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August 18, 2015

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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April 1, 2015

"Our kids are ready to move....and YOU can help them take the first step:

- to discover the joy of moving and playing - to be inspired to try new activities - to be a successful participant in sport - to become a lifelong mover

The Partners for Physical Literacy have developed a series of infographics for use by Families, Educators, Coaches and Community members. These infographics provide great information on:

What is Physical Literacy? Why is it important? What actions can I...

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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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October 17, 2014

 

The group of invasion games is the most complex out of all games categories. It includes sports such as basketball, football, hockey, and soccer. While the required skills for each sport differ, the tactical problems remain very similar in that players will move up the court/pitch/surface to take an object to a hoop/goal/end zone.

The teaching of invasion games has been the focus of discussion in recent teaching methods, such as Teaching Games for Understanding. This method suggests that...

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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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August 26, 2014

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 Assessing Fitness, Not...

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July 2, 2014

Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) is a teaching model that is prominent in the Saskatchewan physical education curriculum.  When teaching games from the various categories of TGfU, it is important to connect to outcomes.  Many games can be played at various grade levels with minor adjustments.  Check out the Connecting Games to Outcomes section within the Tools header for ideas on how to incorporate great games.  Download the curricular connections and view how to videos for...

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June 14, 2014

Geocaching is an excellent outdoor opportunity for all ages.  The initial video provides instruction on how to use a basic Garmin GPS unit.  In addition three more videos may be helpful to those planning outdoor experiences for youth:

Geocaching – Setting up the experience gives ideas on how to set up an experience in minutes.

Geocaching-Tips to Success provides some simple pieces to consider when geocaching with youth.

Kid Tracker is a great activity that involves using a GPS device to...

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April 15, 2014

How often have you heard students or athletes say, “I am tired”?  As we work alongside children and youth around physical activity and physical fitness it is important to understand what tired really means.  The Rated Perceived Exertion (RPE) scale is not something that is new to physical educators or coaches.  We have simply offered a simplified version that works with a 5 level scale.  At different times, students/athletes will be at different levels.  The intent of the poster is to help...

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February 28, 2014

In “Coaching Tips” we sit down with Bob Maltman, head coach of the University of Regina women’s soccer team, to acquire some ideas around coaching children and youth in a team sport.  Bob has over 25 years of coaching experience, coaching provincial teams and of course university athletes.  He has also spent a great deal of time coaching children and youth ages 4 to 12 years old. 

As a coach of a team sport, you will certainly benefit from hearing Bob’s message on engagement, planning...

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