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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...

New H&PE Secondary Resources!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
students doing physical activities in gynmasium
The wait is finally over! Ophea has just launched new comprehensive resources to support secondary educators in quality implementation of the 2015 Health and Physical Education (H&PE) Curriculum: Grades 9-12. Ophea's new H&PE Secondary Resources include a variety of supplements, samples,...

First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities

Thursday, December 8, 2016
young students walking with parachute
Ophea’s First Nations Inspired Daily Physical Activities (DPA) resource makes it easy and fun to incorporate DPA into school or community programs for primary, junior and intermediate students (ages 5-14). The resource was developed in consultation with First Nations educators and includes 30...

Chatting Assessment & Evaluation

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ophea’s Twitter Chat on Assessment and Evaluation was a great success! So great that we kept the conversation rolling over the course of the week on Facebook Live. Did you miss the A&E Twitter Chat and Facebook Live stream? Want a recap of the highlights and to hear from Ophea ambassadors and H...

Connect[ED] and CyberCops have been updated!

Friday, November 25, 2016
group of four young children looking at laptop
Helping your students create safer online spaces is just a few clicks away. Ophea’s Internet safety resources, Connect[ED] (Grade 4-6) and CyberCops (Grade 7-8), have been updated to align with the 2015 H&PE curriculum, including content related to healthy relationships and consent. The...

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