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August 15, 2018

With a new school year soon upon us, let’s take a moment to highlight a few resources that may assist in the planning of elementary and secondary physical education programs.  Consider how you may use and/or modify these resources to fit your needs and those of the students.  GYM works to provide supports to educators, physical activity leads, and community leaders.  Please connect with us through social media to receive future posts or to request further support. 

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June 11, 2018

The following video contains excerpts of a PD session with K-3 physical educators.  The intent of the session was to engage participants in movement experiences that used physical education equipment from various vendors allowing primary students the opportunity to enhance fundamental movement skills and movement variables, while working on sending to a target.

              

Within the video, a number of pieces of equipment are referenced and used.  Each item has been included in the...

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February 3, 2018

The following video is a collection of physical activities that parents/caregivers can engage in with preschool age children (3 to 5 years old).  These activities help to enhance gross motor skills and fundamental movement skills essential to enhancing the physical literacy levels of children and youth.  Many of these activities can be done with minimal, inexpensive, household items.  A number of the activies were taken from the HOP Family Resource.  

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January 18, 2018

I have had the opportunity to work alongside many teachers who find themselves early in their careers.  This opportunity for me is always educative, allowing me to continue to consider experiences we as teachers had as children in school.  I have come to understand, we (teachers) often return to what we know about school and what we experienced as students.  When it comes to planning with teachers around elementary physical education, I am often asked for a list of new games to play.  Last...

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October 9, 2017

The following cooperative games are excerpts from a professional development workshop alongside elementary physical education teachers.  These cooperative challenges can help establish and strengthen relationships within a physical education program.  The underpinning of the workshop revolved around the affective domain, specifically the relationship goal of the Saskatchewan PE curriculum.

If we want to work on enhancing the physical skills… we need to first slow down… We cannot be...

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August 25, 2017

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website. 

Assessment Holistic Rubrics: Grade 1-5   Grade 6-8   Grade 9 Movement Skills Teacher...

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October 19, 2016

This past week in #epe300 I had the opportunity to engage in a terrific conversation with physical education pre-service teachers around assessment and in particular the notion of encouraging engagement via a participation mark.  It was evident from the experiences shared as students, putting a number towards how one participates in physical education was the dominant story.  Perhaps as much as 50% of ones mark would be calculated on criteria that more often than not came down to having...

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September 15, 2016

As part of The Healthy Kids Community Challenge, the Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health developed a series of short instructional videos on various traditional activities.  The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning charity that is a leader in community-based, holistic health care, bridging Aboriginal cultural practices with Western medicine to combat poverty and illness in Canada's First Peoples.  Traditionally Inuit games were created to keep the body strong and agile....

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August 29, 2016

As teachers prepare to begin the upcoming school year, we want to share some resources that will certainly assist with planning and assessment in physical education.  These highlighted resources are just a few of the growing number of supports for physical educators.  Follow us on Twitter and Like Us on Facebook to receive instant notification of new resources added to the Growing Young Movers website.  Also be sure to connect to our Youtube channel which is filled with a number of short...

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June 13, 2016

Summer is finally upon us and the kids are just as excited to be outside playing as we are! What about our kids though who are not confident free players? What about our students who are shy to join in a game? Take a look around your classroom, school and community to see how you are reaching all kids!  Here are a few things to look for and incorporate.

 

1. Outdoor Equipment at the School

It is important to look at what kinds of equipment are available for kids to play with.  Many...

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