Teachers Association for Physical and Health Education

Reconnect

 

October 26, 2018
 


Note:  Registration for this conference closes at midnight on Friday, October 19, 2018


Location

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

Click on the map to access directions

Registration Information

Fees

NSTU Conference Fee:  $90
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 12th.

Contact

Jen Lloyd-McKenzie or Steve Rannitapheconference@nstu.ca

Agenda

Friday, October 26

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Awards/Keynote
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. Session A
11:45 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Session B
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Session C
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Giveaways/Receipts
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. AGM

Workshops

Offsite All-Day Session in Antigonish

Outdoor Education: A P-12 cross-curricular experience for teachers

Thursday Evening 4pm -10pm
-"meet and greet" Campfire on the beach
-Outdoor Expo: Outfitting your school!

FridayWorkshop Schedule: Workshops will be chosen on the morning of. Please see descriptions of the choices below.

A: 9:00-10:30

   -Nutrition Break

 B: 10:30-12:00

   -Lunch: Join us at the Outdoor Expo: Outfitting your school!

 C: 1:00-2:30

 D: 2:30 Expo Mingle: share and explore outdoor teaching experiences with educators across the province

Starting the Year Off Right: Leadership & Group Dynamics in an Outdoor Setting
A teacher's guide to relationship based outdoor experiential activities for building strong rapport and a positive learning environment. Activities will include icebreakers, energizers, trust activities, and initiatives with a focus on front-loading and debriefing techniques. Geoff Marshall, Kajtek Jaskowiak, Adam Leuschner

Teach with Trees
This is a low paced movement and inquiry based session for rural and urban elementary classroom teachers to experience various outdoor based activities to discover ways of using trees as a central focus to meet various subject outcomes. Teachers will be provided with an array of activities that will meet the Nova Scotia based curriculum. Presenters  Terry Melloy and Albert Jollymore

Teamwork with Youth: The Outdoor Learning Space and Beyond
Using an experiential approach, this workshop will explore activities for leading students outdoors-both on and off school property. Our focus will be on a progression of activities designed to develop social skills in junior high youth, such as trust and responsibility that are necessary for successful outdoor experiences. Jason Crewe, Tyler Fraser, and Ross Armstrong

School Yard Environmental Education
Participants will be introduced to activities that will allow them to take the initial steps in engaging students in outdoor learning. The activities will connect to a variety of curricular areas/grade levels and will consider environmental topics. Risk management practices will be presented as key elements when planning to take learning outside. Aaron Andrews, Junell Andrews, and Michael Sidney

Traditional and Sustainable Animal Harvesting 
Learn the basics of snaring rabbits as a natural, sustainable and humane activity. Learn to set up a tracking and animal identification activities experientially in safe and efficient outdoor settings. Mike Morrison and Dave Fraser

Infusing Outdoor Education with Culture and Context
Cross Curricular and Acadian Cultural Activities using O.E. for P-9 schools
A- Hands on practical take away activities incorporating Outdoor education environment. B- An example of easy traditional Acadian food and preparation (tamarin). C- Fishing and how it ties to curriculum outcomes and Acadian culture. Mike Stevenson and Myla Boudreau

Get Outside
This workshop will examine the steps needed for planning and preparation to properly lead students outside for learning. It will have an in-depth look at the 4 Anchors of Taking students outside, risk management and 7 rights of risk assessment just to name a few.  This workshop will provide you with the basic necessities for taking students outside for learning. Aaron Neaves, Scott Hudson, and Shaemus Campbell

Grilling and Chilling with Kids!
This hands on session is a how-to workshop dedicated to cooking on an open fire. Teachers will use different grills and learn how to grill different types of foods, including back-country baking. We will also cover fire maintenance managing fires for group safety. Bring your appetites and a couple of stories and a chair, cooking with fire and baking with coals takes a little bit of time. Tommy Chubbs and Andrew Foran

Session A (10:30 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.)

A1 - Discover Floorball
Learn the fundamentals of floorball, how it differs from indoor hockey, why it is beneficial for students regardless of their physical skill or ability and why it is gaining popularity with schools across Canada. Learn also about the 2019 Mens U19 World Floorball Championships in Halifax and ways your school can attend, win prizes & meet floorball athletes from around the world. 

A2 - Personal Financial Budgeting 

A3 - International Leadership Perspectives within a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) Approach to PE & Sport Programming and beyond 

A4 - Inspire, motivate and watch them achieve!
The NS Sport Hall of Fame has created a FREE Education Program that is aimed at inspiring and motivating your kids to set goals and go after their dreams. Listen to Christina Brien as she explains what this program offers and how your class can get a chance to listen to Olympians such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux, Steve Giles and Mark Smith.  

A5 - BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success)
This interactive workshop will provide educators, administrators and advocates with the opportunity to engage BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), a FREE before/during-school physical activity program designed to get elementary children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. Sponsored by Reebok and the Reebok Canadian Fitness Foundation in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Football League, BOKS offers a completely free, turn-key, robust curriculum to empower the community and help children embrace healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

A6 - Hillzy's Hollywood Hits CANCELLED
How do you combine your inner jock and your inner geek? Let Hillzy take you to a galaxy far far away and introduce you to games inspired by Hollywood television and movies! Games are suitable for elementary and junior high. Warning-you may be attacked by Zombies, Dragons, and Decepticons.... 

A7 - Sexual Education and Middle School 
My experience as an educator spans 28 years. The first 13 years I was a teacher in a youth detention centre where I was responsible for teaching several subjects spanning several grades. In 2004 , I moved to the public school system, achieved my Masters of Education in Counselling and for the last decade or so held the position of Guidance Counsellor and Health Teacher at South Queens Middle School. My passion is health and through the assistance of my administrators have had the ability to teach the health in our building to grades 6, 7, and 8. The Sexual Education unit is my favourite and the students enjoy it as well. 

A8 - Google Forms:
Google Forms can help educators collect student and parent information quickly, collect formative and summative assessment data, and much more. Participants will be given a demonstration on how this tool can be used in the classroom or by a coach to collect and distribute information, before creating their own Google Forms. 

A9 - Mindfulness in the Classroom- Opening the door to a New way of Thinking 
Blair Abbass B.Ed, RCT, M.Ed and M.A in counseling is a gifted therapist, award winning educator and co-founder of Yoga In Schools. Blair is author of “Mindfulness in the classroom” used in schools across Canada and wrote the mindfulness component of the Public school Program Yoga 11. 

A10 - Community Level Initiation to Table Tennis Come and learn the basics of table tennis rules and skills. You'll also learn some games to play with your students.  

A11 - 100%+ Phys. Ed? Creative ways to share the gym in Elementary PE
Join Susan Steele and Mary Giles as they share their experiences teaching elementary PE in a combined class situation (2 classes and 2 PE teachers in 1 elementary size gym). Bring your successes and creative ways to make 100%+ PE work for this sharing session.  

A12 - Warmed Up and Ready to Go
Safely developing physical literacy, positive attitudes, and behaviours, making healthy food (and other) choices, and total well-being. Warming up for activity prepares body and mind for engagement. Active, fun, and engaging games can both warm players up and mentally prepare them for play. Come prepared to participate. Some attendees will receive some equipment used in the workshop.

A13 - Crossfit Kids in the Curriculum
This is an introduction of how you can incorporate more fundamental movement skills into your Physical Education program through Crossfit kids. This session will include warm up ideas, the Work out of the Day (WOD) and games that you can use in your gym the following week. We will link them to the NS Curriculum and you will have the opportunity to view NS Curriculum posters which group P-3 and 4-6 learning indicators together. We will look at a few quick and easy assessment ideas! 

A14 - B-A-M: Breath-Awareness-Movement.
B-A-M will provide teachers with practices to support children in connecting to themselves with creative breath techniques, stories, games and dynamic movement. You will learn accessible tools that provide a sense of presence, focus and self-awareness that build resilience and empower the superhero within.  

A15 - Using Essential Oils for the Athlete
Let’s talk about ways to incorporate essential oils into your life. Essential oils have a variety of uses in our everyday life. We will focus on doTERRA’s options for: sore muscles, immune support, support during exercise, yoga, restful sleep and head tension. Safe usage of essential oils will also be discussed.  

A16 - Importance of Sleep and Sleep Disordered Breathing
We know lack of sleep can affect us in our daily function but how do we know if we are getting good sleep or have sleep issues.

A17 - Nurturing the Future through Healthy School Communities:
Schools and their constituents - students, teachers, staff and parents - are part of the larger community. Because early intervention has been shown to be successful, the school is a logical place for health promotion activities that support the physical and mental health of children and youth. But what does it mean to be a healthy school community? In this session, you will learn about the latest evidence on the relationship between physical and mental health among children and youth, the role of schools in supporting health, both within and beyond the curriculum and explore practical ways to nurture our future generation.

A18 - Hike Nova Scotia
Hike Nova Scotia offers a suite of training courses and workshops that range from nature activities to use with kids, how to be a hike leader, navigation and Nordic Walking. This session will outline training and resources available and then take you outside for a short walk, including a taste of some training activities you might experience.

A19 - New Kids on The Block: Cultivating a generation of healthy food champions (M)
We're mentoring the next generation of change makers. During this session, we will explore how to engage youth in meaningful conversations around food through experiential learning opportunities created and supported by Nourish Nova Scotia. Participants will leave with tangible resources and ideas to create healthy school environments that help cultivate well-informed, well-nourished students.

A20 - Injury Prevention
Description to follow

A21 - KIN-BALL® Sport: Drills and Skills
Following an initiation to the sport, the participants will gain a more in-depth understanding of the rules, techniques and strategies. You will have the opportunity of experiencing series of educative exercises to improve motor skills needed when practicing the sport such as kicking, two person ball control and ball displacements. Also learn how to modify the rules during game time to help students master this unique and intense sport. Finally, fun drills reaching to put your students in game situation that can be used in evaluation when KIN-BALL® sport is played for a full term or a couple of weeks.

A22 - Nordic Pole Walking for All Ages
Description to follow

A23  - Putting the FUN in FUNdamental Badminton Skills
Description to follow

Session B (1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.)

B1 - Discover Floorball
Learn the fundamentals of floorball, how it differs from indoor hockey, why it is beneficial for students regardless of their physical skill or ability and why it is gaining popularity with schools across Canada. Learn also about the 2019 Mens U19 World Floorball Championships in Halifax and ways your school can attend, win prizes & meet floorball athletes from around the world. 

B2 - International Leadership Perspectives within a Comprehensive School Health (CSH) Approach to PE & Sport Programming and beyond 

B3 -  Personal Financial Budgeting 

B4 - Inspire, motivate and watch them achieve!
The NS Sport Hall of Fame has created a FREE Education Program that is aimed at inspiring and motivating your kids to set goals and go after their dreams. Listen to Christina Brien as she explains what this program offers and how your class can get a chance to listen to Olympians such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux, Steve Giles and Mark Smith.  

B5 - BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success)
This interactive workshop will provide educators, administrators and advocates with the opportunity to engage BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), a FREE before/during-school physical activity program designed to get elementary children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. Sponsored by Reebok and the Reebok Canadian Fitness Foundation in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Football League, BOKS offers a completely free, turn-key, robust curriculum to empower the community and help children embrace healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

B6 - Hillzy's Hollywood Hits CANCELLED
How do you combine your inner jock and your inner geek? Let Hillzy take you to a galaxy far far away and introduce you to games inspired by Hollywood television and movies! Games are suitable for elementary and junior high. Warning-you may be attacked by Zombies, Dragons, and Decepticons.... 

B7 - Sexual Education and Middle School 
My experience as an educator spans 28 years. The first 13 years I was a teacher in a youth detention centre where I was responsible for teaching several subjects spanning several grades. In 2004, I moved to the public school system, achieved my Masters of Education in Counselling and for the last decade or so held the position of Guidance Counsellor and Health Teacher at South Queens Middle School. My passion is health and through the assistance of my administrators have had the ability to teach the health in our building to grades 6, 7, and 8. The Sexual Education unit is my favourite and the students enjoy it as well. 

B8 - Google Forms:
Google Forms can help educators collect student and parent information quickly, collect formative and summative assessment data, and much more. Participants will be given a demonstration on how this tool can be used in the classroom or by a coach to collect and distribute information, before creating their own Google Forms. 

B9 - Mindfulness in the Classroom- Opening the door to a New way of Thinking 
Blair Abbass B.Ed, RCT, M.Ed and M.A in counseling is a gifted therapist, award winning educator and co-founder of Yoga In Schools. Blair is author of “Mindfulness in the classroom” used in schools across Canada and wrote the mindfulness component of the Public school Program Yoga 11. 

B10 - Community Level Initiation to Table Tennis Come and learn the basics of table tennis rules and skills. You'll also learn some games to play with your students.  

B11 - Body Management through Gymnastics  

B12 - Using Innovative Equipment to Learn Invasion Games
Using the Teaching Games for Understanding model, come and engage in 14 innovative games that build skills and concepts of Invasion games. Come prepared to actively participate. Workshop participants may receive some of the equipment used in the workshop. 

B13 - B-A-M: Breath-Awareness-Movement.
B-A-M will provide teachers with practices to support children in connecting to themselves with creative breath techniques, stories, games and dynamic movement. You will learn accessible tools that provide a sense of presence, focus and self-awareness that build resilience and empower the superhero within.  

B14 - Using Essential Oils for the Athlete
Let’s talk about ways to incorporate essential oils into your life. Essential oils have a variety of uses in our everyday life. We will focus on doTERRA’s options for: sore muscles, immune support, support during exercise, yoga, restful sleep and head tension. Safe usage of essential oils will also be discussed.  

B15 - Parasports in Nova Scotia - Demonstrating Goalball
First half will highlight the current landscape of parasport in NS. Explaining the opportunities and programs for students with disabilities. The second half of the presentation is a demonstration, with participation, of the sport of goalball. 

B16 - Hands-on Activities to teach Puberty
Interested in incorporating some hands-on activities that could be linked to other curricular areas? How about making some deodorant with your students? Come to learn how puberty can be taught in an engaging manner integrated with literacy, mathematics, art and science.

B17 - Dance for Kids. Using techniques and movements from various styles of dance such as jazz, modern, and ballet to fulfill Physical Education requirements for elementary school level children.
Julia Colpitts began her ballet training at Coastal Dance at the age of 4 and has experience in many other areas of dance such as jazz, modern, contemporary, and hiphop. Her passion for dance lead her to join the teachers assistant program as a preteen, which landed her a teaching position at her studio at just age 15. At age 20, Julia now teaches ballet, modern, and jazz at and works with children ages 3-18.

B18 - Nurturing the Future through Healthy School Communities:
Schools and their constituents - students, teachers, staff and parents - are part of the larger community. Because early intervention has been shown to be successful, the school is a logical place for health promotion activities that support the physical and mental health of children and youth. But what does it mean to be a healthy school community? In this session, you will learn about the latest evidence on the relationship between physical and mental health among children and youth, the role of schools in supporting health, both within and beyond the curriculum and explore practical ways to nurture our future generation.

B19 - Hike Nova Scotia
Hike Nova Scotia offers a suite of training courses and workshops that range from nature activities to use with kids, how to be a hike leader, navigation and Nordic Walking. This session will outline training and resources available and then take you outside for a short walk, including a taste of some training activities you might experience.

B20 - New Kids on The Block: Cultivating a generation of healthy food champions
We're mentoring the next generation of change makers. During this session, we will explore how to engage youth in meaningful conversations around food through experiential learning opportunities created and supported by Nourish Nova Scotia. Participants will leave with tangible resources and ideas to create healthy school environments that help cultivate well-informed, well-nourished students.

B21 - Elementary Volleyball Leader
Volleyball Canada has just completed a new eLearning Module and resource geared towards Physical Education Teachers who would like to include volleyball in their curriculum at a low cost of $59.00. This includes modified equipment, space, time, skills, games to help teach the sport of volleyball at an appropriate level for elementary students. The new eLearning module also includes lesson plans and resources for teachers. The session would present some of the information teachers could learn by taking the module, and would be a mostly hands-on session (if possible) with teachers participating in the activities. This session would be mostly geared to P-6 teachers, but 7-9 teachers could also benefit (I've used these methods in my grade 7-9 PE classes regularly).

B22 - Active and Cooperative Games: Small OMNIKIN Products
You will experience it all with Omnikin's durable 14'' to 33'' light-weight and colorful balls. Stimulant activities with 6 balls, 6 colors and 6 teams at the same time, during which manipulation and coordination are involved. New Poison Ball game and different cooperative games with oversized footballs, basketballs, volleyballs and soccer balls. Omnikin products support the number one instructional best practice for physical educators...all students actively involved and learning. Come play!!

B23  Backwards Design in #PhysEd   
Teach with intention and purpose by adopting a standards-based approach in your teaching! In this session, I will introduce you to a backwards design approach that will help both you and your students understand what is to be learned in PE, how you know if learning has occurred, and, most importantly, why it is so important that it be learned in the first place! The simple step-by-step method presented in this sessions combined with the real-world examples of applied standards-based approaches will leave you with the confidence you need to take your teaching to the next level!

B24  Yoga
Take a little time for yourself in this all levels practice by moving through a series of postures intended to reconnect you with the mind body experience. No previous experience required just a willingness to explore what happens when you step on a mat.

B25  Rope Skipping Association of Nova Scotia: Lesson Plans and CANSkip Skill Development Program
The Rope Skipping Association of Nova Scotia will introduce rope skipping lesson plans and provide information on the CANSkip Skill Development Program. We have also developed a new mini-competition format that is suitable for both intramural and inter-school events. Bring your jumping shoes!

Session C (2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

C1 - Discover Floorball
Learn the fundamentals of floorball, how it differs from indoor hockey, why it is beneficial for students regardless of their physical skill or ability and why it is gaining popularity with schools across Canada. Learn also about the 2019 Mens U19 World Floorball Championships in Halifax and ways your school can attend, win prizes & meet floorball athletes from around the world. 

C2 - Personal Financial Budgeting 

C3 - Inspire, motivate and watch them achieve!
The NS Sport Hall of Fame has created a FREE Education Program that is aimed at inspiring and motivating your kids to set goals and go after their dreams. Listen to Christina Brien as she explains what this program offers and how your class can get a chance to listen to Olympians such as Ellie Black, Karen Furneaux, Steve Giles and Mark Smith.  

C4 - BOKS (Build Our Kids`Success)
This interactive workshop will provide educators, administrators and advocates with the opportunity to engage BOKS (Build Our Kids’ Success), a FREE before/during-school physical activity program designed to get elementary children moving in the morning and their brains ready for a day of learning. Sponsored by Reebok and the Reebok Canadian Fitness Foundation in partnership with the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the Canadian Football League, BOKS offers a completely free, turn-key, robust curriculum to empower the community and help children embrace healthy habits that will last a lifetime. 

C5 - Hillzy's Hollywood Hits CANCELLED
How do you combine your inner jock and your inner geek? Let Hillzy take you to a galaxy far far away and introduce you to games inspired by Hollywood television and movies! Games are suitable for elementary and junior high. Warning-you may be attacked by Zombies, Dragons, and Decepticons.... 

C6 - Sexual Education and Middle School 
My experience as an educator spans 28 years. The first 13 years I was a teacher in a youth detention centre where I was resposible for teaching several subjects spanning several grades. In 2004 , I moved to the public school system, achieved my Masters of Education in Counselling and for the last decade or so held the position of Guidance Counsellor and Health Teacher at South Queens Middle School. My passion is health and through the assistance of my adminstrators have had the ability to teach the health in our building to grades 6, 7, and 8. The Sexual Education unit is my favourite and the students enjoy it as well. 

C7 - Google Forms:
Google Forms can help educators collect student and parent information quickly, collect formative and summative assessment data, and much more. Participants will be given a demonstration on how this tool can be used in the classroom or by a coach to collect and distribute information, before creating their own Google Forms. 

C8 - Mindfulness in the Classroom- Opening the door to a New way of Thinking 
Blair Abbass B.Ed, RCT, M.Ed and M.A in counseling is a gifted therapist, award winning educator and co-founder of Yoga In Schools. Blair is author of “Mindfulness in the classroom” used in schools across Canada and wrote the mindfulness component of the Public school Program Yoga 11. 

C9 - "Not My Circus, Not My Monkeys - Mindfulness Practices to Work With Emotional Distress in the Classroom"
Frequently we use words such as "centre" ourselves, "clear" our minds, or "pay attention". But how do we accomplish this when we feel distracted, pressured, or split in many directions? We need a method to cultivate or uncover our innate clarity and peace. Without a proper roadmap or method, any attempt at meditation will likely be fruitless and based on mind-generated fantasy. 

C10 - Community Level Initiation to Table Tennis
Come and learn the basics of table tennis rules and skills. You'll also learn some games to play with your students.  

C11 - Using Innovative Equipment to Learn Invasion Games
Using the Teaching Games for Understanding model, come and engage in 14 innovative games that build skills and concepts of Invasion games. Come prepared to actively participate. Workshop participants may receive some of the equipment used in the workshop. 

C12 - B-A-M: Breath-Awareness-Movement.
B-A-M will provide teachers with practices to support children in connecting to themselves with creative breath techniques, stories, games and dynamic movement. You will learn accessible tools that provide a sense of presence, focus and self-awareness that build resilience and empower the superhero within.  

C13 - Using Essential Oils for the Athlete
Let’s talk about ways to incorporate essential oils into your life. Essential oils have a variety of uses in our everyday life. We will focus on doTERRA’s options for: sore muscles, immune support, support during exercise, yoga, restful sleep and head tension. Safe usage of essential oils will also be discussed.  

C14 - Parasports in Nova Scotia - Demonstrating Goalball
First half will highlight the current landscape of parasport in NS. Explaining the opportunities and programs for students with disabilities. The second half of the presentation is a demonstration, with participation, of the sport of goal ball. 

C15 - Sitting Volleyball
Sitting volleyball is a paralympic sport and is played on a modified court using a modified net with only a few rules differing from the traditional sport. Volleyball NS has this equipment that we could potentially bring with us to the conference (just need to check the specs of the presentation gym). We are starting a new program to bring awareness to the sport of Sitting Volleyball and the opportunity to help educators use this as another way to introduce volleyball to their curriculum in an inclusive environment, that is a non-traditional way to have fun and learn a new paralympic sport. This session would be appropriate for any teachers from P-12.

C16 - For teachers who are piloting the Grade 7 & 8 Renewed Curriculum in physical education.
This session is an opportunity to share experiences thus far, and provide network time to prepare for the year ahead. Please come with any resources, mini lessons and assessments you have used, created, or plan to use in the future, along with any constructive points of discussion.

C17 - Hands-on Activities to teach Puberty
Interested in incorporating some hands-on activities that could be linked to other curricular areas? How about making some deodorant with your students? Come to learn how puberty can be taught in an engaging manner integrated with literacy, mathematics, art and science.

C18 - Free Energy Efficiency Presentations & Curriculum Links of the Green Schools NS Program
Green Schools Nova Scotia is a free province-wide environmental education program focused brought to you by Efficiency Nova Scotia. The engagement team seeks to foster smart energy habits and environmental sustainability in school communities. This session will introduce a few of the many program resources, as well as the Green Schools NS program. We will discuss several lessons that link to curriculum for Physical and Health Educators.

C19 - Developing Effective Professional Development for Physical Educators  
Recent Masters Graduates Mary Veinotte and David MacNutt will review the results of their TAPHE membership survey.  The purpose of the study was to investigate provincial programming efficiency, membership support and working conditions, and future directions for professional development opportunities. This study was completed as part of the final requirements for completion of the Masters in Leadership and Administration in Physical Education and Health program at STFX.

C20 - Eskasoni Cultural Journeys
Eskasoni Cultural Journeys will present on its hands on tour through visuals and oral presentations. The last component will consist of hands on cultural experiences.

C21 - Omnikin Poison ball
A brand new game to become the sole survivor or the last team on the court! That means, eventually you have to get everyone poisoned to win. We have to engage all students actively and promote physical activity through a dynamic game.

C22 - Preventing Childhood Substance Use. A Health Promotion Perspective.
Participants will have a greater understanding of what is needed when engaging the community in substance use prevention measures.

C23  Assessment In Action! 
Assessment in physical education is an obstacle that continues to bewilder physical educators from around the world. The constant struggle to balance "activity time" with "reflection time" leaves teachers, and their students, confused as to what to prioritize. In this active session, I'll be sharing some good news: that assessment can be baked into activities in class so as to maximize both student participation and reflection all while allowing teachers to collect important evidence of their students' learning! We will explore different methods I use in my teaching to promote ongoing reflection and data collection in each and every lesson. You will leave this session with a variety of tools and tactics that can be immediately applied in your teaching!

C24  - Drums Alive
Using rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience Drums Alive® combines the benefits of a traditional physical fitness program with the brain affected benefits of music and rhythm. Drums Alive® is a program that fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially!


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