SHAPE Vermont Resources
Remote Learning Resources
Vermont PBS At-Home Learning
Audience: Curriculum Directors, Principals, K-12 Teachers
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 22-23, 2020
Time: Thursday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Time: Friday 8:00am - 3:30pm
Location: Killington Grand Hotel, Killington, Vermont