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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).

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DPA: Thinking Outside the Gym

Audience: Elementary Educator
Audience: Recreation

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.

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Get In The Game With Teaching Games for Understanding

Audience: Secondary Educator
Audience: Recreation

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 a secondary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.

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Intramurals: Including Everyone in Physical Activity

Audience: Elementary Educator
Audience: Secondary Educator

Intramurals can be a time where all can participate! In this workshop, participants will explore the characteristics of a quality inclusive intramural program, the importance of student leadership and how intramurals benefit a whole school community. The workshop will include an introduction to the Raise the Bar Intramural Program an easy-to-follow 4-step process which will guide organizers in planning a quality, sustainable intramural program. Get ready to be active and experience sample activities for an intramural program. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, classroom, tables, chairs, and active attire.

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Secondary H&PE: Highlights, Opportunities & Challenges

Audience: Secondary Educator

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.

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So You're Teaching H&PE? Don't Panic!

Audience: Elementary Educator

This workshop is currently being revised and will be available for bookings starting in March 2020. For questions or inquiries, please e-mail professionallearning@ophea.org. 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. 

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Success for All: Assessment and Evaluation in Health and Physical Education

Audience: Secondary Educator

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 a secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom, tables, chairs and active attire.

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The Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (OPASSE)

Audience: Elementary Educator
Audience: Secondary Educator
Audience: Recreation

This workshop is currently being revised and will be available for bookings starting in January 2020. For questions or inquiries, please e-mail professionallearning@ophea.org.  This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (OPASSE) for curricular programs, intramural activities, and interschool athletics. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom.

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