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Rebecca Richardson

Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education 101

Physical and emotional safety is a precondition for meaningful learning in Health and Physical Education. It is critical that educators provide a physically and emotionally safe environment for learning in HPE. The Ontario Physical Activity Safety Standards in Education (OPASSE) can help educators: promote a wider range of physical activities and be more aware of the safety standards and strategies that can be used to help promote an emotionally and physically safe environment.

In this workshop, participants will:

- Learn how OPASSE can increase the variety of physical activity opportunities for students;

- Examine ways OPASSE can help minimize the inherent and perceived risks in activities;

- Explore how putting physical and emotional safety at the forefront can help students develop confidence and competence in physical activities.

Rebecca Richardson
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