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December 1, 2014

On November 14th and 15th, over 100 participants gathered in Regina for the Mini Summit for Developing Physical Literacy, presented by the Partners for Physical Literacy.  The participants represented a wide variety of sectors including education, sport, recreation, community and health.  Dr. Dean Kriellaars, from the University of Manitoba, facilitated an energetic and information rich two days on the area of Physical Literacy.  Participants left with a better understanding of what Physical...

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November 11, 2014

The Elements of Dance website was shared recently on twitter by Dr. Lee Schaefer (@Schaef9).  As stated within the website, the elements of dance are the foundational concepts and vocabulary that help students develop movement skills and understand dance as an artistic practice.  Each of the five elements, Body, Action, Space, Time, and Energy are described and key vocabulary are included for teachers and students.  Be sure to download the graphic organizer.  A great resource to help expand...

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September 17, 2014

Thanks to Jennifer Buettner (@antoshiwj) for sharing the ABC's of our PE Class.  Jennifer teaches primary physical education at Dr. John G Egnatoff school in Saskatoon. This two-pager is a terrific visual for students and a great conversation starter for parents/caregivers.  Download now and customize for your physical education program.

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September 4, 2014

For those teachers and coaches working with youth, it is important that we teach fundamental movement skills.  Within Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum there are 26 movement skills that we need to focus on in grades 1-5.  On page 26 of each curriculum guide all of these skills are listed.  Within that list you will see letters that represent the four levels of skill.  When it comes to assessing movement and providing formative feedback to the youth, we need to understand these...

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May 21, 2014

This downloadable resource was co-created by 27 pre-service elementary teachers from the University of Regina.  Each of the movement skills within this resource is directly connected to Saskatchewan's physical education curriculum for grades one to five.  Teaching points for each movement skill coincide directly with indicators at a control level of skill.  This resource is certainly a great support to elementary physical educators, coaches, and parents as we all work to enhance the physical...

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May 6, 2014

The Play Exchange is challenging schools across Canada to share ideas for getting children healthier and more active!

Did you know that nine out of 10 children do not get the recommended amount of 60 minutes total physical activity each day?  Physical inactivity and unhealthy eating are putting our children at risk of developing serious chronic health conditions. It’s time we change these numbers!

The Play Exchange wants to hear from students, teachers, principals, school boards and...

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March 17, 2014

Go Noodle is an interactive website that allows educators and program leaders an opportunity to engage children and youth in various movement activities.  As the site explains, Go Noodle provides short activities that can be used to energize youth.  These short energizers are ideal to use within a classroom setting where there is access to a data projector.  The classroom or group works together to earn points each time they are engaged in movement.  Sign up and add this to your repertoire...

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March 11, 2014

Jim Grove is a senior contributing editor at Active for Life.  Grove’s article entitled, The one crucial thing missing from your kid’s education: physical literacy, brings light to the importance of unstructured play for children and youth.  Focusing on fundamental movement skills at an early age while engaging children and youth in many movement opportunities are certainly beneficial in developing physical literacy levels.  Read Article

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January 12, 2014

Teaching Games for Understanding - Activity Support Package is a terrific resource from OPHEA.  This resource provides various small-sided games that will help kids understand common concepts in many traditional sports.  The intent is to teach concepts rather than specific sports.  

Games are separated into four categories:  Target, Net/Wall, Striking, and Invasion/Territorial.  Educators, coaches, and program coordinators can all use this valuable resource to support the physical literacy...

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January 6, 2014

It is really simply indeed.  Teaching the fundamental movement skills opens up many doors for kids.  Sport, physical activity, free play will become even more enjoyable if kids are proficient with movement.  This will not only lead to increased physical well-being, but also the social and emotional well-being of our youth.  Sometimes kids say it best.  This video touches on the importance of learning the fundamental movement skills. 

Two more resources:

·      Created by the Canadian Sport...

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