2019 SHAPE Florida Convention 'TEAM SHAPE Florida: Together-Educate-Advocate-Motivate'



The 2019 SHAPE Florida Convention, November 17 - 19, 2019 is for Health and Physical Education Educators,  HETE/PETE Instructors, Physical Activity Directors/Leaders and student majors. Over 80 program sessions and NINE SUNDAY Pre-Convention Workshops have been accepted.  If you register for the regular convention, there is NO additional fee for Pre-Convention Workshops. Although, there is a $99.00 fee for the full day PLYOGA certification.  Upon registering for the PLYOGA certification workshop you will be contacted for payment separate from the convention registration.

If you do not register for the full convention, there is a special Pre-Convention ONLY (SUNDAY only) Registration Fee.

Current SHAPE Florida members who bring a FIRST time attendee to the convention will receive a special GIFT!!!!!! 

Pre-Convention Workshop Details 

FULL DAY WORKSHOP (9:00 am - 4:00pm)

 PLYOGA. Your Body is Power (Certification)                                                                         PLYOGA is a fully accredited fitness system that has empowered many educators to see past the issue of limited resources and space to a world of limitless physical education options.  PLYOGA uses only the body.  It can be done anywhere.  This certification includes a 4-week unit plan, educational manual, PLYOGA class builder, student assessment tools, the Minute of Movement, mountain minute, PLYOGA movement library, ongoing online support, PLYOGA video library and PLYOGA express series.  Presenter: Thomas Ascough
*Additional cost of $99.00

MORNING WORKSHOPS  (9:00 am - Noon) Select ONE ONLY

ABC’s of Activity Based Content Integration                                                                              This presentation will actively engage attendees while sharing the link between physical education and other subject areas such as science, math and language arts.  Attendees will experience activity-based content integration, and all activities presented will be directly aligned to Florida’s physical education standards.  Presenter: Nichole Wilder, Florida DOE 

 GeoMotion: Academics - STEAM, Fitness & Dance!                                                        Participate in STEAM, literacy, nutrition, body awareness, dance, health and fitness activities. Activity themes will include I have five senses, where animals live, simple machines, be a civil engineer, machines help us every day and more. Each participant will receive a FREE class set of GeoMats!  Registration is limited 40 participants.  Register early! Presenter: Debby Mitchell


Let's Play Hockey - Street Lightning!                                                                                The session will involve teaching floor/street hockey for elementary school students. The presenters will address the Tampa Bay Lightning initiative to get kids playing hockey in Florida.  Lesson plans and curriculum standards will be provided.  Presenters: Mikki Wickett & Kristin Bowness of the Tampa Bay Lightning


What's your Why?
Why do you get out of bed every morning and go to work? Who do you do what you do? Ever feel a little stuck...too much routine day after day?   We will keep it real, fast paced and fun. The teachers will walk away feeling great with a new perspective, plenty of swag and new ideas to take back to their classrooms! Presenters: Wes Foster & Jason Alise


AFTERNOON WORKSHOPS   (1:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Select ONE ONLY 

Best of the Best: Teachers of the Year Showcase                                                       This half-day workshop will include teaching ideas and sharing of best practices from SHAPE Florida's Teachers of the Year (TOY).  Content will include lessons and effective teaching strategies for elementary, middle, high school and adapted physical educators and health educators. Presenters: Robert Sinibaldi, Tabitha Best, Debbie Porter & Patricia Edwards

One Love Foundation: An Innovative Approach to Healthy and Unhealthy Relationship Education                                                                                                                                        The One Love Foundation creates emotionally engaging educational curricula and tools for teachers to empower young people to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships. One Love utilizes both peer-to-peer and train-the-trainer models to give students and educators the ability to adapt our cutting-edge content and discussion guides to fit their specific classroom and community needs.  Presenter: Robin Graber


Vision Gained with Vision Loss                                                                                        Teachers, specialists, & pre-service teachers will learn effective teaching methods through the use of verbal description, tactile modeling, & physical guidance. Activities will include using vision simulators, auditory equipment, & tactile lines for the attendees to have an understanding what is considered a visual impairment. The focus is to facilitate better learning outcomes along with disability awareness. Presenters: Keith Young & Tyler Merren, 2016 Rio Paralympic Games Silver Medalist


Online Physical Education Network (OPEN)                                                                                       This activity session will demonstrate how the Online Physical Education Network (OPEN) modules can be utilized to help improve students physical literacy. All activities presented will be directly aligned to Florida’s physical education standards and will demonstrate how OPEN can assist physical educators teach and assess our state standards with fun and engaging activities. Presenter: Nichole Wilder, Florida DOE





  • When

  • Sunday, November 17, 2019 - Wednesday, December 4, 2019
    7:00 AM - 11:58 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive
    8001 International Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32819