Professional Development



SHAPE America National Convention & Expo
The SHAPE America National Convention & Expo is the only event of its kind! Choose from over 400 sessions featuring world-renowned speakers, honorees, athletes, and researchers. Visit the trade show highlighting over 200 products and service providers. Unite with friends and colleagues, and forge new relationships with professionals from across the country. Learn more...



SHAPE America Professional Learning Institute
SHAPE America will be hosting its inaugural SHAPE America Professional Learning Institute this summer! This year's theme will be Exploring the Mind-Body Connection: Social and Emotional Learning in HPE. The event will be co-hosted by SHAPE America’s Western District and Central District.

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Back to School: How to Navigate the New School Year
This virtual summit offered a variety of programming to help health and physical education professionals connect with each other and prepare for the new school year, especially considering the impact COVID has made – and will make – in our schools and districts. Learn more...




SHAPE America Online Professional Institute
Online professional development for health and physical educators with affordable, self-paced resources for preK-12 health and PE teachers, teacher preparation faculty, future professionals and more. View upcoming webinars and online courses.

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By You, for You Webinars
Online Courses
Archived Webinars
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TOY Talk Tuesday
TOY Talk Tuesday is a biweekly series of interviews about topics in health and physical education from SHAPE America’s Teacher of the Year Partner Network. Each episode features tips and actionable resources from SHAPE America’s National and District Teachers of the Year.

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EDI Podcast
SHAPE America’s EDI Podcast will explore a variety of topics relating to equity, diversity, and inclusion in health and physical education. Each episode will feature insightful interviews and discussion with invited guests, podcast host Sean Nevills, and the rest of the EDI Podcast team.

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SHAPE America Podcast
The SHAPE America Podcast offers exclusive content from the world of Health and Physical Education. This professional development tool features interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other Health and Physical Education champions discussing relevant topics in the field. The goal of the podcast is to provide the audience with tips from leaders in the profession, challenge their thinking, and offer new ideas to try in their setting.

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Tune in to SHAPE America's new interview series — Unplugged — with SHAPE America CEO Stephanie Morris. Each month you'll hear fresh interviews with some of the health and physical educators — at every level — who are shaping the way forward for the profession. No topic is off-limits!

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Whether you are in the classroom teaching the next generation of health and physical educators, or conducting research that elevates our profession and leads to classroom solutions, you will find sessions of interest at the SHAPE America National Convention & Expo.



Continuing Education Credits
SHAPE America is recognized as a multiple event provider of health education contact hours by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC). More than 500 CHES participate in 3,000-4,000 hours annually SHAPE America provides a variety of professional development opportunities with CHES/MCHES credits.

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