Dr. Doug Gleddie


Dr. Doug Gleddie is a husband and father who also happens to be an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta (Elementary Physical Education). In a career filled with change, the only true constants have been physical activity/education, working with kids and, how joy fills the spaces in between. Although it took him a while to fully embrace this epiphanal thought, the journey itself has enabled Doug to work with a wide variety of people and organizations across Canada and around the world.

Doug is currently researching narratives of movement and physical education as well as exploring the affective aspects of physical literacy. He takes care of his own wellness by being active with his family; improving his guitar picking and seeking new challenges each day. Visit Doug’s blog at www.purposefulmovement.net

Keynote: Physical Literacy Praxis

Physical Literacy, as a term has been around since the 1930’s. As a detailed philosophy we have been discussing it since the late 80’s. But how does physical literacy as a philosophy and theory really connect with what we, what YOU do on a day-to-day basis?  This session will provide an overview of the concept and then introduce a model and exemplars for physical literacy praxis.

Workshop: Motivating the Masses (large group games)

Looking for new ideas to manage large groups of students in the gym? Come participate in a variety of activities designed for the masses and explore strategies to motivate your students to move! We will dance, play and move throughout the session.

Workshop: Teaching for Personal and Social Responsibility

Teaching Personal and Social Responsibility (TPSR) is a curriculum model for physical education. Essentially, TPSR enables students to be successful in social environments and learn how to be responsible for themselves and the situations around them. We will engage in hands- on activities based on the TPSR model to demonstrate the benefits of the model, explore key elements and provide practical application to your physical education class.