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Responding, Recovering and Re-imagining

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Why prioritizing well-being is essential to finding the “new normal” in education It’s been more than eight weeks since Ontario schools closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. And while, according to public health experts, the actions we’ve taken as a province are flattening the curve, the...

An Exploration of Assessment and Evaluation in the Elementary Health and Physical Education Curriculum Webinar Blog

Monday, May 11, 2020
In April, Ophea recorded a webinar focusing on assessment and evaluation in the 2019 Elementary Health and Physical Elementary curriculum, taking a specific look into Strand A: Social-Emotional Learning skills, as this was an area of interest that was shared in feedback from our previous webinars....

Human Development & Sexual Health Peer Sharing Webinar Blog

Monday, April 13, 2020
In March, Ophea hosted a peer sharing webinar with a specific focus on supporting the implementation of the Human Development & Sexual Health curriculum expectations, one of the health topics in Strand D: Healthy Living within the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE...

Effective Food Literacy Strategies in Elementary Health and Physical Education Webinar Blog

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
In March, Ophea hosted a French webinar with a specific focus on effective food literacy strategies in Health and Physical Education at the elementary level. The content was based on research and resources to improve the quality of life through healthy food choices and mitigate the harmful effects...

Supporting Human Development & Sexual Health Webinar Blog

Monday, April 6, 2020
In February, Ophea hosted a webinar with a specific focus on Supporting Human Development & Sexual Health, one of the health topics in Strand D: Healthy Living within the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.  With the intention of enhancing teacher...

February Feature Healthy School: St. Evan Catholic Elementary School

Friday, February 28, 2020
Children exercising in the gym
We are excited to have 317 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 Ontario school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2019/20 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List. Every month until June...

Supporting Learning about Mental Health in Elementary Health and Physical Education Webinar

Thursday, February 27, 2020
In January, Ophea hosted two new webinars (one in English and one in French) with a specific focus on understanding Mental Health as a health topic in the 2019 Ontario Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum.  With the goal of enhancing teacher confidence, the webinar...

January Feature Healthy School: General Crerar Public School

Thursday, January 30, 2020
We are excited to have 317 registered Healthy Schools, representing 50 Ontario school boards across the province for Ophea’s Healthy Schools Certification 2019/20 school year! You can find out if schools from your board have registered by viewing the Registered Schools List.  Every month until June...

Exploring Social-Emotional Learning Skills in Health and Physical Education Webinar

Monday, January 6, 2020
In November, Ophea hosted a webinar to explore Strand A: Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) skills within the 2019 Elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum and share examples of how these skills can be taught and assessed in Grades 1 through 8. We would like to thank our co-...

Clearing the Air About Cannabis: Medical Cannabis

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
We have received multiple questions on the evidence behind medical cannabis, so have broadened the scope of this month’s issue to provide you with some answers. Read on to learn more about medical cannabis, how to approach and support conversations with students or other teachers, and resources...

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