Teachers' Conventions

Teachers' Convention is back in-person in 2023! Ever Active Schools, HPEC and our friends will be there with fun and practical sessions that support healthy school communities.

ever active schools and friends at teachers' convention 2023

Check the drop-down menus for links to session details, times and dates as they are confirmed for this years' conventions

Teaching the New Physical Education and Wellness Curriculum Without Breaking a Sweat (JK, You’ll be Sweating!)

Presented by Ever Active Schools and HPEC

This session is designed to support teachers to increase their confidence and competence to implement the Alberta K-6 Physical Education and Wellness curriculum. The content will be grounded in best practice in pedagogy, and will cover the similarities and differences from previous curricula, provide tips on planning, implementation and assessment, and include a reference resource for each organizing idea.

This session will be presented LIVE at:

  • North Central Teachers' Convention
  • Calgary City Teachers' Convention
  • Endless Skies Teachers' Convention
  • Central Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • Palliser District Teachers' Convention
  • South West Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • South East Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention
  • Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention

Students as Change Makers for Healthy Schools

Presented by Ever Active Schools

Student leadership and voice is an essential part of a healthy school community.  In this session explore ways that leadership opportunities can be embedded in school culture and encouraged for all students, not just the ones who are already demonstrating strong leadership qualities. Let’s move beyond our assumptions of “what makes a good leader” and create space for all students to show their unique strengths! Learn from a variety of student leadership strategies and success stories from schools across the province, and find opportunities to amplify student voices in your school community.

This session will be presented LIVE at:

  • North Central Teachers' Convention
  • Calgary City Teachers' Convention
  • Endless Skies Teachers' Convention
  • Central Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • Palliser District Teachers' Convention
  • South West Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • South East Alberta Teachers' Convention
  • Greater Edmonton Teachers' Convention
  • Mighty Peace Teachers' Convention

Foundations of healthy eating

Presented by TeachNutrition.ca

Nutrition education can be inclusive and engaging for students of all ages and stages!
Join our TeachNutrition.ca Registered Dietitians to get creative with food and nutrition education approaches in the classroom. In this interactive workshop, we will explore inclusive ways to talk about food and eating with students, evidence-based approaches to teach nutrition, and practical tools you can use in your classroom. The best part? You will have access to all of our digital and print resources for free!

You will leave this session with:

  • Ready-to-use classroom materials and teaching tools.
  • A refreshed understanding of how to approach nutrition education.
  • An improved understanding of Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Opportunities for ongoing support from Registered Dietitians.

Teach Nutrition is a team of Registered Dietitians passionate about applying the best evidence to create nutrition resources that enhance the wellbeing of educators and their students. We work with educators and students in Alberta to create resources from early childhood to high school. The best part? Everything is free for educators!

Check here to see where you can attend this session as we get closer to Teachers' Convention 2023

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Presented by AHS School Health & Wellness Promotion Team

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Alberta Health Services' School Health and Wellness Promotion Team helps develop, coordinate, and evaluate strategies for health promotion and disease prevention. The team develops partnerships with stakeholders to affect policy change, leverage resources, increase capacity, and plan programs in Alberta to improve the health of youth. A comprehensive school health approach is used, which includes these initiatives:

  • Health promotion facilitators partner with school authorities across the province to promote healthy eating, being active, and positive mental health among students
  • The comprehensive school health initiative looks at school health in Alberta by understanding the state of health in schools, supporting consistent messages and resources related to school health, and creating partnerships with internal and external stakeholders

Check here to see where you can attend this session as we get closer to Teachers' Convention 2023

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Presented by Alberta Health Services Central Zone

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Alberta Health Services Central Zone supports school divisions from Two Hills to Drumheller, Lloydminster to Rocky Mountain House, and everywhere in between, using a Comprehensive School Health approach.

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PE and DPA Sessions from Gopher Sport Canada

Presented by Dr. John Byl with Gopher Sport Canada

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John Byl, PhD, is the Canadian Gopher Educational Consultant, was president of CIRA Ontario (2003-2018), and a retired professor of Physical Education at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario (1986-2014). Dr. Byl has authored or coauthored over 30 books. He is the winner of several professional awards, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for promoting physical activity across Canada, and is a regular workshop leader. He has a special interest in promoting fun, active participation for all children and developing and maintaining personal wellness.

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Teaching Sexual Health Sessions from Alberta Health Services

Presented by TeachingSexualHealth.ca

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Teachingsexualhealth.ca is an innovative website developed by Alberta educators and health professionals. We offer up-to-date, evidence-based information and strategies for teachers and educators teaching the Alberta Education Human Sexuality curriculum and for parents of children from birth up to 18 years of age.

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