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Block A Sessions- 9:00am-10:00am

Session A Rundown

A1: Introduction to Pickleball 101
Presenter:
Michel A. Legault
Target Audience: 
All

Description: An introduction to the sport of Pickleball – the fastest growing sport in not only North America (over 2.2 million players and growing), but all over the globe. Pickleball Rocks. Come and find out what it’s all about. We’ll have three courts where you can “dink” all day long, or at least for an hour.
A2: Indoor Golf – Fun Putting and Chipping Games
Presenter:
Cody Butler
Target Audience: 
All

Description: Indoor golf fun and games.  This presentation takes the skills of putting and chipping and puts a fun twist on them through different games and challenges. We will also look at how you can set up your gym to a have fun Texas scramble tournament.

A3: Elementary School Youth Development Program – Special Olympics New Brunswick
Presenter: Natalie Chappelle
Target Audience: Elementary

Description: Special Olympics has been delivering high quality programs to children, youth and adults with an intellectual disability for more than forty years. In 2010, a new initiative was launched to increase the number of youth involved in Special Olympics within the province. With this, came the development of two nationally based physical activity programs for children aged 2-12 years: the Active Start (2 – 6 years) and the FUNdamentals (7-12) programs. These programs are based on two steps of a nationally accepted physical activity and development program called the Long Term Athlete Development Model, and have in fact been adjusted for athletes with an intellectual disability. During this presentation, you will take part in an active session, highlighting activities within the Active Start & FUNdamentals Program guides. You will also have a chance to look through the manuals, ask questions and learn about our Elementary School Pilot Program. Education Assistants are very much encouraged to take part in this session as it can give some fresh ideas and materials to use during their day.

A4: Name of Presentation: Omnikin Poison ball
Presenter: Marc-Andre Laliberte
Target Audience:
All

Description: A brand new game to become the sole survivor or the last team on the court! That mean, eventually you have to get everyone poisoned to win. We have to engage all students actively and promote physical activity through in a dynamic game. Develop student game, presence and decision making ability while being physically active. Promote good sportsmanship and fair play, by holding individuals accountable for taking personal responsibility for their behavior in physical competitive situation. The physical quality like the finger dribble, running, to avoid the ball, targeting will be solicited. It can be played with OMNIKIN inc. colored and light balls from 14 to 24 inches…PLAY BALL!

A5: Name of Presentation: PE Buffet of Activities
Presenters:
NBPES Executive Members
Target Audience:  All

Description: High Speed Professional Development! The NBPES Executive members will each take turns leading the group through a wide variety of games and activities that include an element of inclusion and formative assessment. The goal of this session is to walk away with a large collection of ideas, games, and activities that can be readily used in your PE classes.

 

A6: Name of Presentation: Warm Up Fitness Games
Presenter:
Stacey Boudreau
Target Audience: 
High

Description: Are you getting bored of your warm-ups?  Come and participate in a variety of daily warm-ups that are used at BMHS with our grade 9 and 10 Phys. Ed. students to get their bodies ready for their activities.  Be prepared to move…this is 100% hands on 🙂

 

A7: Girl of Fire
Presenter:
Jenny Kierstead
Target Audience: 
All

Description: I began writing the Girl on Fire Empowerment Program for teen girls the day Rehteah Parson’s died April 7th, 2013. Over this time period, my passion and purpose for this work has expanded into a global vision. The Girl on Fire Program is a 12-week program containing both theory and physical practice.  Each weekly class is themed according to the 10 Girl on Fire inner treasures of self-awareness, self-worth, confidence, discernment, resilience, discipline, optimism, contentment, connection and essence. I created these inner treasures with the hope that by cultivating these core competencies, girls will have the skills to live empowered, joy-filled, and harmonious lives.

This 12 week program has been piloted by PE teacher Tanya Thibeau in NB schools, and includes several components:
•       Movement sequences designed to balance and strengthen body, mind and energy
•       Cognitive therapy to heal emotional issues and limiting thinking
•       Wisdom teachings that foster self-esteem and confidence and awaken our inner radiance
•       Self-honoring practices that help to establish healthy boundaries and cultivate supportive relationships
•       Reflective exercises on what it means to be strong young women contributing positively in the world today

The success of this pilot program has been significant. Here are quotes  from two of the participants: “I will always know to love myself – that is my favorite thing I learned” “I realize I can be a better, happier version of myself.  All girls should have access to this information, instead of being clueless about life and feeling alone”

This workshop will provide participants with an intro to the program.

A8: Exploring Movement Education
Presenters: Yuliia Shevchenco and Susan Chalmers-Gauvin  (Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada)
Target Audience:
Elementary

Description: This instructional and active session will give participants a better understanding of the four movement concepts: body, space, effort and relationships through a variety of rhythmical, expressive, creative and culturally movement experiences, as outlined in the existing and upcoming revised K-5 Physical Education curriculum. This session will give participants creative ideas to develop these movement concepts and thus provide students with a basic skill set that builds on their movement repertoire. Come and explore creative ways to development movement concepts for your K-2 students. The Program builds on the successful pilot program launched in Moncton in 2015.

A9: Adventure Course Outcomes 4.1 and 4.2
Presenter:
Greg Hughes
Target Audience:
High

Description: This session will present the adventure course that Greg and his Advanced Outdoor Pursuits class constructed.

A10: Connecting Children to Nature Through Physical Education
Presenters:
Ian Smith and Peter Morrison
Target Audience: 
All

Description: This presentation will use experiential education and hands on activities to introduce educators to two New Brunswick made resources geared toward helping children lead active and healthy lives by engaging the outdoors. RNB’s NB PLAYS! Outside: An Outdoor Play and Learning Resource and Parks NB’s Get Outside Green Book can teach facilitators and educators how to safely take their programming outdoors in fun and interactive ways while simultaneously learning about nature.

 

A11: Join Team Diabetes and walk, run, hike or cycle in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association
Presenter:
Jerri McCallum
Target Audience: 
All

Description: Join presenter Jerri McCallum for an inspiring presentation that recounts her journey from couch potato to marathoner with Team Diabetes! At this session you will find out how Team Diabetes can help you and your students work toward walking, running, hiking and even cycling goals while also making a difference in the lives of over eleven-million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Team Diabetes is the national activity fundraising program for the Canadian Diabetes Association and supports the work of the Canadian Diabetes Association, including their camping programs for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes.

A12: Sports NB Hall of Fame
Presenter:
Melynda Jarrett