Together with the Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC), Ever Active Schools is putting on a series of forums across Alberta focusing on recess! Join us as we gather together with thought leaders in and around school communities to share best practices for recess and how this critical time period can support strong academic and health outcomes.
Recess in schools has traditionally been defined as ‘a break from learning that occurs outside’. Though we’d all agree that much learning does occur during this time period, and outdoor physical activity is critical to a child’s healthy development, recess might not be meeting the rest, leisure, and play needs of all students.
By gathering thought-leaders in and around school communities we’ll come together to share best practices, learn about strong recess practice and how bolstering this critical time period can support health and learning outcomes in children and youth.
Join Ever Active Schools, the Alberta Teachers’ Association’s Health & Physical Education Council, Alberta Health Services and other school-health partners, and be involved in discussion, activity and debate as we attempt to re-define recess to meet the holistic needs of all students.
9:00am - Welcome!
9:10am - Recess Plenary
9:50am - Moderated Adult Panel
10:30am - Break
10:45am - Activity
10:55am - Diving Deeper
11:30am - Moderated Student Panel
12:00pm - Lunch
12:30pm - Facilitated Recess Planning
2:45pm - Wrap-up and Closing
Please note the agenda may vary slightly depending on forum location. Finalized agendas will be sent to registrants closer to the forum date.
What to Expect
Learn and discuss ways to increase physical activity and leisure time in children and youth by establishing strong school recess culture
Hear successes from previous school recess forums in Alberta and how school divisions are taking on this important work
School Community Supports
Learn about how HPEC, Ever Active Schools and other health promotion partners can support school communities