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Supporting H&PE with Virtual Schools

Thursday, April 29, 2021
This school year has brought many unforeseen challenges, and how we teach and learn has been flipped upside down. Educators on the remote learning platform have been required to shift their way of thinking when delivering the curriculum; learning new and innovative ways to create compelling,...

Supporting Learning and Educator Well-being through Challenging Times

Monday, April 12, 2021
It is astounding to see all the innovative instructional, assessment and evaluation strategies educators have been providing to address the individual students’ needs in their classes, and ensuring meaningful learning opportunities for students on the face-to-face, virtual, and hybrid platforms...

Celebrating 100 Years of Healthy, Active Living!

Friday, April 9, 2021
A hundred years ago—when Ophea was founded—things were eerily similar. An influenza pandemic had just swept through various parts of the globe. Weary populations were struggling to cope with its effects. But as the last wave receded there was a renewed sense of hope. Educational institutions had...

Ask Us: Vaping and Making Connections to the Elementary H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
On March 9, 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar about vaping and its connections to the elementary Health & Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The purpose of the session was to provide educators with facts about vaping, have their questions answered, and learn about the importance of adopting a...

Drawing The Line on Sexual Violence in Ontario Webinar Blog

Monday, March 29, 2021
Teachers serve many roles in a school community. They are in a position to shape how students learn, and provide support in setting them up for success to be responsible, reflective, and independent thinkers. As role models and mentors to students, teachers also play a critical role in helping to...

Clearing the Air about Cannabis: Key Learnings from our Live Chat with CSSDP

Friday, March 5, 2021
Introduction On January 20th 2021, we went live on Facebook for #Cannabis101Chat, an interactive chat about harm reduction in cannabis education. During the event, guest speakers from Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy (CSSDP), Hasham Kamran and Kira London-Nadeau, answered your questions...

Ask a Dietitian: Navigating the Grocery Store Webinar Blog

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
On January 26, 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar about making wise choices while grocery shopping. The hour-long overview offered answers about grocery shopping questions, such as ‘what are the best buys in each section of the store?’ and ‘how do I read nutrition labels?' The purpose of this webinar was...

The Digital Landscape of the Fundamental Principles in Health & Physical Education

Thursday, January 7, 2021
Schools have changed drastically over the course of the pandemic, and it is clear that the education system is shifting. While educators in school buildings adapt their instruction to safe physical distancing measures shaped and constrained by the physical environment, remote educators are learning...

Clearing the Air about Cannabis: Consider the Continuum of Use

Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Introduction We know that 22% of Ontario students between Grades 7-12 have used cannabis in the past year1. Some of those students used cannabis only once, whereas others used it daily. The potential risks associated with these different levels of use can vary greatly, and therefore, different...

Ask a Dietitian: Supporting Educator Nutrition and Well-being Webinar Blog

Tuesday, January 5, 2021
On December 9, 2020, Ophea hosted a webinar exploring educator’s own personal well-being and nutrition. The purpose of this webinar was to provide an overview of nutrition and self-care to continue supporting healthy, active living and well-being for educators. We all know that the Health and...

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