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Starting off the New Year Healthy, Active, and Safe

Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Returning to learning in 2022 is a phased approach that will start with students learning through a remote environment and will transition back to the school environment. This blog provides tips and access to resources and tools that can assist educators with the implementation of a safe Health and...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Shifting the Narrative in Health and Physical Education towards Action

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Imagine what a Health and Physical Education program might look like where the narrative comes from and authentically represents the needs and interests of a highly diverse student population. How would this mindset positively impact the overall well-being and quality of our students’ lives? On...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Understanding the Relationship between Physical Education and Truth and Reconciliation

Monday, November 8, 2021
What does Health and Physical Education have to do with Truth and Reconciliation? Why is this relationship important to consider? And what needs to be addressed to create meaningful change in our educational systems? On Monday, August 30th 2021, Ophea hosted a webinar that provided a space for...

#Ophea100 Learning Series: Starting with Gender Equity in Mind

Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Starting this blog with the same spirit of the webinar, we would like to offer you an invitation. You don’t have to accept it and it’s up to you how much you want to engage. In this second learning series, we invite you to take the time to understand the terminology being shared, reflect on how you...

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,...

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...

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...

Ask a Dietitian: Explore Nutrition Facts and the H&PE Curriculum Webinar Blog

Wednesday, December 16, 2020
On November 18, 2020, Ophea hosted a webinar exploring nutrition facts and the H&PE Curriculum, which featured educators and a dietitian. The purpose of the session was to give educators a chance to learn about nutrition, confirm or expose long-held nutrition beliefs, and leave feeling...