Healthy Schools BC builds the capacity of the health and education sectors to effectively implement healthy schools initiatives using a Comprehensive School Health approach. Strengthened health-education partnerships, tools for healthy school assessment and planning, and the coordination of existing school-based healthy living programs and resources combine to support improvements in students’ health and learning.
Healthy Schools BC contains three main areas of support: Classroom and School Resources, Healthy Schools BC Resources and the Healthy Schools Stories. To find out more about each section, read more below.
Open Physed: https://openphysed.org
Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU):
Duty of Care Checklist – Canadian Public Health Assoc. :
Mental Health Resources:
Teen Mental Health Curriculum Resources – password to access modules is = t33nh3alth
Sex Education Resources:
Teaching Sexual Health: https://teachingsexualhealth.ca
Sexual Health Education in Schools – (Taken from DASH BC)
Providing sexual health education to students gives them the tools and skills required to make informed choices and reduce risk
An empowered educator has tools at their disposal to enable their students to learn about sexual health. Resources are available for educators to increase their knowledge base on this subject.
Educators can gain credible information on sexual health from a number of avenues, including:
- Health Canada
- Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators
- The British Columbia Teachers Federation (BCTF)
- The Vancouver School Board (VSB)
- Interior Health
- BC Children’s Hospital
Additionally, please see below for other resources from the Healthy Schools BC website:
- The Island Sexual Health Society
- The Canadian Federation for Sexual Health
- Options for Sexual Health (Opt)
- The Elementary School Sexual Health Manual: A Guide for Teachers
- STI Education Materials
- Teaching Sexual Health
- Sexuality and U
- The Healthy Aboriginal Network
- The Chee Mamuk Aboriginal Program
The above resources are made available to support educators. Students empowered with sexual health education have the tools and skills required to make informed choices and reduce risk.
New book by Meg Hickling and Saleema Noon for parents/educators: https://www.woodlakebooks.com/search/results/inventory/All-Products/Sexuality/Talk-Sex-Today
Adaptive Physical Activity Resources:
http://www.letsplaybc.ca/toolkit/activities – sport wheelchair application forms available on this site
Let’s Play coloring book is online and can be downloaded here:
Alberta Healthy Schools
Here are some great websites for resources and lesson plan ideas:
Instructional Models in Physical Education
Instructional strategies in PE (TPSR, TGfU, Sport Education, Skill Themes, Inquiry Based, Cooperative Learning) : http://www.supportrealteachers.org/instructional-models-in-physical-education.html
Quality Physical Education Websites
Outdoor Education Resources:
Unit Overview Inventing Games by Dr. Hopper and Dr. Joy Butler
The following resources are advertised by PHE Canada.
Fundamental Movement Skills Resource Series
The Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) series aids in teaching fundamental movement and sport skills in an effective, fun and interactive manner through the use of both print handbooks and an online video collection.
The FMS Handbook Series:
- Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages ( K-Grade 3)
- Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages – For Children with Physical Disabilities
- Fundamental Movement Skills: Active Start and FUNdamentals Stages – For Children with Developmental and/or Behavioural Disabilities
- Fundamental Movement Skills: Learning to Train Stage (Grade 4-8)
- Fundamental Movement Skills: Beyond the Fundamentals – A Games Approach (Grade 9-12)
The FMS Online Video Collection:
- Using the Dartfish.tv platform, subscribers have access to a comprehensive video library of the fundamental and sport skills featured in the corresponding handbooks. The array of skills features the developmental stages of performance filmed from front and lateral views.
TGfU – (Teaching Games for Understanding) Simply Good Pedagogy: Understanding a Complex Challenge
This Canadian TGfU resource brings together the ideas and perspectives of leading global TGfU proponents as presented at the 4th International TGfU conference held in Canada. This text highlights the current research and practice from around the world in games teaching/coaching as inspired by the TGfU approach.
- Laaksoharju, T., Rappe, E., & Kaivola, T. (2012). Garden affordances for social learning, play, and for building nature–child relationship. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 11(2), 195-203. doi:10.1016/j.ufug.2012.01.003
- Hammarsten, M., Askerlund, P., Almers, E., Avery, H., & Samuelsson, T. (2018). Developing ecological literacy in a forest garden: Children’s perspectives. Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, , 1-15. doi:10.1080/14729679.2018.1517371