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1 Ever Active Schools Overview Presented by:

2 Ever Active Schools A Comprehensive School Health approach to creating Healthy Active School Communities in Alberta

3 Overview  The Program  Vision / Mission  Structure and Funding  History and Current Status  Framework  Membership  Supports  Contacts

4 Vision Alberta students live, learn and play in healthy, active school communities. Mission Statement Ever Active Schools facilitates the development of healthy children and youth by fostering social and physical environments that support healthy, active school communities.

5 Structure and Funding  A special project of the Health and Physical Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association  Funded by:  Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation  Alberta Education  Alberta Health and Wellness

6 History and Current Status  Started in with 30 pilot schools, funding from one Ministry (Community Development) and a focus on physical activity  Currently over 280 member schools (definition to come later…) using the EAS framework (comprehensive school health) to focus on physical activity, healthy eating and mental wellbeing  Elementary, Middle, Junior and High schools  Province wide

7 Framework - 4 E’s Education is: support for quality implementation of health and physical education curricula and daily physical activity, professional development opportunities and a culture of learning for everyone. Environment is: fostering safe social and physical environments, in the school, home and community; implementing policies that enable healthy choices and cultivating a place where everyone feels / knows they belong. Everyone is: meaningful collaboration with the people involved in the everyday life of the school and equal and inclusive opportunities for everyone to make healthy choices for self and others. Evidence is: collaboratively identifying goals, planning for action and gathering information to indicate the effectiveness of actions to support healthy active lifestyles throughout the school community.

8 Framework – The work! Vision Education EnvironmentEveryone Evidence Physical ActivityHealthy Eating Mental Wellbeing Student Leadership Professional Development ResearchCommunication School Implementation

9 Membership  EAS Member :  Schools currently in the EAS database and actively working on a game plan for a healthy active school community.  These schools will complete an online assessment each year (Spring) and also submit a planning document each fall.  Member benefits include recognition programs, full website access, full EAS event support, opportunities to participate in special projects and events and member rates for workshops and presentations.  EAS Associate :  Schools signed up as “interested” through the registration page on the EAS website and beginning to plan their healthy active school community.  These schools will have an opportunity once a year (Spring) to complete an online assessment and action plan in order to move to member status.  Associate benefits include greater website access, invitations to events, partial EAS event support and a discount for workshops and presentations.

10 Action Cycle  Key Questions, Issues, etc.?  Health and education  Assessment  Variety of methods - Health Assessment Tool for Schools (EAS)  Reflection on Results  Deep discussions  Planning  Linked to framework, assessment and school realities  Implementation  Who, what, where, when, how - the why should be answered!  REPEAT annually!

11 Supports  Professional Development  Workshops  Special Events: HASS 09  Resource Development  Implementation  HATS, Action Plans  Success Stories and Sharing  Communication  Website  EverACTIVE! Newsletter  Member Updates  Research  District implementation model (Battle River Project)  Updates and latest studies

12 Contacts ► Education ► ► Schools ► ► Communication ► ► Director / Research ► ► Admin Support ► ►


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