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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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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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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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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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April 3, 2014

What do you remember about physical education?  When this question is posed, many adults respond with Fitness Testing. Why is this something that is remembered so vividly?  Was it a positive experience?  What was the purpose of the testing?  There is certainly merit to assessing fitness levels of students and athletes.  The key word is assessing.  The results of this formative assessment should guide future planning and shape goal setting.

Bev Robinson and Shelagh McCracken from the...

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February 9, 2014

Video excerpts from a PD session for middle years physical education teachers.  This session touches on the importance of relationships, planning with a purpose, and formative assessment.  You will also find exemplars of some small-sided invasion games that can be used to teach tactics and strategies.

In this session the tactic that was formatively assessed was 'support'.  As students work through various small-sided games we as educators can be assessing in order to help students improve. ...

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January 30, 2014

In TALK TO ME, TSN Producer Michael Farrell tells the story behind the James Peek Memorial Classic. The annual golf tournament commemorates Farrell's best friend's older brother, who suffered from depression and took his own life at 17 years of age. Farrell shares the Peek family's ongoing resolve to break down the stigma of suicide through sport. The family has raised close to $300,000 over 13 years of hosting the tournament, creating and funding local mental health care programs named...

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January 8, 2014

Golden Ball is a game created to work on tactics and strategies involved in invasion/territorial games.  Create or alter “Safe Zones” to add a different twist to the game.  Similar in some ways to Crossover, Golden Ball encourages engagement by all and allows students to see success.  This game can be modified to play with students in grade 3 to grade 12.  

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December 17, 2013

When it comes to developing the physical literacy levels of youth we must always consider improving the social, emotional, and physical well-being.  Improving one’s physical fitness levels is part of enhancing the physical well-being of youth.  Within Saskatchewan’s physical education curriculum there is a focus on the Active Living goal.  This goal emphasizes the need to enhance each of the components of health-related fitness. 

No Equipment Necessary provides a number of exercises that...

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December 11, 2013

Capture the Koosh is a great invasion/territorial game that can be played with many ages.  When Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU), it is important to scaffold your teaching/coaching and build with progressions.  

Educators - This game can be used to support curricular outcomes anywhere from grade one to grade twelve.  Consider making minor adjustments to meet the needs of your students. We can change locomotions at an early age or replace the koosh with basketballs at a high school...

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