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York Region Physical Literacy Summit-Creating Physically Literate Children...

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Seneca College King Campus

13990 Dufferin Street North

King City, ON L4G 4C4

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Activate Aurora wants to spread the word about physical literacy.

Join us on October 27th for our third annual summit: 'Creating Physically Literate Children and Youth'. Meet the experts as they describe why physical literacy is critical for this age group. Learn how to raise the bar in developing innovative programs that build movement competence – and confidence.

This single-day Summit will appeal to those who work professionally with children and youth: municipal recreation leaders and coaches, early childhood educators and program providers, before and after-school caregivers, service organization youth leaders, as well as teachers and teacher assistants who shape the world of movement education.

Keynote Speakers and workshop leaders will inspire and inform, providing creative concepts that can be used right away. Workshops will offer practical advice in applying these ideas – whether enriching current programs, or developing new ones.

Speakers

Keynote: 'The Importance of Developing Physical Literacy'- Dr. John Cairney, University of Toronto

Physical activity is a lot more fun when you are physically literate. Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as a key component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health and education sectors.

But not everybody is familiar with the term. This session will provide a solid understanding of physical literacy development, and how it can be used to enhance physical activity, health and movement. You will also learn how to apply this knowledge, to encourage continued development of these skills for life.

'Exploring Risk and Play'- Brandy Tanenbaum, Sunnybrook Hospital

Society’s excessive focus on children’s safety has wreaked havoc on play and denied young people access to the very elements needed to build resilience. Collectively, we’ve created an artificial representation of play in 60-minute, bite-sized pieces that are outcome-based, non-adventurous, and focused primarily on skills development. This approach is contrary to growing evidence that learning to successfully deal with risk is an essential life skill. In this presentation, we will explore the connection between play, risk and physical literacy as part of healthy childhood development.

'Increasing Physical Activity Across your Community!'- Drew Mitchell, Director of Physical Literacy, Sport for Life

Our communities are less active than ever before, and without significant change, our population can look forward to shortened lifespans and a lower quality of life. Physical Literacy for Communities is a program created to increase physical activity through authentic cross-sectoral partnerships, effective programming, and intentional actions. This session will explain how you can create this in your community.

'Using Music Effectively in Creative Physical Literacy Strategies' - Libby Avalos, Artistic Director of ARTSies

Libby Avalos has established herself as an expert Arts Educator across Canada. She is the Visionary and Artistic Director of ARTSies, an after-school program providing Musical Theatre education and performance experiences to children in grades 1-8. She is also the Artistic Director of the Flato Markham Theatre Discovery Camps, a position she has held for the past 5 years. Libby is extremely passionate about her work in the Education sector; providing Interactive Assembly Experiences and Teacher PD using the GROOVE pedagogy. An active member of the Professional Adjudicators Alliance, Libby also sits on the panel of judges for several dance competitions across Canada, and can be found teaching and choreographing in local dance studios. Libby has always had a passion for teaching, and loves to inspire, motivate, and empower students to work hard, believe in themselves, and put their all into everything they do!

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One - 'Increasing Physical Literacy through Music & Movement'

The Groove is an innovative teaching approach that explores physical literacy, principles of fitness and creative movement in a whole new way. Experience how it can be applied to any physical activity program to promote wellness, and allow participants to be active without competition. Learn how simple, fundamental movement sequencing, repetition, creativity and social inclusion – with no time or peer pressure – can create a safe environment for all. Session materials will be shared and can be used as one-off activities for skill development, warmup games, to build athleticism, or in a playlist sequence. Be inspired by global music to improve strength, stamina, coordination, balance, agility and social skills. Remember when you Groove, “you can’t get it wrong!”

Two – Integrating Physical Literacy into your Programs

Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as a key best practice in the sport, recreation, health, and education sectors. This interactive session will demonstrate how to apply the principles of physical literacy in your programs and services, improving overall movement competence and confidence in all participants.

*Note- Additional optional workshops on the new Physical Literacy Instructor Program and Movement Preparation Program will be offered.

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Seneca College King Campus

13990 Dufferin Street North

King City, ON L4G 4C4

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

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