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May 6, 2013

At a time when teachers, principals, and parents are grappling with their responsibility to address the consequences of inactivity, Passport for Life provides a set of tools for teachers to assess and understand the physical literacy levels of their students, and to adapt their teaching to provide targeted instruction that is relevant at both the class-wide and student-specific levels. Passport for Life is an easy to use, developmentally appropriate, and student-centred tool.  This program...

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March 15, 2013

Applying Physical & Health Literacy is the final video in the three part series and is recommended for youth aged 12-18. It allows youth the opportunities to apply the concepts of physical and health literacy in their own world. Definitions will be reviewed and concepts will be examined at a higher level. Children and youth will have a strong grasp of the skills which lead to a healthy, active life.  Created by Ophea.

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March 15, 2013

Exploring Physical & Health Literacy is the second video in the three part series and is recommended for children and youth aged 8-13. It delves deeper into the concepts of physical and health literacy. Children and youth explore the concepts as related to the world around them. Children and youth will gain a deeper understanding of these concepts which lead to a healthy and active life every day. Created by Ophea.

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March 2, 2013

OTTAWA, ON - Physical and Health Education Canada released a report that details the results of a public opinion survey of Canadians and parents on issues of physical education, health education, and physical activity. The findings paints a picture of broad-based support for greater investment in physical and health education. 

The survey was conducted between June 25th and 28th by Ipsos Reid. According to the findings, two-thirds (64 per cent) of Canadian parents believe more time devoted...

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February 13, 2013

The following blog post was written by Dr. Dean Kriellaars.  Dean Kriellaars (BPE, MSc, PhD, CEP) is faculty at the University of Manitoba and a scientist at the Manitoba Institute of Child Health. Dr. Kriellaars has received two University of Manitoba Presidential Outreach awards for meritorious community work and recently was awarded the Campbell Award for longstanding community service. Provincially, he was recognized for his outstanding activities in building community wellness in the...

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January 29, 2013

Dr. Colin Higgs of Memorial University of Newfoundland and member of the Canadian Sport for Life Expert Group speaks about the origins of Canadian Sport for Life and the importance of physical activity.  Dr. Higgs works through the stages of the Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) model and explains the importance of developing Physical Literacy.  This model will help parents understand what kids should be doing developmentally at various ages.

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January 15, 2013

This video was created by the Canadian Sport for Life Alberta Community Recreation & Sport Work Group as part of a project funded by the Alberta Sport Recreation Parks and Wildlife Foundation to promote Physical Literacy and the Canadian Sport for Life Movement.

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January 13, 2013

If we put things in writing we tend to commit to them.  Download the Family Physical Activity Policy and fill it out together.  Sign it and place it somewhere in the home for all to see.  It is okay to start small, just be sure to start!

 

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January 8, 2013

All you need is a crumpled piece of paper and your imagination.  Recycle Bin will get students up and moving while problem solving.  Work alone or in pairs.  A great activity to use in a small space to incorporate physical activity and re-engage students.  Courtesy of Saskatchewan in motion.

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January 8, 2013

This physical activity involves students working in groups and using a piece of crumpled paper.  A great activity to use in the classroom or open space to incorporate physical activity and re-engage students.  Courtesy of Saskatchewan in motion.

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