Research in FFCA

An Evaluation of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in an Elementary School QDPE Program - Dwayne Sheehan

In the July issue of Physical & Health Education Journal the published research article, An Evaluation of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in the Elementary School QDPE Program by Dr. Dwayne Sheehan, discusses the findings of the study conducted at the Southwest Elementary Campus. The aim of the study was to determine if children could attain 50% MVPA (moderate to vigorous physical activity) during PE class time when led by a kinesiology trained PE specialist.

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An Evaluation of Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity in the Elementary School QDPE Program by Dr. Dwayne Sheehan

A Look at Grade 2 Writing: Successes and Challenges in Early Literacy Development

A strong foundation in the skills of printing and spelling is discussed as key components in early literacy development to the end of Grade 2. 

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Successes and Challenges in Early Literacy Development

From Thought, to Words, to Print: Early Literacy Development in Grade 2

The study discussed in the this article explores how printing, spelling and vocabulary choices influence the quality of writing at the end of Grade 2.

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Early Literacy Development in Grade 2