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Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba (PHE-MB)

Conference Title: PHE-MB Physical and Health Educators of Manitoba

Location: Virtual Conference

Date: October 22nd, 2021

Program
9:00 am - 9:10 am - Opening
9:10 am - 10:00 am - Session 1
10:00 am - 10:10 am - Break
10:10 am - 11:00 am - Session 2
11:00 am - 11:10 am - Break
11:10 am - 12:00 pm - Session 3
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm - Lunch
12:30 pm - 1:20 pm - Session 4
1:20 pm - 1:30 pm - Break
1:30 pm - 2:20 pm - Session 5
2:20 pm - 2:30 pm - Break
2:30 pm - 3:20 pm - Session 6

*Links to virtual session will be sent the week of the event.

*If are unable to attend October 22nd the day of, you can select a 'delayed registration' which will record the sessions you select and send them out to you the following week to watch at your own convenience.

Registration Fees and Membership Fees:
Early Bird Fees (early bird deadline October 15th ,2021):
-Full Day (with the purchase of a full membership) Conference Fee: $20.00
-Full Day Non-Member (without the purchase of full membership) Conference Fee- $50.00
-Full Membership Fee: $25.00
-Student Membership Fee: $15.00
-Full Membership + Conference Fee: $45.00
-Student Conference Fee: $0.00 (BUT THEY MUST PURCHASE A STUDENT MEMBERSHIP FEE FOR $15.00****)

Late Fees (October 16th - October 20th, 2021):
- Full Day (with the purchase of a full membership) Conference Fee: $30.00
-Full Day Non-Member (without the purchase of full membership) Conference Fee- $60.00
-Full Membership Fee: $25.00
-Full Membership + Conference Fee: $55.00
-Student Membership Fee: $15.00
-Student Conference Fee: $10.00
-Student Conference Full Day Fee + Student Membership Fee: $25.00
Early Bird with cut-off dates (if applicable): Early Bird cut off October 15th, 2021. Late registration open until October 20th, 2021.

Registration:
Online registration will remain open until Friday, October 20, 2021. Online payment is through PayPal, credit card or Visa debit at the time of registration.

Cancellation:
PHE Manitoba does not refund conference and/or membership fees.

If you have any questions, please contact Krystle Seymour at phemb@sportmanitoba.ca.

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Sessions - 9:10 AM-10:00 AM

S1 - Innovative Physical Education and Fitness Challenges with Ladders and Bosu Balls

Engage in over 50 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 a Bosu Ball for individual use, or adding additional equipment to develop greater fitness and physical literacy.

Presenter: John Byl, Canadian Sport Education Gopher Consultant

Suitable for: All Educators

9:10 am - 10:00 am


S2 - Aquatic Risk Management: Preparing for Field Trips Around Water

Running a field trip that involves water such as a canoe trip or visit to a pool or waterpark? The Lifesaving Society are Canada's drowning prevention experts 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 experience dealing with water safety issues. Come prepared with questions, as group interaction is highly encouraged.

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Love
Dr. Christopher Love is the Water Smart and Safety Management Coordinator for Lifesaving Society Manitoba, and he is responsible for the Society’s public education and risk management programs. Prior to working for the Society he has worked as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, and trainer across the province. He has been a certified lifeguard and swimming and lifesaving instructor for over 30 years, and he is a National Trainer for the Lifesaving Society’s programs. He holds a PhD from the University of York in the History of Swimming, and has authored a book on the subject.

Suitable for: All Educators

9:10 am - 10:00 am




S3 - Yoga, Mindfulness and Meditation

This session will go through some basic yoga sequences geared toward high school students that you can take back to your schools and teach yourself! We will also go through different ways of bringing mindfulness and meditation into your classes. Expect to walk away with practical ideas you can use in your class tomorrow!

Presenter: Kristin Schiach

Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers
Kristin has been a high school Physical Education teacher for the past 13 years. She currently teaches at Fort Richmond Collegiate in Winnipeg. Kristin is passionate about teaching students about overall wellness and is close to completing her Yoga Teacher Training Certification.

9:10 am - 10:00 am




S4 - Youth and Cannabis Use Landscape in Canada

The Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP) is a free national education prevention initiative funded by Health Canada and delivered by YMCA of Greater Toronto across Canada. YCAP offers educational prevention programs to youth aged 12-24, as well as adults (parents/guardians and professionals) involved in youth’s lives. Informed by protective and risk factors contributing to youth’s mental health, YCAP provides a multi-faceted approach to harm reduction in order to increase knowledge and skills supporting positive youth development. YCAP takes a harm reduction approach toward recreational cannabis use. YCAP does not make value judgments regarding recreational cannabis use, rather seeks to minimize risks associated with cannabis use by providing youth with the most accurate and unbiased information.

Presenter: Steve Keller
Steve Keller is the Bilingual Curriculum Developer for the YMCA’s Youth Cannabis Awareness Program (YCAP), a national initiative funded by Health Canada. He is a graduate of Trent University’s School of Education and has since become a public speaker, educator and outreach worker for awareness raising programs focused on addictions, mental health and youth wellness since 2015.
Suitable for: All Educators, Administration, Student Teachers

9:10 am - 10:00 am

Platform: Zoom


Sessions - 9:10 AM-11:00 AM

S5 - Winnipeg's Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign

Winnipeg is a diverse and multicultural city, where 40% of the population identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black, or Racialized. While that diversity and multiculturalism has built a strong and resilient city, many Winnipeggers continue to face racism and discrimination in all aspects of their lives, including their participation in sport. The Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign seeks to address, disrupt and eliminate racism and discrimination in sport experienced by First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Black, Racialized, and religious minority communities in Winnipeg. This session will present information and resources from the 5 major activities of the campaign: Research, School Presentations, Training for Sport Stakeholders, Public Awareness Campaign and Accord.

Presenter: Daria Joquera Palmer, Campaign Project Manager, Anti-Racism in Sport Campaign

Suitable for: All Educators

9:10 am - 10:00 am




S6 - Sex Ed for 2020 & Beyond

The Human Sexuality Resource by Manitoba Education is older than many youth. It made its debut around the same time as youtube and smartphones around 15 years ago. Much has changed since then but two things that haven't are youth's need for information about growing up and how to make sense of their world. Demonstrated in this session are the principles of comprehensive sexuality education which takes a holistic approach. Principles of sex positivity, inclusion, equity, harm reduction, strengths-based, youth engagement, trauma informed etc. are the approaches to this resource. You will be introduced to sessions for junior high students on values, consent, wellness, relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, substance use, and more, facilitated on the Kahoot platform available for all teachers to use.

Presenter: Eveline Buehlmann
Working with youth in the areas of sexual and mental health (including substance use) and healthy relationships throughout the province of MB for the past 20 years is my area of expertise. Currently I'm working on some much needed junior high comprehensive sexual health curriculum via Kahoot. Our goal is to create and facilitate inclusive, sex positive, strengths-based, trauma informed health materials developmentally appropriate for younger youth.

Suitable for: All Educators

9:10 am - 11:00 am




S7 - Help Shape Concussion Awareness in Manitoba Schools

Sport Manitoba has identified concussion awareness and education as an ongoing priority. Put your thinking caps on! Participants can expect an interactive and engaging session. We will brainstorm to determine the resources you need to recognize and identify concussions on the field, on the court, or in the classroom. Your input will help us create future tools to help protect those you work with.

Presenter: Megan Foster, Sport Development Officer

Suitable for: All Educators

9:10 am - 11:00 am


Sessions - 10:10 AM-11:00 AM

S11 - RAMPing Up Your Warm-Up and Movement Preparation-The Workout Workshop | Presented by Sport MB

Use the RAMP acronym to guide your warm-up design and prepare your body for the upcoming demands of your workout or gym class. This 4-Part Workout Workshop will take teachers through the workout design process from start to finish, incorporating exercise videos and ideas, opportunities to participate, and considerations for age-appropriate training that can be applied across different demographics.

Presenters: Neal Prokop (MSC, CSCS), Jeff Wood (BPE, CSCS), Jacqueline Mazur (BKin, CSCS), Davis Chase (BKin, CSCS)

Suitable for: All Educators

10:10 am - 11:00 am


S8 - Individualizing Physical Education for K-6 and using Innovative Toppletubes

With Covid-19 it has been more important than ever, and as good teaching practice, to try to individualize equipment contact as much as possible. We will take a look at examples of how we can do this through 40+ locomotor, fitness, target, net/wall activities, as well as manipulative retain, and manipulative send and receive activities. Learning about locomotion and fitness with innovative ToppleTubes. ToppleTubes are an innovative product that is useful in developing mental and physical skills of locomotion and fitness. We will explore 30+ activities that develop student skills.

Presenter: Dr. John Byl, Canadian Sport Education Gopher Consultant

Suitable for: All Educators

10:10 am - 11:00 am


S9 - Aquatic Programs for Your School

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

Presenter: Dr. Christopher Love
Dr. Christopher Love is the Water Smart and Safety Management Coordinator for Lifesaving Society Manitoba, and he is responsible for the Society's public education and risk management programs. Prior to working for the Society he has worked as a lifeguard, swimming instructor, and trainer across the province. He has been a certified lifeguard and swimming and lifesaving instructor for over 30 years, and he is a National Trainer for the Lifesaving Society's programs. He holds a PhD from the University of York in the History of Swimming, and has authored a book on the subject.

Suitable for: All Educators

10:10 am - 11:00 am


Sessions - 10:10 AM-12:00 PM

S10 - 2SLGBTQ+ Safety & Inclusion in Sports

All children deserve to participate in sports. We will discuss barriers and challenges that exist in sports and recreation for 2SLGBTQ+ youth. We will analyze real and current issues, share recommendations for safer practices and resources to assist in making sports accessible and safer for all youth.

Presenter: Dene Guillas
Dene (he/him) proudly identifies as an Indigenous, transgender man who has always lived and worked on Treaty One Territory, the territories of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota and Metis Nations.
He has been lucky enough to be involved in the training and education field for over 15 years. Whether it was in a classroom environment, community centre, conference, or small gatherings, he has always tried to make sure learning is inclusive to everyone.
His love of helping others has led him to Rainbow Resource Centre in 2019, where he works as the School Equity & Inclusion Coordinator. This has allowed his passion of interacting and speaking with others, to morph into a positive way to give back to the community. Helping to raise awareness for our youth has given him a purpose that is extremely close to his heart.

Suitable for: All Educators

10:10 am - 12:00 pm




S12 - Everyone's a Climber

At some point in our lives, we've all felt the need to climb something; a tree, a ladder, perhaps the scramble from chair, to counter, to cookie-jar. Climbing is so much fun, and provides the opportunity to develop physical strength, flexibility, balance, etc. No matter your skill level you can start climbing and grow physical and mental skills.

Presenter: Kori Cuthbert
Kori was born in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and grew up on a small grain farm. As Manitoba has very few rocks and very little elevation to gain, Kori's first exposure to climbing revolved around childhood summer trips to Squamish while visiting Vancouver-based family.
When Kori moved to Winnipeg to attend the University of Manitoba in 2007, his interest in climbing grew while going to a small bouldering wall regularly at the university, run by the University of Manitoba Climbing Club.

After completing his Bachelor of Kinesiology in 2012, he turned his sights to outdoor climbing and began to make 3 hour weekend trips to Northwestern Ontario for sport and trad climbing. Along with his experience and expertise, Kori has a passion for movement and climbing and has been a mainstay in the Winnipeg climbing community for years.

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

10:10 am - 12:00 pm


Sessions - 11:10 AM-12:00 PM

S13 - Adventure Doesn’t Have a Season

Kendrick's Outdoor Adventures, began in late 2020 out of a desire to keep building the new-found love of the outdoors and to introduce even more ways to be active all year round. With a background in marketing and retail and a passion for community and connection the guest experience, accessibility, healthy lifestyles and mental well-being remain top of mind. The themes for this PD day align with our vision to provide outdoor adventure experiences. Getting outside and out to adventure, perhaps try something new aligns to not only teacher wellness but student and community wellness. Everyday humans can try new things!

Presenter: Lana Bakun

Suitable for: Grades 5-8, 9-12, Teacher Wellness

11:10 am - 12:00 pm



S14 - PHE MB - Who We Are & What We Do

Are you interested in Manitoba curriculum decision making? Do you want to learn about more progressional development opportunities? Are you looking for grants to support your PE/HE programming? Do you want to recognize colleagues for their innovation in teaching movement and health? If so, this PHE MB (Physical and health educators of Manitoba) info session is for you. Come learn more about your subject area advocates and ways to get involved.

Presenter: Alyson Gysel

Suitable for: All Educators

11:10 am - 12:00 pm


S15 - Exceed With Speed and Progressing Plyometrics

Use it or lose it. This informational session defines speed and plyometrics, provides drills, progressions and important considerations in regards to loading, rest and intensity.

Presenters: Neal Prokop (MSc, CSCS), Jeff Wood (BPE, CSCS), Jacqueline Mazur (BKin CSCS), Davis Chase (BKin CSCS)

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

11:10 am - 12:00 pm



S16 - Street Drugs and Substance Use Through the Lens of a Paramedic

A detailed discussion on current drug trends, substance use and addiction along with stigma reduction techniques. Signs and symptoms of drug overdose/poisoning, the pharmacology and pathophysiology of various substances including opioids, methamphetamine, benzodiazepines and other stimulants. The focus is polysubstance use from a personal trauma lens. Local drug response data will be discussed along with a few impactful stories along the way.

Presenter: Cory Guest
Cory has worked in EMS since 1996 getting his start in a rural setting before reaching his goal of career urban EMS in Winnipeg Manitoba in the fall of 2000.

Cory was an ambulance based Paramedic for approximately 12 years before promoting into the 911 Communication Centre as Communications Centre Shift Supervisor. After working in this role for 3 years he jumped at an opportunity to become Paramedic Public Education Coordinator where he has been for nearly 5 years.

The highlight of Cory's career has been the creation of illicit and prescription drug programming. This initiative was developed in the fall of 2016 when Winnipeg was experiencing a peak in EMS response to opioid related incidents. The programming is now embedded in the community, he has presented to thousands of high school students and other community members. The idea is to provide educational awareness to assist our youth and young adults in making smart, educated choices when presented with illicit or prescription drugs. The programming is in high demand throughout the city and province as Cory has presented to countless schools, university groups, workplaces, community groups, many conference speaking engagements and Winnipeg Police drug and gang forums. Cory was invited by a branch of Canada Health to travel to some of our northern communities and provide this valuable programming to our indigenous neighbors. He also has the pleasure of providing drug education to locally exploited strong women who are actively seeking to improve their lives. Cory has developed strong partnerships with Winnipeg Police, Indigenous groups, The Addictions Foundation of Manitoba and many community based groups. Cory is a member of the CSA (Canadian Standards Association) where he is working collaboratively on national prehospital drug response standards. Cory is continually looking to expand his partners through networking and professional development. A robust response to the illicit drug culture in today’s society includes not only the response of emergency medical services along with other agencies but also compassionate, aggressive appropriate education with a focus on addiction trends and personal trauma.

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

11:10 am - 12:00 pm


S17 - Pension Sustainability

This seminar is tailored to TRAF participants and the objective of the seminar is to help members understand aspects of pension sustainability and the likelihood/inevitability of changes to your pension either negative or positive from the plan participant’s point of view. If you have already attended one of these seminars before you are certainly able to attend. What will be new is information about changes to other provincial Teacher pension plans over the last year, along with some projections of an actual effect to a pension value if a combination of the ancillary benefits change, as has happened across the country.

Presenter:Glen Anderson
Department Head, Member Benefits, The Manitoba Teachers Society

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

11:10 am - 12:00 pm


Sessions - 12:30 PM-1:20 PM

S19 - The Booming Present and Future of Disc Golf

Learn more about one of the fastest growing sports in the world and how the activity is currently expanding in Manitoba at a rapid pace. Your only connection to disc golf may be the FROLF (frisbee-golf) reference dropped by George in Seinfeld and Andy on The Office. But for those who have not yet stumbled upon the sport, you will soon realize just how big it is getting, and for good reason. We will explore the inclusiveness the sport brings for all ages, abilities, and social-economic status. How the sport uses technology unlike any other to increase activity adherence, accessibility, goal setting and connection to others. Learn about the Professional Tour and what is on the horizon for disc golf in MB schools and community.

Presenters: Tyler McGurry, Sam Meggs & DGM Education Committee
Disc Golf Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization which serves to regulate, and organize disc golf events and maintain courses in Manitoba. The organization is composed of 9 board members and many sub committees working to help grow the sport and provide current members and the public positive experiences. The presenters are composed of physical education teachers who serve on Disc Golf Manitoba's Education Committee. Our committee's mandate is as followed:
- Promote disc golf in youth development in MB.
- Support disc golf in Phys. Ed.
- Review and implement LTAD (long term athlete development) coming to us from CanDiscGolf.
- Review and implement curriculum being developed by CanDiscGolf.
- Train clinicians and run community clinics.
We have a range of knowledge and experiences within our committee that is sure to provide knowledge and connect to attendees of all backgrounds. We have presenters who two years ago started playing disc golf for the first time and then began implementing it into their Phys. Ed. program to others who have been playing and teaching others about the game for over thirty years. Our presenters from the committee have helped secure and develop permanent courses on their school's property working alongside parent-councils, administration, divisions, and local government.

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm




S20 - Take Climbing to the Next Level - Theory!

You’ve seen it? You’ve heard about it? Other physical educators are talking about it? However, you don’t know where to begin. Whatever your situation, climbing is the perfect addition to your physical education program. Maybe you have a wall already and are looking to get some refreshing ideas to inject some excitement and teaching strategies into the climbing experience? Learn everything you need to know for taking climbing to the next level in your school and physical education program. While climbing, children are developing strength, endurance and flexibility. In addition they’re overcoming challenges, persevering and developing confidence. The perfect way for students of all levels and abilities to participate in a Physical Literacy enriched experience. Learn ways to have fun, improve pedagogy, challenge students, increase engagement while staying safe. Tips for acquiring a wall, improving a wall and route setting options and improvements. There are many considerations for a climbing experience in your school and it can be overwhelming. Let’s help you get provide the best experience for all your students.

Presenter: JJ Ross
JJ Ross is the Coordinator of Physical Education and Health Education (PE/HE) for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. He has taught PE/HE across the province from for the last 23 years.

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm




S21 - Refining and Designing: Exercise Selection

There are hundreds of exercises to select from, but how do you choose which ones make it into your workout? The session discusses key movements, progressions and regressions, and strategies to get the most out of your workouts.

Presenters: Neal Prokop (MSC, CSCS), Jeff Wood (BPE, CSCS), Jacqueline Mazur (BKin CSCS), Davis Chase (BKin CSCS)

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm





S23 - Restore! Movement as Medicine for Hours of Screen Time

Hours of sitting in front of your computer does a number on your body. This session will provide movements to restore movement and posture from these chunks of sedentary time. You'll have single restorative exercises you can use or complete flows and 'workouts' to accomplish this as well. This sessions is for teachers as much as it is for them to share with their students.

Presenter: Jethro Bartelings
Physical and Health Educator at Tech Voc High School

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm




S24 - Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation

This session will go through some basic yoga sequences geared toward high school students that you can take back to your schools and teach yourself! We will also go through different ways of bringing mindfulness and meditation into your classes. Expect to walk away with practical ideas you can use in your class tomorrow!

Presenter: Kristin Schiach
Kristin has been a high school Physical Education teacher for the past 13 years. She currently teaches at Fort Richmond Collegiate in Winnipeg. Kristin is passionate about teaching students about overall wellness and is close to completing her Yoga Teacher Training Certification.

Suitable for: All Educators

12:30 pm - 1:20 pm




Sessions - 12:30 PM-2:20 PM

S18 - Badminton - Training School Teams for Success

This session will work on a combination of drill and drill frameworks for badminton that can be adapted to meet the needs of your athletes. Some drills will focus on technical proficiency and some will develop strategy with less emphasis on technique.

Presenter: Ryan Giesbrecht
Ryan Giesbrecht was the Executive Di
rector of Badminton Manitoba for 10 years and Owner/Operator of Prairie Badminton - Winnipeg's first badminton specific facility

Suitable for: Grades 5-8, 9-12

12:30 pm - 2:20 pm


S22 - Welcome to the Pleasuredome

As a teacher you have relationships with your students and with each new subject you introduce, you are helping students form a relationship with the content. The human sexuality curriculum has many outcomes regarding healthy relationships, but in a curriculum defined by STIs, unintended pregnancy and abuse prevention are we building a healthy relationship between students and human sexuality? The curricular outcomes are missing the one word needed in healthy relationships and human sexuality: pleasure. The workshop will discuss various ways to put pleasure back into lessons in a way that will feel good to students and teachers alike.

Presenter: J Fiedler
J Fiedler is originally from Detroit Michigan where they supported people living with HIV and taught people how to fix their bicycles. Since immigrating to Canada in 2016 they've been teaching people about sexuality (and sometimes bicycles). J views sex ed as not only a key towards personal autonomy, but also a way for communities to connect toward collective liberation. They have facilitated workshops with the Sexuality Education Resource Centre in various territories around Manitoba from The Pas to Morden.

Suitable for: All Educators

12:30 pm - 2:20 pm

Platform: Zoom



Sessions - 1:00 PM-2:20 PM

S27 - Functional Range Conditioning

Functional range and mobility training is essential for joint health, injury prevention and developing usable range of motion. In this interactive session, teachers will be introduced and try PAILS and RAILS (Angular Isometric Loading), CARS (Controlled Articular Rotations), and PNF Stretching (Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation) to mobilize and revitalize their workout.

Presenters: Neal Prokop (MSc, CSCS), Jeff Wood (BPE, CSCS), Jacqueline Mazur (BKin, CSCS), Davis Chase (BKin, CSCS)

Suitable for: All Educators, Teacher Wellness

1:00 pm - 2:20 pm



Sessions - 1:30 PM-2:20 PM

S25 - Keep Kids Moving with BOKS - A Showcase of New Resources and Best Case Practices

Movement is critical to help kids with physical and mental health, focus and self-regulation. BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) is a free nationwide charity, focused on getting kids more active. We offer bilingual programming designed to get kids in grades K-12 moving and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. In this interactive workshop we will focus on the many new resources we have created over the past year to keep your kids moving regardless of setting or pandemic restrictions. You will learn new Bursts (DPA activities), ways to incorporate Mindfulness into your programs, how to implement a running program that keeps kids interested (no, it is not just about running laps), ideas for movement at Recess, leadership opportunities with BOKS, AND our BOKS Bootcamp program (for kids in grade 7-12). Grab your runners and water bottles and get ready to move! We will share real life examples of unique and creative ways your peers have put BOKS into action within their communities. Leave this session with a back pocket full of new ideas and learn how to access all our resources that takes the prep out of the equation for you!

Presenters: Kyla Crocker
Kyla Crocker is the Regional Coordinator with BOKS for Central Canada. She is a dynamic leader who is a health and fitness enthusiast passionate about advocating for the importance of getting kids active and moving daily. She pursued an academic career in Kinesiology receiving her undergraduate degree from Acadia University and her masters degree from the University of Toronto. As a BOKS Trainer one of her favourite parts of leading the program is seeing the energy and excitement from the kids when participating in the variety of games and activities. Outside of BOKS she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with lots of hiking, camping or checking out local coffee shops in Toronto.

Suitable for: All Educators

1:30 pm - 3:20 pm



S28 - Collaborating to Optimize Phys Ed Experiences for Kids With Challenges

Most Physical Educators have some good ideas regarding inclusive approaches for Phys Ed in schools. How are we doing with this inclusion? Megan will be collecting information from colleagues working with kids through school based physiotherapy, to answer that challenging question.

Presenter: Megan Carter
Megan is a Physiotherapist who has worked in a variety of settings over the past 31 years. She is currently working as a school based Physiotherapist for the Rehabilitation Center for Children, with contact primarily in the Winnipeg School Division. Megan also has a background as a Phys Ed grad, with 30 years of coaching cross country ski racers in the province. She draws on both her Physiotherapy and Phys Ed backgrounds when working with kids in schools.

Suitable for: All Educators

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm


S29 - Unpacking Health Promoting Schools

Why become a health promoting school? How do health promoting schools act and behave? What do health promoting schools offer? This session is for physical educators, health classroom teachers, counsellors and administrators who are interested in taking health and wellness beyond the classroom to create a school wide culture. Topics will range from a big picture overview to providing meaningful first steps for integrating health in a Covid era.

Presenter: Eric Hamilton
PHE Manitoba's Health Promoting Schools Chair. Physical and Health Educator at Ecole Charleswood School

Suitable for: All Educators

1:30 pm - 2:20 pm



Sessions - 1:30 PM-3:20 PM

S26 - Take Climbing to the Next Level - Practical

Part 2 to S20- Take Climbing to the Next Level - Theory! You’ve seen it? You’ve heard about it? Other physical educators are talking about it? However, you don’t know where to begin. Whatever your situation, climbing is the perfect addition to your physical education program. Maybe you have a wall already and are looking to get some refreshing ideas to inject some excitement and teaching strategies into the climbing experience? Learn everything you need to know for taking climbing to the next level in your school and physical education program. While climbing, children are developing strength, endurance and flexibility. In addition they’re overcoming challenges, persevering and developing confidence. The perfect way for students of all levels and abilities to participate in a Physical Literacy enriched experience. Learn ways to have fun, improve pedagogy, challenge students, increase engagement while staying safe. Tips for acquiring a wall, improving a wall and route setting options and improvements. There are many considerations for a climbing experience in your school and it can be overwhelming. Let’s help you get provide the best experience for all your students.

Presenter: JJ Ross
JJ Ross is the Coordinator of Physical Education and Health Education (PE/HE) for the St. James-Assiniboia School Division. He has taught PE/HE across the province from for the last 23 years.

Suitable for: All Educators

1:30 pm - 3:20 pm


Sessions - 2:30 PM-3:20 PM

S30 - Outdoor Education - Youth Outdoors Project

The Youth Outdoors Project was created to reduce barriers to impactful outdoor adventure programs in Manitoba. Together with local schools, churches and youth organizations, we co-create a reality where children and youth can experience year round, life-changing outdoor activities. We proudly partner with Equip Canada to promote and oversee this new and exciting initiative. Together, we help YOU decrease local outdoor activity deficit and get kids outside!

Presenters: Kevin Rempel and Matt Peters
Kevin has been an educator in Manitoba for over 13 years. During this time, he has taught elementary and high school Phys. Ed., as well as taught in the classroom. Recently, he has joined Wilderland Adventure Company to become the Education Coordinator offering mobile outdoor education opportunities and wellness workshops throughout the province.

Matt Peters is the owner of Wilderland Adventure Company and has been involved in the outdoor adventure industry for more than 10 years. His business offers schools and others the opportunity to do day programming such as hikes, canoeing and SUPing. In addition to this, educators and individuals have the chance to get certifications in a number of areas such as Wilderness First Aid, OCC Field Leader Training and OCC Canoe Training. As resistrictions hopefully loosen there are opportunities for overnight and adventure programs that will be available as well.

Suitable for: Grades 5-8, 9-12, Teacher Wellness

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm


S31 - Keep Kids Moving with BOKS - A Showcase of New Resources and Best Case Practices

Movement is critical to help kids with physical and mental health, focus and self-regulation. BOKS (Build Our Kids' Success) is a free nationwide charity, focused on getting kids more active. We offer bilingual programming designed to get kids in grades K-12 moving and establish a lifelong commitment to health and fitness. In this interactive workshop we will focus on the many new resources we have created over the past year to keep your kids moving regardless of setting or pandemic restrictions. You will learn new Bursts (DPA activities), ways to incorporate Mindfulness into your programs, how to implement a running program that keeps kids interested (no, it is not just about running laps), ideas for movement at Recess, leadership opportunities with BOKS, AND our BOKS Bootcamp program (for kids in grade 7-12). Grab your runners and water bottles and get ready to move! We will share real life examples of unique and creative ways your peers have put BOKS into action within their communities. Leave this session with a back pocket full of new ideas and learn how to access all our resources that takes the prep out of the equation for you!

Presenter: Kyla Crocker
Kyla Crocker is the Regional Coordinator with BOKS for Central Canada. She is a dynamic leader who is a health and fitness enthusiast passionate about advocating for the importance of getting kids active and moving daily. She pursued an academic career in Kinesiology receiving her undergraduate degree from Acadia University and her masters degree from the University of Toronto. As a BOKS Trainer one of her favourite parts of leading the program is seeing the energy and excitement from the kids when participating in the variety of games and activities. Outside of BOKS she can be found enjoying the great outdoors with lots of hiking, camping or checking out local coffee shops in Toronto.

Suitable for: All Educators

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm


S32 - Winterball/Baseball

Winterball is a FREE program offered by Baseball Manitoba and sponsored by Major League Baseball, Home Run Sports, and Baseball Canada. The program is aimed at grades K-8 with the primary focus on introducing the fundamentals of baseball in a fun manner that is non-competitive. Teachers can sign up for the program following the presentation and will be provided with a bag of equipment and detailed lesson plans. More information can be found here - http://www.baseballmanitoba.ca/winterball.

Baseball5 is a fast paced team sport where individual skills and hand-eye coordination are highlighted. Teams are made up of 5 players each, splitting into offense and defense. Most normal Baseball rules apply, with the biggest change being the offensive player starts with the ball and uses their hand to hit, instead of off a pitcher. The sport requires little equipment - only a rubber ball, and can be played anywhere. More information can be found here - https://baseball.com.au/baseball5/.

Presenters: James Zamko and Paul Esteves
4th year as Program Director for Baseball Manitoba
Baseball Instructor at Home Run Sports Training Centre
Graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Kinesiology Degree
Played and coached at the College/University level - Douglas College & U of W

Suitable for: Grades K-4, 5-8

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm


S33 - What is Disc Golf and How Does it Fit in Phys Ed

Disc Golf Manitoba's Education Committee will share with attendees effective teaching cues, fun lessons, and an introduction to the sport. We explore how the TGFU model can be applied to lessons and dive into just how much creative student choice there is within the sport. Effective ways your class can play using minimal equipment to how Manitoba teachers have secured permanent 9-hole courses on their school yards. Attendees of this session will have the first opportunity to borrow baskets and discs from DGM to use with their students.

Presenters: Bryce Bergman, Darryl Reilly, and Tyler McGurry
Disc Golf Manitoba is a not-for-profit organization which serves to regulate, and organize disc golf events and maintain courses in Manitoba. The organization is composed of 9 board members and many sub committees working to help grow the sport and provide current members and the public positive experiences. The presenters are composed of physical education teachers who serve on Disc Golf Manitoba’s Education Committee. Our committee’s mandate is as followed:
- Promote disc golf in youth development in MB.
- Support disc golf in Phys. Ed.
- Review and implement LTAD (long term athlete development) coming to us from CanDiscGolf
- Review and implement curriculum being developed by CanDiscGolf
- Train clinicians and run community clinics.
We have a range of knowledge and experiences within our committee that is sure to provide knowledge and connect to attendees of all backgrounds. We have presenters who two years ago started playing disc golf for the first time and then began implementing it into their Phys. Ed. program to others who have been playing and teaching others about the game for over thirty years. Our presenters from the committee have helped secure and develop permanent courses on their school’s property working alongside parent-councils, administration, divisions, and local government.

Suitable for: All Educators

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm



S34 - Canada's New Food Guide - Evidence-Based Nutrition

In 2019 the Canadian government released a new version of Canada's
Food Guide. The food guide has been significantly changed and has less
industry driven marketing. This presentation will focus on providing tools
for educators to teach the new food guide across curricula from
Kindergarten through Grade 12 within a food literacy framework. This presentation was initially prepared and presented at WestCast 2020 at the University of British Columbia.

Presenter: Gursevak Kasbia
Gursevak graduated from the University of Ottawa and pursued public health certifying as a teacher. He has a passion for food and healthy living.

Suitable for: All Educators

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm




S35 - Building Confidence - Individualizing the PE Experience

Question to consider: Is a student set up to pursue fitness and a healthy active lifestyle ‘on their own by the time they graduate high school? If the answer is no, we have all failed! PE courses are group dynamics by nature but we should focus on individualizing this experience to ensure students are beginning to make the connection of physical activity to mental clarity. We can hire people to do a lot of things in life, we can even hire someone to assist us as a personal trainer, but we can’t hire someone to actually move for us. It has become more necessary than ever for us as a society to prioritize movement. Solution: Present PE with a general framework that would simulate our adult lives. A blend of a fitness routine with sport, yoga, running...etc. We should be presenting general instruction to all facets of movement so we can begin to generate conclusions as to which activities are making us better/healthier and which activities we enjoy doing. There is a combination that is important for us to unlock “individually” so we remain consistent.

Presenter: Callen McGibbon
Callen is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with nearly 20 years of experience. His clientele ranges from pro athletes, Olympians, university athletes, young athletes in development, and the general population looking to achieve their health and fitness goals!

Suitable for: All Educators

2:30 pm - 3:20 pm

Platform: Zoom