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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...

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...

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...

Help kids lead happy, active lives with tips from Kids’ Run Club!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
female student running outdoors
We know kids these days are busy. And in order to retain physical and mental wellness, children between the ages of 5 and 17 should have at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity a day. [i]In 2015, only 7% of Canadian children between the ages of 5 and 11, and 5% of Canadian...

Spring into active outdoor play time with PlaySport!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
child outdoors playing soccer with tem mates
Warmer weather is approaching! Get your students out and enjoying the fresh Spring air with activities from PlaySport. Helping build physical literacy and healthy, active living skills, PlaySport uses the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach and is designed for students of all ages 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...

The Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education

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...

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...