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Bridging the Gap: Physical Activity and Mental Health

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health
Audience: Recreation

Physical and mental health go hand-in-hand. This workshop was developed with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health to explore various strategies that encourage and teach positive mental health. 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 elementary and secondary settings. When your body is in a good place, your mind will be too. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop is available on a limited basis and requires a classroom, tables, chairs, and active attire.

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Dance Your Way to DPA

Audience: Education
Audience: Recreation

There’s nothing more fun and energizing than dancing. And what’s better is that it’s a great form of physical activity that doesn’t feel like work. That’s why this workshop is important to help you explore how dance can be used to keep your students active and engaged during Daily Physical Activity (DPA). When you complete this workshop, you’ll know a variety of dances suitable for any confined space including scatter dances, theme dances and square dancing to modern music. You’ll also have the tools to teach dance and to create new dances. So get your dancing shoes on and get ready to dance your way to better health. *Intended for an elementary audience, this workshop is available on a limited basis and requires a gymnasium or large open space and active attire.

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DPA: Getting Active in Any Space

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health
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: Education
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 an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.

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Inclusion: We're All in this Together

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health
Audience: Recreation

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.

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Physical Literacy: Putting it into Practice

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health

People who are physically literate move with competence, confidence and can perform a variety of activities that will benefit their healthy development as a whole. This workshop will allow you to examine physical literacy in the elementary Health and Physical Education (H&PE) curriculum. You’ll have access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources including, Learn to Move: Fundamental Movement Skills and Strategies, and PlaySport activities. After the session, you’ll be able to effectively integrate these tools and activities into your H&PE classes. Now that’s a reason to get you moving. *Intended for an elementary audience, this workshop is available on a limited basis and requires a gymnasium, tables, chairs and active attire.

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Secondary H&PE: Highlights, Opportunities & Challenges

Audience: Education

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: Education

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: 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.

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The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health
Audience: Recreation

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.

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The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines: Concussion Protocols

Audience: Education
Audience: Public Health
Audience: Recreation

The Ontario Physical Education Safety Guidelines (Safety Guidelines) is recognized as the minimum standard for Ontario school board concussion policies.  This workshop will provide an overview of the Safety Guidelines Concussion Protocol including concussion prevention, identification and management (including the return to learn and return to physical activity protocol).  Participants will also be provided with an overview of the Safety Guidelines sample implementation tools and knowledge of how to use them. *Intended for an elementary or secondary audience, this workshop requires a classroom.

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