STARTING WITH A SMILE
ONGOING FOCUS and ADVOCACY
Cross Ontario Calls proposals for FALL - Student Engagement:
What are you using in a virtual setting to engage students/ gather evidence of student learning?
Virtual/Distance Ed: Assessment and Evaluation of PE vs. PA
– Consider the Achievement chart and adjustments
– Modules, themes of focus
– Individual Learning Goals
– Marginalized students
– SELS/Living Skills
– Tech considerations (video)
Next Steps: “office hours” / “Ask the Expert” - format and schedule TDB in new year
AQ Review Project - Honours Spec, PJ-1, IS-1
Review and align the “must sees” for the courses for language, policy and consistency
Re: Use of Gyms and Weight Rooms
No plans for any type of conference (OASPHE, Ophea, CIRA)
Continue with provincial calls - format to be determined
Open Space Technologies
Communication and Marketing
NEW Website - www.oasphe.org
FREE Trial available until September
Membership and Recruitment
Final decision for 2020/2021
No membership fees will be collected this year - FREE TRIAL option through – September is available when people sign up for use of the new website
A small focus group will collaborate starting in the new year to discuss how we “brand” and sell our "Membership has its benefits” moving forward.
Networking Opportunities and Resource Support
EDU Webinars and Modules for Ontario Educators
Topics to include:
• The new elementary math curriculum
• Virtual teaching and learning
• Anti-racism and anti-discrimination
• Mental health and well-being
The webinar registration site can be accessed at: ontario.educatorwebinars.ca (English) or ontario.webinaireseducateur.ca (French). Please note additional webinars and modules will continue to be added on throughout the year.
Recorded webinars will also be available for educators who cannot attend a live webinar session. These recordings can be found in the Supports For Virtual Learning eCommunity in the ministry’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) (https://ontario.educatorwebinars.ca/vle). Other resources, such as self-guided, multi-part learning modules that include professional reading, interactive activities and practical strategies, will also be available here.
OPEN – Online Physical Education Network but I think that it is great these resources are available in Word and can be modified to the needs of your class.
Tools for Creating an Active Home (Great materials for virtual learning)
Updated annually, the Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education help educators, coaches, and leaders ensure safe practices in the areas of equipment, clothing, facilities, special rules/instructions and supervision for
Supervisory Officer Checklist
Sample option for an intramural activity permission and acknowledgement of elements or risk form
Frequently Asked Questions
French Student Daily Physical Activity Energizer Videos (K - grade 4): French Playlist (weekly releases beginning the week of September 14th up to and including the week of November 16th)
January resource launches: substance units (grades 1-8, integrating SEL), Mental Health Literacy lesson plans (in partnership with SMHO), Cybersafety lesson plans, integrating SEL and videos (Grades 4-6)
PHE Canada Learning Centre - Physical Education, Emotional Well-Being, Healthy Eating and Healthy Bodies sections. Two sections of activities - one for at Home and one for either at Home or School. New Activities uploaded each week
Dance Education Support – Our friends over at the National Ballet School are looking to host a webinar for educators to help support dance education in it’s new forms given the context of COVID19. To sign up to be a participant (and to have a say in what the content should be focused on) click here. Feel free to share this link with your networks as well.