SHAPE Vermont Resources
Remote Learning Resources for Educators By Educators
SHAPE Vermont members are welcome to share and find ideas for meaningful remote instruction in Health and Physical Education. There are many wonderful resources shared daily on Twitter using the hashtag #HPEatHome! Teachers around the country and the world have been dealing with the same issues that we have been faced with here in Vermont. Remember, you are not alone in this! Teachers have been sharing materials and ideas like wildfire and many of those ideas are collected here.
If you decide to use any of these resources, PLEASE be sure to make a copy for yourself and add to your own Google Drive or hard drive. Do not click the "Request Edit Access" (this is a big faux pas in the online PLN world!).
Please utilize this Google link to share your teaching resources with other Vermont Educators. You will need to make your files accessible to share with other. SHAPE VT reserves the right to decide which resources and posts will be shared.
Materials should include the author, author's contact information, as well as the date of submission. Please include state standards where relevant.
Join our friend Teresa Osborn, National Presenter and recipient of this year’s National Dance Society’s Community Dance Award in this dancing to the 80s activity-based session. Take a trip down memory lane and relive the dance styles of the 80's with up tempo songs: Beat it, Footloose, Take On Me, and Wake Me Up Before You Go Go +. In this session you will learn each routine, be able to understand the breakdown to the music and create fun dances that your students will love. You will leave with ready to use choreography and assessments. No dance experience is required!
Teacher Resources from Rising New York Road Runners
Here are activities from the Rising New York Road Runners curriculum that you can lead students through safely. The activities ensure students can keep 6 feet between them and do not require equipment and students are able to keep a safe distance from each other. Each downloadable activity includes photos and instructions. You will also find instructional videos featuring Olympic Medalist Jenny Simpson.
Tennis At Home
Even while schools are closed, the USTA and Net Generation are here to help you keep your family connected and engaged. Here, you'll find tennis tips, fun activities, and tennis-themed educational content to keep everyone in the family active. Thank you to one of our SHAPE VT Conference Sponsors!
Blog that was posted on UVMMC’s website focusing on cleaning product safety.
Please use materials to share here.
SHAPE America Convention Sessions now posted as virtual
webinars by CAIRN
Monday, April 20, 2-3pm EST: Foundations of Skill-Based Health Education This webinar will go over what we believe are the four foundational components of a skills-based health education program: Effective Practices in Health Education, Content Standards (like the National Health Education Standards), Data and Policies.
Tuesday, April 21, 2-3pm EST: Intro to the Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool; Building a Health Ed Unit
This webinar will introduce CDCs Health Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (HECAT) and its’ many uses in analyzing curriculum, revising curriculum and developing scope and sequences, units, lessons and assessments.
Wednesday, April 22, 2-3pm EST: Assessing Students in Health Education; Rubrics and Performance Checklists
This session will discuss the importance of using rubrics and/or performance checklists when formally assessing students’ knowledge and skills. Rubrics and checklists specifically developed for health education will be shared.
Thursday, April 23, 2-3pm EST: No-Cost Tools to Support Skills-Based Health Education
No-cost resources and tools will be shared during this session, including CDCs HECAT, RMC Health Skills Models, Cairn Guidance’s new Performance Assessment Toolkit, example scope and sequences, free curricula & a skills-based High School Program we are working on.
Vermont PBS At-Home Learning
Audience: Curriculum Directors, Principals, K-12 Teachers
PBS is supplying educators with quality health and physical education videos with accompanying lessons. Please take a look at their resources here.
Vermont Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and the Agency of Education (AOE) are partnering to support continuity of learning for our students and school communities. This partnership provides access to free educational programming through Vermont PBS At-Home Learning. The Main channel delivers PreK through grade 8 programming that is aligned to national standards and includes interactive lessons and suggested activities. PBS Plus (WGBH) is airing standards-aligned educational programming for grades 6-12. Teachers can create unique accounts with their school email or Google account through PBS LearningMedia. Accounts are free and provide access to a range of additional features.
Remote Education Resources for Special Education
Please see the VT AOE information here.
A New Normal: Assessment & Distance Learning. (The discussion and chat were recorded and available for asynchronous viewing.) The 3/26/2020 webinar was facilitated by two Vermont educators and featured four nationally respected education experts: Rick Wormeli, Lee Ann Jung, Ken O’Connor and Thomas Guskey. They provide excellent advice for moving forward with distance education.
Join Operation Parent and Dr. Tanya Stockhammer, Clinical Psychologist, who will explain the positives and unhelpful components of anxiety, what happens to our teens during high anxiety, tips to help with discussions about the crisis and how to help them deal with their emotions. April 2 webinar linked to resource.
Free at home resources for family activity from Marathon Kids.
The SHAPE America guidance document for online instruction in PE has many good ideas for K-12 projects and assessments. Please link here.
SHAPE America has created a collection of free resources for K-12 health and physical educators, including standards-based lessons for remote learning. These resources will be updated periodically
Our friends at US Games have provided additional free resources as well (you just need to register to access their standards-based materials.) Link here https://openphysed.org/activeschools/activehome to see access their Active Home resources.
Vermont Physical Education Assessment News
When the VT AOE provides us updates on the accountability testing we will post that infromation here
The VTPEA Test Administration Manual and resources can be accessed through the Vermont Comprehensive Assessment Portal.
Preventing Depression Resources
ASHA is collaborating with Anthem, Inc. Erika’s Lighthouse, JetBlue Airways Corporation, and the National PTA to address the risk of depression in youth. The website shinelightondepression.org provides school communities with free, ready-to-use resources and tools designed to raise awareness of depression and suicide prevention among middle and high school youth and families
New OPEN Curriculum Modules
Click over to OPENPhysEd.org for two new curriculum modules. Grade 3-5 Ninja Warrior Skills and High School Fitness Running. OPEN provides curriculum resources and professional development for K-12 physical education, early childhood movement exploration and active classrooms.
Sexual Education Resources page from the Vt AOE
Vermont Guidelines for Fitness Testing
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and self-efficacy to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. Physical education provides regular moderate to vigorous exercise for students through a variety of skill development, sports, games and lifetime physical activities.
The Agency may provide professional development, technical assistance and resources to schools for the development and implementation of standards-based curricula, instruction and assessment. Please link here to review this information.
Parent Up VT resources
The Vermont Department of Health provides evidenced based research and expertise to assist communities, and in particular parents, against teenage drug and alcohol use. Interactive features, graphics, videos, and much more are available here.
Linking Health and Learning
To subscribe to the newsletter, please send an email request to Susan Yesalonia, the Health and Physical Education Specialist for the Vermont Agency of Education at firstname.lastname@example.org This month's edition includes Ant-vaping resources as well as updates on the VT Assessment Portal.
Running Resources for your School
Example NYRR resource: elementary fitness obstacle
School administrators are in the primary position to change schools into places where students learn healthy lifestyle habits that support their success in school and are essential for lifetime well-being - See more at: http://www.ashaweb.org/asha-position-statements/#sthash.DJN5PVXB.dpuf
Vermont Agency of Education Weekly Field Memo
The VT AOE created the weekly field memo to keep subscribers up-to-date with current education policy, state-wide education initiatives, and official messages from the AOE. The field memo also includes education-related items from other state agencies.
Date: October 28-29, 2021
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont