Workshops

Explore our educational workshop offerings for coaches, teachers, recreation leaders, early childhood educators & anyone providing opportunities to be physically active! Some of our Centres also offer active sessions for kids.

Contact your local Be Fit For Life Centre to arrange a workshop in your area.

Move & Play Series Workshop

This series was created to develop physical literacy in a variety of programs and environments that support the development of confidence, motivation and skills. The resources used in this series include the original Move & Play Cards, the Inclusive Way Card Set, Move & Play at Recess and Move & Play through Winter! This session can be easily customized to support physical literacy development of any group.

Potential Be Fit For Life Resources Used:

Move & Play Through Physical Literacy, Bouge et Joue, Move & Play the Inclusive Way, Move & Play at Recess, Move & Play Through Winter, Eh?, Lucky 7s Games.

Free Downloads:

Let’s Warm Up Poster, My Skills Poster, My Skills Worksheet, My Skills Lesson Plans.

Move & Play through Traditional Games

This interactive session will share some of the traditional FNMI games and physical activities that link traditional values and culture to physical activity. An ongoing partnership with the Alberta Native Friendship Centre has supported this project. In addition to the physical activity components of these resources, the cross curricular connections provided is a great opportunity to link Social Studies and Physical Activity.

Potential Be Fit For Life Resources Used:

Animoves, As Big as the Sky as Tall as the Trees

Free Downloads:

Move & Play Through Traditional Games Lesson Plans, Activity Cards, and Social Studies Lesson Plan.

Early Childhood Physical Literacy

Children who are exposed to a multitude of movement experiences in a variety of environments are more confident, competent movers, thus giving them a greater chance of remaining active throughout their lifespan. This workshop will use a variety of resources from our early childhood series to support physical activity participation in the early years.

Potential Be Fit For Life Resources Used:

Reach Twirl Curl Up Small, Reach Twirl Curl Up Small Resource, Let’s Go Play on a Winter Day, As Big as the Sky as Tall as the Trees, Learning to Fly, Animoves.

Free Downloads:

Early Years Parent Play Day, Developing Physical Literacy in the Early Years Poster, Little Movers Playlist.

Mindful Moments

This session features mindfulness practices that include self-coping strategies to manage stress, emotions, attention and energy levels. Be Fit for Life Network resources will be featured with practical opportunities to engage in easy techniques that can be implemented in your classroom immediately. Learn how mindfulness practice supports social-emotional learning and can create a positive learning environment in your classroom.

Potential Be Fit For Life Resources Used:

Yoga Techniques for the Classroom, Zen Me

Free Downloads:

Zen Me Handout

Orange Marks the Spot: Lesson plans to support outdoor adventure

Active play in nature and outdoors is essential for healthy child development. This interactive session will feature activities and strategies to develop competence, confidence and motivation to be active outside for life. The Alberta Orienteering Association and the Be Fit For Life Network have partnered to create Orange Marks the Spot: a series of lesson plans that are a fun way to introduce outdoor adventure skills to participants ages 5-12. Participants will leave with free downloadable lesson plans and strategies for use in schools, recreation, sport and community settings.

Potential Be Fit For Life Resources Used:

Lucky 7s

Free Downloads:

Orange Marks the Spot: Lesson Plans to Support Outdoor Adventure

A New Standard For Warming Up

What do you do with your students or athletes to warm up? The standard of practice has been variable, from laps around the gym, a dynamic warm up, to static stretching. New evidence has shown that warm ups that include agility, balance, strength and aerobic components significantly reduce rates of injury, improve fitness and develop movement skills. A recent study in Calgary junior high schools showed that students who consistently completed this type of neuromuscular warm up in their physical education classes had 62% fewer lower body injuries compared to their peers! Join us to learn what neuromuscular training is and how teachers, coaches and leaders across Alberta have been implementing it as a warm-up in the first 10 minutes of physical activity. Participants will leave with free resources created in partnership with Ever Active Schools and the Sport Injury Prevention Research Centre at the University of Calgary, along with ideas to bring to the classroom on Monday morning.
(This workshop is a partnership with Ever Active Schools and U of C Injury Prevention Project)

Potential BFFL Resources Used:

Lucky 7s

Free Downloads:

My Skills Poster, Let’s Warm Up Poster