Teachers' Conventions

Teachers' Conventions are going online this year and we will be there!

Join Ever Active Schools and our partners in creating healthy school communities at your convention this year.

Wellness Education at Teachers' Conventions 2021 with Ever Active Schools and our Partners

Click the drop down below each session description to see where the session will be available. We are offering a mix of pre-recorded and live sessions at all Alberta Teachers' Conventions this year.

How is it Really Going? Teaching Health and Phys Ed in a Pandemic

Presented by Ever Active Schools

Join Ever Active Schools and speakers from K-12, Sport and Post-Secondary settings for an honest conversation about the realities and challenges of teaching Health and Physical Education in 2021. We want to hear from you - what is working? What kinds of supports do you need? What success stories can we share with each other?

The Core Ingredients: Exploring the role of nutrition in schools

Presented by Alberta Health Services

The landscape of food provision and nutrition education in schools is evolving to align with new public health measures. At the same time, nutrition continues to be a key component in student learning. Through group discussions you will hear how schools are successfully adapting nutrition supports for students. A comprehensive school health approach will be used to highlight ‘The Core Ingredients’ for fostering life-long healthy eating habits.

Youth are more than our future: Impactful student leadership in the here and now

Presented by Ever Active Schools and student leaders from the Joy4All Project

A group of Calgary high school students found themselves in the spotlight when their volunteer initiative, The Joy4All Project, received international attention for their creative approach to supporting seniors during the pandemic. Join the student leaders behind The Joy4All Project to hear more about how to transform student learning through leadership in your schools.

Reconnecting to Your Calling: Moving From Teacher Well-being to Being Well as Teachers

Presented by Ever Active Schools

Beyond a job, teaching is a calling. This workshop provides a snapshot of well-being science that invites educators and leaders to build and sustain a practice of well-being within that calling. Participants will experience tools that can help create a ripple effect of impact for themselves and their students. Moving beyond self-care strategies and a focus on teacher stress, we will discuss both individual and organizational opportunities to help shift the tide from burning out to burning in.

Physical Activity for All Students for FREE!

Presented by the Be Fit For Life Network and Ever Active Schools

Join provincial leaders in supporting active, healthy school communities - the Be Fit for Life Network and Ever Active Schools - for a fast-paced session with a ton of physical activities you can use with your classes right away. This session will feature cross-curricular connections through activity and movement all supported by FREE resources.

HIGH FIVE in Schools

Presented by Alberta Parks and Recreation Association

HIGH FIVE® is Canada’s only quality assurance training for those who work with children aged 4-12 years old in sport and recreation programs. HIGH FIVE® training is a great way to link your curriculum with tangible job skills that your students can use in volunteer, part-time, summer, or future career employment opportunities. Incorporating HIGH FIVE training into your health and physical education or social sciences curriculum gives your students the edge they need to meet their educational development goals.

Teaching Health and Phys Ed? We’re here to help!

Presented by HPEC and Ever Active Schools

Now more than ever, quality Health and Physical Education programs are essential tools for supporting student learning and well-being in all schools - in person and online. In this session, the Health and Physical Education specialist council and Ever Active Schools will share current success stories from leading educators around the province, and teach how to use free and low cost resources, such as our complete K-12 Phys Ed Lesson Plan resource, to support all teachers involved in delivering these key curricular outcomes.

Neuromuscular training for PE and sport: Evidence-based programs to support continued activity participation

Presented by Carla van den Berg, Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre, University of Calgary

Join us for this active session as we learn how to modify evidence-based neuromuscular training programs into warm-ups, workouts, or physically-distanced PE activities to help students develop movement skills, improve fitness, and prevent injuries. Participants will leave a plan of how they can incorporate this content into their PE class on Monday morning or at their next coaching session, and will receive resources to help support delivery.

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