Physical education has evolved in many ways to encompass the diversity in our students. For example, roller skating allows students to show off their skating abilities while at the same time working on cardiovascular, balance, and motion benchmarks. Dance activities couple with available technologies has been an activity that students can relate to. In addition, adaptive needs activities has been invaluable for engaging students with special needs.
This workshop was definitely a showcase for the amazing teachers, lessons, and student engagement activities that have moved physical education into the forefront of life long physical education learning. Seeing SHAPE Michigan Board Members, teachers, and professional participate in all the innovate lessons and activities will definitely help solidify the importance of physical education in every day curriculum. I’m thankful that SHAPE Michigan is and will continue to be at the forefront of the physical education and lifelong learning.
As president this year, I have learned so much from those who have helped me and volunteered their time, energy, and resources to make SHAPE Michigan a leader in education. To briefly market the program, SHAPE Michigan does have a Facebook page as well as a Twitter account. There is also a new group call Professional Learning Communities which is dedicated to sharing new ideas, asking questions, and sharing professional experiences.
Finally, please save the dates October 26th – October 28th for our upcoming Fall Workshop in Lansing. The Board and myself look forward to seeing you at the workshop.
All the best as you close out another school year,
Jeff Stevenson, SHAPE President