OASPHE NEWS - Fall/Winter 2020




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

– PLAYSport

– 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

Revised School and Childcare Screener and Updated Health and Safety Measures

  • Re: Use of Gyms and Weight Rooms



Conference Committee

  • No plans for any type of conference (OASPHE, Ophea, CIRA)

  • Continue with provincial calls - format to be determined

Office hours?

Open Space Technologies

Targeted Workshops

Communication and Marketing

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.

K-2 Primary Modules,

Grades 3-5 Modules ,

Grades 6-8 Modules,

Grades 9-12 High School Modules,

Tools for Creating an Active Home (Great materials for virtual learning)




  • Updated Resources

Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (school staff): English and French

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

COVID-19 Considerations for Physical Education section: English and French

Supervisory Officer Checklist

Sample option for an intramural activity permission and acknowledgement of elements or risk form

Frequently Asked Questions

Concussion Identification, Management and Prevention for Schools 2020/21 e-Learning module (school staff): English and French

Implementing Ryan’s Law and PPM 161: Ensuring Asthma Friendly Schools 2020/21 e-Learning module (school staff): English and French

Rowan’s Law Day Concussion Toolkit (Elementary & Secondary Schools): English and French

Activity Counts Math and Physical Activity Resource (grades 1-6): English and French

  • New Resources

Outdoor Education Toolkit (grades 9-12): English and French

Health and Physical Education at Home: resource database, virtual learning environment activity examples & secondary monthly plans (grades 1-12): English and French

Consent-based Approaches to Sexual Violence Prevention Video Series (grades 7-12): English and French

English Activities

French Activities

Cannabis Ideas for Action Guide (Elementary & Secondary Schools): English and French

Ophea Open Class - Unit 4 (grades 1-8): English and French

Fundamental Movement Skills Instructional Videos: English and French

Modifications and Accommodation Video: English and French

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

  • 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.

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