Information and Resources
Professional development is key to becoming/staying up to date with current practices. Below are some ways one can expand their expertise:
SHAPE AMERICA APPROPRIATE PRACTICES
- 5.1.1 The teacher continually seeks new information to stay current (e.g., reads journals, attends conferences and in-services).
Articles on Professional Development
PHYSICAL EDUCATION BLOGS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Practitioner JOURNALS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION Research JOURNALS
PHYSICAL EDUCATION PODCASTS
- Believe Move Grow: My name is Daniel Elias, a Physiotherapist with a mission to improve the health of children and young people to facilitate a healthy, happy existence. Every week I’ll be interviewing experts in the field of exercise, cognition, mindset training, psychology, nutrition and sleep, with the aim to find out what the leading clinicians, researchers and teachers are working on to allow children the chance to reach their full potential in a healthy, balanced way.
- CoachPatChat: Coach Pat talks about physed, play, fitness, and mindfulness.
- Global PhysEd: The Global PhysEd Voxcast is dedicated to providing health and physical education teachers around the world a platform to learn and share best practices. We showcase some of the top minds in our field and attempt to analyze their success and learn from their experiences.
- OPENForum: We are here to provide you with the news, helpful insight and more from the world of Physical Education! Released on a semi-monthly basis, we will be tackling an immense number of topics, including ones that you the audience suggest!
- PE Express: Teaching kids to live an active and healthy life isn’t an easy task, and one that leaves physical educators with little time to focus on their own growth. That’s why we gathered PE experts to share a quick tip, activity idea or teaching strategy in 3-minute episodes that you can listen to anytime and anywhere.
- PhysEdCast: Stories from around the #PhysEd world to inspire and innovate your practice. Join host Nathan Horne from iPhys-Ed.com as he explores the world of physical education and coaching.
- PhysEquity: The current teaching workforce is not representative of the young people that we teach; one of our aims are to raise the profile of physical education through the voices that are often not represented within the field. We hope to drive change through encouraging more global majority physical educators into the field, engaging global majority physical educators in research and new experiences and making changes in physical education to promote equity.
- Pizza and PE: Just a group of friends eating pizza while discussing PE.
- Playing with Research in HPE: We discuss research, theory and current issues in the fields of health and physical education in an easy to understand way. Our aim is to make research accessible to educators and university students from all over the globe.
- Run Your Life Show With Andy Vasily: Host Andy Vasily interviews inspiring leaders from professional sports, the field of education, and the health/wellness industry to unpack what striving for excellence means and to learn more about the guiding principles that shape their work.
- Scaling the Summit: Join us for candid conversations with movers and shakers within the physical and health literacy fields as we head into the Health and Physical Literacy Summit 2022. Show hosts, Charity Bryan and Sandra Sims, invite you to their weekly master class where they discuss current and relevant issues related to health and physical education while making time for reflection and celebration with those that have been integral to the profession.
- SHAPE America: 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.
- SHAPE America Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: 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.
- Shapes of Identity: The Shapes of Identity Podcast is a collaboration between SHAPE New Jersey and SHAPE Philly. This podcast is dedicated to discussing identity, how identity impacts us as humans, and how we felt like the topic area was not being sufficiently addressed within our professional organizations. This podcast series is dedicated to the breaking down the topic of identity to learn how it is shaped and how it impacts us as humans.
- SuperSized PhysEd: The Supersized Physed Podcast is dedicated to providing new ideas, activities and inspiration to our physical education field. Each week a new episode about various physed topics comes out, sometimes with a guest, sometimes it's just me! My goal is to offer inspiration to all sized PE groups, but especially to large groups grades K-5.Our Around the Horn Health and Physed podcast is an ESPN-style show in which panelists answer questions for points in a set amount of time. A winner is declared at the end of each show!
- supportREALteachers Podcast: Our own podcast. The first season focuses on undergraduate PETE students.
- The Daily PhysEd: A daily #physed podcast with Nathan Horne from iPhys-Ed.com. Daily reflections, tips, techniques and ideas for making physical education more purposeful.
- The PE Geek: The PE Geek Podcast is the number one destination for anyone interested in utilising technologies within their Physical Education classroom. The Podcast explores current tools, trends and classroom proven ideas.
- The PE Umbrella: After months planning, the PE Umbrella Podcast was born in October 2015 with the simple aim of providing actionable advice that could be implemented immediately and make a difference around the world on a weekly basis. Now, over 200 episodes later we continue to fly the flag for outstanding Primary PE around the world through our interviews, reflections and free resources.
- The #PhysEd Show: The PE Geek Podcast is the number one destination for anyone interested in utilising technologies within their Physical Education classroom. The Podcast explores current tools, trends and classroom proven ideas.
Benefits of attending conferences
- Stay up to date with current practices.
- Gain inspiration and motivation from peers who share your vision.
- Network with other teachers and professionals (potential job opportunities are available).
- Reunite with peers from college and new friends you meet every year.
- Attain professional development units for your resume.
- Present a session and share your expertise.
- More information: Top 3 Reasons To Attend Workshops & Conferences and Why Attend Your State Conference?
TIPS AND RESOURCES
- Traditionally, the first day (pre-conference) is not necessary to attend unless there is a session/workshop that you are interested in.
- Look at the program schedule ahead of time and take note of sessions you want to attend.
- Bring a tablet or an alternative to take photos, videos, notes; and use the conference app!
- Be active in sessions and volunteer when opportunities are presented.
- Travel in small groups as larger ones tend to be more off task :)
- Save your lanyards (good for non-participants, bathroom passes, etc.) and conference bags for your physical education program.
- Pace yourself and rest. Its a marathon, not a sprint.
- Check the conference homepage for justification toolkits.
Doctoral P.E.T.E. programs in the u.s.
RESOURCES FOR RESEARCH
- 12 Steps for Understanding Research: Widely used tool for analyzing research studies.
- AIESEP Conference: International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education (podcast about this conference).
- AIESEP Flash Blog: International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education.
- CITI training: A free online Institutional Review Board (IRB) tutorial, if you are with an affiliated institution such as a university. It is very helpful for learning about issues involving participants in research.
- Connected Papers: Explore connected research papers in a visual graph.
- Dictation.io: Use the magic of speech recognition to write emails, narrate essays and long documents in the browser without touching the keyboard.
- Formatically: Free online citation service.
- Google Alerts: The service sends emails to the user when it finds new results (ie. web pages, online articles, or blogs) that matches the user's search term.
- Office of Graduate Research Flinders University: Youtube channel on doctoral research.
- Open Access Articles: Academia, Google Scholar, ResearchGate and Science Direct.
- Physical Education Practitioner Research Network: A space where practitioner research can be published.
- VassarStats: Free browser-based statistics program.
RESOURCES for P.E.T.E. Programs
- 2017 National Standards for Initial Physical Education Teacher Education: National standards from SHAPE America.
- Dr. Robert Pangrazi's Lesson Plans: Full length videos can be assessed by PETE students.
- Glickman's Supervision Models: Supervising models for student teachers, based on their developmental level.
- PE Central Video Center: Full length videos can be assessed by PETE students.
- Pedagogical Cases: Physical education based case studies.
- PETE Club Website Template: An example of what to include in a PETE club's website (which helps with continuity).
- PETE Collaborative: The purpose of this website is to help share ideas with the PETE/HETE community.
- PETE & HETE Conference: Conference for teacher educators in PETE and HETE.
- PETE/HETE in Health and Physical Education for Teacher’s Toolbox: Resources from SHAPE America.
- Virtual Guest Directory: Contact information for physical education professionals willing to guest present in your PETE class.
- Journal of Teacher Education: Provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education.
- Handbook of Physical Education: Sort of a literature review for all things physical education.
- Research in Health and PE Blog and Podcast: Dedicated to the teachers, administrators, and doctoral students all over the world who are interested in pedagogical research in health and physical education.
- Teaching and Teacher Education Journal: Concerned primarily with teachers, teaching, and/or teacher education situated in an international perspective and context.
RECRUITMENT Resources for P.E.T.E. PROGRAMS
- A Snapshot of Recruitment in Health and Physical Education Teacher Education: Results from a National Survey
- Breaking from Traditionalism: Strategies for the Recruitment of Physical Education Teachers
- Diversity Matters: Recruitment Into the Health and PE Profession
- How to Increase Enrollment in Undergraduate PETE Programs
- If You Build It, They Will Come (or Not): Going the Distance in Teacher Candidate Recruitment
- January 2019 Monograph PETE Recruitment and Retention: State of Affairs
- Recruiting Students Into PETE Programs - Part 1
- Recruiting Students Into PETE Programs - Part 2
- Recruitment of Future Physical Education Teachers Will Require All Hands on Deck
- Recruitment of Undergraduate Students In Kinesiology: Implications For Physical Education
- SHAPE America #CareerWhy Tweets
- SHAPE America Resources for Recruitment in Higher Education
- Student Recruitment and Retention Efforts in PETE: Cloudy Skies or Silver Linings
- Student Recruitment for Physical Education and Health Education Teacher Education Programs (Position Statement)
- The HPE Teacher Recruitment Dilemma and How You Can Help
- Developing a Future Teachers’ Club to Facilitate Physical Education Teacher Recruitment
- Join the Club Nationwide: HPE Clubs Create Camaraderie and Kick Off Careers