2017 National Conference


May 4-6, 2017

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador


The National Conference provides an opportunity for delegates to network with colleagues and increase their knowledge and skills to foster healthy active living for children and youth in the school, family and community.

Delegates are people involved with the health, physical activity and education needs of children and youth including educators, public health, researchers, administrators, recreation leaders, physical education specialists and generalists and others who want more information regarding the health of the whole child.

Presented by the Physical Education Special Interest Council (PESIC) of Newfoundland and Labrador and Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada), the 2017 National Conference is entitled Rock Solid Foundations...Energizing Futures.

Held in St. John's, NL, Memorial University of Newfoundland, the conference will feature presentations and workshops on:

» Active Living (e.g., cycling, yoga, weight training, recreation)  

» After-School/Intramurals (e.g., after-school programs, intramurals)

» Assessment (e.g., concepts, lessons, units, programs) 

» Dance Education (e.g., creative, contemporary, multicultural, social) 

» Health Education (e.g., body image, experiential learning, mental health, nutrition, pedagogy, promising practice, relationships, sexual health, substance use and abuse)    

» Healthy School Communities (e.g., building capacity, being a champion for your school, community school health, partnering with other agencies, resources, tools, wellness – teacher, student, family)

» Inclusion (e.g., adaptive equipment/games/physical activity, LGBTQ+, learning abilities, spectrums such as Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Attention Deficit…)

» Injury Prevention (e.g., protocols – concussion, return to play, wilderness first aid)

» Northern Games (e.g., Airplane, Arm Pull, Back Push, Blanket Toss, Head Pull, High Kicks, Kneel Jump, Knuckle Hop, Muskox Push, Leg Wrestling, Seal Race)

» Outdoor Education/Alternative Environments (e.g., orienteering, rock climbing, canoe/kayak, ice and snow activities)

» Sport for persons with disabilities (e.g., boccia, goal ball, sitting volleyball, wheel chair basketball)

» Physical Education/Physical Literacy (e.g., curriculum/instructional models – TGfU, TPSR, Sport Education,educational gymnastics, experiential learning, fundamental movement skills, health related fitness, pedagogy- methods/strategies/tools, management, motivation, planning, rhythmic activities, small space/minimal equipment, yoga)

» Sport Specific Activities (e.g. basketball, interscholastic athletics, volleyball, wrestling,)

» Technology (e.g., APPS: Easy Assessment, Nutrition Tips, Pocket Body, Team Shake; Google Classroom)

» Other (e.g., travel policy, research, safety standards for activities such as skating and outdoor activities, student leadership)


For more information about the conference, contact us at conference@phecanada.ca.

About the Organizers:

The Physical Education Special Interest Council (PESIC) represents, speaks for and provides supports for all physical educators in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador under the auspices of the Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association (NLTA). http://www.pesicnl.com

Physical & Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) is the country's premier professional organization for professionals working in the fields of physical and health education. It is their vision that all children and youth live healthy, physically active lives. That is why they work with educators and on-the-ground professionals to develop the resources, understanding, and network to ensure that children and youth have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to lead active and healthy lives, now and in the future. www.phecanada.ca