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Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2020

Event Date: Nov 18, 2020

“Re-Image and Bounce Back”

This year’s Ontario Physical Literacy Summit, held from November 17 to November 19, is going virtual.

The Ontario Physical Literacy Summit (OPLS) is an annual event that brings together approximately 400 educators, leaders, health professionals, coaches, parents, and sport and recreation specialists to learn about physical literacy.

Research studies have highlighted that physical activity is essential to developing body, mind, and emotions, says John Madalena, Equal Opportunities Consultant for the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board.

This year’s theme, “Re-Imagine and Bounce Back,” focuses on the challenges and possibilities that educators face in delivering Physical Activity and Physical Education programs – both in-class and virtual – in era of COVID-19. Over 20 workshops dealing with various Physical Literacy topics will be available to watch during evening live sessions or at the participant’s own convenience.

One of the highlights of the summit is a keynote address by Dr. Jean Clinton on the topic of developing student resiliency and social emotional learning.

Fifty free spots have been reserved for HWCDSB staff on a first come, first served basis. The cost is $30 for individuals wishing to register on their own. Interested persons are invited to register here. The

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“Physical literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life.”
~ International Physical Literacy Association, May, 2014

Ontario Physical Literacy Summit 2020