Teachers' Conventions

Join Ever Active Schools in creating healthy school communities at your online Teachers' Convention in 2022!

Wellness Education sessions from Ever Active Schools and our Friends

Click the drop down below each session description to see where each of these online sessions will be available. 

Let’s Double Down on Quality Health and Physical Education

Presented by Ever Active Schools and HPEC

HPE is mandated, scheduled and available to every school and division, and it greatly supports student learning and well-being, whether in person or online. Throughout 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 feature free and low cost resources to support these core subject areas. We guarantee you’ll have one or two activities to try with your students right away!

Energize your Classroom (indoors and out!)

Presented by Ever Active Schools

Physical activity for students of all ages offers many benefits above and beyond physical health. This workshop will offer practical tips on how to incorporate physical activity into any subject area, featuring Ever Active Schools’ latest resources and videos. We will share ideas for embedding physical activity both inside and outside. Join us in learning how to re-energize your students, break up sedentary time, and create embodied learning experiences.

Build Your Healthy School Puzzle with the NEW Canadian Healthy School Standards

Presented by Ever Active Schools and The Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance

Creating a Healthy School Community is not unlike building a puzzle. It takes time, and patience, and if any pieces are missing it's such a bummer! Discover how you can best build your healthy school puzzle through the Canadian Healthy School Standards. In this session, participants will meet the Canadian Healthy Schools Alliance and explore the Healthy School Standards. What are they & how do they look, live and breathe within the school system?

Mâchitowin ᒫᒋᐦᑕᐃᐧᐣ : Finding Our Connection to Land and Environmental Stewardship Through Acknowledgement

Presented by Ever Active Schools and Elders

Join Elders and Ever Active Schools for knowledge sharing about developing a meaningful Land Acknowledgement as a beautiful starting point for reconciliation, environmental stewardship and well-being. As our organization continues to journey on our own pathway in this work, we look forward to sharing our machitowin: our starting points, and offer you ideas on how you might find your own personal starting point and ways you might invite your students to find their own mâchitowin.

School Health Promotion Sessions from Alberta Health Services

Join Alberta Health Services for these Healthy Schools sessions:

Self Care in a Pandemic

Join us for a session focused on building a personal wellness & self-care practice using the Self-Care in Disaster Times & Beyond Toolkit. Developed by Alberta Health Services, the self-care project emerged from disaster responses in Alberta, including the pandemic. We were moved by people’s stories and experiences and the need for information and practical tools for self-awareness, personal and team wellness, and organizational planning to meet self-care needs. To quote an impacted responder: “Everyone talks about (self-care) in theory, but what does it look like on a practical level and how do we see it not as a “luxury” or “indulgent”, but more as remembering to top up our gas tank, and recharge our battery.”

Helping Kids Grow up Great

Do you want to help children & youth thrive, promote positive behavior and build positive connections? Do you want to help young people avoid risky behaviour? Developmental assets are the building blocks of healthy development that help children grow up caring, responsible and resilient. Developmental relationships are close connections through which children and youth discover who they are, learn how to engage with the world around them, and learn ways to shape their own lives. 

Healthy School Makerspace

Have you ever wondered how to make your class a healthy place? Then come explore your creativity in our healthy schools makerspace! Maybe you’ll support healthy relationships or design a healthy eating space. Whatever motivates you, we can help you to find your pace. So come to this online workshop to develop and tinker with your design, and learn how to grow it into a great idea of its time. We will spark your curiosity and ignite it like a flame with ideas to fuel your creativity, tools and resources will be gained. Come collaborate virtually with us, using simple items in your space, to design a fresh perspective on your class as a healthy place.

Self Care in a Pandemic

 

Helping Kids Grow up Great

 

Healthy School Makerspace

PE and DPA Sessions from Gopher Sport Canada

Presented by Dr. John Byl with Gopher Sport Canada

Seventy-Five Purposeful and Engaging Physical Education Activities in a Covid-Safe Environment

Seventy-five engaging activities will be explained and shown that help develop Physical Literacy (Manipulative-Receive, Retain, and Send), game knowledge (Target, Net, Invasion, and Striking), as well as dance and fitness activities. All are easy and a joy to implement.

What do you expect? Physical Education and Cross-Curricular Expectations

Physical Education has its own curricular expectations. However, some of these expectations can be met or reinforced through other curricular areas, and other curricular areas (with a major focus on mathematics) can have some of their expectations met or reinforced in Physical Education Classes. We will demonstrate 40+ of these activities.

Physical Literacy

Physical Education classes are important places for students to develop their physical competence, so they feel competent to move in life, and with that confidence develop the motivation to further develop their physical competence... We will be using videos and explanations to demonstrate activities that help develop skills involving manipulative sending, manipulative receiving, and manipulative retention skills.

Teaching Games for Understanding

Recent approaches to TGfU have advocated for a thematic approach to teaching games. Rather than teaching sport specific units (ie volleyball, basketball, football...) children and youth gain skills and knowledge to apply to different sports by playing a variety of games associated with 4 game categories. We will be using videos and explanations to demonstrate activities in the four TGfU areas: Target games, Net/Wall games, Striking/Fielding games and Territory games.

Agility Ladders and Bosu Balls

Engage in over 40 different activities for about 10 different kinds of agility ladders. All focused-on fitness and several with a game component. Bosu Balls effectively develop balance, endurance, and core strength. Engage in 30+ different activities requiring only a Bosu Ball for individual use, or adding additional equipment to develop greater fitness and physical literacy, and, at times, engage with a partner.

Seventy-Five Purposeful and Engaging PE Activities in a Covid-Safe Environment

 

What do you expect? Physical Education and Cross-Curricular Expectations

 

Physical Literacy

 

Teaching Games for Understanding

 

Agility Ladders and Bosu Balls

Teaching Sexual Health Sessions from Alberta Health Services

Teaching Sexual Health: the good, the bad and the downright awkward

Presented by Alberta Health Services Central Zone

Teaching sexual health in the classroom can feel awkward and intimidating for all of us!
Why is one breast bigger than the other? How do I know if I am gay? Teacher, when did you start having sex? Why did my daughter learn about birth control at school? Students, parents and teachers have lots of questions about sex and sexual health. Come to this interactive session to have an overview of the Alberta Ed/AHS resources available for educators and supports for your classroom from grades 4-12; and for yourself! Learn how to use the the question box effectively, the different types of questions students ask, how to address slang, and how to deal with those embarrassing and sometimes difficult, personal questions.

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education: What is it and how do I teach it?

Presented by Alberta Health Services Sexual & Reproductive Health Promotion

Young people want more than just the “birds and the bees”. They want to learn more about healthy relationships, LGBTQ2S+ specific content, and all the other good stuff! They want educators who are thoughtful about accessibility and language, and who are comfortable and confident when teaching sexual health. Come to this session to learn more about comprehensive sexual health education, why it’s important and resources to increase your confidence in providing this material. You’ll learn about how to use tools such as the question box and other resources available at TeachingSexualHealth.ca, an Alberta Education authorized resource.

Birth Control and STI Update

Presented by Alberta Health Services Sexual & Reproductive Health Promotion

Teaching human sexuality to grade 8-CALM classes? Do you need a refresher on your birth control and/or STI knowledge? As an Educator, it’s important that you are up to date on these topics so you have the information and support to provide this key material to students in an effective and engaging way. Get all the resources, background knowledge and classroom activities you need to feel comfortable, competent and confident teaching about these topics, including free and accessible, Alberta Education-authorized lesson plans available at TeachingSexualHealth.ca

Teaching Sexual Health: the good, the bad and the downright awkward

 

Comprehensive Sexual Health Education

 

Birth Control and STI Update

Nutrition Sessions from Alberta Health Services

Join Alberta Health Services for these healthy eating sessions:

Words Matter! Promoting a Positive Relationship with Food

This session will provide a brief introduction into how society impacts the way we think about, talk about, and consume food. We will discuss the power of our language and actions, and how as educators and role models we can influence our students’ relationship with food. Join us to discuss strategies for building supportive school environments and developing a positive relationship with food. Content warning: Diet, eating disorders and disordered eating, weight and body image is discussed in this presentation.

Nutrition Myths

“Do I need supplements to be healthy?” “What are superfoods?” “Is the Keto diet good for weight loss?” Discover the answers to these and other popular nutrition questions in this interactive session with Alberta Health Services Registered Dieticians.

Nutrition in the Classroom – Ways to Engage Students with Nutrition Activities

Get fired up for interactive stations designed to enhance nutrition knowledge. Not only will you increase your personal nutrition knowledge, but you will learn how to apply the activities to middle school and high school classrooms. Best of all, you can access all this information through an online resource which has all the materials ready to be printed for class next week!

Fuel Your Workday

Fuel your Work Day! Join Registered Dieticians from Alberta Health Services to learn how to master healthy eating using the 4 P’s – Plan, Purchase, Prepare and Pack for weekday success. From starting your day the healthy way with breakfast to stocking your desk with good fuel in a pinch, this session will have you sailing through the week.

Managing Emotional Eating

This class is for people who would like to know more about emotional eating and what they can do to manage it. Learn about what influences food choices, how to build awareness of your own emotional eating and build skills and tools to help with your emotional eating.

Words Matter! Promoting a Positive Relationship with Food

 

Nutrition Myths

 

Nutrition in the Classroom – Ways to Engage Students with Nutrition Activities

 

Fuel Your Workday

 

Managing Emotional Eating

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