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Teacher of the Year Awards

Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Award Eligiblity:

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years)
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the adapted physical education profession
  • Is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    • Degree/certification in teaching
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching adapted physical education
    • Nationally certificated adapted physical educator (CAPE) or eligible to sit for the qualifying exam. (Meeting one of the following criteria: 200 hours of practicum experience or at least 3-credit hour survey course in adapted physical education.)

 

Award Criteria:

  • Models the comprehensive rolesand responsibilities necessary to implement adapted physical education services that align to the Essential Components for Physical Education as reflected in the SHAPE America/KAHPERD National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education as it best meets individualized Education Program and 504 plans.
  • Purposely plans and successfully implements universal design for learning principles into daily lessons by differentiating instruction based on the diverse abilities of every student in each physical education class.
  • Participates in a leladership/collaborative role that fosters an active healthy lifestyle beyond the physical education classroom, such as, but not limited to:
    • Coaching
    • Volunteering
    • Developing programs and special events
    • Collaborating with families
  • Administers multi-conforming assessments and utilizes the data to develop and implement student individualized Education Programs and 504 plans to guide instructional planning and decisions.
  • Advocates for the profession and participates in professional devlpment opportunities, such as, but not limited to:
    • Service through leadership
    • Presentations
    • Writing

Award Recipient Responsibilities:

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter.
  • KAHPERD award winners will be required to become a member of SHAPE America before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

Dance Education Teacher of the Year

Award Eligibility:

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the dance education profession
  • Is currently practicin as evidenced by:
    • Degree in and certification in the teaching profession
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching dance education

Award Criteria:

  • Teaches creatively and utilizes various methodologies
  • Presents a balanced and sequential curriculum based on the developmental, social and psychological needs of the students
  • Emphasizes the significance of dance as integral cultural component that enable students to understand their own cultrual heritage as well as that of others
  • Promotes an understanding of dance as a creative are either by providing students with opportunities to share their creative work ith appropriate audiences or through the discussion of aesthetics of students' own works or that of others
  • Shows professional comitment through membership and active participation in local, state, regional, and/or national dance oranizations

Award Recipient Responsibilities:

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter.
     
  • KAHPERD award winners will be required to become a member of SHAPE America before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Award Eligibility: 

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years 
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the elementary physical education profession
  • Is currently practicing as evidenced by: 
    • Degree/certification in teaching 
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination) 
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching elementary physical education

Award Criteria: 

  • Conducts a comprehensive and diverse physical education program that utilizes Essential  Components and Physical Literacy as reflected in SHAPE America/KAHPERD Standards  and Guidelines for elementary physical education programs.  
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices.
  • Plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all  students. 
  • Utilizes student assessment as an essential component of the physical education program. 
  • Advocates for the profession and participates in professional development opportunities,  such as, but not limited to:  
    • Service through leadership 
    • Presentations 
    • Writing 

Award Recipient Responsibilities: 

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter.
     
  • KAHPERD award winners will be required to become a member of SHAPE America before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

 

Award Eligibility: 

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years 
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the middle school physical education  profession 
  • Is currently practicing as evidenced by: 
    • Degree/certification in teaching 
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination) 
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching middle school physical  education 

Award Criteria: 

  • Conducts a comprehensive and diverse physical education program that utilizes Essential  Components and Physical Literacy as reflected in SHAPE America/KAHPERD Standards  and Guidelines for middle school physical education programs.  
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices.
  • Plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all  students. 
  • Utilizes student assessment as an essential component of the physical education  program. 
  • Advocates for the profession and participates in professional development opportunities,  such as, but not limited to:  
    • Service through leadership 
    • Presentations 
    • Writing 

Award Recipient Responsibilities:

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter.
     
  • KAHPERD award winners will be required to become a member of SHAPE America before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

 

Award Eligibility: 

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years 
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the high school physical education profession
  • Is currently practicing as evidenced by: 
    • Degree/certification in teaching 
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)  
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching high school physical education

Award Criteria: 

  • Conducts a comprehensive and diverse physical education program that utilizes Essential  Components and Physical Literacy as reflected in SHAPE America/KAHPERD Standards  and Guidelines for high school physical education programs.  
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and appropriate instructional practices.
  • Plans and implements innovative and diverse experiences to meet the needs of all  students. 
  • Utilizes student assessment as an essential component of the physical education  program. 
  • Advocates for the profession and participates in professional development opportunities,  such as, but not limited to:  
    • Service through leadership 
    • Presentations 
    • Writing 

Award Recipient Responsibilities: 

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD  conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter. 
  • KAHPERD award recipients will be required to become a member of SHAPE America  before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

School Health Education Teacher of the Year

Award Eligibility: 

  • A current member of KAHPERD and a member for a minimum of 3 years 
  • Has taught for a minimum of 5 years within the health education profession
  • Is currently practicing as evidenced by: 
    • Degree/certification in teaching  
    • Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination) 
    • Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching health education 

Award Criteria: 

  • Conducts a comprehensive and diverse health education program that utilizes the  Essential Components of Health Education as reflected in the SHAPE America/KAHPERD National Health Education Standards and other best practices.
  • Utilizes student assessment as one of the Essential Components of Health Education  
  • Provides volunteer service at the school or community levels 
  • Provides service to local, state or national professional associations/organizations
  • Shows evidence of meritorious professional activity in at least three (3) of the following:
    • Innovative teaching 
    • Publications 
    • Presentations 
    • Funded research or programs 
    • Special projects  
    • Other health related activities  

Award Recipient Responsibilities: 

  • Award recipients will be responsible for presenting at the following year’s KAHPERD  conference and submitting an article for the KAHPERD journal/newsletter. 
  • KAHPERD award recipients will be required to become a member of SHAPE America  before candidacy for a Central District/SHAPE America award is considered.

 

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