SHAPE America 2017 National Convention: 50 Million Strong by 2029 Forum

For New England-headed SHAPE America convention participants, it was almost unbelievable to learn that five years after a power outage cancelled the last Boston convention, a major snowstorm threatened to derail this one. Sadly, weather-related flight cancellations messed up the travel plans of some people, but for those able to get to Boston it turned out to be a hugely successful convention.

Tuesday’s high-energy 50 Million Strong by 2029 forum included more than 30 presentations, four hours of opinion and idea sharing, and lots of notetaking. If you couldn’t attend maybe you saw some of the Facebook Live streaming?  Participants discussed topics such as “What does 50 Million Strong look like in practice?” “How can research support 50 Million Strong?” “How can we prepare future teachers to succeed with 50 Million Strong?” “How is teacher leadership vital to the success of 50 Million Strong?” “How will embracing diversity advance 50 Million Strong?” and “How can we measure and assess 50 Million Strong?”

Because the presentations were very brief, supporting materials were put online. I encourage you to download them and share them with your colleagues or future teachers.  You can find out more through the SHAPE America 50 Million Strong webpage or using this link. Information collected from forum discussions will be shared shortly. In the meantime, I’d encourage you to keep sharing ideas and asking questions via the SHAPE America member blog Exchange.

50 MILLION STRONG BY 2029 NATIONAL FORUM @ 2017 BOSTON CONVENTION

You are invited to view, download, and share with your colleagues and future teachers, presentation information from the national 50 Million Strong by 2029 forum held at the 2017 Boston Convention. There were more than 30 presentations and because each was very short, presenters posted materials online. Wonderful resources to learn more about 50 Million Strong by 2029. Also, be sure to follow and contribute to the conversation about advancing SHAPE America's commitment to prepare students with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and motivation to lead healthy and physically active lives.