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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:...

Q&A: Increasing Student & Teacher Understanding of Sexual Violence & Harassment

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Over the last couple years, Ophea supported a school-based approach to increasing student and teacher understanding of sexual violence and harassment. The initiative, Campaign Messengers: Taking a Stand!, reached 166 schools, close to 6,000 educators, and over 92,000 students. Though the...

4 Ways You Can Become a Good Digital Citizen

Monday, April 30, 2018
Teacher with two students in classroom looking at a tablet
We are living in an age where the Internet has become a part of our daily lives. We use the Internet for many things: research, distant learning, connecting with family/friends, shopping, looking up recipes, and banking, to name a few. While the Internet has definitely made life more efficient,...

NEW One A Day For Active Play: Fruit Platter Balance

Monday, April 30, 2018
3 cards from ophea'sa one a day for acticity play resource fanned out
Ophea’s NEW One a Day For Active Play hardcopy resource includes 200 games and activities that are fun to use for active breaks, ice-breakers or to support the implementation of Daily Physical Activity. Try the Fruit Platter Balance activity! Great for all ages and settings, this activity gets...

3 Ophea Asthma Supports to Increase Knowledge and Awareness

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Did you know as many as 5 out of 20 children have asthma? Ophea has developed various supports for educators, in partnership with the Ontario Lung Association, to increase their skills and knowledge about asthma management in schools. Just in time for World Asthma Day (May 1, 2018), this blog...

Wallet Wellness – new take home activities!

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
November is Financial Literacy month. Support student well-being through financial literacy with Wallet Wellness! Wallet Wellness’ activity cards now include easy-to-use take-home activities to extend learning. The activities provide opportunities for Junior and Intermediate students to reinforce...

Take an active break with BrainBlitz!

Thursday, August 31, 2017
BrainBlitz is a hardcopy series of 25 bilingual activity cards that make it quick, fun, and easy to take an active break during learning, and can be used as an opportunity to improve attention or as part of a fun team-building activity. The resource includes 5 activity cards for each of the...

The Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth Poster

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Are you an  educator, parent, public health professional, or recreation program leader? Help set the tone for a healthier 24 hours with this new poster raising awareness of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth (aged 5–17). This poster is free and available to download in...

Get your shoes ready & lead a run club!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
The Kids’ Run Club, brought to you by Ontario Doctors, is a free downloadable program that motivates kids (Grades 1-12) to reach their physical activity goals! The program is designed for leaders and participants of all abilities, and no prior coaching or running experience is required. If you are...

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...

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