Institutes

Institutes are short, intensive courses that allow educators and pre-service teachers the opportunity for professional development outside of the school calendar year.

SUMMER INSTITUTE 2022

Join us for a week-long three-credit course from July 4 to 8, and gain access to a wealth of knowledge on the B.C. Physical and Health Education (PHE) Curriculum.

This Summer Institute will provide educators an opportunity to explore the British Columbia (B.C.) Physical and Health Education (PHE) K-7 curriculum, content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, practical experiences, and professional responsibilities of a successful elementary school teacher. The course will expand elementary teachers’ level of confidence and competence when delivering the B.C. PHE curriculum.


In this course, learners will work through modules on the B.C. PHE K–7 curriculum; the Indigenous holistic approaches to teaching and learning; creating equity, diversity and inclusion in PHE; quality physical education, physical literacy and the comprehensive school health model. Learners will work on their own and with others while being guided by leaders from B.C. school districts, the Indigenous Sport Physical Activity and Recreation Council and several B.C. universities.


The Summer Institute’s goals are to support B.C. educators working in elementary schools (K–7), individuals in undergraduate and graduate programs, and those working in post-secondary institutions in being able to:

  • Increase their level of confidence and competence when delivering the B.C. PHE curriculum;
  • Implement activities to increase the number of minutes during the school day for students to be active;
  • Use physical activity to support students’ mental well-being;
  • Identify the value of physical activity for one’s own mental health and mental well-being;
  • Plan to increase your knowledge of physical activity as a mechanism to support your own mental well-being; and
  • Learn culturally relevant and responsible pedagogies to advance the understanding of Indigenous ways of knowing and being in relation to physical activity, health and well-being.

Click on the link below for more information and to enroll today!

PREVIOUS INSTITUTES

The Summer Institute 2020 introduced teachers to the Elementary Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum, content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, practical experiences, and professional responsibilities of a successful elementary school teacher.

The course expanded elementary teachers’ level of confidence and competence when delivering the B.C. Physical Health and Education (PHE) Curriculum.

During the one-week course, learners worked through modules on the B.C. PHE K-7 curriculum, the Indigenous holistic approaches to teaching and learning, creating equity, diversity and inclusion in PHE, quality physical education, assessment, physical literacy and the comprehensive school health model.