SHAPE America's Podcast - Professional Development for Health & Physical Education Teachers
About This Show
The SHAPE America Podcast, hosted by Matt Pomeroy and Collin Brooks, is here to bring you monthly professional development wherever you take your mobile device or computer. This one stop monthly professional development tool features interviews with SHAPE America Teachers of the Year and other physical education champions discussing relevant health and physical education topics. The goals of this podcast are to provide you with tips from leaders in our community, challenge your thinking, allow you to discuss important issues, and give you new ideas to try within your classes. The podcast brings the best teachers to you, where you love listening the most - in the car, on a run, biking or while cleaning the house.
Most Recent Episode
SHAPE America Podcast - Health Literacy Part 1
In observance of Health Literacy Month, this podcast episode features an expert panel that will explore the definition and understanding of what health literacy means. The discussion will include how to incorporate and use a skills-based health education approach to help develop health-literate students; how to use technology to help develop health-literate students; examples of assessments that can lead to health-literate students; and great resources to assist in teaching health literacy.
*Melanie Lynch – Melanie is in her 21ST year as a health education specialist at State College Area High School in Pennsylvania after receiving an undergraduate degree and master’s degree from Penn State University. In 2016, she received the SHAPE America National Health Education Teacher of the Year award, and she is currently serving as president of PSAHPERD.
*Claudia Brown – Claudia holds a B.S. from Springfield College and a master’s degree from American International College. She has been teaching health and physical education in the North Reading Public Schools for 19 years, focusing on curriculum development in HPE for the last six years. She also serves as an adjunct professor of health education at Boston University. Claudia has participated on the Massachusetts AHPERD board for several years, and currently sits as president.