On The Move
Journal of the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association
ISSN 1925 3222
VOL. 36 NO. 2
Table of Contents
Board of Directors Year-end Reports 4
2019 Student Leadership Experience 14
Conference 2019: Celebrating Diversity 20
Award Winners 21
North American Society Award 27
Quality Daily Physical Education 29
Broomball Opportunities in Saskatchewan 32
Movement Pathways 35
SPEA Resource Kits 40
Board of Directors 42
Board of Directors Year-End Reports
Graham Hayes – President
It has been another busy and enjoyable year serving SPEA members throughout the province! As physical educators, our goal is to provide quality physical education experiences for every student in the province. Through quality physical education programs, we know that students will become more confident and competent movers in a variety of environments that will hopefully inspire them to be active for life. It is the vision of SPEA to create a network for our members to collaborate in the areas of planning, instruction and assessment to further your own professional growth.
As president, I have represented the organization at both the national and provincial levels. The Council of Provinces & Territories (CoPT) meetings were held in Halifax in October. I will also attend the CoPT meetings as part of the PHE Canada national conference in Montreal from May 1-4, 2019. At the provincial level, I have attended STF Professional Growth Network committee meetings and have been part of the physical education cohort under the branch of the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit (SPDU).
As a Board of Directors, we consistently focus on current trends in physical education, while keeping an eye towards the future. We continue make it a priority to invest in the future generation of leaders within our profession as part of the Student Leadership ‘Experience’ that was held at Dallas Valley Ranch Camp in September. The pre-service delegates had opportunities to engage in physical activities combined with presentations, workshops and other initiatives that encouraged them to explore their preconceptions of leadership. The delegates worked closely with mentors and fellow students from across Saskatchewan. They learned from and networked with some of the most influential mentors in the field of physical education, most of whom were former SPEA board members. We are looking forward to hosting the 4th annual Student Leadership ‘Experience’ again this fall with student delegates attending from across western Canada. SPEA also supported the U of R HOPE Association’s professional development day in March.
I would like to thank SPEA for providing me with the opportunity to have served as President over the past two years. I am also pleased to welcome Jennifer Buettner as the incoming President. Jenn’s passion and enthusiasm for physical education will serve our members well into the future. As a board of directors, we always welcome feedback and suggestions from our membership to help us better meet your needs as physical educators. I look forward to another great year!
Holly Stevens – Executive Director
Greetings from the SPEA office. I have enjoyed serving the SPEA Board of Directors and our membership for the 2018-2019 year. We hit the ground running following the August retreat and the Board continues planning and producing to serve our members. Last fall, every school in the province received SPEA - QDPE posters to proudly hang in their school. This was a major undertaking with my assistant Joanne Husband and I batching and sending over 700 sets.
Thank you to Lamarr Oksasikewiyin and his team who gratefully accepted the challenge of creating equipment for the 31 orders of First Nation, Metis, Inuit (FNMI) resource kits. Many items in this resource are hand made and this order was very well received by members. We are happy to announce we will be taking orders again this June with delivery slated for November. If you would like to purchase any of our resources, please call the office for pricing.
The current FNMI resource kit manuals will be updated with thanks to Board member Michala Hegi.
Check out the Sidewalk Stencils created by Rita Swanson from Churchbridge. These go out on a two week basis and there is plenty of availability for spring to fall 2019.
Board member Amanda Kornaga has revitalized one of our two Vitamin “N”ature resources to support the new 20/30 curriculum. The original Vitamin “N”ature resource will remain geared toward elementary schools and the second one will become Vitamin “N”ature 2.0 for secondary schools.
Unfortunately one of our Vitamin “N”ature resources went missing last spring and the courier company only insures for a small percentage of loss. This cost SPEA $1200.00 to replace. If anyone happens to see it in their school, please contact me.
My job includes displaying at tradeshows promoting the work SPEA does in the province. In October I attended the Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation Conference in Maple Creek; the SK First Nations Child Welfare Conference in Saskatoon in January; and the Chinook Teachers’ Association Conference in Swift Current in March. I will be attending the SHSAA AGM in June and the Saskatchewan Hutterian Educator’s Association Conference in October.
Day to day office operations include, accounting, resource loaner program, journal advertising, Conference duties, grant requirements, maintaining email data bases, QDPE program, inquiries, reports to the Board, membership drive, booking meetings and the list goes on. I truly love what I do!
It has been a pleasure to work with President Graham Hayes for the past two years. I look forward to serving alongside incoming President Jen Buettner and her 2019-2020 Board of Directors.
Jen Buettner – QDPE/President Elect
This year has been a rewarding year for me on the board. I was able to dig a little deeper and understand the organization before taking over as President on May 10th. I have some new ideas to bring to the board and the organization as President. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this through our member survey.
QDPE is a cumbersome portfolio. SPEA has little control over how principals and vice principals schedule Physical Education classes in their schools. This year, with the help of the board, we created a set of posters with careful and purposeful thought to encourage the benefits of a quality, daily physical education program within your school community. The goal is to create stakeholder engagement and thoughtful conversations around ensuring that the importance of physical education is part of a child’s regular school experience. I hope that these posters are displayed as you see fit within your school. The board approved a free conference registration to one QDPE Award winner. This year the conference registration was given to Mitchel Morin from Saskatoon. We had 66 schools apply for the QPDE Award and look forward to hearing back in our member survey on how to improve engagement.
I have also helped with the conference this year. Celebrating Diversity will be structured for our delegates to engage in sessions that will help them meet the ever-changing, diverse needs of their students in physical education. I helped secure presenters for different sessions that we have offered in the past. I oversaw creating a logo, delegate shirts and board conference clothing as well. I also did some research into using an App for our conference. We were led to believe that everything we needed an app to do, we could do using our website. We look forward to hearing your ideas with these changes in our Conference Survey.
This year I have been able to present three times at the University of Saskatchewan to Education students. I attended the Professional Growth Networking day at the STF. I also worked with 2 generalist teachers to mentor them in teaching PE. We collaborated on lesson ideas, assessment tools, and tips and tricks for incorporating fitness into their classes.
There are some changes being made to the board positions for the upcoming year and will be announced at the Conference AGM. I would like to thank all SPEA members. Without you we could not accomplish what we do. Have an enjoyable, active summer with friends and family.
I have decided that I will be resigning from the SPEA Board of Directors effective June 1, 2019. As I begin exciting new roles and opportunities in my personal and professional life, I am unable to give the attention and effort to SPEA that I feel would be required to do a satisfactory job. The Board has many motivated and talented individuals who continue to make it a great organization and provide a great service to the dedicated Physical Education teachers in our province. Thank you to all of our members and to the Board.
Jarod Harvey – Website/Conference Chair 2019
As in the past, my position on the board involved maintaining the website and presenting on behalf of SPEA at a number of events. Additionally, I took on the role of conference chair, which saw a big change in the format of the conference.
This year I presented an assessment session to about ten teachers at the NATA conference in Prince Albert, and a variety of sessions to Education students at the University of Saskatchewan. The presentations were well received and recommend to continue doing these in the future. As far as the website is concerned, most of the work came from the changes that you will hear later regarding conference.
Conference saw a lot of change, mainly to the format. The biggest changes were:
Wednesday night Registration and tradeshow was moved to Thursday morning.
This change will hopefully get more delegates to the tradeshow displayers.
Saves the cost of renting the hotel space for the tradeshow.
QDPE breakfast was moved to Friday Morning.
This allowed us to have five sessions and the awards banquet on one day which we hope will entice teachers who could only make it for one day.
Going digital with conference information.
This will make the conference information more accessible to delegates.
Delegates no longer have to pre-register for their sessions.
The biggest benefit was the flexibility in scheduling presenters. The deadline did not have to be as early, so we were able to secure more sessions for the conference.
Less work on our end regarding putting delegates into sessions and contacting delegates when changes in the sessions occurred.
Reg Leidl – Awards/P.D. Assistance
Highlights within the SPEA Awards/PD Assistance Portfolio for the 2018-19 school year have been as follows:
· Mentoring fellow physical educators in physical literacy, instruction and assessment in various locations across the province.
· Remained an active and engaged committee member within the Partners for Physical Literacy Group. Helping to support the communities of Martensville, Outlook, and Wynyard.
· Working as a committee member with PHE Canada’s Physical Literacy and Physical Education Advisory Committee. Topics included QDPE, various policy statements, and resource evaluation.
· Being part of the Physical Education 20/30 Curriculum renewal as a member of both the reference committee and the writing team for the Ministry of Education.
· Fulfilling various administrative and advocacy tasks as requested by the SPEA Executive.
· Presenting a full slate of award winners at the annual SPEA Conference 2019 in Saskatoon. Acting as MC for the Conference Banquet and QDPE Breakfast as well.
· Working within the Physical Education Cohort as part of SPDU’s support of physical education and physical literacy workshops within the province.
· Became a member of the Nomination’s Committee for PHE Canada. I am also part of their committee working on National Standards for physical education curriculum in Canada.
Amanda Kornaga – Outdoor Education
Following last years SPEA Conference I worked on several different projects. Starting in July I worked with a group of colleagues on the final writing stages of the PE 20 and 30 curricula. Once the school year began, Rita Swanson and I put the final touches on a side-walk stencil that can be loaned out from SPEA. The stencil will hopefully be used to encourage elementary students to move in different ways on their sidewalks or playgrounds. On September 20th I led an outdoor education session at the provincial student leadership conference and then on the 21st I facilitated a session on the SPEA Youth Leadership Kit. I attended the SLE in late September and was grateful to hear Brian speak about his experiences. I also attended the Parkland Valley Sport and Recreation Active Symposium in the fall. In November, I travelled to Saskatoon to present at the Nutrients for Life Outdoor Classrooms Professional Development Day.
At my own school, a colleague and I created Take PE Home Kits which aimed to keep our students active during the winter months and provide an opportunity to teach different leadership skills. In an attempt to help student’s build relationships with our neighboring communities, and experience different ways of knowing. I wrote a locally developed Outdoor Leadership course this winter, which is awaiting approval from the ministry. I also applied for and completed the Great Canoe Journey with a group of grade 8/9 students.
This spring I took part in two PE 20 & 30 Implementation meetings. During this time, resources were created to support teachers in delivering the newly revised curricula. I also attended the Nature Play Winter Edition professional development day and Community Conversations Night, which were facilitated by SaskOutdoors. Most recently I added and altered resources to the Vitamin N Kit to create two distinct kits. One kit is specific to elementary and middle years students and the second kit supports teachers who wish to take their senior students outside for pre-impact and impact outdoor educational experiences.
All in all, it has been a great year filled with professional development and outdoor learning!
Brian Lewis – Curriculum
It was again a pleasure to be part of the SPEA executive and come together with such a dedicated group of people. Having been part of the reference committee for the physical education 20 and 30, I was able to provide feedback and some discussion to the group around the direction of both curricula. Moving forward, I see how SPEA will be a major contributor to ensuring that physical educators throughout the province gain a collection of resources that will help support the renewed PE 20 and 30. I look forward to helping create a number of these resources with my role on the SPEA board.
I was honoured to provide the Paul Renwick address at the annual SPEA Student Leadership Experience this past September. This experience is one that I would encourage all undergraduate students to consider. I strongly urge all teachers with interns this fall to support and promote the Student Leadership Experience 2019. It was terrific to see the passion and excitement on the faces of these pre-service teachers and feel because of this SPEA initiative each of us that attended gained immensely.
With the support of SPEA I will be attending the International Physical Literacy Conference in Winnipeg. By attending this conference, we at SPEA will be able to gain a greater understanding around how folks across the country and internationally are taking up Physical Literacy and how this could influence our work provincially in the years ahead. With that being said, it is most essential that we hear from teachers on the ground. I encourage you as SPEA members to continue to reach out for support and help us understand your needs when it comes to enhancing your physical education programs. I look forward to being part of the SPEA board for 2019-2020 and continuing to support the amazing teachers of our province.
Chris Busby – Journal
This year, I have continued with my portfolio of publishing our bi-annual journal, On the Move. The first journal was released in November of 2018. It contained some articles about teaching pedagogy and challenging our beliefs regarding teaching Phys. Ed. It also included some information on injury and injury prevention in sport. The journal is a tool that SPEA uses to communicate articles, research and related information to Phys. Ed. teachers in Saskatchewan. If at any time you would like to request information on certain topics, please let the Board know. Conversely, if you have anything to contribute to the journal, we encourage you to submit it.
Julie Andrews – Northern Regional Director
· Was a member of the PE 20/30 Curriculum writing and implementation team.
· Created and continue to add to the FNMI resources document that is currently posted on the SPEA website. Also wrote a document on planning and hosting a Winter Festival that is also available on the SPEA website.
· Presenter at SPEA 2019 on the new PE 20/30 curriculum and integrating FNMI content (focus on Woodland Cree and Dene) into Physical Education.
· Facilitated the opportunity for SPEA to present at the Northern Area Teachers Association 2019 convention on the topic of Assessment in Physical Education.
· I will continue to be a bridge for Physical Education Teachers and Physical Education Advocates in northern Saskatchewan. In the coming year, I hope to bridge a relationship with the education programs that will be run out of Northlands College and the new teacher program NITEP in La Ronge.
Presented at the Saskatoon Tribal Council in-service in August 2018 on integrating FNMI content into PE. Was able to network with their PE teachers and provide complimentary memberships to those schools in attendance.
Dallas Thiessen – Central Regional Director
This was my fourth year on the SPEA Board and first year as Regional Director for the central region. This past year has been extremely busy as I moved from Regina to the North East to pursue a principalship in Arborfield. Next school year I will be moving to Tisdale Middle & Secondary School (TMSS) to take on the role of vice-principal. I am planning on returning to the SPEA Board next year. A few of the highlights from this year include:
Building relationships in the North East – Being new to the North East this year, I had the opportunity to foster many new relationships within the division. I also had the chance to work with physical education teachers in unpacking the new 20/30 outcomes to help support teachers in the North East.
Natural Playscapes (Masters Project) – This past year I completed my masters project which saw the development of a natural playscape at Kitchener Community School in Regina. A few of the highlights from this community space include an outdoor classroom, First Nations themed art work, Indigenous plants, and unlevel topography.
Melissa Gesell – Southern Regional Director
This year has seemed to come and go in such a whirlwind. I came back to work and SPEA in January after being on maternity leave with my wonderful son, Finn. Since being back I have done my best to make connections with physical educators in my region; provide information, ask questions, facilitate conversation, etc. Having a representative in each school makes this much more effective. As regional directors we work hard throughout the school year to create an up to date complete list of SPEA reps.
I have been working to create more collaboration opportunities for physical educators in my area, as well as beginning the Take the Lead program in my school, with hopes to branch out to more schools and divisions in the following school year.
I would like to thank the SPEA Board for providing such an incredible opportunity and I am excited to continue my role as Southern Regional Director in the upcoming school year.
Michala Hegi – Regina Regional Director
As the first year of my role on the SPEA board comes to an end, I have been incredibly grateful to collaborate with other educators who are committed to supporting physical education and physical educators in Saskatchewan. I have been fortunate to gain many new relationships and connections through conversations surrounding the benefits of SPEA membership with new teachers or teachers who are trying to gain confidence in teaching physical education as part of their recently assigned portfolio.
As a full time physical educator in my division, I have spent the year sampling the SPEA resources first hand and together with my intern Holly Robinson from the University of Regina, we were able to add to the already existing material with supplementary videos and explanations for the FNMI kit. Such an experience allowed me once again to appreciate first-hand the value of being an active participant alongside my students as opposed to just instructing from the sidelines.
I had the pleasure of attending the Student Leadership Experience (SLE) for the first time and truly understand why young educators from across Canada share their testimonials of such an experience. The SLE exemplifies the essence of why passionate educators choose to teach. It is a must for all post-secondary students!
Currently, I am working with teachers from my school and the division to further enhance youth mentorship through physical education. Older students mentor younger students during regularly scheduled classes which in turn has fostered strong relationships both in and outside of the building. Such a sense of community further reiterates the importance of quality daily physical education in our lives.
In closing, I encourage SPEA members to complete the short member survey online when you have a moment. Your thoughts and comments will be highly regarded during the board’s planning for the upcoming school year. I look forward to collaborating with those around the SPEA table as well as with the hard working teachers throughout Saskatchewan. Your efforts are admirable, acknowledged and greatly appreciated!
Lynden Proctor – Saskatoon Regional Director/Social Media
- SPEA promotion within the Saskatoon Public School Division
- Member of the 2019 Conference Planning Committee
- Provided both formal and informal mentorship for PE teachers within the school division.
Conference 2019 was another huge success. A new format was tried by this year's committee, and the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive. With over 200 delegates, our conference continues to be an innovative trend setter in the field of Education. Special thanks go to our keynote speaker, Mickey Jutras. His knowledge and passion for equitable teaching is extremely inspirational. Special thanks also go out to all of our sponsors, displayers and presenters, as well as to our organizing committee. Stay tuned for information on next year's conference!
May 9-10, 2019
Paul Renwick Award
Presented to Cole Wilson
Congratulations to all of this year's very deserving winners!
The Paul Renwick Award is presented to one individual annually for outstanding contributions to Physical Education in Saskatchewan. This award is given in memory of Paul Renwick who was instrumental in a vision and planning process to make SPEA truly a provincial voice for Physical Education in Saskatchewan.
Cole received his Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 1983 followed by his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 1984. He received his Master of Education Degree from the same institution in 2007.
He began his teaching career in 1984 at Medstead Central School in Medstead, Saskatchewan. In 1997 Cole moved his family to Saskatoon and began teaching at Vincent Massey School. For the next 13 years he taught in a variety of settings during his tenure with the Saskatoon Public School Division. In 2010 Cole worked as a seconded teacher for the University of Saskatchewan and then ended his teaching career as the Physical Education Consultant/Coordinator for the Saskatoon Public School Division. Cole is known for his work in Physical Education, and his career in sport as both a coach and mentor.
Cole was actively involved with SPEA beginning in 2003 when he became an executive member of the board. During that time Cole held various positions and was President for two years. He was also SPEA Conference Chairperson on numerous occasions and was noted for his leadership in providing quality professional development opportunities for Physical Educators throughout the province. He is also noted for his work with First Nation’s Elders in creating and advocating for inclusive and supportive Physical Education opportunities for all children in the province. Cole was a staunch supporter for the importance of Physical Education and how vital it needed to be within the whole curriculum within the school system. Cole’s advocacy at the time was an important part of SPEA’s mandate and his efforts helped SPEA to become a respected voice for Physical Education throughout the province and the country. Cole has been Saskatchewan’s representative for PHE Canada since 2017 and he will begin his second two year term this upcoming Fall.
Cole misses teaching Physical Education to children but he is currently a sessional lecturer for the University of Saskatchewan as well as an intern facilitator within the City of Saskatoon. He has done some writing and consulting work for the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) as well as the Saskatchewan Professional Development Unit (SPDU) of the STF. But as much as he loves Physical Education and sport his greatest love is his wife Tami (a fellow Physical Educator) and his family.
During his tenure with SPEA, Cole was able to lead the organization through an influx of educational change and because of his leadership, Physical Education in the province has remained valued and important. Your efforts have been greatly appreciated!
Following the passing of Jack MacKenzie on August 22, 2018 the SPEA Executive immediately passed a unanimous motion to rename SPEA’s Career Service Award to The Jack MacKenzie Career Service Award. Jack was instrumental in modelling the physically holistic lifestyle that this award truly epitomizes.
This award has been created in honor of outstanding contribution to Physical Education in the Province of Saskatchewan and its schools. The award winner is exclusively chosen by the SPEA Board of Directors and presented at its own discretion and time.
Dr. Forsberg has had a professional teaching career that has been noted through his involvement in Physical Education, Physical Literacy, Outdoor Education, risky play, wellness, and positive healthy promotions for the whole child. His holistic approach to teaching Physical Education is modelled after the work of Dr. Don Hellison and he is known for his inquisitive nature and instinct in making sure his students are well served and prepared for the future. He is a disciple of Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility and he practices it with his students everyday both at the university, within his research, and in mentoring youth as part of the HOPE Association and the Student Leadership Camp both provincially and nationally.
Nick has served on the SPEA Board of Directors and held many portfolios over his time of service. He is a past PHE Canada President and has served the national organization in many capacities throughout his career. Nick has always been noted for his work in promoting the mentorship of young professionals through his work with the Student Leadership Camp both nationally and now provincially in Saskatchewan.
He is an excellent role model to all who have had the privilege of knowing him. He is reflective in his approach, passionate about his teaching, feisty, and always observant of the world around him. He always puts the needs of others first and this is exemplified with his family, his work, and his community. Wherever Nick has been, he has truly made a positive difference for those placed around him.
Nick’s professional career and work with SPEA can be summed up in this way; he has always stood for what he believed in and what was right. Dr. Forsberg has challenged the status quo and backed up his beliefs with action that has truly made his students and all of us that have worked with him better people. His tireless efforts in teaching, mentoring, and advocating for the benefits of Physical Education has positively affected many already and many more in the future. This has truly created a sustainable and positive future for his students and anyone who has ever had the privilege of working with him.
I would like to end off with this quote from Jack MacKenzie’s obituary:“One could write a rather large book about Jack MacKenzie, outdoorsman, teacher, leader, mentor, athlete, scholar, world-traveller, adventurer, and family man. He might be embarrassed though – because as far as he was concerned, it was never about him!” The character traits I just listed match the man who will be awarded this inaugural award.
This award is a small token of SPEA’s appreciation for all of the hard work and dedication that Dr. Forsberg has given to his students, his peers, his community, the Province of Saskatchewan and Canada. He is truly deserving of this very special award.
Jack Mackenzie Career Service Award
Presented to Dr. Nick Forsberg
Amanda is currently the Principal of her school where she also teaches wellness and senior Physical Education. She has actively promoted and implemented QDPE throughout her whole teaching career.
She is an excellent role model for both her students and fellow staff. She lives an active lifestyle, promotes family wellness, and is always encouraging her students to be as active as they can be, especially outside. She is an avid runner and fitness enthusiast. She sees the best in her students and she is always seeking new ways to improve her teaching and instruction.
Life long active learning and professional development is a priority for her. She is a well-respected and active member of the provincial SPEA Executive. She is currently implementing the Physical Education 20/30 curriculum and is a member of both the Visioneering Committee and the provincial writing team. Amanda is a voice and role model for outdoor education and active play within her school, her community and the province. She is currently developing locally determined courses to support outdoor play and nature pursuits in her school. Her leadership, determination, respect, and class is evident in everything she does.
Amanda is an advocate for her students and is very supportive of their academic, athletic and wellness pursuits. She promotes nature play, athletics, team sports, intramurals, and personal fitness. Amanda is hard working, conscientious, innovative, and well respected by her peers in the teaching profession. She is noted within the community of Churchbridge for being an advocate for Physical Education and for extending QDPE into the community through various work projects and initiatives. She resides in Churchbridge with her husband Justin and their two sons, Joe and Heath. She is an excellent candidate and well deserving of this award!
QDPE Professional of the Year
Presented to Amanda Kornaga
Chris received his Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Regina in secondary education with a major in Physical Education. He has taught the past 10 years within the Regina Catholic School Division primarily teaching elementary Physical Education. As an educator, Chris has been instrumental in enhancing the profile of Physical Education programs within the schools he has worked at. He continually strives to provide quality instruction and positive learning experiences for his students. He has the ability to establish strong relationships with his students and this has helped them to become more aware of their own personal health and well-being.
He received SPEA’s Local Initiative Award in 2016 for his efforts in improving the physical activity experience for the students of Sacred Heart Community School in North Central Regina.
Chris is currently on the SPEA Executive. He is noted for his strong work ethic and attention to detail. This is particularly evident in his work as the Journal Editor for SPEA and his contributions to the Board of Directors.
This past school year Chris became an in-school administrator and he will be the Vice Principal at St. Jerome School in Regina in the Fall of 2019. Chris leads by example and he is thoughtful and reflective in his approach to teaching and leadership. He will now have the opportunity to implement his vision of the benefits of Physical Education and physical activity within a new learning community. The future is very bright for Chris and he is most deserving of this award.
Physical and Health Education Canada’s Dr. Andy Anderson Young Professional Award is a yearly award presented to one professional per provincial association that best epitomizes exemplary work on behalf of the Physical and Health Education profession. Selection of the award recipient is made by the provincial association.
Andy Anderson Award
Presented to Chris Busby
Good Spirit School Division
St. Jerome School
Regina Catholic School Division
Past Paul Renwick Award Winners
We were very fortunate to be joined by many past Paul Renwick Award Winners at our banquet. Their presence made the night extra special. Thank you for your contributions to SPEA.
Lakeridge Elementary School
Saskatoon Public School Division
Local Initiative Award Winners
A Blast From the Past
A Collection of Past SPEA Shirts
Congratulations to our very own, Reg Leidl, on being honored at the PHE National Conference!
North American Society Award
Presented to Reg Leidl
Established in 1999, the North American Society (NAS) Award recognizes outstanding professionals within the allied professions of physical and health education, recreation, and sport in North America.
Reg Leidl’s deep knowledge, passion and commitment for physical education has manifested in all that he has accomplished as a Saskatchewan teacher, principal, curriculum writer, consultant, coach and board member on provincial and national physical and health education associations and organizations. In every role, Reg has consistently made physical education and healthy, active lifestyles a focus in his teaching and a program as a physical education specialist responsible for teaching physical education to all elementary and middle school students. One of his references stated, “Reg is a vibrant and energetic person who has a passion for the profession of teaching. His interpersonal skills are grounded in respect and an intentional focus on doing what is right for others. He is a consummate professional and is highly regarded across the province for his work in the field of education.”
Reg has authored numerous articles related to physical literacy and physical education that have been published in provincial and national journals. He presents at provincial, national and international conferences and is a sought after keynote speaker. Reg serves as a valued board member on the Saskatchewan Physical Education Association, where he has also served as President. He contributed four years as the representative on the PHE Canada Board of Directors and five years as the National Chairperson on the QDPE Program Advisory Committee. A wide variety of provincial organizations have recognized Reg with no fewer than 11 awards or acknowledgements. Included among them: CAHPERD’s Young Professional Award for Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan School Councils Principal of the Year Awards and the Paul Renwick Award For Outstanding Contributions to Physical Education in Saskatchewan.
Reg currently supports the personal and professional development of aspiring undergraduate student teachers by sharing his expertise as a Faculty Advisor in field-based internship programs at the University of Regina, University of Saskatchewan, First Nations University of Canada and Minot State University. These many accomplishments underscore this reference’s comment: “Reg Leidl is a humble, dedicated and above all passionate professional who prides himself on his work ethic.”
This article was originally published in the Winter 2018-2019 issue of Leaders & Learners magazine, the official magazine of CASSA. The magazine can be accessed in full, here: https://www.cassa-acgcs.ca/Page/64
Broomball Opportunities in Saskatchewan
Broomball is a fast, exciting winter sport that can be fun for all abilities and ages! The Saskatchewan Broomball Association offers lots of opportunities for schools and communities to become actively involved in the sport.
1. Broomball For Fun
Broomball For Fun is a program that is developmentally appropriate for students under the age of 16. The main goal of this program is to introduce young Canadians to the basics of this friendly spirited sport.
You can register through the Saskatchewan Broomball Association free of charge. By registering you will receive a Broomball Survival Kit (lesson plans) and a change to get free equipment (brooms and balls) for your school or recreation center.
If you are interested in this program, please contact Stacey at email@example.com
2. Lace to the Top Program – Broomball Canada Skill Development Program
The Lace to the Top program has been specifically designed for the young Broomball player. The player will participate in Broomball activities while progressing through five skill levels. At each level, the player will earn a specific shoe lace tag color (White, Light Blue, Green, Dark Blue and Red). The Lace to the Top Program will help develop skilled Broomball players and give those players a reminder of how much they have developed.
If your school or recreation group is interested in participating in this program, please contact the SBA office and we can arrange to send out the program score cards and the shoe lace tags. firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Broomball Loaner Kits
The loaner kit program provides groups the opportunity to participate in the sport of broomball by having access to proper equipment. Included in these kits are roughly 40 pairs of broomball shoes, 20 brooms, 20 balls and basic instructional materials.
There are Senior Kits that include shoe sizes from 3 – 12 with the majority sizes 7 and up and Junior Kits that include shoe sizes from 3 – 10 with the majority sizes 7 and under. Schools or community groups can book the equipment for two-week periods and the only cost is the shipment of the equipment to the next school. For more information check out SBA Loaner Kits brochure
Connections to the Curricula
PE7.5 Demonstrate control, including smooth transitions, of complex movement skills that combine locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, and manipulative skills as they apply to games and sports while participating in movement activities.
PE7.9 Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of:
alternate environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, tracking, skateboarding, roping, canoeing, downhill skiing, orienteering)
PE8.4 Utilize, including smooth transitions, complex movement skills that combine locomotor skills, non-locomotor skills, and manipulative skills to enhance personal performance and enjoyment in a variety of movement activities.
PE8.8 Apply and adapt selected activity-related skills and strategies required for participation in alternate environment activities
PE9.5 Build skills towards proficiency in four self-selected complex movement skills including one from four of the following categories:
target games (e.g., bowling, curling, golf, archery)
striking/fielding games (e.g., long ball, softball, slo-pitch, cricket)
net/wall games (e.g., badminton, tennis, table tennis, volleyball)
invasion/territorial games (e.g., basketball, soccer, touch football, soft lacrosse, floor hockey, rugby, ultimate frisbee, double ball, team handball)
alternate environment activities (e.g., orienteering, skating, cross-country skiing, canoeing, roping, downhill skiing, dog sledding, wall climbing, in-line skating, skate boarding, cycling)
body management activities (e.g., dance, wrestling, track and field, pilates, martial arts, yoga, aerobics, gymnastics).
PE9.7 Design and implement, collaboratively, plans to use effective tactics and strategies to enhance performance and enjoyment of self and others, while showing respect for the environment, when participating in a variety of alternate environment activities (e.g., orienteering, skating, cross-country skiing, canoeing, roping, downhill skiing, dog sledding, wall climbing, in-line skating, skate boarding, cycling, completing a challenge course, Quincy building).
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SPEA Resource Kits
Need some awesome resources to supplement your Phys. Ed. program? Check out our Loaner Kits under the Resources tab on our website, speaonline.ca. Loaner resources are available for 4 week rotations to SPEA members. Cost is one way courier shipping.
Canada’s 150th birthday was an opportunity to celebrate all that makes us Canadian, and being physically active is an essential part of that collective identity. ParticipACTION created a list of 150 Canadian activities that define our land and people. This kit was inspired by the ParticipACTION 150 Play List and includes 19 different activities to get your students moving. Not sure how to play some of these activities? We have included a binder with instructions. Borrow this and set up activity stations! Recommended for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. To name a few games included - Rugby, Golf Toss, Bocce Ball, Hopscotch, Horseshoes, Tug of War, Pickle Ball, Washer Toss, Yoga.
Check out the students from Lipton School putting this excellent resource to the test!
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