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One-time professional development sessions on a variety of pre-determined topics, or customizable to suit your school's unique needs.

PE Lesson Plans

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Physical education lesson plans created for teachers, by teachers. Available for grades K-12.

The Podclass

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A podcast designed to help you power up your practice with discussions around health & wellness in school.

Latest blog posts

USING ARTS TO EXPLORE WELLNESS

April 12, 2021

Submitted by Karena Munroe, Calgary Board of Education Special thank you to co-authors Cindy Thomson and her grade 7 classes In my School District, students and teachers have sent a resounding message through an internal survey about the importance of prioritizing school wellness responses as critical work in our school development planning. I set out…

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CRAFTING MEANINGFUL LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

March 29, 2021

Beginning in September 2020, Ever Active Schools began to question our practice of territory land acknowledgements. The tipping point for some staff could be expressed in the words of Kay Ho: “Oftentimes, when non-Indigenous organizers make a territory acknowledgement, it is done hastily, and then discarded.” (2014, An Introduction to Settler Colonialism: Part Three) This…

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PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP!

March 15, 2021

Written by Megan Weiler, Krista Trim and Kayli McClelland The days are getting longer, the sun is shining warmer, and the people are coming out to play. It’s spring time, and we’re going to enjoy every minute of it. The easiest way to take advantage of the changing weather is to get out there and…

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MOVE YOUR BODY, GROW YOUR BRAIN

March 1, 2021

It’s no secret that physical activity boosts brain health: just read the 2018 ParticpACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth! While we all know that movement can help our children and youth learn better, oftentimes we find it hard to prioritize physical activity. Teachers might have curricular outcomes to focus on, out-of-school…

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FAMILY DAY AND PERSONAL WELLNESS

February 15, 2021

Written by Kayli McClelland, Creative Media Specialist, Ever Active Schools If you’re like me – you live close to many of your loved ones and you enjoy being active – Family Day is really nice.   It’s a Monday off in the middle of February. The cold of Alberta’s winter has started to set in.…

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JANUARY EVENTS WRAP UP

January 29, 2021

This year has started out strong here at Ever Active Schools!  Every year, we host events specific to helping school communities increase their capacity for wellness. Some events are specific to youth, as students as change agents is an essential condition for comprehensive school health; while others take a broader approach, looping in teachers, administrators,…

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FOUR REASONS TO TRY PODCASTS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

January 18, 2021

Podcasts are a rich source of information, stories and entertainment, with a surprisingly wide range of topics: the history of the elevator, the secret world of moss, Dolly Parton, and much, much more. Many of us listen to podcasts while we cook, travel, or move our bodies – but have you ever considered using podcasts…

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WHAT’S HAPPENING WITH SHAPING THE FUTURE 2021?

January 4, 2021

It’s officially 2021, which can only mean one thing: it’s almost time for Shaping the Future! In the best interest of public health, the conference will be held entirely online this year. This is as new for us as it is for you, so bear with us! We’re doing everything we can to make Shaping…

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RECHARGING OVER WINTER BREAK

December 21, 2020

This winter break is something we’ve all been waiting for. It’s a long overdue chance for a few days off of some major stressors in a time where just existing is stressful for everyone. The EAS team has a few ideas for you on how we like to unwind and reconnect with our best selves.…

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COZY MUG MEALS

December 7, 2020

Submitted by Laurina Eskow, MPH, RD Community Nutrition Advisor, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch Indigenous Services Canada Looking for simple, comforting meals this winter? Look no further than your favourite mug to host some quick meals. These recipes are perfect for beginner cooks and those who know their way around the kitchen. The ingredients…

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    Awards

    Ministers Seniors Service
    Government of Alberta

    2020 Minister's Seniors Service Award

    The Minister’s Seniors Service Awards recognize individuals and organizations who support seniors in Alberta, lead the way for improved services for seniors, and contribute to strong Alberta communities.

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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.