BC Hockey in Our Schools Program Orientation Presentation BC Hockey is a proud partner in the BC Sports Participation Program Supported by: BC Hockey in our Schools BC Hockey proudly unveils a student development and activity curriculum for ice hockey in BC Schools. Hockey is synonymous with Canada and we believe all BC students should engage in life’s learning outcomes through a hockey experience! We know they will find hockey an exhilarating learning environment. Background • The program involves six on-ice sessions formatted into a teaching unit. The suggestion is that these sessions each be 45 minutes of on-ice activity (may be varied with ice availability). • Each on-ice session is easily adaptable to the various hockey skill levels of the students by breaking the ice into stations. Pilots were successful with up to 70 students on the ice at one time in Level 1 – Primary! Our purpose is to deliver • A program that offers instruction and skill development at the ability level of students. • A program that introduces all our students to Canada’s national game • Promotion of healthier lifestyles with increased physical activity Our Purpose (2) • To positively effect students’ attitudes toward lifetime activities • To experience life’s learning outcomes through a hockey experience The Program’s foundation • A curriculum written by BC Hockey’s education professionals, matched to the BC Education ministry’s learning outcomes, tested in 10 pilot projects conducted throughout the province during the 2005-2006 school year. • Supported by a network of BC Hockey District Coordinators. Delivery System • BC Hockey structure and framework to complement elementary and secondary curriculums, supported by but supplementary to Minor Hockey • Educators with hockey backgrounds playing an active role. • Student involvement to support academic achievement. Pilot Findings Students; • 94% had a great time • 90% wanted to do it again. Parent comments (when asked what they thought); - 32% said their child mentioned they wanted to do it again A Principal’s comments; What a great experience for our students. The class had a wide range of abilities with most being beginners. Skill levels were greatly improved. Our students had a fun learning experience. We are an “In Motion” school. This fit our profile and addresses the need that young adolescents need lots of physical activity and a connection to positive activities. • • • • • • The next slides give an idea of what your program might look like under the following; 1) All levels of students 2) Skill stations 3) Various equipment uses 4) Sound instruction 5) Everyone active 6) In a Fun environment A Program for Everyone! Taught in Skill Stations Using Varied Equipment With Sound Instruction With Everyone Active In A Fun Environment Program Specifics Possible Costs • • • • • • Ice Rental Transportation TOC costs Supplies Hockey equipment Other Proposed Schedule TIME / DATE EVENT Personal equipment brought to school Equipment storage Depart for arena Dressing room assignment On ice On ice concludes Leave arena Equipment storage Your Program Instructors will be: Educators with hockey backgrounds play an active role. Equipment Required Participants must have: • Skates • Approved Helmets • Hockey Stick (may be school indoor) • Gloves or mittens (Hockey gloves not required) Other options For those students that do have complete hockey equipment – this is obviously recommended. Other precautions; • Legs, arms and hands must be fully covered - Do not allow students to wear only gym shorts and/or short sleeve shirts, or to participate with bare hands. • Mouth guards are recommended Evaluation / Feedback As a part of the physical education curriculum your child may be assessed as they would on any other school course. The main areas of assessment will be; Active Living Movement Safety, Fair Play and Leadership An assessment scale has specifically been created for this course.