Archive for month: April, 2021

Developed in consultation with Indigenous communities and educators, and with leadership from I·SPARC (Indigenous Sport, Physical Activity & Recreation Council), the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project is excited to announce a new workshop available to B.C. educators: An Indigenous Approach to Getting Started with Physical Literacy!

This virtual workshop brings Indigenous perspectives that honour the First Peoples’ Principles of Learning to physical literacy theory. Educators have the opportunity to learn some practical ways to start developing their students’ physical literacy, and engage with other Indigenous communities in a storytelling method, to incorporate physical literacy in and around their school.

Interested in attending this workshop? We have several open registration dates coming up this spring and summer!:

  • May 7, 2021 — 13:00 to 14:30 PT
  • May 21, 2021 — 13:00 to 14:30 PT
  • June 21, 2021 — 15:00 to 16:30 PT


This workshop is also available for schools and districts to schedule for their educators:


*Priority will be given to educators working in First Nations schools or B.C. public schools with a high population of Indigenous learners.

The 2020/21 school year has brought many unknowns and unique teaching situations as the COVID-19 pandemic has forced adjustments, both big and small, throughout the classroom.

How can you create an effective quality movement opportunity for you and your students to support positive mental well-being? 

Join the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project on April 22, 2021 from 16:30 – 17:30 PT for the webinar “Delivering Physical and Health Education During COVID-19”. In this session, learn some tips and tricks on how to deliver an effective P.E. class while adhering to COVID-19 guidelines.

Register today >>

This webinar will be presented by Lisa Manzini. 

Lisa is a passionate physical and health educator who has taught elementary physical and health education in Squamish, B.C. for the past 25 years. She is also the former president of PHE BC, where she worked on collaborative teams and presented workshops both nationally and provincially, focusing on improving the quality of physical and health education within B.C. and Canada. 

She holds a Master in Education Leadership from Vancouver Island University, where her thesis focused on connecting physical literacy, physical activity, health and fundamental movement skills to cross-age teaching in early primary physical education classes.

Find out more about this webinar >>

This webinar will be held virtually on the Zoom Webinar platform on Thursday, April 22, 2021 from 16:30 to 17:30 PT.

A recording will be available on the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project website following the event for those who are unable to attend.