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3 Ways to Learn More about Inquiry-Based Learning

Thursday, May 18, 2017
female secondary student throwing ball in gymnasium
Inquiry–based learning is a student-centered learning approach supporting students in developing critical and creative thinking, and personal and interpersonal living skills in health and physical education. Over the course of the school year, Ophea has developed various supports for elementary and...

Free Youth-Led Theatre Performance – Spots Still Available!

Monday, May 1, 2017
Secondary teachers! Looking to help students connect to H&PE, Drama, and Language studies? Created and performed by youth for youth, the SExT theatre performance explores sexual health education topics most relevant to youth. Performances run May 10 – 26 and a stipend is available to support...

April Feature Healthy School: St. Aidan Catholic Elementary School

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month, until June, we’ll...

Help kids lead happy, active lives with tips from Kids’ Run Club!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
female student running outdorrs
We know kids these days are busy. And in order to retain physical and mental wellness, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. [i]In 2015, only 7% of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11, and 5% of Canadian...

Spring into active outdoor play time with PlaySport!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
child outdoors playing soccer with tem mates
Warmer weather is approaching! Get your students out and enjoying the fresh Spring air with activities from PlaySport. Helping build physical literacy and healthy, active living skills, PlaySport uses the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach and is designed for students of all ages and...

Support student well-being with Level Up!

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Level Up is a free electronic bilingual resource supporting elementary and secondary educators and program leaders in promoting positive mental health and well-being. Including easy-to-use activity cards, videos and posters linked to the H&PE curriculum Living Skills expectations, Level Up...

March Feature Healthy School: Chris Hadfield Public School

Thursday, March 23, 2017
We are excited to have 278 registered Healthy Schools, representing 51 school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2016/17 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month, until June, we’ll...

Assessment & Evaluation for Secondary Educators in Action

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Did you join Ophea Live on Facebook March 3rd to learn more about Assessment and Evaluation (A&E) for secondary educations? For those that missed it or would like a recap, we’ve got you covered! Facebook Live Highlights: Assessment is part of daily instruction: being clear about what students...

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

Friday, March 10, 2017
Spring is almost here which means activities like track and field, football, soccer, and outdoor education are just around the corner! Make sure you’re following the current Ontario Safety Guidelines which ensure safe practices in every activity, to minimize risk. Key sections to check out include...

Sir James Dunn Public School Takes a Stand Against Sexual Violence

Thursday, March 2, 2017
With the help of Draw-the-Line, Egale Canada Human Rights Trust, and White Ribbon Canada, Ophea’s Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand! Is an initiative that supports engaging children and youth in conversations focusing on healthy relationships, consent, respect and equality.  Educators and...

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