PHE MB PD DAY 2017

Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba 

The Power of Play

Sturgeon Heights Collegiate, 2665 Ness Ave, Winnipeg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:45-8:45 Registration

9-9:15 Opening remarks and welcome

9:15-10:30 Keynote

10:30-10:45 Travel time/snack

10:45-12 Session 1

12-1 Lunch

1-2:15 session 2

2:15-2:30 travel time

2:30-3:45 session 3

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1-3:30 half day sessions

9-3:30 full day sessions 

Session 1 10:45-12pm

S1 – Manitoba High School Dragonboat Leadership Initiative
Brad Scott, Kayla Wandowich, Jason MacInnes, Dave McKnight

The Canadian Cancer Society is looking for Teachers and Leadership Students at schools to participate in a  High School Dragon Boat Leadership Committee which will:

1) recruit student paddlers for their school dragon boat team, and then

2) encourage them to gather pledges to help Manitobans and their families, who are on a cancer journey

The benefits of participation are:

  • Create young leaders, students learn valuable leadership skills
  • Put student leaders on the path to success. Students enhance their university and employment prospects.
  • Engages youth in philanthropy. It’s a great way to teach students about philanthropy and the power of helping others.
  • The Canadian Cancer Society Manitoba School Dragon Boat Challenge is an exciting opportunity for all students and teachers in both Junior and High School!

S2 – Introduction to Touch Rugby
Anthony Ramos, Caleb Stick

Introduction to Touch Rugby. This introduction includes the rules, basics of the game, refereeing, footwork, passing and catching. This session will also provide attendees with mini and small area games.


S3 – Powerful Bones Nutrition Education Program
Anna Pohorecky

Powerful Bones is a newly updated and revamped nutrition education program for Grade Six students. As students progress through the lessons, they will learn about bone growth and development, and the role of physical activity and nutrition in maximization of peak bone mass. While moving through the lessons students will tackle individual and team challenges, including an obstacle course and smoothie bar. The overall goal is to develop skills that build strong bones for life.
Each participant in this session will receive one complimentary manual. It includes complete lesson plans, engaging student activities, blackline masters and technology based components.


S4 – Multicultural Dancing & Intro to Yoga
Rupal Malik and Darla Armstrong

This session will take you through a variety of simple multicultural dances that are enjoyable in the elementary grades. Following the dance portion of the session we will go through a few yoga games and ideas that can easily be integrated into your teaching.


S5 – MindUp-Lessons to shape a mindful classroom
Rebecca Abraham

There are so many things in life that children have no control over — bedtime, what they are allowed to eat and how much television they get to watch. However, when you teach children how their brain works — it is a revelation to them. We obviously don’t teach an advanced form of neuroscience, but we do teach children the key parts of the brain and the science behind how the brain influences their thinking, emotions and behavior in the setting of a mindful classroom.


S6 – TJ’s Gift Foundation
Karen Wiebe

The basis of this presentation is the story of my son, TJ Wiebe, and the journey travelled after his horrific and life altering murder. This session is a reflective look at who TJ was and what might have led to the choices he made to become involved with drugs, as well as a discussion on other kids and their experiences. The session will include information on the work being done to support other kids in their journeys of drug avoidance.
This session will be presentation including video supports and discussion. 


S7 – I love to read in PE class
Nicole Clement

This will share the month long lessons based on an I LOVE TO READ theme. There will be three themes explored: Dr. Seuss, Circus and Superheroes. Participants will have fun learning how to adapt games to fit these themes.


S8 – Aquatic Risk Management: Preparing for Field Trips Around Water
Christopher Love

Running a field trip that involves water such as a canoe trip or visit to a pool or waterpark? The Lifesaving Society is Canada’s drowning prevention expert, and this session will focus on how to prepare for any school activity that takes place in or near water. We will provide guidelines to assist in your planning of events, as well as advice gained from many years of experience dealing with water safety issues. Come prepared with questions, as group interaction will be highly encouraged.


S9 – Concussion Awareness
Evelyn Ashton

Concussions can occur while participating in any sport or recreational activity. Since the circumstances under which a concussion can be sustained are so varied, it’s important for all coaches, parents, and athletes to be aware of the signs, symptoms, and what to do if a concussion occurs.


S10 – A Time for Learning, a Time for Joy
Debra Mayer

Have you heard about the new Kindergarten support document, A Time for Learning, a Time for Joy? What is the role of play-based learning in a Manitoba Kindergarten? And how does play based learning support key PE/HE outcomes? Through making meaning, exploring perceptions, building relationships, and communicating with others, young children learn what it means to be active and make safe, healthy choices. Since young children learn holistically with their heads, hearts, and hands the combined PE/HE curriculum provides a connected, developmentally appropriate approach to learning about the mind and body that promotes healthy and active living.


S11 – Fundamental Movement Skills Assessment K-5
David Bard

Are your students having challenges in skipping/throwing/dynamic balance? Now what? This session will answer those questions! This session will present the Winnipeg School Division’s Fundamental Movement Skills Assessment Tool. The tool supports teachers in identifying students’ movement skill levels, and provides strategic recommendations for moving their learning forward. The data collected forms part of the Movement evidence for reporting strengths, challenges, and next steps on the Provincial Report Card. The assessment tool incorporates the use of Apps and QR Codes to support the teacher with observational checklists, instructional strategies, a poster series, and video exemplars. Free downloads of all resources will be available to session participants.


S12 – Outdoor School-Breaking Free from the 4 Walls
Rex Ferguson-Baird, Shannon Siemens, Mara Le Clair

Rex, Shannon and Mara will walk participants through the process of taking students outside every day for two weeks – rain or shine! We will discuss the benefits of this program on student engagement and learning. Participants will see how classroom routines can be maintained and transferred to an outdoor setting. In addition, we will discuss the opportunities for inquiry learning in an outdoor environment.


S13 – Digital H&PE Classroom: Learn. App
Ted Temertzolgou

The Learn. App for physical & health education (H&PE) grades 9 to 12 provides a flexible digital learning environment that meets the needs of both teachers and students. Come see how the Digital Teacher & Student Resources can enhance what is done currently in your gymnasium to help more students succeed in H&PE.


S14 – When the Circus comes to town
Curt McKinnon, Bryan Vermeylen

Have you ever wanted to run away and join the circus? What if there was a way to bring the circus to your school? Not clown noses and big floppy shoes! Imagine acrobatics, juggling, arials, and more as part of your schools Physical Education program.
Come check out how Stevenson-Britannia and Robert Browning have brought the circus to life for their students. Participants will get a brief overview of the National Circus School’s instructor course, a chance to try out some unique circus equipment and leave with some basic circus themed activities to take back to your students.


S15 – Warm up Games with a Fitness Focus
Brian Schmeichel

This active session focuses on warmup games that  have a fitness component. These are a twist on the traditional warmup. Fun games and fitness! These games can be used both indoor and outdoor. Digital and print copies of activities will be made available.


S16 – Developing Physical Literacy through Dance
Melanie Levenberg

Bring your P.E. program to life with dances that foster physical literacy and develop fundamental movements skills (FMS)! Learn an engaging and interACTIVE teaching style that uses simple moves from a variety of music styles (Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood, Jazz/Funk) and sports themes (basketball, volleyball, baseball) to address all four Elements of Physical Literacy (physical, affective, cognitive & behaviroural) and use a simple formula to create your own dances that will keep students ACTIVE while they develop FMS!

Session 2 1-2:15pm

S17 – Human Pyramids and Safe Supports through Circus Arts
Sylvain Rainville

In this session, expert instructor, trainer, and coach, Sylvain Rainville, will discuss how to safely incorporate acrobatic movement into PE courses, including weight exchanges, games, and progressions. Participants will be invited, but not required, to try the activities in order to better understand how these activities can increase physical literacy, proprioception, and build trust.


S18 – Archery Tag
Nopharat Kousonsavath

Archery Tag is best described as Dodgeball with bows and non-lethal, foam tipped arrows. Groups are lead through instruction on, safety, how to shoot arrows, and play a series of games to incorporate the learning. Helmets and all equipment are provided for this amazing activity. Archery Tag is recommended for students ages 9 and up.


S19 – Introduction to DBL Ball
James Levesque

Come and discover a new team sport in this participative presentation. James Levesque, a native of Quebec and creator of DBL Ball, will present this sport with a playful, dynamic, and participative approach.


S20 – Fitness Circuits for Phys. Ed while leveraging digital
Bud Penner, Kelly Tufford, Deryk Tufford

This session will focus on a variety of fitness circuits such as interval training, agility, cardio/core and resistance training. This session will incorporate technology for the purpose of assessment and overall personal wellness. Come prepared to workout and have fun!


S21 – Exploring Physical Literacy through the Outdoor Challenge
Connie Lowe

This session will highlight building students’ confidence and competence in physical activities through outdoor learning. Learn about the many benefits of participating in the Two Week Outdoor Challenge with early years students.


S22 – Kids Yoga
Kim Dorge, Jen Breckman

In this session teachers will learn different breathing techniques and practice fun age appropriate yoga poses and sequences. Creative visualization and meditation will be incorporated throughout the class. Teachers will leave feeling confident in sharing yoga in their classrooms.


S23 – Hantis 101
Dr. Nathan Hall

Hantis is a hybrid of Table Tennis and Handball. It requires communication, teamwork, and is great for developing hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness. This session will focus on understanding how Hantis can be played and ways in which this activity can be delivered in a physical education program using a developmentally appropriate staging approach. Participants will get the chance to try playing the game, learn the rules and discuss strategies for organizing recreational and competitive play.


S24 – Weight and Kids- A Heavy Burden
Anna Pohorecky

We frequently see childhood obesity identified as a serious problem in Canada. Childhood obesity puts kids at risk for serious health problems like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and asthma. There may also be social, psychological and emotional consequences like being excluded from activities or being teased. Kids who are unhappy with their weight are also more likely to develop eating disorders or depression.
Given the risk of developing severe health consequences and the large potential cost to the health care system, there are many interventions to address overweight and obesity in children and teens. Do they make a difference? Are these interventions helping kids, or do they create another life-long set of problems? Join Registered Dietitian Anna Pohorecky to discuss this complex issue and explore approaches to raising children who are healthy, happy and competent eaters.


S25 – Amazing Activity for your Climbing Wall
Niki Gagnon

This session will introduce a variety of activities and games that can be used when working with a climbing wall. Come find out about some interesting equipment that can be incorporated into your existing holds and grips.


S26 – Fundamental Movement Skills Assessment K-5
David Bard

Are your students having challenges in skipping/throwing/dynamic balance? Now what? This session will answer those questions! This session will present the Winnipeg School Division’s Fundamental Movement Skills Assessment Tool. The tool supports teachers in identifying students’ movement skill levels, and provides strategic recommendations for moving their learning forward. The data collected forms part of the Movement evidence for reporting strengths, challenges, and next steps on the Provincial Report Card. The assessment tool incorporates the use of Apps and QR Codes to support the teacher with observational checklists, instructional strategies, a poster series, and video exemplars. Free downloads of all resources will be available to session participants.


S27 – Starting a Wrestling Program
Jason Henrich

This session will target the novice wrestling coach who wants to start, structure, and develop a club in the community or as part of a school program.  Wrestling should be used as an aid that offers direction to the coach with references containing detailed information.  Fundamental technique will also be covered. Due to the hands on nature of the sport, participants should be prepared to be active on the mats.


S28 – Developing Fundamental Movement Skills and Manipulation Skills: Developing Physical Literacy through Teaching Games for Understanding.
Dr. John Byl

Safely developing physical literacy, positive attitudes, and behaviours, making healthy food (and other) choices, and total well-being. Foam balls are safe and enjoyably played with in a variety of target, net/wall, invasion, and striking games. Using Gopher supported equipment we will help students, through game play, develop skills and strategic knowledge. Come prepared to participate. 


S29 – Intro to the Juggling Guild
Robin Chestnut

Learn the basics of juggling, how to teach it in a playful easy manner!


S30 – Lifesaving Society Programs to Fit your School
Christopher Love

Participants will learn about the public education and training courses that the Lifesaving Society can provide to your school. Programs that will be a part of the discussion include First Aid & CPR courses, Swim to Survive swimming lessons, and options for school clubs. As part of the presentation, we will review the safety issues that come with aquatic programming, the community, health and safety issues in which you can improve outcomes, and the program support options available from the Society. The session will end with a general Q & A exchange.


S31 – Preparation Games and Challenges
Ted Temertzolgou

This active session focuses on purposeful games that can be used both indoor and outdoor. Come and learn some easy dynamic group games and “Spartan/Gladiator Challenge Obstacle Courses” that require no (or minimal) equipment. These games also make great school-wide or staff-wellness initiatives to foster physical literacy and mental well-being. Lesson plans for all activities will be provided.


S32 – JOUEZ avec la DANSE! 
Melanie Levenberg

DANCE-PL3Y (J3U de DANSE) est un programme d’activité physique de haute énergie qui «joue» avec la danse d’une manière unique et innovante. Vos élèves vont adorer apprendre des mouvements simples inspirés d’une variété de styles – Hip Hop, Urbain, Bollywood, Jazz, Funk, Africain, danse populaire etc. Vous verrez la confiance en soi, des attitudes positives et un sens de communauté émerger dans votre école lorsque vos élèves découvrent leur propre style positif, amusant et unique.


S33 Starting Your Own Boxing Program (held at Pan Am Boxing)
Brendan McManus

Come to Pan Am boxing and get put through the paces with a great “no contact” workout and learn how you can start your own program. See how boxing can be added to your school as a club or class component. Supplementing other sports for fitness, or attracting students to a new totally different sport. The session will be put on by two teachers running a very successful boxing club at their school. Come dressed to work out. 

Session 3 2:30-3:45pm

S34 – Introduction to Baton Twirling
Dana Peteleski

This session will present the fundamental skills of baton twirling that can be incorporated into phys ed classes.  We will provide a hands-on session (we will supply the batons) and demonstrate the skills from the first two levels of the Canadian Baton Twirling Federation Skills Development Program (badge program).


S35 – Beach Volleyball for Middle Years and Senior Years Teachers
Morgan Cheyne

Come and disover the game of Beach Volleyball! This session is an introduction to the basic rules of beach volleyball. We will discuss on and off court training tips and offensive and defensive systems for middle years and senior years teachers.


S36 – Everything you wanted to know about Aerial Circus (but were afraid to ask)
Alisan Funk

Taught by an aerial performer/ teacher trainer, this session aims to demystify aerial activity. In this praxis session, we will both discuss aerial circus equipment (ex. low trapeze, rope, fabric and hoop) and also have a chance to play on some of the equipment. Participants will be introduced to essential best practices of aerial instruction and strategies for integrating aerial work into PE programs. No participant will be obligated to try the equipment.


S37 – Living Playgrounds: The Keys to Designing and Building for Sustainable Nature Play
Adam Bienenstock

‘Living Playgrounds’ focuses on the importance of choosing and placing the correct plant material to maximize and support design and educational principals needed for any playground. Choosing plant material tends to be an extra that is often reduced or removed to meet budget in the design process, but it’s an important feature that is critical to the success of any outdoor space. It provides shade, opportunities for play, engages senses, and defines the flow of traffic. Providing the correct buffers between play zones allows all types of play and social behaviors to thrive in our playgrounds. Participants will learn what and where to plant shrubs, trees and soft plantings. They will also learn the size, quantity and species of plants that will survive and the maintenance profile that will emerge. Join us for a hands-on workshop that will reinforce the importance of sound design principles through the placement of plant material, supporting optimal child development and community engagement in all playgrounds. Learn from designers, builders and educators who have worked from New Zealand to New York, Indiana to Indonesia.


S38 – Archery Tag
Nopharat Kousonsavath

Archery Tag is best described as Dodgeball with bows and non-lethal, foam tipped arrows. Groups are lead through instruction on, safety, how to shoot arrows, and play a series of games to incorporate the learning. Helmets and all equipment are provided for this amazing activity. Archery Tag is recommended for students ages 9 and up.


S39 – Warmed Up and Ready to Go: Safely Developing Physical Literacy, Positive Attitudes, and Behaviours, Making Healthy Choices, and Total Well-Being.
Dr. John Byl

Safely developing physical literacy, positive attitudes, and behaviours, making healthy food (and other) choices, and total well-being. Warming up for activity prepares body and mind for engagement. Active, fun, and engaging games can both warm players up and mentally prepare them for play. Come prepared to participate.


S40 – Cricket Workshop for Beginners
Matthew Varnes, Chad Sauerborn, Jay Fernando, Andrew Glowa

This is an interactive workshop that includes engaging drills and activities that physical educators can use to teach a cricket unit. It will also include the rules and history of cricket and the equipment need for the game. Modifications will also be presented to have your entire class participate.


S41 – Winterball
Jason Miller

Winterball is a free program targeted at elementary schools to introduce the basic fundamental skills of baseball in a fun, non-competitive manner, providing a positive learning experience for all participants. It is intended for Grades K – 6 and contains different lesson plans to ensure students are being taught skills at an appropriate skill and ability level. There are a set of lessons for grades K – 2, 3 and 4, and for students in grades 5 and 6. An equipment kit is provided that includes all necessary materials for the delivery of the program; including balls, bats, tees and bases.


S42 – Star Wars Yoga
Christa Conrad

Join us as we explore the idea of dark and light through story, song, and breath. We will move our bodies in a variety of ways that will mimic the plot of one of the Star Wars movies. This is an excellent session if you are teaching K- Grade 4 Physical Education and are interested in leading your students through an interactive yoga class.


S43 – Barenaked Games…No Equipment Necessary
Herwig Baldauf

This workshop will provide participants with a large variety of transition games taken from the CIRA Ontario resource “Barenaked Games” that can bridge the down times: when the group finishes early, too early to start a new activity, the bus is late, rainy day activity, or when children need a break. These activities require no equipment and can be used in a classroom, open space, and the outdoors.


S44 – Movement Preparation and Challenges
Ted Temertzolgou

“This active session focuses on purposeful games that can be used both indoor and outdoor. Come and learn some easy dynamic group games
and “Spartan/Gladiator Challenge Obstacle Courses” that require no (or minimal) equipment. These games also make great school-wide or staff-wellness initiatives to foster physical literacy and mental well-being. Lesson plans for all activities will be provided.”


S45 – Table Hockey Anyone?
Sal Capizzi

Need an alternative to Speed Stacking? Table Hockey has been described as chess at 700 miles per hour! The game embodies skills such as timing, speed, rhythm, fine motor skills, ambidexterity skills and hand-eye coordination, all while teaching sportsmanship during amicable competition. This session will give participants an opportunity to learn about the game, resources, how to set up your own league/club and an opportunity to try out some of the different models of the games. Suitable for Grades 5 -12.


S46 – Teaching Dance for Understanding – Teaching Dance in PE
Melanie Levenberg

Teaching Dance for Understanding is a new pedagogical approach for dance education that shakes things up with dance the same way TGfU brought us a new way of teaching games in PE! Experience the 6 Phases of the TDfU framework and discover physically-active and culturally diverse lesson ideas to engage students with dance moves that are relevant, accessible and energizing. Access resources including video tutorials, choreography notes, lesson activities and assessment rubrics.

Half Day Sessions – 1-3:30

S47 – Basic Gymnastics for the Elementary School
Peggy Glassco

Basic skills, their progressions and spotting technique will be reviewed for tumbling, beam and vault. This will be a skills oriented session and will also cover the 6 basic movement patterns.


S48- TGFU
Ted Belanger, Christian Bissonette

Ideas and strategies for implementing a TGFU program into your school. Session will break down your year into the 4 TGFU categories (Target, Net & Wall, Invasion/Territory, and Fielding/Striking)


S49 – Underwater Football, Winnipeg’s Sport since 1967
Keith Peters

Underwater Football is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, making the U of M the oldest underwater sport club in North America. This made in Manitoba sport has spread from Winnipeg to all over North America and predates all other North American Underwater sports. Meet the captain from the 2015 and 2017 World Championship team and learn how to play a 3D, full contact, low impact co-ed sport. Our youngest players are 13, and our oldest is 83. It is an extremely aerobic activity with no weight bearing.

Bathing suit required. Mask, snorkel, and fins will be available for loan, but bring your own if you have them.


S50 – Aboriginial Hoop Dance: Building Hoops to Build Community
Brandy McKay

In this workshop, participants will learn about the significance of the Hoop Dance within the context of Aboriginal culture and explore ways to incorporate Hoop Dance as an Aboriginal perspective into the classroom. Participants will be guided through step-by-step instructions on how to build a set of hoops, followed by an opportunity to build their own set as a “make-and-take” project that they can keep. Lastly, following the ‘make-and-take’ activity, participants will have an opportunity to explore Hoop Dancing using their own set of hoops all while learning some basic steps and formations. This active session will have participants learning from start to finish and is guaranteed to get you excited about brining Hoop Dancing to into your own classroom! An extra fee of $35.00 is required to cover the cost of materials. Participant can bring this Fee to the workshop and pay by cash or cheque. Receipts will be issued by the workshop instructor.


S51- Introduction to Forest and Nature School
Mavis Lewis-Webber

This hands on interactive outdoor workshop will introduce the pedagogy and ethos of forest and nature school to participants. Come prepared for the weather! Forest and Nature School is gaining momentum across Canada in early childhood programs, schools and all types of programs for children. This workshop will share examples of how forest school can be incorporated into a school setting.


S52 – Fit Happens! Building Student Success Through a Fitness Framework
Jethro Bartelings
Co-presenter: Keli Marnoch – Tec Voc High School

“Strengthen your fitness instruction! Learn the 6 fundamental movement/exercise categories that effective workouts should include and how to progressively teach them to your students. Differentiate instruction with variations of the fundamental movements that will allow you to regress or progress students based on ability and leave them feeling accomplished and confident at the end of the workout.

At the end of this session, you’ll walk away with several workout templates that you can put to use in your next fitness class. This is a practical session, so come prepared to be active and ready to workout.”


S53 – Teaching the Fundamentals of Disc Golf
Sam Meggs

Teaching the fundamentals of disc golf. The different types of throws, and the rules of the game. How to start a disc golf program at a school.


S54 – Everything Fitness! Technology, Technique and Training Philosophy!
Peter Sdrolias

The session will outline the various training modalities that are utilizied in our training courses. Movement preparation, lifting technique, HIIT, stretching routines are some of the topics that will be explored. The application of exercise technology (i.e. Bluetooth Polar hear rate, Garminconnect, SecondsPro and Smartboard applications) will also be presented. Please come prepared to do a 20-minute workout.


S55 – Making Ethical Decisions
Guy McKim

Making Ethical Decisions module is one of the NCCP’s cornerstone workshops, and leaves coaches with no doubt as to what to do when the going gets tough.
Upon completing the MED module you’ll be able to:
•analyze a challenging situation and determine if it has moral, legal or ethical implications; and
•apply the NCCP Ethical Decision-Making Model to properly respond to each situation in a way that is consistent with the NCCP Code of Ethics.


S56 – CrossFit Outside the Box
Jessica Yakiwchuk, Anna Luangkhot, Jessika Ellement

An introduction to CrossFit movements and philosophy that can be performed anywhere with limited equipment. You are the machine.
We will demonstrate how constantly varied, functional movements performed at high intensity can be taken anywhere, by anyone, at any skill level.
We want to be able to give youth the skills and confidence to make physical activity something that is enjoyable and becomes a lifestyle choice they want to participate in.

Full day sessions – 9-3:30

S57 – Healthy Youth Relationships- A Peer Teaching Model
Rebecca Ulrich

Take a MB curriculum approved resource beyond the classroom! You can develop a team of students to teach healthy relationship skills through a peer-to-peer leadership model. This one-day session will certify you to train students at your school and support them in co-leading fun and engaging lessons to the rest of the student body. Through the generous support of the Slaight Foundation, your registration fee has been reduced to cover the cost of the School Lesson packages for Gr. 7-12.

Your registration fee of $130 includes:
• School Lesson packages (incl. USB) with lessons for Gr. 7-12
• Youth Facilitator Training manual (incl. USB)
• 10 Youth Facilitator Activity Guides

*without the support of the funding, these materials would cost $900/participant


S58 – CPR- C & AED Certification Course
Kevin Tordiffe

Participants will be certified in CPR Level C which includes training in Adult, Child and Infant CPR, how to deal with choking emergencies, how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED), and the treatment of heart attacks and strokes. Participants will receive a course manual, resuscitation mask and pouch, and certification card.

An extra fee of $60.00 is required to cover the cost of certificatio, course supplies, and textbooks. The fee can be paid the day of to the workshop instructor by cheque.


S59 – Running a School Mountain Biking Program
Chris Duester

Mountain biking offers a healthy, outdoor activity for students that can lead to a lifelong love of cycling and nature. This session will ride the moderately challenging, 16km Minnewasta Lake Trail in Morden. Participants will network with other educators interested in cycling and discuss a wide range of topics related to running a school based mountain biking club such as: student equipment, transporting riders, riding locations, skills training, MCA licensing, and possible interest in setting up competitive events. Meet at Ecole Ste. Agathe at 8:45 am for carpooling, or at the trailhead at 10:00 am. Lunch and bikes not provided.


S60 – Sprockets: Pedalling to Success
Doug Detwiller

Sprockids is all about involving people in the life long sport of mountain biking, while teaching them the skills, values, and strategies to succeed in life. I started Sprockids in 1990 as a Self-Esteem / Anger Management Program to help engage my Grade 7 students who were having difficulty functioning in the traditional classroom setting. Through mountain biking I was able to provide my students with a positive outlet for their emotions, while teaching the curriculum in a new, exciting, and interactive way. The morning classroom session will examine the various way to incorporate mountain biking into the classroom, school, and after school programs. The afternoon session will be on the bike where participants will be involved in a wide variety of cycling activities.

An extra Fee of $236.25 is required to participate in this workshop. Fee covers the one day Sprockids Leader Training Session, 3 Sprockids Instruction Manuals, and a Participant Passport. The fee can be paid the day of to the workshop instructor by cheque. Each participant will need a working mountain bike, helmet, and appropriate riding gear for the weather.


S61- Red Cross Swim Adapted
Carmen Berg

The Red Cross Swim Adapted resources are tools to help all swimmers achieve their optimum potential. Our goal is for all swimmers to develop a lifelong love of water and safe water activities.

In this session we will:
– explore the physical qualities of water and how to use them to promote balance and fitness
– share resources to promote swimmers’ success
– practice hands-on activities in the pool

This session will include both water and dry-land activities.

The Canadian Red Cross Society has been offering swimming instruction and leadership development programs in Canada for more than 60 years. Today, over one million Canadians enroll in our programs each year and 25,000 are trained and certified as Water Safety Instructors.

An extra fee of $60.00 is required to cover the cost of certification, course supplies, and textbooks. The fee can be paid the day of to the workshop instructor by cheque.


Registration

Register through Eventbrite

Conference Fee: $55.00

Membership Fee: $25.00

Membership and Conference Fee: $80.00

Student fee: FREE

Registration Contact: Krystle Seymour – phemb@sportmanitoba.ca