Teachers needed for Passport for Life (Grades 7-12) pilot

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Pilot Overview

Passport for Life is a physical literacy assessment tool designed to support teachers in assessing students’ (grades 3-12) physical literacy. In an effort to be inclusive of all students, we have updated our grades 7-12 assessment tools to feature motor, sensory, behavioural and intellectual accommodation options.

We are looking for teachers working with students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 or 12 who are interested in being among the first to use our updated assessment tools and providing feedback on their experience. Participation in this pilot will involve accessing and recording students’ data online and further details will be provided by email. This English pilot will take place from October 2017 to May 2018.

Pilot Participation Requirements

  • Implement the assessments and enter data into the pilot website between October 2017 and May 2018.
  • Teachers must have regular access to a computer with internet capabilities.
  • Teachers will be asked to enter the collected data into the online database.
  • Teachers must complete the evaluation survey at the end of the pilot period offering personal opinions about Passport for Life 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 at the following link by Friday, September 15, 2017 https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7-12pilotcall2017.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tricia Zakaria, Program Coordinator, tricia@phecanada.ca

Passport for Life Overview

Passport for Life assessment tools support the awareness, development and advancement of physical literacy among students. This program provides resources and tools to assist teachers in assessing levels of physical literacy among students, including active participation, living skills, fitness skills, movement skills. Passport for Life aims to build knowledge and awareness of the importance of regular participation in physical activity and sport.

Passport for Life is an online platform that will be used to collect student data related to levels of physical literacy. This data will be used to determine regional and provincial levels of physical literacy. This information will guide the development of interventions, resources and tools to support the development of physical literacy.

The program is divided into four key categories:

  1. Active Participation: is involvement in activities within school and beyond, both organized and unorganized. Children and youth should experience activity in a variety of environments such as ice and snow, land, water and air, in both indoor and outdoor environments.
  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.
  3. Fitness Skills: that includes balance, muscle endurance and cardiovascular fitness (stamina).
  4. Movement Skills: such as throwing, jumping, and running are the building blocks of more complex skills used in games, activities, sports and leisure pursuits.