Word of the Week 1: Physical Literacy

Caitlin and I are trying out a new feature on the blog – Word of the Week Wednesdays! We’re trying to get a bit more discussion going on here on the PE blog, and this may be a great day to do it. (Or maybe not – we’ll find out!)

This week, our word (well, we snuck a phrase in for the first week) is physical literacy – in our textbook, we have Margaret Whitehead’s definition that “a physically literate individual…moves with poise, economy, and confidence in a wide variety of physically challenging situations.” (R+R, 227).

What does this mean to you in a PE context? Do you agree or disagree with the definition we have been given it? What would you add? What does physical literacy look like to you?

Share your thoughts in the comments!

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities!

Hi everyone!

Steve has asked us to share these exciting upcoming opportunities for professional development with everyone on the blog!

For the Pro-D Day on Friday, October 24th, brouchure here: 2014 QPDE Conference. This will be held at Douglas College, at the New Westminster Campus. (QDPE stands for Quality Daily Physical Education.)

At the end of April 2015 is the PHE Canada National Conference. It will be held in Banff from April 30 – May 2, 2015, and more information can be found here.