Move & Play through Physical Literacy
Workshop Objectives • Introduce and review physical literacy and fundamental movement skill development in children and youth. • Based on best practices, showcase how partners have used the Move & Play cards as a starting point to build children and youth programming. • Through active participation, experience take away examples that can be integrated into you own environment.
Be Fit For Life Network Vision: Albertans live active, healthy lifestyles. Mission: The Alberta Be Fit For Life Network works in collaboration to provide services, education and resources to encourage self-responsibility in Albertans to be physically active by supporting environments that promote healthy lifestyles. Funded by: Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation
Warm Up! Tail Tag
Active for Life • Canadian Sport for Life (CS4L) is a movement to improve the quality of sport and physical activity in Canada. • CS4L links sport, education, recreation and health and aligns community, provincial and national programming. • Activeforlife.ca has been created by champions for sport and physical activity in Canada.
Physical Literacy • Individuals who are physically literate move with confidence and competence in a wide variety of activities and environments that develop the whole person • Adapted from Physical & Health Education Canada and Vicki Harber, University of Alberta
Active for Life Developing Physical Literacy: A Guide for Parents of Children Ages 0-12
Group Discussion What does Physical Literacy mean to you? What advantages does being physically literate have?
If a child misses out on learning fundamental movement skills, or has a negative physical education experience, they are unlikely to chose to take part in a sport activity that requires expertise in that skill • Developing Physical Literacy: A Guide For Parents of Children Ages 0-12
Fundamental Movement Skills FMS • Object • Manipulation • Sending • Throw • Kick • Strike • Receiving • Catch • Trap • Stability • Balance • Bend • Stretch • Twist • Turn • Swing • Stop • Push • Pull • Dodge • Roll • Others? • Locomotion • Run • Jump • Walk • Skip • Gallop • Cycle • Slide • Skate • Swim • Others? Air Water Outdoors Ice/Snow Ground ENVIRONMENTS
Crossing Sectors • Move & Play cards were created based on a need within the Be Fit For Life Network and the numerous requests we were receiving from various activity leaders. • By creating this resource, we are able to provide assistance to activity leaders who are interested in integrating physical literacy into a variety of programs, activities, and environments. • The Be Fit For Life Centre’s are currently working with partners in recreation, active living, education, health, early childhood, and sport to create a resource that meets many different needs.
Why Move & Play? • Within our own Be Fit For Life Network to support our current work as well as transitional and part time staff. • Various leaders who are looking to integrate physical activity into programs targeted at 3 – 12 year olds. • Support for parent/volunteer coaches to allow integration of a variety of fundamental movement skills into practice and training. • Energizer ideas for any group, including workplaces. • By promoting fundamental movement skills in children and youth, we hope to help develop competent and confident movers who are ‘active for life’. Physical Literacy, just like reading and writing, children need to learn to move. www.canadiansportforlife.ca
Collaboration Projects • Early Childhood • Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement Conference • Provided presentation to Early Childcare Workers from across the Province
Collaboration Projects • Education • TMS (Kainai Board of Education) • FMS in the Classroom • Aahsaopi Elementary School (Kainai Board of Education) • Student Leaders (Grade 5) • Ever Active Activity Time Division I & II
Collaboration Projects • Sport Organizations • Alberta Baton Twirling Association • Rhythmic Gymnastics Alberta • Early Specialization Sports • Preschool physical activity providers • Incorporating NCCP Course with FMS Course • Linking FMS Skills to Sport Specific Skills & Activities • Young Coaches with elite experience • Coaches who might not have been exposed to LTAD and CS4L
Collaboration Projects • Sport Organizations • Lethbridge Sport Council • Use of Move & Play to for Coach education, teacher PD, and parent information sessions • Move to Improve: Sport Start Camp • Lethbridge College Be Fit for Life & Local Sport Organizations
Cross Sector Partnerships • Health • AHS Health Promotion Coordinators (Lethbridge) • Trained in NCCP FMS Community Leader
Cross Sector Partnerships • Recreation • Alberta Recreation & Parks Association – Community Recreation and Sport Work Group • A group of University, College, Municipal, and Recreation centers came together to collaborate on the creation of CS4L champions in each community and best practices for integrating FMS training for quality programs • An instructor training workshop for summer day camp leaders was created and delivered to the communities of Red Deer, Calgary, Cochrane, Okotoks, Airdrie and Innisfial • Instructors left with the ability to deliver a more comprehensive multi-sport camp or with the ability to include fundamental movement skills in non-sport based camps
Cross Sector Partnerships Alberta CS4L Ambassadors Network • Made up of representatives from various sectors under the guidance of Tourism Parks and Recreation CS4L Experts • Tasked with the advancement of CS4L within Alberta • Strategic Plan for 2012-2016 • Many cross sectoral projects are within the Network are underway • http://www.asrpwf.ca/cs4l-in-alberta.aspx
What Can this Resource & Development of PL/FMS do for you? • Ensure Fundamental Movement Skills are offered in your classroom/school • Help to integrate physical literacy into DPA • Help to progress participants through skill development • Provide a framework to structure games and physical activity opportunities
Lesson Planning • Use the Move & Play card to help build on: • Skill development and progression • Specific skills • Warm up games that lead to sport specific games
Testimonials • They have reminded me how easy it is to get children active by only using there imaginations They are great for the age group your working with and for all the details for teaching about LTAD is great for examples for teaching other adults. • I think the cards where helpful in getting the leaders to recognize that they are playing a big part in developing a child, and bringing fun and simple ways to do so to the front of their minds. I have shared them with many educators who are pleased with the card sections, especially the tips, cues and variations of the activities. • Yes, the cards offer so much more in the way of activities and how to use equipment in different ways. Sometimes it is hard to be creative and this offers some help and ideas of how to get the most use out of our equipment. • Absolutely. They add to our program in a success for all approach that allows everyone the chance to succeed.
Moving Forward • What is the first thing that you are going to do when you get back to your school/organization? • What message do you need to share with the children and youth that you work with?
Resources • SPARC • http://sparc.org.nz/en-nz/young-people/Ages-5-12-Years/Developing-Fundamental-Skills/ • Physical & Health Education Canada • http://www.phecanada.ca/programs/physical-literacy • Run, Jump, Throw • http://www.athletics.ca/page.asp?id=64 • Hop Skip and a Jump (free download) • http://www.mtroyal.ca/wcm/groups/public/documents/pdf/wcmdev_017044.pdf
CS4L Champions Become a Champion: A Canadian Sport For Life Champion is a person who is a catalyst to improve the quality of sport or physical activity based on CS4L. • A case for physical literacy: Steve Nash • Sport Skills are Life Skills • “This is Hockey”
Contact Us www.befitforlife.ca Lindsay Wright (Edmonton) firstname.lastname@example.org Ashley Jensen (Calgary) email@example.com Stephanie Wierl (Lethbridge) firstname.lastname@example.org