Professional Learning

Training and Certification

Online Training

*Note - PHE Canada is currently updating its e-learning platform. We hope to have the e-learning courses back shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


An Introduction to Models-Based Practice

An Introduction to Models-Based Practice is an interactive online learning experience designed to support educators, coaches, and recreational leaders in advancing their knowledge of pedagogical models and the Models-Based Practice approach. This e-learning opportunity provides an overview of the Models-Based Practice approach, introduces some possible pedagogical models that can serve as a starting point for the implementation of the Models-Based Practice approach, and provides support for extended professional learning. Instructional strategies and scenarios are provided in order to apply the information and emphasize what is required to ensure a successful Models-Based Practice approach to physical education programming. 

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Assessment in Physical and Health Education

Assessment in Physical and Health Education e-learning introduces and explores assessment principles and practices, including real-world examples, that will support and enhance student learning in a physical and health education (PHE) context.  The course illustrates how assessment can be used to build collaborative and trusting relationships with students, meet individual student needs, and empower students in ways that have not traditionally occurred in PHE.  Learners will explore different types of assessment, using strengths-based language, developing success criteria, providing feedback, a variety of assessment tools, and more. 

Learning Objectives

  • Comprehend, explore, and realize the purpose of assessment in physical and health education.
  • Develop foundational knowledge about different approaches to assessment that can be used by teachers and students to support student learning in physical and health education.
  • Identify different types of assessment tools and how they can be used in physical and health education.
  • Consider how assessment information can be used in the determination of a grade in physical and health education.

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In-Person Training

Physical Literacy

The Physical Literacy Workshop provides participants with practical guidance, hands on experience, and information about the tools and resources that are available to help them create a positive learning environment. Throughout the workshop, participants are encouraged to discuss, interact, and problem solve while participating in physical activities, reflection exercises, and group tasks. Teachers, coaches, and physical activity leaders will learn how to use the presented information and resources effectively in their physical education classes and practices, helping to foster physical literacy.

The workshops are custom tailored to meet the needs of the group (i.e., sport and recreation, elementary and/or secondary educators, administrators, coaches, etc.) and include a focus on inclusion and strategies for working with diverse groups of children and youth.

  • Elementary Workshop
  • Secondary Workshop
  • Combined Workshop
  • Sport & Recreation Workshop
  • For Persons with a Disability

The workshops are a minimum of 2.5 hours long and require a minimum of 15 participants and a maximum of 30 participants. The host location must provide a large space for physical activity (e.g., a gymnasium) as well as A/V equipment.

The Physical Literacy In-Person Workshops are available by request. If you would like to book a Physical Literacy Workshop please contact Jordan Burwash at [email protected] or 613-523-1348 x 2339.