Dr. Doug Gleddie

Associate Professor & Associate Chair (Graduate) Department of Education University of Alberta

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: Adventurous Play & Taking It Outside

We are finding out more and more all the time about the benefits of getting outdoors, taking acceptable risks and adding some adventure to our lives. Together, we will explore both research and stories that let us know why we should engage in these types of activities. Then, we’ll take some time to examine how to do so within a physical education program.

Extended Workshop: The Amazing Race

A fast-paced team-building activity where groups work together to complete a variety of challenges, pass through roadblocks and detours to complete the final puzzle. A great opportunity to support student learning of cooperation, teamwork and other cross-curricular connections. Come prepared to participate, cooperate and have fun!

Workshop: Diving In: Deepening your Social Media Connections for Professional Development (with Jo Bailey & Andy Hair)

Social media can be an excellent way to meet other #physed folks, learn about new practices, share ideas and even have some fun! The real benefit, however, is finding opportunities to deepen those relationships and experiences that started on social media. Come join Jo, Andy and Doug for an interactive, informative and invitational session that explores why and how you can expand your professional development in this way.