News and Updates
February 7, 2018

Action Schools! BC Physical Literacy Mentorship Program

Support for educators through coaching and collaboration and by providing job-embedded support, guidance, tools and resources

Build knowledge and skill sets to improve confidence to deliver quality physical literacy programming, a key component of the BC Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum. Educators will be supported by Action Schools! BC Physical Literacy Mentors, through job-embedded support, coaching, collaboration, guidance, tools and resources.

Physical literacy is defined by
Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada) as the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities. Physically literate individuals are able to make healthy, active choices that are both beneficial to and respectful of their whole self, others, and their environment.


The Action Schools! BC Mentorship Program:

Educators know that skills are developed over time, with new skills building on existing ones. The Action Schools! BC Mentorship Program uses that approach to enhance the skills of educators, supporting them to confidently incorporate food literacy and physical literacy in their classrooms and schools.

These programs provide multiple sessions where experienced mentors work with educators in their classrooms and schools to strengthen their skills, using up-to-date materials that reflect the new BC curriculum. These programs are designed to enhance teachers’ content-specific instructional practices with the intent of improving student learning and health literacy.

The Physical Literacy Mentorship Program:

Action Schools! BC can connect your school with Physical Literacy Mentors who will provide educators with multi-session job-embedded training. The Physical Literacy Mentorship Program aims to build the capacity of elementary educators and schools by:

  • Building skills through coaching, facilitation, and job-embedded professional development;
  • Providing targeted support, guidance, and relevant tools/resources to implement the new Physical and Health Education curriculum;
  • Building confidence and capacity to deliver quality physical education classes which support the development of physical literacy; and
  • Contributing to the professional learning community of the school.


Physical Literacy Mentors meet face-to-face with individual educators for four 30-45 minute scheduled sessions: one planning session and three modeled learning experiences that develop fundamental movement skills, which form a foundation towards developing physical literacy.  

You can learn more about the Physical Literacy Mentorship Program here. If you are interested in signing up for a mentorship, please email info@actionschoolsbc.ca.