Teachers Association for Physical and Health Education

Now Let's Do What's Best For YOU!


October 27, 2017

Location

Sackville High School
1 King Fisher Way
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

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Registration Information

Fees

NSTU Conference Fee:  $80
Retirees/Substitutes/Students: $35

Lunch NOT included.

As per NSTU Operational Procedure 14(e)(iii): receipts of payment and attendance will not be distributed until the conference has concluded.

Registration Deadline

The deadline for registration is Friday, October 13th.

Contact

Jen Lloyd-McKenzie or Steve Rannitapheconference@nstu.ca

Accommodations

Hampton Inn and Suites Dartmouth
65 Cromarty Drive
Dartmouth, NS    B3B 0G2

Rate:  $179.00 (standard) or $199.00 (suite)

These rates will be available  until September 26, 2017  or until the block is full; whichever occurs first.

To make reservations, click on the customized link below and select the correct dates or call toll free at 1-877-406-7701 and quote group code TAP.

http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/reservations/index.jhtml?hotel=YHZDTHX&groupCode=TAP

Agenda

Friday, October 27

8:00 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Welcome
9:10 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. TAPHE Awards Ceremony
9:45 a.m. - 10:25 a.m. Keynote
Joyce Sunada
10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m. Session A
11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. Session B
12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Lunch - on your own
2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m. Session C
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. TAPHE AGM

Keynote Speaker -  Joyce Sunada

 

 

 

 

 

 


Workshops

Session D (10:30 a.m. - 2:55 p.m.)

D1:  Connect to Self
Bahia Makhoul and Dawn Sinclair

Who are you at your core, underneath all of the layers of what you do? Connecting to Self is a 1 day workshop designed to guide each person to a place where they connect deeper within themselves. In an intimate group setting of like-minded individuals, we will be facilitating a variety of meaningful activities, and confidential discussions that are sure to ignite your self awareness and foster a deeper connection. The foundation of this workshop is to explore, discover and celebrate our authentic self regardless of where you are on your own personal journey. We all have a level of understanding and wisdom to share. We are unique individuals experiencing life from our own perspectives, based on our conditioning and belief systems. This workshop will open a greater awareness within and potentially renew the way you perceive and approach the world around you. Do you have a difficult time remembering the "real " you? Have you forgotten who you are because you have been taking care of others? We look forward to spending the day celebrating you.

D2:  Laughter Yoga 
Dawn-Lea Greer
Researchers tell us that children laugh more than 400 times a day during play with their friends, but what is happening to childhood in our modern world? Children traditionally spent their childhood in play, when they learned about life and also developed emotional skills that we now call Emotional Intelligence. But today's children, in our fast-changing world, are increasingly faced with different childhood realities. There is an increasing need for Laughter and Playfulness in children of all ages as they strive to meet the demands of school, college and parents. Laughter can help children to cope with Stress and also replace some of the play and laughter time that they are losing to formalized educational systems and changes in lifestyle. Laughter Yoga is the best technique which inducts more laughter into children's lives. It promotes group laughter without the needs for humor or jokes. It has proved very effective when incorporated in the education system, as it helps to eliminate the factors that cause stress levels among students and hinder healthy relationships. 10 minutes of Laughter Yoga is equivalent to 1 minute of running and 10 min of Laughter Yoga is equal to 30 minutes of rowing. Laughter Yoga has great cardiovascular benefits.

Session A  (10:30 a.m. - 11:25 a.m.)

A1:  Reimagining HPE
Ted Temertzoglou and Katherine Jamnik

UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education Policy document emphasizes the tremendous impact a quality H&PE program has on our students, their families, and our society. In this session, we will explore the ways that we as educators can actualize this document day to day in our gymnasiums and classrooms. Using 21st century technology and teaching methods such as the flipped classroom, we will explore the new Healthy Active Living 2.0 and digital Kinesiology resource and how they can be used to engage all students at the secondary level. Attendees will walk away with ideas and suggestions to help them “Reimagine” their H&PE programs to help all students succeed.UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education Policy document emphasizes the tremendous impact a quality H&PE program has on our students, their families, and our society. In this session, we will explore the ways that we as educators can actualize this document day to day in our gymnasiums and classrooms. Using 21st century technology and teaching methods such as the flipped classroom, we will explore the new Healthy Active Living 2.0 and digital Kinesiology resource and how they can be used to engage all students at the secondary level. Attendees will walk away with ideas and suggestions to help them “Reimagine” their H&PE programs to help all students succeed.

A2:  Functional Fitness Feeding Physical Literacy
Bill Walter

Description to follow

A3: Exploring Opportunities for Graduate Studies in HPE
Dan Robinson and Doug Gleddie 

This session will be of interest to those considering graduate studies in HPE. Program possibilities across the country, as well as potential outcomes related to personal and professional development will be explored. Attendees will hear the stories of recent graduate students and will learn about how these studies impacted their personal or professional lives.

A4:  Floorball For Schools
Anthony Mac Neil
Floorball resembles indoor hockey but uses special sticks & wiffle ball along with rules, that are similar to soccer, to ensure play is continuous and players stay active. Floorball differs in many ways from floor hockey and one of the reasons Hockey Canada chose floorball as their school 'starter' sport of choice. When surveyed by students who have played floorball, two words FUN and FAST always seem to be used to describe their experience. Phys-ed teachers have described floorball as SAFE and ENGAGING, many times surprised how active the students are during games. Floorball is easy to learn, easy to play and can be played by any age or ability (and is NOT just for hockey players) Floorball requires gym type surface, specialized floorball equipment and a quick review of the floorball rules and teachers and students are ready to play. Hockey Canada has created a School Floorball Kit & Curriculum to help schools learn and play floorball.

A5:  The Groove: Engaging the BODY, BRAIN and BEING while Learning!
Michelle Hillier

In this digital age, now more than ever students require opportunities to build physical literacy, develop their creativity and divergent thinking skills, and feel confident and comfortable with themselves and their community. The Groove is a movement-based approach to teaching, where students learn through an equal engagement of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional self. In this experiential session, participants will see the rich connections of The Groove to Physical Literacy and Well-Being by using simple movement sequencing, repetition, creativity and social inclusion with no time or peer pressure. Come experience the contagious and profound impact of the Groove.....and remember, “you can’t get it wrong!”

A6:  Educational Gymnastic Strategies for Grades 1-6
Kelly Thompson

This session will use games, gymnastic novelties and basic skills to help teachers create new ideas for their gymnastics classes.

A7:  Rock Climbing In Your School: The New Phys-Ed Safety Guidelines
Bekah Craik and Phill Craik

Description to follow

A8:  Establishing Work/Life Harmony
Homewood Health

Many of us feel overwhelmed by competing work and family demands. This session will help participants identify their key work/life stressors, clarify their values, and develop skills and strategies to effectively prioritize their time and energy.

A9:  Future Hall of Famers
Christina Brien 

FREE Education Program. This program is designed to inspire and motivate youth to set goals and follow their dreams. I will tell you about how the Hall of Fame is inspiring kids all over the province. This free program is perfect for grades 3-9 and is sure to motivate them when they hear from Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux and Mickey Fox. Let me show you how you can inspire your kids and how the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame can get involved in your school and community groups.

A10:  Amazing Race Fitness Warm-up using QR Codes
Doug AuCoin and Shanon Noel 

Warm-up using QR Codes Fitness is a big part of the Ridgecliff Middle School PE program. Trying to get students to be engaged in physical activity in this world of hand held technology can be challenging. This session will demonstrate one way that we have reached students by integrating mobile devices into a simple warm-up while also allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge of the components of fitness. Participants should have mobile devices with a QR reader app installed.

A11:  "What I Know Now That I Didn't Know Then"
TAPHE Hall of Honour Panel

It's TIME to do what's BEST for YOU! A panel of retired Physical Education Teachers sharing with young and older teachers about “ life after the classroom”! This can be as different for each one of us as the children in our classes! What about your personal health, financial well being, spiritual life, self worth and advance planning? Brian Noble ( President of Yarmouth/Argyle RTO Local) and others will offer an interesting discussion about planning ahead and being better prepared for the next exciting stage of your life! Come ready with your questions and share how you see this unfolding for you!

Session B  11:30 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

B1:  The Staff that Plays Together Stays Together!
Joyce Sunada

All work and no play makes teachers boring and burnt out. Join Wellness Educator Joyce Sunada for an interactive session full of challenging and fun team building activities for you and your staff. Sunada recognizes, "Having fun as a staff helps foster Social Wellness and increases your staff's connectedness. The result, healthy, happy teachers better able to positively impact their family, students and whole school community. Come prepared to be active.

B2:  Active 21st Century Learners Ages 5-11
Ted Temertzoglou and Katherine Jamnik

This active workshop will unpack the big ideas of developing physical literacy for all using the Elementary (K to 8) Functional Fitness Chart Series. Using ‘exercise in disguise’ games and activities, participants will learn how to engage their students in fun, active play, and learn how to use them for Numeracy/Literacy, DPA, Mental Health and Staff Wellness. All attendees will be emailed lesson plans after the conference.

B3:  Healthy Sleep Habits
Homewood Health

Everyone feels much better after a good night's sleep; our thoughts are clearer, our reactions faster, and our emotions are less fragile. This session will introduce participants to the effects of sleep deprivation and review some key strategies to promote healthy sleeping habits.

B4:  What is the Outdoor Council of Canada?
Shauna Heighton

The Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is a nationally incorporated, non-profit, member-owned organization. The OCC has been founded to encourage, promote, and facilitate safety-oriented outdoor education and recreation programs, along with leadership opportunities, which are accessible to every Canadian. This will be an introduction to the Outdoor Council of Canada, and an opportunity for participants to learn about further outdoor leadership training and programs we offer for students to receive certification.

B5:  Amazing Race Fitness Warm-up using QR Codes
Doug AuCoin and Shanon Noel

Fitness is a big part of the Ridgecliff Middle School PE program. Trying to get students to be engaged in physical activity in this world of hand held technology can be challenging. This session will demonstrate one way that we have reached students by integrating mobile devices into a simple warm-up while also allowing them to demonstrate their knowledge of the components of fitness. Participants should have mobile devices with a QR reader app installed.

B6:  Future Hall of Famers FREE Education Program
Christina Brien

This program is designed to inspire and motivate youth to set goals and follow their dreams. I will tell you about how the Hall of Fame is inspiring kids all over the province. This free program is perfect for grades 3-9 and is sure to motivate them when they hear from Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux and Mickey Fox. Let me show you how you can inspire your kids and how the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame can get involved in your school and community groups.

B7:  Fitness Programming and Events System
Andrew Russell

I will be presenting our fitness programming and events system. Over the past 4 years we have been developing the FANFIT Challenge stream of fitness events across the country, working closely with top level athletes. We benchmark various sport tests from official national team sport and performance testing, but maintain inclusivity and a fun and positive atmosphere. The goal is to help our participants embrace a good challenge that allows for them to work to their level during a unique sport fitness themed experience. We've been fortunate to consistently boast strong events, high participation, and positive reviews.

B8:  Best Practices
Susan Steele and Kathy Marshall Cormier

Join elementary PE specialist, Susan Steele in a best practices sharing session. She will share her best practices and most successful tips and lessons and invites all participants to bring their own best practices in elementary physical education to share with the group. Susan's best practices will include using technology in PE and organizational practices that work for her. Instead of bringing copies to share, email Susan at ssteele@gnspes.ca and we will create a shared google file.

B9:  Tips and Tricks of the Trade
TAPHE Executive

Be an active participant in this session where a variety of HPE teachers share their best activities with you. This hands on session will leave you with ideas and activities for Monday.

B10:  Floorball For Schools
Anthony Mac Neil
Floorball resembles indoor hockey but uses special sticks & wiffle ball along with rules, that are similar to soccer, to ensure play is continuous and players stay active. Floorball differs in many ways from floor hockey and one of the reasons Hockey Canada chose floorball as their school 'starter' sport of choice. When surveyed by students who have played floorball, two words FUN and FAST always seem to be used to describe their experience. Phys-ed teachers have described floorball as SAFE and ENGAGING, many times surprised how active the students are during games. Floorball is easy to learn, easy to play and can be played by any age or ability (and is NOT just for hockey players) Floorball requires gym type surface, specialized floorball equipment and a quick review of the floorball rules and teachers and students are ready to play. Hockey Canada has created a School Floorball Kit & Curriculum to help schools learn and play floorball.

B11:  "What I Know Now That I Didn't Know Then"
TAPHE Hall of Honour Panel

It's TIME to do what's BEST for YOU! A panel of retired Physical Education Teachers sharing with young and older teachers about “ life after the classroom”! This can be as different for each one of us as the children in our classes! What about your personal health, financial well being, spiritual life, self worth and advance planning? Brian Noble ( President of Yarmouth/Argyle RTO Local) and others will offer an interesting discussion about planning ahead and being better prepared for the next exciting stage of your life! Come ready with your questions and share how you see this unfolding for you!

B12:  The Groove: Engaging the BODY, BRAIN and BEING while Learning!
Michelle Hillier

In this digital age, now more than ever students require opportunities to build physical literacy, develop their creativity and divergent thinking skills, and feel confident and comfortable with themselves and their community. The Groove is a movement-based approach to teaching, where students learn through an equal engagement of the physical, cognitive, social and emotional self. In this experiential session, participants will see the rich connections of The Groove to Physical Literacy and Well-Being by using simple movement sequencing, repetition, creativity and social inclusion with no time or peer pressure. Come experience the contagious and profound impact of the Groove.....and remember, “you can’t get it wrong!”

Session C  2:00 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.

C1:  The Big ‘B’ Word—BUSY!
Joyce Sunada

As a teacher your life is full of lesson plans, unit plans, marking, report cards, staff meetings, parent interviews, extra curricular activities and oh, family and personal commitments too. Often there is a feeling of ‘not enough time’ to do it all.  And the answer to “How are you?” defaults to, “I’m sooo BUSY!”  Is this response becoming a badge of honour or an epidemic that needs to be explored? This interactive session will allow you to reflect on how, why and where you currently spend your time. By identifying what is important to you, you will move towards living a more balanced and enjoyable life

C2:  “ What I Know Now That I Didn't Know Then” It's TIME to do what's BEST for YOU!
TAPHE Hall of Honour Panel

A panel of retired Physical Education Teachers sharing with young and older teachers about “ life after the classroom”! This can be as different for each one of us as the children in our classes! What about your personal health, financial well being, spiritual life, self worth and advance planning? Brian Noble ( President of Yarmouth/Argyle RTO Local) and others will offer an interesting discussion about planning ahead and being better prepared for the next exciting stage of your life! Come ready with your questions and share how you see this unfolding for you!

C3:  Active 21st Century Learners Ages 12 and Up
Ted Temertzoglou and Katherne Jamnik

This active workshop will unpack the big ideas of developing physical literacy for all using the secondary (9 to 12) Functional Fitness Charts Series to integrate movement and engage students, regardless of current athletic proficiency. Participants will see how, warm-up games, micro & macro-circuits are used for students wishing to train for elite performance or for those looking for everyday peak performance. All attendees will be emailed lesson plans after the conference. 

C4:  SLC Alumni- What's Next?
Justin Oliver

This session is for SLC alumni to gather and share stories about their powerful experience and to gather information about what is happening with the SLC today. Participants will learn how this strong group of alumni are leading our field across the country. Come for a great conversation and story sharing.

C5:  Revitalize with Yoga
Jody Bucci

I wish to present a wellness yoga routine based on Ashtanga yoga flow series to my fellow colleagues and offer suggestions for classroom use. Returning balance back into ones life.

C6:  Run, Jump, Throw, Wheel "Run Jump Throw Wheel
Ueli Albert

(RJTW) is a national program developed by Athletics Canada that teaches fundamental movement skills and develops physical literacy. Using track and field inspired games, activities and skill challenges lead by instructors specifically trained to teach the fundamentals of running, jumping, throwing and wheeling.”

C7:  Omnikin Poison Ball
Marc-Andre Laliberte

A brand new game to become the sole survivor or the last team on the court! Develop student game, presence and decision making ability while being physically active. Promotes good sportsmanship and fair play, by holding individuals accountable for taking personal responsibility for their behavior in physical competitive situation. The physical quality like the finger dribble, running, to avoid the ball, targeting will be solicited. PLAY BALL!

C8:  Mindfulness in the classroom,
Blair Abbass and Jenny Kierstead

Opening the door to a new way of Thinking Introducing participants to the Mindfulness in the Classroom manual that was piloted in the South Shore School Board, launched in the MK board and published in the fall of 2017. It will provide participants will practical tools of mindfulness, yoga and cognitive therapy that they can apply to their life immediately to benefit them both personally and professionally.

C9:  Future Hall of Famers
Christina Brien 

FREE Education Program. This program is designed to inspire and motivate youth to set goals and follow their dreams. I will tell you about how the Hall of Fame is inspiring kids all over the province. This free program is perfect for grades 3-9 and is sure to motivate them when they hear from Hall of Famers or future Hall of Famers such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux and Mickey Fox. Let me show you how you can inspire your kids and how the Nova Scotia Sport Hall of Fame can get involved in your school and community groups.

C10:  Floorball For Schools
Anthony Mac Neil
Floorball resembles indoor hockey but uses special sticks & wiffle ball along with rules, that are similar to soccer, to ensure play is continuous and players stay active. Floorball differs in many ways from floor hockey and one of the reasons Hockey Canada chose floorball as their school 'starter' sport of choice. When surveyed by students who have played floorball, two words FUN and FAST always seem to be used to describe their experience. Phys-ed teachers have described floorball as SAFE and ENGAGING, many times surprised how active the students are during games. Floorball is easy to learn, easy to play and can be played by any age or ability (and is NOT just for hockey players) Floorball requires gym type surface, specialized floorball equipment and a quick review of the floorball rules and teachers and students are ready to play. Hockey Canada has created a School Floorball Kit & Curriculum to help schools learn and play floorball.


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