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#Ophea100 Learning Series: Rethinking Social-Emotional Learning

Monday, September 13, 2021
As Ophea celebrates a century of fostering healthy active living, we know our work is far from done. This August, we collaborated with subject matter experts and hosted an equity-informed practices learning and discussion series. Join us each month from September to December, as we provide a recap...

Re-engaging in School-based Physical Activities: Clarity, Considerations, and Future Questions

Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Applying the COVID-19: Health, Safety and Operational Guidance for Schools (2021-2022) Version 3 (updated September 2, 2021) to Health and Physical Education, Intramural Activities and Interschool Athletic Activities Returning to the school setting will require careful planning, opportunities for...

Healthy Schools Certification: How You Can Make a Difference in Your School

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
What you do this year will inspire change and lead to a healthier school and community. Building a strong sense of community and connectedness in schools is important now more than ever. Students need to feel physically and emotionally safe in order to learn and thrive. Growing up in today’s world...

When You Thrive, Your Students Thrive: Introducing Ophea’s Summer Viewing List

Tuesday, July 13, 2021
When it comes to professional learning in education, it can seem that there’s rarely enough time or funding to go around. That’s why making the most of the resources available is a must, and that’s where we come in! Although it’s important to take a breather this summer and have a well-deserved...

Building Healthy Eating Habits and Food Literacy Skills with the H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Choosing a banana isn’t as simple as it looks. As you’re peering through the display of bananas in the produce aisle, you may be thinking: How do I choose a banana so that it is ripe enough to eat? Are bananas locally grown or are they imported? How are they grown and does this impact the...

Exploring and Applying Vaping Education within the Elementary H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Friday, May 21, 2021
On April 27, 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar about exploring and applying vaping education within the elementary Health & Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. The session was formulated around three themes to provide educators with an opportunity to: examine the scope and sequence of learning...

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...

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