New OFSAA Café Online Workshops for January

January 13, 2021 by  
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Online Collaboration For Teachers

Submitted by ofsaa admin on Thu, 2021-01-07 10:15

Our new virtual program on ZOOM – titled The OFSAA Café –encompasses a wide variety of sessions for both curricular and co-curricular programs geared towards high school educators.

The aim of these casual 20 to 30 minute weekly online workshops is to increase participants’ knowledge in several areas of school sport, enlighten folks on new and unconventional sports, introduce alternative teaching methods, address current issues in schools and provide opportunities for group discussions with peers.

**All workshops are free to teacher-coaches in Ontario schools.

See below for how you can join our list of presenters.

*Note that we also encourage french presentations for the francophone community of teachers.

*Les présentations en français sont les bienvenues, puisqu’elles seront d’un intérêt particulier pour les enseignants francophones.

Our Next Two “OFSAA Café Baristas” Are Set And Ready To Go! 

Wednesday, January 13th at 3:30 pm
“Body Weight Foundations With Thomas Pain”
What can you do if you have limited equipment? How can you increase/decrease the load/tempo/intensity of the movements? Why you don’t need equipment to get an effective training session done. 
Click here to register!

Wednesday, January 20th at 3:30 pm
“PE Volleyball – A Fun Approach With Mark Frayne”
The traditional 6v6 game is quite difficult to play in a PE setting. Skilled players are bored and unskilled players feel uncomfortable. Simple changes in how games are structured can result in more rallies, blocks, hits and digs.
This session will provide teachers with the tools to create a program/unit that focuses on game play to teach the skills so that physical education students have fun in the process.
Click here to register!

We’d Enjoy Hearing About Your Passionate Topic Of Interest

We’re “all ears” as we endure the challenging 2020-21 year in our classrooms. Why not share with your fellow educators and gain new insight along the way through these conversations.

If you are francophone, please consider a french presentation.
Nous invitons donc les francophones à préparer leur présentation en français.

Sign up and share today! 

If you wish to present, please contact Shamus Bourdon at or Jim Barbeau at

In Case You Missed It, Here’s What We Chatted About So Far

CrossFit in Today’s Classroom with Clayton Martino   (November 23)”

Mental Training for Athletes and Students with Marc Messier”   (November 30)

Mindful Movement Through Yoga with Tracy Galbraith” (December 9)

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