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DESCRIPTIONPARC Conference Daily Physical Activity Healthy Bodies…Healthy Minds…Healthy Schools. DPA Implementation Two years later. Presenter Richard Ward. Focus of the Session. Objectives - Participants will: actively review the background, the requirements and the benefits of DPA - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
PARC ConferenceDaily Physical Activity Healthy BodiesHealthy MindsHealthy SchoolsDPA ImplementationTwo years later
Objectives - Participants will:actively review the background, the requirements and the benefits of DPAexplore where the implementation of DPA exists across the province todayshare successes and concerns/issues and discuss how to over come any challenges examine how to sustain DPA over timeexamine the role of public health in the continued implementation of DPA, the sustainability of DPA and the positioning of DPA as a part of a healthy school
P/PM 138 - DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, GRADES 18 The Ministry of Education( EDU) supports and promotes the participation of students in daily physical activity. Consequently, school boards must ensure that all elementary students, including students with special needs, have a minimum of twenty minutes of sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity each school day during instructional time. Focus of the Session
Why the need for DPA? Childhood obesity has tripled from 5 - 15% over the past three decades (Source: Dieticians of Canada, 2005)
Only 9% of Canadian children and youth (aged 5 to 19) meet the recommended guideline in Canada's Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth. (Source: Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CANPLAY) Study 2005-2006)
Regular physical activity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease, some types of cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, depression, stress and anxiety. (Source: Warburton DER, Nicol CW, Bredin SSD. Health benefits of physical activity: the evidence. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2006; 174 (6): 801-9)
Benefits of Physical Activity on Learning & the Brain
It is imperative that we recognize that physical activity is not only good for the body, but essential for the growing brain. Student brains need re-freshing, re-focusing, attention adherence, concentration and continuous change to reach their fullest potential. (Source: Professor Tom McNorton University of Windsor Faculty of Education-Sessional Instructor)
Studies completed in 2004 by researchers at Hofstram University corroborated findings over the last decade that physical play actually stimulates growth in the brain. Cont on next page
Physical movement during writing and reading is often crucial for brain alertness and performance. Allowing boys, especially, who seem to be zoning out in class, to squeeze a Nerf Ball in the non-writing hand, can keep the brain stimulated to read and write. (Gurian 2005)Benefits of Physical Activity on Learning & the Brain
EDU Response - Healthy Schools Healthy Eating (P/PM 135)Having standards for foods and beverages sold in elementary school vending machines is an important first step in promoting a healthy school community. It helps ensure that healthy food and beverage choices are available for Ontario's students, and reinforces the messages delivered to children through The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1 to 8: Health and Physical Education, 1998.Daily Physical Activity (P/PM 138)The goal of daily physical activity is to enable all elementary students to improve or maintain their physical fitness and their overall health and wellness, and to enhance their learning opportunities. Foundations for a Healthy School Strong curriculum, healthy physical environment, supportive social environment and community partnerships
EDU Response ContinuedSecond PE Activity Credit at Secondary (P/PM 146)The revised policy gives students the flexibility to take more than one Healthy Active Living Education (HALE) course for credit in each of grades 9 12.Focus courses can now be offered in grade nine.
Healthy Schools Recognition programProvincial Fitness ChallengeHealthy Schools Working TableSecondary School Student Engagement Funding
Healthy Schools ProgramOctober 6, 2005 Press Release
Today the Ministry of Education hastaken another important step insupporting healthy schools. TheMinistry announced today that 20minutes of sustained moderate tovigorous physical activity duringinstructional time must become anessential part of the school day for allelementary students.Gerard Kennedy
2005/2006 Announcement of Ministry Funding to Support DPA in Elementary SchoolsDecember 12, 2005 Funding Memorandum
Deputy Minster Ben Levin sent a memorandum thatannounced the Ministry investment of $10.7 million toprovide schools with a variety of resources to support DPA.
The one-time funding was to be used for:professional development;teacher release time;school equipment;human resources.
Funds were to be spent by March 31, 2006
February 5, 2007 Funding Memorandum
Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne announced further assistance in the implementation of DPA. The announcement stated that: schools play a critical role in helping young children lead healthy active lives; building capacity in schools is an essential component of implementing DPA.The ministry provided $2M to schools and school boards for use in the 2006 / 2007 school year.School Boards received $5000 along with $400 per elementary school.
These funds were to be used in key areas such as: professional development (opportunities for principals and teachers); teacher release time for training, leadership, planning; human resources e.g., services of experts/consultants.Kathleen Wynne2007 Announcement of Ministry Funding to Support DPA in Elementary Schools
2008 Announcement of Ministry Funding to Support DPA in Elementary SchoolsFebruary 4, 2008 Funding Memorandum
Minister of Education Kathleen Wynne announced a renewal of the funding for the implementation of DPA. The ministry again provided $2M to schools and school boards for use in the 2007 / 2008 school year.School Boards received $5000 along with $400 per elementary school.The funding is to be used for:* professional development, * school equipment, * teacher release time and * human resources
Why should schools implement DPA?
Studies show that Daily Physical Activity can provide the following benefits for students:physical health: strong bones, muscles, posture, balance, prevention of chronic diseases, e.g., type 2 diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, cancermental health: improved behaviour, social interaction, self imagelearning ability: time on task, improved academic achievementstudent leadershipMinistry of Education P/PM 138 - DAILY PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, GRADES 18 Curriculum Policy (Part of H&PE Curriculum)
IT IS MINISTRY POLICY! IT IS GOOD FOR STUDENTS!
Daily Physical Activity Requirements
All students grades 1 8 Time allocation: schedule 20 minutes in lengthConsidered only one component of H&PE and must not replace the teaching of H&PE Scheduled during instructional time each school day Lesson content to consist of Warm-up/ Activity/ Cool-down Sustained moderate to vigorous activity Provide a safe environment (includes location and activity) for the participants Varied locations
DPA RequirementsAll Students Grades 1-8
Participation of All Students All activities must be adapted, as appropriate, to ensure that students with special needs can participate in them. Such adaptations must be consistent with theaccommodations and/or modifications that are typicallyfound in a student's Individual Education Plan.
Kindergarten Students Although the P/PM is only applicable to elementary students Grades 1-8, schools boards and principals should also ensure opportunities are provided for Kindergarten students to be physically active each day to address the expectation participate actively in creative movement and other daily physical activities.
DPA Requirements 20 Minutes of Sustained Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity H&PE Curriculum Expectation: Students will participate in sustained moderate to vigorous physical activity (e.g., an aerobics routine) for a minimum of twenty minutes each day, including appropriate warm-up and cool-down procedures.
Sustained Moderate to Vigorous
increase in breathing and/or heart ratecan carry on a conversation comfortably during the activitybody will begin to feel warm. examples of moderate physical activity are brisk walking, biking, swimming and recreational dancing.
aerobic in natureincreases the breathing and heart rates enough for cardio respiratory conditioning. depending on fitness level, make the participant feel quite warm,talking is possible but the ability to carry on a conversation is limited.amount of time required for a vigorous activity is dependent on age and stage of development. examples of vigorous physical activity are jogging, hockey, basketball, fast swimming and aerobic dancing.
DPA Requirements During the Instructional Day Within the 300 minutes of instructional time (i.e.,not before school, during recess, lunch, nutrition breaks or after school)
Requirement of the Health and Physical Education Curriculum
DPA RequirementsDPA is only one component of a quality H&PE program
DPA must not replace the teaching of Physical Education
Daily PE is still the ultimate goal
DPA Requirements DPA Lesson Content Warm-Up To warm up, students should participate in some low-intensity aerobic activity, such as brisk walking. Using the large muscles and gradually increasing speed and intensity in this type of activity gradually increases the heart rate and blood flow to t