Physical Literacy Through Fundamental Movements Workshops!

The Physical Literacy Through Fundamental Movements workshop provides participants with practical guidance, hands on experience, and information about the tools and resources that are available to help them create a positive learning environment. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to discuss, interact and problem solve while participating in physical activities, reflection exercises, and group tasks. Teachers and coaches will learn how to use the presented information and resources effectively in their physical education classes and practices, helping to foster physical literacy.

 

The program is divided into four workshop strands:

1. Elementary Schools
This interactive workshop is designed for elementary teachers who are interested in helping their students to become life-long participants in physical activity. Educators will learn what it means to be physically literate and will learn how to teach Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD), its relationship to elementary physical education concepts and provincial curriculum expectations will be discussed. The workshop will also examine how to assess FMS and will provide practical assessment approaches.

2. Secondary Schools
This interactive workshop is designed for secondary school physical education teachers who are interested in helping their students to become life-long participants in physical activity. Educators will learn what it means to be physically literate and will learn how to teach Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD), its relationship to secondary physical education concepts and provincial curriculum expectations will be discussed. Additionally, the process and rationale of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach will be discussed. The workshop will also examine how to assess FMS and will provide practical assessment approaches.

3. Elementary and Secondary Schools
This interactive workshop is designed for mixed audiences of elementary and secondary school teachers who are interested in helping their students to become life-long participants in physical activity. Educators will learn what it means to be physically literate and will learn how to teach Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD), its relationship to elementary and secondary physical education concepts and provincial curriculum expectations will be discussed. Additionally, the process and rationale of the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach will be discussed. The workshop will also examine how to assess FMS and will provide practical assessment approaches.

4. Sport and Recreation Organizations
This interactive sport focused workshop is specifically designed to educate community coaches who are interested in helping their athletes to become life-long participants in physical activity. Coaches will learn what it means to be physically literate and how to teach Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS). The Long Term Athlete Development model (LTAD) and the Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) approach will be discussed. More specifically, this workshop will highlight the relationship between the LTAD and athlete development. As well, the process and rationale of using the TGfU model within organized sport will be discussed. The workshop will also provide practical observation techniques in order to provide athletes with additional feedback for improvement.

5. Persons with a Disability
This interactive is designed to provide you with information related to physical literacy for children and youth with physical and cognitive/behavioural disabilities. You will learn how to adapt and deliver physical education programs that are inclusive and meet the needs of all students. Specifically, participants will:

  • Learn essential skills that lead to ongoing participation in sport and physical activity for children with a disability;
  • Explore the concepts of fundamental movement skills and observation for children with a disability;
  • Learn how to provide general tips for successful inclusion of children with a disability;
  • Engage in a variety of inclusive activities that utilize the motor skills for children with a disability; and
  • Learn how to develop/enhance motor skills in children with a disability.

 

The workshops are 2.5 hours long and require a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 participants. The host location must provide a large space for physical activity (e.g., a gymnasium) as well as A/V equipment.

 

The Physical Literacy Workshops are available by request. If you would like to book a Physical Literacy Workshop please contact Jordan Burwash at jordan@phecanada.ca or 613-523-1348 x 229.

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