Workshops

Workshops sessions are listed below. Use the drop down options to filter the the list by time, presentation language, whether the session is physically active, or by topic strand.

This information is subject to change without notice. Complete conference scheduling will be available at the registration desk during the event.

You can also download a pdf of workshops listed by session block, including room assignments. Click here to download the Workshops at a Glance.

SPED Phys Ed: Supporting Complex Learners In The Gym
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Megan McClelland
It can be hard to get students with complex and/or multiple disabilities excited about being active, and a gym can be overwhelming for students with sensory processing issues. Let's discuss challenges these students may face in physical education and explore strategies for helping them understand, successfully participate, and get excited about being physically active!
Saturday
D
"It's More Than A Game": Experiences With Physical Activity As A Means For Resilience In Adolescence
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Health Education
Teresa Hill
In this phenomenological study, experiences of physical activity and resilience from the perspectives of four young women, aged 18 to 21 years, are discussed. During in-depth interviews, participants described the protective nature of physical activity on their journeys towards health and well-being despite internal and external adversities in adolescence.
Friday
C
Ultimate (Frisbee): Skills And Activities
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Sport Specific Activities
Christiane Marceau
This session provides participants with a hands-on opportunity to learn about instructing Ultimate. Basic throws, catches and activities for athletes in different Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) stages will be reviewed. Additionally, the connections between conflict resolution, personal responsibility and Spirit of the Game in Ultimate will be explored as an important part of teaching the sport. Participants will be provided with sample lesson plans, activities, and a disc.
Friday
B
A Conceptual Model Of Observed Physical Literacy
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Dean Dudley
This presentation discusses the development of a rubric of observed learning in physical literacy based on the Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes (SOLO) taxonomy that enables the development of instruments to be used in the assessment and reporting of physical literacy. This tool can be used as the start of a means in identifying, assessing and reporting progression in a student's physical literacy journey.
Friday
B
At My Best – Helping Students Make Healthy Choices
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Health Education
Sasha Alexov, Ross Campbell, Jacki Nylen
At My Best™ K to 3 At My Best™ 4-5-6 are FREE comprehensive curriculum-based toolkits for Canadian students to help promote and develop children's overall wellness. At My Best™ combines physical activity, healthy eating and emotional well-being while aiming to support children's optimal physical and emotional development by inspiring and motivating them to make healthier choices today, and develop lifelong healthy habits. In this session, participants will review the At My Best™ website, lesson plans, games and activities to support their implementation of the program in their classes.
Saturday
E
Brain Breaks – Tools of Engagement
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Health Education
Laura Paiement
Teachers & students need to move frequently throughout the day to get their nervous systems in the Zone and turn on their brains for maximum learning and engagement. Laura Paiement (P.T., Health promotion and Self-regulation Coordinator, & Dance teacher) will guide you through fun and engaging activities that help students and teachers get calm, focussed, & ready to learn.
Friday
C
Changing The Picture: Using Technology To Enhance Formative Assessment
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Joe Crossland, Alex Yaychuk, Crystal Bourgoin
Ever been told you weren't executing a skill properly, but just not understood what you were doing wrong? Through our Changing the Picture presentation we will show how our team of physical educators using technology is changing the way formative assessment practices in gymnasiums is being done, all while increasing students learning, understanding and engagement.
Saturday
E
Climb On! Everything You Need To Know To Bring Climbing To Your School
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Outdoor Education/Alternative Environments
Ian Craigon
Program Objectives: a. Learn how the dynamic sport of indoor rock climbing can build physical, social and emotional skills in youth of varying abilities and fitness levels. b. Receive guidance for acquiring a climbing wall, including an overview of climbing wall types, step-by-step planning, funding ideas and important safety and risk management protocols. c. Be introduced to some of the fun and engaging climbing wall activities that can be hosted on a traverse climbing wall.
Saturday
E
Complex Outdoor Games: Mirroring The Natural World
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Outdoor Education/Alternative Environments
Nick Spence
Too often, outdoor games (i.e., Capture the Flag, Stones) focus on a single objective. In reality, the natural world is complex and symbiotic, goals for survival are myriad, and our outdoor games should reflect this. This experiential seminar will expose you first-hand to a collection of games that delve deeper into the possibilities of Outdoor Education.
Friday
C
Developing Targeted Physical Exercise To Optimize Brain Function In Classrooms
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Ann Fenton, David Crane
Researchers agree that physical exercise is good for the brain. This presentation will discuss why exercise delivers such benefit, what kind of cognitive domains are improved most, how exercise can help with cognitive disabilities and mental health, and how even just a single session of exercise can improve brain function. We will discuss the current debate over the optimal exercise 'dose'; that is, the ideal type, duration and frequency of exercise, as well as the specific cognitive domains that can be targeted. To address this debate, we will present our biggest research initiative yet: by studying over 1,000 youth in action, we aim to discover which doses of exercise have the greatest brain benefit. Finally, we will invite you to bring this research project into your gymnasium and be a part of our large-scale research initiative that is attempting to discover how physical exercise can be used to optimize brain function. This session will give you the ammunition you need to put daily "fitness based" physical education back into every school.
Friday
A
Easy-Play Model: A New Approach To Empowering Students For Active Lifestyles
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Active Living
Chunlei Lu, Kyle Steele, Joe Barrett
With its continuing success to involve people in sports, the Easy-Play Model has been recently recognized by both academic and professional fields. It illustrates how sports can be developmentally adapted to create and maintain healthy competition that appeals to students at all ability levels. This new model emphasizes an inclusive, enjoyable, and cooperative approach to active lifestyles.
Friday
B
Exploring Opportunities For Graduate Studies In HPE
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Healthy School Communities
Stacey Hannay, Tim Fletcher, David Chorney, Doug Gleddie
Ever wondered about taking your education a little further in HPE through graudate studies? Not sure of the route to take? Perhaps you think another degree is beyond your reach or not applicable to your daily work? If you answered "yes" to any of the above questions then this session is for you!
Saturday
F
Find Your Groove With West African Dance
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Dance Education
Christina Marlett, Paul Marlett
Does your dance unit need an infusion? How about West African? It's athletic, appealing to both genders and the best workout around. Hip Hop, Break Dance and most other dance styles have their roots in African Dance, so it's very relevant. Plus, it's easy to learn and there will be live drumming! What more could you want in a session? No experience necessary, just a sense of adventure!
Friday
C
Floorball: An Introduction To Hockey
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Sport Specific Activities
Nazir Walji, Pierre-Alexander Poulin Hockey Canada, Chris Bishop Floorball Pro, Andrzej Zadora Floorball Alberta
Floorball is an excellent off-ice training sport for hockey players as you can practice your stickhandling, passing and shooting skills anywhere at any time. Hockey players will love the "feel" of the stick and will develop soft hands required to control the ball. You can practice your moves in the basement, at the rink or on the street. Teams can get together to play in a gym, outdoors or in the rink when the ice is out during the summer months.
Saturday
F
Gymnastics Back To The Basics Of Movement
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Kelly Thompson
This session will explore the NCCP Foundational Movement Patterns in a fun, active and interactive session utilizing partner cooperative activities, gymnastic related games and gymnastic novelties.
Friday
C
Gymnastics – The How And Why
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Doug Hillis
This workshop will highlight the educational value of gymnastics. Through the fundamental movement pattern approach participants will experience the role gymnastics plays in the physical and motor development of children and the added benefit gymnastics activities can have on developing strong bones.
Friday
B
Halton Student Concussion Education Program (HSCEP)
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Health Education
Rebecca Richardson, Joanne Walsh, Dr. Paul Echlin
The Halton Student Concussion Education Program is the first of its kind – an educational program designed to address the critical needs of Concussion Education for elementary and secondary students. E-modules are used as a platform for interactive learning. The emphasis of the program is to provide students with the opportunity to critically think, reflect and apply their learning about concussions to become advocates for themselves and others. This workshop will review the three grade specific e-modules connected to the Ontario Health and Physical Education Curriculum expectations and teacher learning support resources. Participants will have an opportunity to consider how they may adopt this program to support their students in advocating for their personal health, safety and well-being and that of their peers in their school and community.
Saturday
F
Hantis 2.0 – Exceptional Outside Of Class Activity
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: After-School/Intramurals
Nathan Hall, David van den Bijgaart, Warren Moody
Hantis is a hybrid of Table Tennis and Handball. It requires communication, teamwork, and is great for hand-eye coordination. This session will focus on understanding the multiple ways Hantis can be played and why it is ideal as an outside of class activity. Participants will get the chance to try playing and discuss strategies for organizing recreational and competitive play.
Saturday
F
Healthy Messaging: Enabling Student Voice Using Digital Media
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Healthy School Communities
Jason Gondziola
Student-led messaging around health and wellness is an effective way to build healthy communities in schools. Edmonton-based filmmaker and digital storyteller Jason Gondziola has been working with youth and communities for over a decade to create short films and public service announcements around issues that matter to them. In this workshop, he will outline effective strategies and techniques to enable students to express their ideas using digital cinema and media.
Saturday
E
Hip Hop Dance - Update Your Dance Curriculum For Maximum Engagement!
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Dance Education
Laura Paiement
Join Laura Paiement (Hip Hop dance instructor, Zumba instructor and Physiotherapist) in a fun filled workshop where you will learn: • Basic and safe hip hop and break dancing moves • How to easily break down music for choreography • How to help students express themselves through relatable moves and music and work together to choreography their own unique dances
Saturday
F
Inclusion des élèves ayant des besoins spéciaux en classe d'éducation physique
Session Language:
Physically Active?
Strand: Communautés scolaires en santé
Gerald Pezet
Cet atelier offert en gymnase présente les étapes à suivre pour favoriser l'intégration en classe d'éducation physique des élèves ayant des besoins spéciaux. Chaque participant(e) recevra des plans de leçons adaptés aux besoins spéciaux de leurs élèves. Ils/Elles auront aussi l'opportunité de participer activement à des jeux et/ou activités physiques tirées de ces plans de leçons. Une période de questions et réponses clôturera cette présentation.
Friday
B
Inclusion of Students With Special Needs In The Physical Education Class
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Healthy School Communities
Gerald Pezet
This active workshop will clearly outline the necessary steps to achieving inclusion for children with special needs. Participants will receive copies of adapted lesson plans designed to meet the needs of their students with special needs. They will also have the opportunity to participate in some of the adapted games and physical activities described in those lesson plans. The session will end with a Q&A period.
Saturday
D
Increasing Access To Physical Activity: A Means To Enhance Newcomer Community Development
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: After-School/Intramurals
Tricia Zakaria, Amber Muir
Introducing We Belong, a resource developed to empower community youth, parents and recreation/program leaders to work together to help increase newcomer knowledge of and participation in physical activity/recreation programs. PHE Canada has designed Increasing Newcomer Youth Physical Activity: A How-to-Guide. Session participants will be introduced to the How-to-Guide, engage in collaborative discussion and brainstorm how they can apply this resource to their community programs.
Friday
C
Integration Of Movement Mechanics Into A Structured Sport Performance Or Physical Education Program
Session Language: English
Physically Active? No
Strand: Sport Specific Activities
Sam Spinelli, Ben Pellis, Brendan Hill
Improving the diversity of movements, while optimizing mechanics, will allow for greater preparation of athletes for their sport. Youth athletes need to be presented with a structured program that focuses on developing them in the long-term. A systematic plan revolving around improving movement, not just exposing them to it, should be the goal.
Friday
A
Kaos X-SPORT
Session Language: English
Physically Active? Yes
Strand: Physical Education/Physical Literacy
Tim Stewart
Kaos X-SPORT is a simple, yet dynamic, fun, fast-paced, exciting team game that pushes the elite athlete while pulling the non-athlete off the bench engaging them with an enthusiastic desire to participate. It is both fun and affordable, great for a warm-up, intramurals, fitness, or after school programming ideal for students from grades 4 - 12! You will be able to take what you gain in this session to your class Monday morning. Come prepared to play and learn the kinesthetic way.
Saturday
E
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