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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 May 4th, 2018 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 who are National and Globally recognized experts 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.

This Summit is a re-scheduled Summit from October 27th 2017 that was cancelled due to the Senerca College Faculty Strike. Special pricing is in effect for all those who were previous registrants and all Activate Aurora partners and collaborators.

Speakers

Keynote: 'The Importance of Developing Physical Literacy'- Dr. Dean Kriellaars, University of Manitoba

Physical activity is a lot more fun when you are physically literate. Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as an important component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health and education sectors within Canada. Unfortunately, not everyone knows or understands what exactly physical literacy is. The goal of this session is to provide details on physical literacy development and how it can be used to enhance physical activity, health and movement. You will leave with a better understanding of what physical literacy is and knowledge of how you can apply and encourage continual development of physical literacy 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.

Workshops– Practical & Knowledge Development

Workshop One – Increasing Physical Literacy through Music & Movement- Amy Tepperman - Moving EDGEucation

Learn an innovative teaching approach which explores physical literacy, principles of fitness and creative movement in a whole new way! Experience practical application to any physical activity programming as a great way to promote wellness and allow participants to be active without competition. See how simple, fundamental movement sequencing, repetition, creativity and social inclusion with no time or peer pressure can create a safe environment for ALL. Session material 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 using different music genres to improve strength, stamina, coordination, balance, agility and social skills. And the best part is “you can’t get it wrong!”


WorkShop Two – Integrating High Quality Physical Literacy into your Programs-Dr Dean Kriellaars, University of Manitoba

Now more than ever, physical literacy is being recognized as an important component of best practices in the sport, recreation, health and education sectors. This interactive session will demonstrate how to implement the principles of physical literacy into your programs and services improving overall movement competence and confidence in your participants.

Workshops will be repeated in the afternoon sessions so all participants can be engaged in both.


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

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