Apply now! Pilot Schools needed for the Passport to Life (grades 7-9 and 10-12) – Winter 2017

Monday, October 17, 2016

 

PHE Canada is looking for Grades 7-12 teachers from across Canada to pilot the enhanced Passport for Life assessment tools featuring accommodation options for students with a disability. The enhanced assessments provide teachers and students with a variety of accommodation options for each assessment encouraging an inclusive environment for all students. This English content pilot will occur during the months of January 2017 to April 2017.

If you would like to be involved in the pilot, please complete the online application form by Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

Program Overview

Passport for Life supports the awareness, development and advancement of physical literacy among students and teachers by providing resources and tools to assist teachers in physical literacy assessment. The four components of physical literacy that Passport for Life assesses are active participation, living skills, fitness skills, and movement skills. Passport for Life aims to build knowledge and awareness of the importance of regular participation in physical activity now and over the life course.

The program is divided into the following key categories:

  1. Active Participation: is involvement in activities within school and beyond, both organized and unorganized. Youth should experience activity in a variety of environments such as ice and snow, land, water and air, in both indoor and outdoor environments (student self-assessment).
  2. Living Skills: enable individuals to make healthy active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others and their environment (student self-assessment).
  3. Fitness Skills: such as balance, core strength and aerobic fitness (gymnasium) play an important role in the ability to participate in a variety of activities.
  4. Movement Skills: such as object control, object manipulation, and locomotion are the building blocks of more complex skills used in games, activities, sports and leisure pursuits (gymnasium). 

REQUIREMENTS FOR SELECTED SCHOOLS/TEACHERS

  • Implement the assessments between January 2016 and April 2016.
  • Complete the evaluation survey at the end of the pilot period offering personal opinions about the Passport for Life assessments and ideas on how we can enhance or improve the assessment tools for students and teachers in the final version. 

If you would like to be involved in the pilot, please complete the online application form by Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact:

Brandy Dewar
Program Coordinator, PHE Canada
613-523-1348 ext. 240 | Fax: 613-523-120
brandy@phecanada.ca

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