused on implementing critical thinking in K-12 physical education. She is the lead author of the textbook Developmental Physical Education for All Children —Theory Into Practice ( 2016.) Cleland served on the SHAPE America Board of Directors, is a past president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education, and served on the Council of Physical Education for Children. She also served as president of the Pennsylvania AHPERD, and has received numerous state, district and national awards. Fran will also meet with our pre-professionals.

Fran wants your school to be part of her keynote! She will highlight SHAPE America’s efforts toward achieving 50 Million Strong and showcase how SHAPE VT health and physical education teachers are leading the way toward achieving 50 Million Strong.Please be willing to share your success story by submitting a two minute video to Fran by  Sept. 30, 2017. For all details please view here.

Calling School Nurses… SHAPE VT has received a grant from the Vermont Department of Health to assist school nurses who wish to improve their professional knowledge and teaching performance. Up to ten conference scholarships will be available to school nurses to attend this year’s SHAPE VT Conference. Please link here for details and to apply by October 1.

Before- and after-school physical activity is an essential part of Vermont’s Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child model. Training will be offered during the conference for school-based physical activity through the BOKs program (Build Our Kids’ Success) and from the University of Vermont’s preschool Kiddie Cats on the Move program. School teams are encouraged to attend these training sessions.

Conference registration for professional’s registration is $200.00 both days, $145.00 1 day and the retiree/pre-professional rate is $85.00 both days, $55.00 one day. Your conference fee includes an automatic one year SHAPE-VT membership. Be sure to invite your colleagues!

Need housing? Contact the Killington Grand directly at 800- 282-9955 and ask for the reduced conference rate using the code SHAPEVT17. Room rates begin at $128.00 for a studio one bed pullout and $133.00 for 2 queens/1 king (plus tax and fees.)

Questions? Please contact Mark Weikert,  SHAPE VT Past-President and 2017 Conference Chair   mweikert@floodbrook.org or Flood Brook School 802-824-6811ext. 121 


Last call!  SHAPE VT is seeking 2017 Conference sponsors and exhibitors

Please download the exhibitor packet here.


Eastern District Conference is coming to Burlington January 28-30, 2018.

For more information, please link here. 

Local support and planning help is needed. Are you interested in serving on the 2018 Eastern District Conference Vermont Host Committee? Please contact Dr. Lisa Pleban, SHAPE VT Executive Director, at lisa.pleban@castleton.edu for infromation on how you can volunteer to help with the 2018 Eastern District Conference.


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Thanks for a great conference. See you in Killington October 19th & 20th, 2017

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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.