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Ophea and OASPHE Reaction Statement to Repealed “sex-ed” Curriculum

Thursday, July 12, 2018
On July 11, 2018 Ontario’s Premier and Minister of Education announced that the sexual health education “sex-ed” component of the Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum would revert back to the 1998 version until additional parent consultations have been conducted. Ophea and OASPHE (...

Exploring DPA In Action LIVE!

Thursday, May 17, 2018
group of students in classroom posing for picture
On May 4th, 2018, Ophea joined Andrea Haefele and Kelly Chatzinikolis for a Facebook Live session exploring Daily Physical Activity (DPA) In Action. The embedded recorded Facebook Live video is a follow up to the Making Sense of P/PM 138: Continuing the Conversation and Making Sense of P/PM 138:...

Benefits of Active Outdoor Classrooms: Q&A with Mine Centre Public School

Tuesday, January 9, 2018
elementary students playing outside in the snow
Cooler weather can be intimidating. But not for students who enjoy the benefits of active outdoor classrooms. Whatever the month or weather, more teachers are implementing outdoor learning spaces to help get students out and moving. Our interview with Mine Centre Public School from Western Ontario...

November Teacher Feature: Pascale Vandenhaak

Friday, November 24, 2017
Ophea’s excited to bring to you a series of “Teacher Feature” blogs. Featuring Q&A’s with leading Healthy & Physical Education teachers, the blogs share ideas, insights, and resources straight from the source. This Teacher Feature brings you practical and inspiring ideas for teaching H&...

DPA Every Day!

Thursday, October 19, 2017
The Ministry of Education recently revised the Daily Physical Activity (DPA) policy (PPM 138) which supports 20 minutes of DPA during instructional time, contributing to the goal of getting children and youth active for 60 minutes every day. To support the implementation of DPA and enhance the...

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...

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...

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...

#FactFriday: Bringing you 4 reasons to get students active this winter!

Friday, January 13, 2017
two teachers in front of class showing students arm stretch moves
Winter is here! With the days shorter and the recess colder, even the best of us [or our students] can get a little blue.  Did you know that “more than one in five boys and one in three girls report feeling depressed or low at least once or more on a weekly basis?”[i] Luckily, moving more and...

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