Your guide to the new Passport for Life project

October 2, 2013 No Comments »
Your guide to the new Passport for Life project

Our friends at Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) have just released the new Passport for Life. It was designed to improve the development and advancement of physical literacy in children from Grades 3 to 6.

“The Passport for Life tool will bring a unique and innovative online approach to teaching our children about physical literacy,” said The Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport) for Canada.

Chris Jones, executive director and CEO of PHE Canada added: “Every journey begins with a recognition of where you are and where you want to go. The power of Passport for Life is that it gives students, parents, and teachers a roadmap to understanding their development of physical literacy skills.”

The Passport for Life assessment tools encompass four general components of physical literacy:

  1. Students use a self-assessment questionnaire to report how often and where (indoors, outside, on ice, in water) they are physically active.
  2. Students can also record how they are feeling, thinking, and interacting, three skills that enable them to succeed in life.
  3. Teachers use the ABC Fit assessment structure to ensure a fun and challenging environment while the kids improve their fitness and movement skills.
  4. Educators can improved the key components of physical literacy in students by using the Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) assessment tool.

Head on over to the Passport for Life website and make sure you ask the teachers at your school when they’ll start using the Passport for Life.

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