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Stay current on the latest physical education, health, and nutrition topics with professional development courses taught by physical education and health consultants and past SHAPE America® Teachers of the Year.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

Quality PE: Strategies and Resources to Boost Your Program.

Learn organizational, management, and instructional techniques to build a quality physical education program.

Building Social Emotional Skills in Physical Education

Explore the principles of SEL and how they apply to physical education, and learn strategies and activities for integrating SEL concepts into lessons.

Inclusive PE: Strategies for Including All Students in Physical Education

Learn strategies for adapting activities and equipment and how to modify lesson plans for skill-based instruction that better meets the needs of your students.

How to be a Highly Effective Physical Education Teacher

With increased focus on teacher evaluations, Physical Education teachers look for ways to increase student engagement and support content instruction while meeting standards. This workshop will dive into ideas on how to become a “Highly Effective” Physical Education teacher and helpful tools to help you through the evaluation process.

Assessment Accomplished: Tools, Methods, and Best Practices for Your PE Program

Discover how to authentically assess physical education classes with tools, methods, and best practices.

Ignite Your Health Education Program

Learn instructional best practices that align with 21st Century Learning Skills and National Health Education Standards as well as interactive strategies that actively engage students in the health classroom.

How to be a “Movement Champion”

A workshop designed for the Physical Education specialist to gain insight and ideas that he/she can implement in his/her school to increase movement during the school day.

Active Classroom

This workshop is designed for classroom teachers with ideas to integrate movement, learn the latest research, and implement fun classroom management techniques to infuse some FUN, movement and kinesthetic learning in the classroom.

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From The Schoolyard Blog:

  • The Schoolyard Podcast Episode 8: Healthy Teachers, Healthy Students

    Physical well-being is an important step towards mental well-being. In this episode, host Nancy Chung interviews Maya Evans, CEO and Founder of Mental and Muscle, LLC, to discuss the importance of both mental and physical fitness for teachers and students. Physical Well-being and Social […]

  • Creating an Engaging Obstacle Course in PE Class

    Motivating students to develop a life-long love of healthy movement and physical activity is just one of several unique challenges for PE educators. One opportunity to engage students in a unique and challenging lesson plan is to create an obstacle course. A class period full of agility and […]

  • Motivating Students to Make Movement a Lifelong Priority

    As students become independent adults, there is a natural shift in priorities towards obligations, responsibilities, and a career. Physical activity and a healthy lifestyle can fall to the wayside for many when priorities change. As an adult influences students’ experience with health and […]

  • Teaching Heart Health in PE: Healthy Lifestyle Habits

    Students may know that they have a heart and that it’s important to keep it healthy and strong. However, it’s necessary to highlight exactly which lifestyle habits have a long-lasting and positive impact on the health of their heart. Here are activities and discussion points to use while […]