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'By You, For You' Webinars
Expand your health and physical education toolkit and explore current issues in HPE — with webinars created by members for members.

The 2023 SHAPE America "By You, For You" (BYFY) Webinar Series was curated from a vast selection of proposals submitted by our members. The 2023 series was pre-recorded, then available on demand on their scheduled release date. Register and watch webinars from the current or previous series whenever your schedule permits. This makes it easy to earn and track professional development SHAPE America Contact Hours (SACH) on your timetable!

Not a member? These webinars are also available for individual purchase for just $19.96.

2022 BYFY Webinars On Demand

Back to Basics: How to Build a Skills-Based Health/SEL Program
December 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Do skills-based health, SEL, and backward design all sound familiar? But … what are they and how do you use them? Take a step back, take a deep breath, and let's take a look at basic planning. Together, we locate data, select and infuse performance indicators, align SEL competencies to decrease a risk factor, and then plan assessment and instruction. Toward the end of the session, we analyze a unit and lesson plan template to determine how they benefit your program.

Presenter: Mary Connolly, Consultant, Cambridge College 
Engagement Party in the Health Classroom
October 13, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Have you ever felt like you’re teaching an amazing lesson, but when you look around students do not seem to be into the lesson? Maybe you are just looking for ways to spruce up your health lessons. This webinar will introduce the 15 foundational Characteristics of an Effective Health Curriculum (CDC) and coordinate those with a variety of active and cooperative learning strategies to use in the classroom, as well as provide students engagement opportunities.

Presenter: Kristen Ford, Associate Professor, Concordia College Julie Knutson, HPE Department, MSUM
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals
Front Loading Lessons With Universal Design for Learning Principles
September 15, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework that provides instructional guidelines on the ways in which teachers can make the gymnasium a welcoming and responsive environment that promotes student participation through the appreciation of students’ variability of learning and skill acquisition. Through multiple means of engagement (how we engage students’ interest), multiple means of representation (how our instruction improves students’ understanding), and multiple means of action and expression (how we support students to demonstrate learning), teachers can make the learning environment and curricular content accessible by recognizing barriers and identifying students’ learning goals.

Presenter: Michelle Grenier, University of New Hampshire Lauren Lieberman, SUNY-Brockport
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals, All SHAPE America Members (includes active Professional, Retired and Student members), Non-members
Teaching Social and Emotional Learning in the Health Classroom
September 8, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Are you teaching skills-based health education? If you are, you are already teaching SEL! Join this session to learn how to seamlessly plan, assess, and teach SEL, content, and skill using backwards design. The “secret sauce” of a unit or lesson plan is the age-appropriate prompt. Learn to construct an engaging practice prompt that weaves together content, skill, and SEL competency followed by questions that challenge the student to clarify and reinforce information and demonstrate skills.

Presenter: Mary Connolly, Consultant, Cambridge College
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals, All SHAPE America Members (includes active Professional, Retired and Student members)
Enhance Learning With Active Learning Strategies
July 14, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Webinar participants will be introduced to the concept of active learning strategies and will be given examples used in the classroom to enhance learning from a university perspective. Participants will engage in breakout groups to brainstorm how active learning strategies can be used in their classes.

Presenter: Sarah Ball, Assistant Department Head & Assistant Teaching Professor, North Carolina State University
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals
PE for Students With Learning Disabilities: Adapting Your Program to Engage All Students
June 16, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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Nearly 14% of all students in America have a learning disability and even more deal with attention deficit disorder. These children not only learn differently in math and reading, but also in physical education. Recognizing the strengths and areas of growth for children with learning disabilities is essential for helping them reach their full potential as athletes, teammates and students. This presentation will help you understand how to structure your program and build lessons to connect with students of all learning styles.

Presenters: Micah Bookman, Health Education Coordinator, The Shefa School Duane Castleberry, Physical Education Teacher, The Shefa School
Intended Audience: K-12, Physical Education
A Decade of Promise: CSPAP Practices for PE and PA Professionals
June 9, 2022 at 5 p.m. ET
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The purpose of this webinar is to provide a series of practical resources on key learnings and applications from Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) scholarship since its inception in 2012. This webinar will translate the cumulative research knowledge into practical strategies and techniques for attendees to utilize to advance quality physical activity and physical education opportunities in/around schools. The webinar will focus on research translation and application. Physical education, as the cornerstone of CSPAP, will be emphasized throughout.

Presenters: Tan Leng Goh, Ph.D., Central Connecticut State University Russ Carson, Ph.D., PlayCore Eloise Elliott, Ph.D., West Virginia University Heather Erwin, Ph.D., University of Kentucky Brian Dauenhauer, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado Jaimie McMullen, Ph.D., University of Northern Colorado Gabriella McLoughlin, Ph.D., Temple University
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members
Include Students With Physical Disabilities? Have the Right Attitude
May 26, 2022 at 5PM ET
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Research is clear: Students with physical disabilities are often excluded from physical education — and teachers’ attitudes toward students with physical disabilities can negatively affect inclusion. These attitudes may be formed when teachers do not feel educationally prepared or competent to teach students with physical disabilities. Attitudes may also be affected by lack of resources. The purpose of this webinar is to discuss how attitudes can shift, even if school resources are not available. A possible solution is providing a perspective-taking intervention to affect attitudes of physical educators.

Presenters: Aubrey Shaw, Research Consultant, Center for ETHICS*, University of Idaho Sharon Stoll, Professor and Director, Center for ETHICS*, University of Idaho
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members
Building a Framework for SEL in PE: A Blueprint for Success
May 19, 2022 at 5PM ET
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This webinar will present the wisdom of 40 combined years of practice incorporating social and emotional skill development in physical education. Participants will leave the session with strategies for incorporating SEL into every phase of their lessons including planning, management, instruction, and assessment. Physical education teachers will develop confidence in consistently and intentionally incorporating SEL throughout their lesson plans.

Presenters: Cindy Kuhrasch, Distinguished Teaching Faculty IV, University of Wisconsin-Madison Ann Hockett; Associate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
Intended Audience: K-12, SHAPE Higher Education Members, Future Professionals


Coming Soon

  • July 6Adapted Physical Education Assessment Process and Evaluation
  • July 20Teacher Recruitment: Creating a Teacher Licensure Program
  • August 10Should People With Physical Disabilities Become Physical Educators?
  • August 24Infusing Mindfulness Into Your Gymnasium and Health Classroom
  • September 8Creating a Positive Environment in Adapted Physical Education Class
  • September 22Increase Student Engagement in Your Classroom With Intentional Humor
  • October 12The Reluctant Phys Ed Student — It's Not a Power Struggle
  • October 2610 MORE Ways to Create an SEL-Focused, Skills-Based Health Classroom
  • November 9Manipulatives for Mindful Movement
  • December 14The Parallel Pandemic: Investigating Student Self-Esteem
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