Although students learn skills through play, and often learn skills naturally, educators have a critical role in helping students learn fundamental movement skills to develop physical competence, build confidence in executing these skills, and increase motivation to participate in and try new physical activities. They also play a critical role in setting up students to […]
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Are you keen to get your students thinking about how to use their fundamental movement skills, but not quite sure how to teach them in your class’ games? Then the Teaching Games for Understanding workshop is for you! In this in-person workshop, discover a fun and popular approach to teaching the individual skills of a […]
Do all of your students feel included and respected in physical and health education, and in class physical activities? The focus of this 90-minute workshop is to equip educators to take proactive actions that will ensure that every student can fully participate in all aspects of physical activity and learning. It provides an opportunity to […]
As we look ahead into the new year, are you looking for new ways to further your understanding of physical activity and physical literacy, to support your students’ development? Beginning on January 14, join the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project for the 2022 Winter Institute. Hosted by UBC’s Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, […]
Society depends on educators to be a positive guiding force in our children’s lives – often playing simultaneous roles as educator, parent, counselor, and caring friend. For educators to fulfill these vital roles, we need to develop resilience both inside and outside the classroom by supporting their mental, emotional, and physical well-being. What are […]
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 […]
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 […]
Looking for games and activities to promote physical activity and develop physical literacy in your classroom, but having trouble finding things that align with the B.C. Physical and Health Education Curriculum? PLAYBuilder might just be the answer to your search. With over 700+ games and 100+ activities for Grades K – 7, it’s a time-saving, […]
No matter where you are in your physical activity and physical literacy journey, the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project workshops are a great opportunity to learn with and alongside fellow B.C. educators. Since the School Physical Activity and Physical Literacy project hosted its first workshop in August 2020, we’ve seen a steady wave […]