SHAPE Vermont Partnerships
Introducing the National Academy of Health and Physical Literacy
The NAHPL is a diverse, inclusive, member-driven organization advancing the dimensions of health and physical literacy through professional development, advocacy, mentoring, and applied research in the areas of health, physical education, dance, and sport.
The Academy seeks to grow and advance professional leaders who will interact and network on regional, national and global levels to expand health and physical literacy opportunities for all children and adults across the life span. The Academy adds relevance and viability to the professional landscape within our health and kinesiology disciplines. The Academy is completely member-driven and transparent. As a member, you will have a powerful voice and be part of a mission-centered organization that encourages and facilitates active participation by all members, advocating for health and physical literacy. Learn more about NAHPL's program, resources, and membership options here.
Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies
Physical educators are on the front lines of the social and emotional learning (SEL) movement. Effective physical education programs provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice the social and emotional skills and behaviors that help them succeed in life. The Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies (PE/SEL Crosswalk) document aligns CASEL’s SEL competencies and related skills to SHAPE America’s National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education.
This document serves as a resource for those aligning SEL competencies into the existing SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education™ and allows physical education teachers to incorporate SEL competencies into their standards-based lesson plans. The crosswalk identifies standards that are applicable to teaching and/or reinforcing one or more of SEL competencies. Download your free copy here.
SHAPE America Health.Moves.Minds Resources
SHAPE America is gearing up for the second year of health. moves. minds.® service-learning program with brand new @HOME activities, lesson plans, and benefits that will help teachers and schools prioritize students’ physical, mental, and social-emotional health.
The health. moves. minds. program helps teach social-emotional skills — including kindness and empathy — while offering students an opportunity to not only raise funds for their school but to also "pay it forward" to a local charity. It can be implemented at home or at school with little or no equipment.
No matter what grade you teach, there are activities and lessons that you can implement with your students to help them live their best lives:
Standards-based lessons for grades K-2, 3-5 and 6-8 — Teach students how to take care of their mind and body while developing important character traits such as kindness and empathy. The concepts covered include mindfulness, kindness, empowerment, and equity diversity & inclusion.
High-school mini-lessons — Students will learn how to select and apply strategies to deal with stress and other complex emotions and how being kinder and more inclusive can improve their overall emotional and physical health.
Register your school for free to have access to these materials.
The Crosswalk for SHAPE America National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education and CASEL Social and Emotional Learning Core Competencies (PE/SEL Crosswalk) document aligns CASEL's SEL competencies and related skills to SHAPE America's National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K12 Physical Education. This document serves as a resource for those aligning SEL competencies into the existing SHAPE America National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education™ and allows physical education teachers to incorporate SEL competencies into their standards-based lesson plans. Teachers should also use this as an advocacy tool to show school administrators how they address SEL through their physical education instruction.
SHAPE America Resources
health. moves. minds™. is now in Vermont!
We're excited for health. moves. minds. Dozens of Vermont educators have already become part of this movement. If you are planning for school-based service learning or fundraising events you will want to be sure to add this service-learning program to your calendar!
When participating in health. moves. minds., not only are you raising money for your school and local community, you will be given resources and tools developed by SHAPE America to implement standards-based lessons and activities to help your students learn how to take care of their mind and body, while also developing important character traits such as kindness and empathy.
Want to learn more? A Mindful Minute & Our Feelings lesson consists of three learning activities and is meant for k-2 students. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to define mindfulness and practice the skills of meditation and greeting a person. Download the lesson today!
Click here to view an introductory tutorial
Click here to view health. moves. minds.™ Day Celebratory Event Ideas
Click here to view health. moves. minds.™ Incentive Ideas
To learn more about health. moves. minds. and keep up to date with the latest information, sign up today! Go to www.healthmovesminds.org then click “fundraiser” or “educate” to access great materials.
I'm already a SHAPE Vermont member... Why Join SHAPE America?
Join SHAPE America and you'll become part of a network of thousands of professionals —from preK-12 educators who teach our country's youth about the benefits of living a healthy, physically active lifestyle, to university professors who conduct much-needed research and teach our industry's future professionals. Special interests groups give members with similar professional specialties the opportunity to stay current on key areas. SHAPE America membership also connects you with other Eastern District professionals.
SHAPE America's training, tools and resources will help you succeed in your current job…and advance in your career. Consider joining today!
Date: October 28-29, 2021
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont