Ophea’s workshops are developed by educators and subject matter experts and delivered in-person by qualified Ophea Ambassadors. These interactive professional learning workshops are 2.5 hours in length and feature a variety of facilitated instructional methods to meet the needs of diverse learners. At the conclusion of each workshop learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills that will support them in their work. Choose from a variety of high-quality professional learning workshops and register with ease by completing the Professional Learning Online Workshop Request form found on the Workshops page.
Ophea offers fee-for-service workshops year round. Workshops are $815 + incidentals per workshop or a discounted price of $1120 + incidentals for two of the same workshop (must be at the same location on the same day by the same trainer).
The symbols below are used to represent the target audience of each workshop:
Bridging the Gap: Mental Health and Physical Activity
Make the connection between physical activity and mental health which contributes to individual resiliency. You’ll walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of the connection between mental health and physical activity, while learning strategies to support mental health through physical activity in multiple settings. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop is available on a limited basis and requires a gymnasium classroom, tables, chairs, and active attire.Request Workshop
DPA: Thinking Outside the Gym
Who says you need a gymnasium to stay active? When you complete this active learning workshop, you’ll be given the essential tools including fun fitness activities and games, along with curriculum connections for the provincially mandated initiative. You’ll never think inside the box again when it comes to daily physical activity. *Intended for an elementary audience, this workshop requires a classroom or gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
Get In The Game With Teaching Games for Understanding
Understanding how to teach games isn’t exactly child’s play. But after you complete this active workshop, it will probably feel that way. At the end of this session, you’ll learn about Teaching Games for Understanding’s four game categories and how these skills and strategies are transferable between a wide range of activities and games. You’ll also come out with an understanding of the connections between TGfU and the Ontario H&PE curriculum. This will allow you to apply the approach to your H&PE class including planning, assessment and evaluation. Who knew learning could be all fun and games? *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
Getting Active After School
Promoting an active and physically literate lifestyle shouldn’t just happen during the school day. That’s why this workshop was designed to promote healthy active living any time, any place, after (or before) school. You’ll walk away from this session with knowledge of instructional approaches and resources to help after school program leaders effectively integrate safe and inclusive physical activity into programming for children and youth. Who said after school learning can’t be fun?Request Workshop
Inclusion: We're All in this Together
No one likes feeling left out, especially kids. And as educators, coaches and leaders, it’s our job to ensure that every child feels respected, included and successful. When you complete this workshop, you’ll have the tools to create physical activity environments that are inclusive and where everyone can participate fully on the same level. When everyone participates, there’s more fun to be had. The more the merrier isn’t just an expression. *Intended for an elementary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
Physical Activity and the Early Years
The early years are a critical period for healthy development. Research shows lifestyle patterns set before age five predict obesity and health in the future. Additionally, research shows that being physically active later in life depends on an ability to feel confident in an activity setting. That confidence most often comes from developing physical literacy as a child. Physical literacy is the development of fundamental movement skills that enable the child to move with competence and confidence in a wide variety of physical activities that benefit the physical, cognitive, emotional and social development of the child.Request Workshop
Secondary H&PE: Highlights, Opportunities & Challenges
This workshop will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the vision, goals and content of the 2015 secondary Health and Physical Education curriculum and available resources. Participants will explore the strands, analyze their current practice and determine how they will apply their learning to enhance their program planning, assessment and instruction. *Intended for a secondary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
So You're Teaching H&PE? Don't Panic!
Is this your first time teaching Health & Physical Education? Don’t panic – help is here! First timers will leave this workshop with a better understanding of the H&PE curriculum expectations and will be able to tackle the elementary level H&PE class with peace of mind and confidence. You’ll walk away with practical, fun and easy-to-use activities from Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources, along with knowledge in classroom management, safety, assessment and evaluation. Now your first time will be nothing but smooth sailing. *Intended for an elementary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
Success for All: Assessment and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education
This workshop applies the principles from Growing Success for Assessment, Evaluation and Reporting in Ontario Schools to Health and Physical Education. In this workshop participants will learn how to apply the principles of “assessment for” and “assessment as” learning in a health and physical education setting. Emphasis will be placed on applying the 7 Fundamental Principles of assessment to teacher planning for instruction and assessment on a daily basis, and effective practice in designing assessments, and constructing success criteria to support student learning and achievement. Ophea’s position paper: “Quality Assessment to Support the Development of Physical Literacy Skills in Health and Physical Education” will also be explored. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom, tables, chairs and active attire.Request Workshop
The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines
This workshop provides participants with a solid overview of the Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines (Safety Guidelines) for curricular programs, intramural activities, and interschool athletics. The workshop can be customized to include a focus on participants’ specific needs (e.g. concussion protocol and concussion tools; practical strategies to minimize risks associated with physical activity in the school; effective use of the Safety Guidelines; legal responsibility of the school administrator/teacher; etc.). *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom.Request Workshop