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The COVID-19 pandemic has seminally changed the way that education systems within Canada function. Now, with schools moving to re-open, we know that it will not simply be a return to learning as it was.

Getting Started with Learning Outside the Classroom – Health and Physical Education ELEMENTARY Supports [PDF 456 KB]

The various activities outlined in this document are designed for teachers to support their students in ways to engage in physical activity to continue to develop their personal fitness through activity participation in a variety of activities to support their health and well-being. These alone will not meet the varied expectations of the HPE curriculum but might offer students an opportunity to engage in learning about themselves, and to continue to explore healthy concepts to support their health and well-being.

Source:  OASPHE

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Getting Started with Learning Outside the Classroom – Health and Physical Education SECONDARY Supports [PDF 387 KB]

The various activities outlined in this document are designed for teachers to support their students in ways to engage in physical activity to continue to develop their personal fitness through activity participation in a variety of activities to support their health and well-being. These alone will not meet the varied expectations of the HPE curriculum but might offer students an opportunity to engage in learning about themselves, and to continue to explore healthy concepts to support their health and well-being.

Source:  OASPHE

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COVID-19 Pandemic: Return to School Canadian PHE Guidelines

The COVID-19 Pandemic: Return to School Canadian Physical and Health Education (PHE) Guidelines highlights and stimulates conversations on how the PHE curriculum and health promoting opportunities can be safely and effectively delivered and provides a practical vehicle to equitably support health and well-being during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source:  PHE Canada

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A Safe Return to School Includes H&PE

"Given the importance of physical activity to long-term health, the COVID-19 pandemic should not limit the amount of physical activity for children/youth" (Government of Canada, 2020, COVID-19 guidance for schools Kindergarten to Grade 12)

Source:  Ophea

Responding, Recovering and Re-imaging

Why prioritizing well-being is essential to finding the “new normal” in education.

It’s been more than eight weeks since Ontario schools closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19. And while, according to public health experts, the actions we’ve taken as a province are flattening the curve, the impacts of the pandemic have been significant and are likely to be long-lasting.

Source:  Ophea

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Learn at home [WEBSITE]

Find made-in-Ontario activities, courses and more to keep the learning going, from home.

 

Source:  Government of Ontario

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Return to School PHE [WEBSITE]

Back to school is going to look different, but we know teachers are resilient and creative. You have the skills, abilities and mindset to support your students - and each other - as we navigate these new times.

PHE Canada has brought together teachers, researchers, and medical experts to create additional tips and guidance for everyone as we prepare to return to school in the fall. 

 

Source:  PHE Canada

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PHE Learning Centre [WEBSITE]

Extended health and safety protocols, in-person and remote learning, and new teacher requirements are just some of the new facets teachers and students are returning to. The PHE Learning Centre is here for you.

Source:  PHE Canada

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The First 10 Days (and Beyond) [PDF]

Creating Caring Connections and Supporting Student Mental Health and Well-Being During the Return to School. It is the start of a school year like no other. Something none of us prepared for, and for which there are few roadmaps or signposts to guide us. We are welcoming students back to school during a moment in time when there are more questions than answers. So, how do we proceed? 

Source:  School Mental Health Ontario

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Prepare; Prevent; Respond – Suicide Prevention Guide for Parents and Families During COVID-19 and Return to School [PDF]

 

This guide is designed to help by answering some frequently asked questions so that you can prepare, prevent, and respond if your child or teen is experiencing thoughts of suicide. It has been adapted from Helping Children and Youth with Suicidal Thoughts created by the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and from a version further contextualized for school board use by Peel District School Board. 

Source:  School Mental Health Ontario

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Teaching Virtually - Health and Physical Education [699 KB PDF]

 

A short presentation on teaching HPE in a virtual environment including 5 tips from a virtual teacher in the trenches!

Source:  OASPHE and Ophea

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A Resource Document to Support a Variety of Teaching Models During Covid [93 KB PDF]

 

New to teaching HPE? This document is your one-stop shop for resources to assist you during this unprecedented time.

Source:  OASPHE and Ophea

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