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Return to Learn

To support teachers, administrators and jurisdictions in returning to school, we've put together a variety of resources that promote health and well-being for students and staff.

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Open Letter

Schools and jurisdictions are facing decisions around what the return to learning looks like. Together with the Health and Physical Education Council we've put together a list of health and wellness recommendations, including practical strategies you can use in the classroom.

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Resource Bundle

To help prepare school communities for classroom re-integration, check out our new Return to Learn bundle with resources to encourage physical distancing and social and emotional learning.

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PE Lesson Plans

Lesson plans created for teachers, by teachers. Available for grades K-12.

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YouTube Channel

A YouTube playlist of 60+ activities for daily physical activity (DPA) and overall health and well-being.

Latest blog posts

TOP TEN TEACHER GIFTS

November 23, 2020

Teachers. They’re hard-working, selfless, dedicated, and a million other words for “awesome”. While this year has been hard on everyone in different ways, education professionals have pivoted with grace for the sake of our students’ health and well-being. Perhaps it’s time we turn the tables and send a little love and thank you back –…

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CELEBRATIONS MATTER: HALLOWEEN 2020

October 26, 2020

Written by Tracey Coutts, Ever Active Schools THIS TIME LAST YEAR, WHO COULD HAVE PREDICTED THE DIFFICULTY OF THE DECISIONS TO COME AROUD HALLOWEEN 2020? A Halloween night, with a full moon, falling on a Saturday for the first time in five years, should be a spooky season lover’s dream. And yet, here we are,…

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LEARNING TO EMBRACE THE COLD WEATHER

November 9, 2020

Written by Chesa Peter and Kayli McClelland If you’ve lived in Alberta between October and May (okay, really, any time of year), you know that our winters here can be harsh! The cold weather isn’t going anywhere and neither are we, so it’s time to learn to get along. The Cold Weather Recess Planning Guide…

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CULTIVATING STUDENTS AS CHANGE AGENTS

October 13, 2020

Written by Katelynn Theal, Ever Active Schools Through research led by Dr. Kate Storey and her team with the School of Public Health at the University of Alberta, it has been demonstrated that there are necessary conditions that need to be in place within a school setting for the Comprehensive School Health (CSH) to be…

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RUN, WALK AND ROLL WITH THE AMA YOUTH RUN CLUB

September 28, 2020

“It got me running too and connected to the kids on a different level.” – A 2019/2020 Run Club coach The Alberta Medical Association (AMA) Youth Run Club has been supporting Alberta students with free, fun and flexible programming for 7 years, and while clubs may look a little different this year, all the great…

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DON’T WALK IN THE HALLWAY: ENERGIZER ACTIVITIES

September 14, 2020

Originally published in Healthy Schools Alberta Magazine Fall 2016 Edition Recognizing the importance of promoting healthy learning environments, floor decals offer a way to modify school spaces, helping to activate your students and enliven your lessons. Activities that range in intensity have demonstrated the ability to increase a student’s readiness to learn. The Don’t Walk…

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REFLECTION, GRATITUDE, GROWTH AND THE FUTURE

August 31, 2020

My mom’s birthday is September 3rd, and I remember how excited she would always get at this time of year. It was back to school, back to routine and schedules. As a child I never shared her optimism for summer’s end; but as the years go on I find myself with the same enjoyment of…

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TRAIL TALES: STORIES THAT MOVE YOU

July 27, 2020

Written by Tracey Coutts and Scott Bailey Looking for a versatile, cost-effective way to increase physical activity and improve literacy in your school community?  Well, have we got a tale for you. Trail Tales was launched in Parkland School Division 70 as a means to promote physical activity and literacy, while enhancing the active travel…

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A TRADITIONAL FOODS CAMP IN ENOCH, ALBERTA

July 13, 2020

Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools Once upon a time, in a not-so-distant past, Ever Active Schools and Edmonton Public School Board (EPSB) launched a project called Miyomahchihowin (“In Good Health” in Cree). This project aimed to support pathways to employment and post-secondary education for Indigenous youth. Fast forward a few years and new…

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MY HEART IS FULL: COMBATING COVID-19 THROUGH TRADITIONAL SKILLS

June 29, 2020

Written by Chelsea Cattroll, Ever Active Schools, with support from Dr. Kevin wâsakâyâsiw Lewis, kâniyâsihk Culture Camps We turn to the land when we are stressed to re-connect to ourselves and become grounded. During a time that can be perceived as stressful and turbulent, I have seen that many people are starting to return to…

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Awards

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Government of Alberta

2020 Inspiration Award: Innovation

The Inspiration Awards allows the government to honour outstanding Albertans who are making a difference in their communities. Their efforts build awareness, contribute to violence prevention and advance healthy relationships for all Albertans.

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2020 Class Acts Runner Up

The Class Act award program encourages schools to spread kindness around the world.  Congratulations to Bowmanville High School on their first place win!

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Calgary Board of Education

Nov. 2019 Lighthouse Award

The Calgary Board of Education (CBE) Lighthouse Awards recognize organizations that have partnered with the CBE for contributions to its students, schools and programs.

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Alberta School Boards Association

2018 Friends of Education Award

The award recognizes organizations in the community who have made a special contribution to education. EAS was nominated by Northland School Division.

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Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charity

2017 Community Partner of the Year

The Community Partner Award recognizes extraordinary contributions from Jumpstart’s Community Partners - individuals who promoted the partnership within the community, disbursed budget dollars and worked collaboratively with the Canadian Tire Family of Companies.

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We regularly feature physical activity ideas (like the one below), project summaries, professional learning and great content from our community partners!

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