Links & References

SHAPE America

SHAPE America is our national organization. Find information happening on the national scene, information about the upcoming conventions, professional development, resources and other publications. You can also find details on important legislative action, webinars and blogs.

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McDowell CHOICES

McDowell CHOICES is an initiative sponsored by the Highmark Foundation that has helped provide equipment and resources for all the schools in McDowell County as well as helping to build new facilities such as walking trails and fitness areas that are open to both school and community members.

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The WV Physical Activity Plan

The WV Physical Activity Plan (WVPAP) exists as an initiative to develop, implement, evaluate and disseminate the WV Physical Activity Plan. This plan is a strategic effort to provide direction for physical activity promotion within the state of WV.

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Health Teacher – Subscription Based Site

This site is a subscription based resource for health teachers featuring lesson ideas, curriculum tools and more. Fun interactive presentations that engage kids in the topics from the very beginning. All lessons are aligned with Common Core Standards.

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PE Links 4 U

PE Links 4 U is a great resource for physical education teachers to find resources and ideas that will help enhance their classroom environment. There are also links for advocacy, professional development, and more.

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Active Academics®

Active Academics is a featured resource on the Let’s Move Active Schools website in the area of classroom physical activity. Find lesson ideas that are standards-based, as well as energizers, and large grouop activity ideas. This website is free for teachers.

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WVDE Office of Healthy Schools

WVAHPERD is proud to be a sponsor of the Kidstrong Conference, taking place annually in Charleston, WV. This conference is open to all educators in WV and will showcase many activities directed towards increasing daily physical activity in the school environment.

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Alliance for a Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation was originally founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation as a response to the growing rate of childhood obesity. The goal as an organization has always been to create systemic change, that encompasses home, school and community.

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PE Central

PE Central is the most widely used web site for health and physical education teachers, parents and students.  Resources on the site include over 2000 physical education and health education lesson plans and best practices.  Plus more!

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