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Teacher of the Year Awards

Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience in an adapted physical education profession and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification as a physical education teacher
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching adapted physical education
    4) 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.)
     
  • Conducts an appropriate adapted physical education program as reflected in the students’ individualized education programs and generally accepted standards of practice for physical education
     
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and technology in planning innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students
     
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students
     
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
     
  • Provides service to the profession through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outlining personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student)
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.
 

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National Adapted Physical Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award

Dance Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience in a dance education profession and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification in the teaching profession
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching dance education
     
  • Shows evidence of creative teaching and utilization of various teaching methodologies and technology
     
  • Provides a balanced and sequential curriculum based on the developmental, social and psychological needs of the students
     
  • Emphasizes the significance of dance as an integral cultural component that enables students to understand their own cultural heritage as well as that of others
     
  • Promotes an understanding of dance as creative art through the discussion of aesthetics of students’ own works and/or the work of others
     
  • Encourages an appreciation of dance as a performing art through viewing live and/or recorded works by community and professional dance companies
     
  • Provides opportunities for students to share their creative work with appropriate audiences
     
  • Serves as a positive role model for students in dance technology and life skills
     
  • Shows professional commitment through membership and active participation in local, state and/or national dance organizations
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outlining personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.
 

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National Dance Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award
 

Elementary Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience in an elementary school physical education profession and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification as a physical education teacher
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching elementary school physical education
     
  • Conducts an appropriate elementary school physical education program as reflected in the students’ individualized education programs and generally accepted standards of practice for physical education
     
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and technology in planning innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students
     
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students
     
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
     
  • Provides service to the profession through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th..


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outling personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student)
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.
 

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National Elementary Physical Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award
 

Middle School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience in a middle school physical education profession and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification as a physical education teacher
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching middle school physical education
     
  • Conducts an appropriate middle school physical education program as reflected in the students’ individualized education programs and generally accepted standards of practice for physical education
     
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and technology in planning innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students
     
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students
     
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
     
  • Provides service to the profession through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outlining personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student)
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.
 

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National Middle School Physical Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award
 

High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience in a high school physical education profession and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification as a physical education teacher
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching high school physical education
     
  • Conducts an appropriate high school physical education program as reflected in the students’ individualized education programs and generally accepted standards of practice for physical education
     
  • Utilizes various teaching methodologies and technology in planning innovative learning experiences to meet the needs of all students
     
  • Serves as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness, enjoyment of activity, and sensitivity to the physical and emotional needs of all students
     
  • Participates in professional development opportunities
     
  • Provides service to the profession through advocacy, consultation, in-service training presentations and/or active membership in related professional organizations
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outlining personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student)
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.
 

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National High School Physical Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award
 

School Health Education Teacher of the Year

Nomination Criteria:

  • A current member of KAHPERD (more than 3 years)
     
  • Has completed more than 5 years of experience as a school health education teacher and is currently practicing as evidenced by:
    1) Degree in and certification in the teaching profession
    2) Full-time teaching contract (current or at the time of nomination)
    3) Minimum of 50% of total job responsibility teaching health education
     
  • Shown exemplary leadership in the field of school health education by developing and implementing or directing/coordinating effective health education/promotional programs
     
  • Provides service as a volunteer to health organizations at the local, state, district, or national level or to the school or community
     
  • Provides service/collaborative efforts to professional associations or organizations at the local, state, or national level
     
  • Demonstrates meritorious activity in 3 or more areas (publications, innovative teaching, presentations, funded research or programs, special projects or health-related activities
     
  • Award winners 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.

Nomination forms must be submitted by March 10th.


Candidate Requirements:

  • Completed forms (Application and Assignment Verification) from the SHAPE America website (http://www.shapeamerica.org/recognition/awards/toy.cfm); outlining personal qualifications relevant to each of the criteria listed (numbered and bold as a heading), with no more than one page of text for each (in paragraph form)
     
  • Four letters of support/recommendation highlighting the application criteria (1 or more letters each from an administrator/supervisor, colleague, and/or parent/student)
     
  • A personal essay/profile summarizing  professional history, professional leadership (in physical education, health education, recreation, or dance education), service to the community, contribution to the profession, accomplishments (personal and professional) and/or other important information as it pertains to the award
     
  • Professional Headshot (JPEG, 300dpi minimum)

Candidate must submit requirements to the Awards Committee Chair by June 15th.

Special Note: Current members of SHAPE America Board of Directors, members of the SHAPE America Executive Committees and former National School Health Education Teachers of the Year are not eligible to apply for this award

 

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