Teaching Tools FAQ | Ophea Teaching Tools

    Teaching Tools FAQ

    What is Teaching Tools?

    Teaching Tools is the place to access Ophea’s programs and services. The site includes everything anyone who teaches kids (educators, public health professionals, and recreation & sport leaders) needs to enable children and youth to lead healthy active lives.

    Why did we create this website?

    Teaching Tools brings you all Ophea programs in one convenient place. No need to remember multiple web addresses anymore, simply save TeachingTools.Ophea.net to your favorites and visit often for access to existing and new Ophea.net tools and resources.

    How do I login?

    Existing Account with Ophea

    If you have an Ophea.net account, select “login” on the top right corner of the webpage and then “Login with Ophea.net Account”. You will be asked to log-in with your personal Ophea.net profile account. Once you have entered your Ophea.net email and password, you will be re-directed to the Teaching Tools site homepage.

    New user? Here’s how to create an Ophea.net account:

    To create an Ophea.net account, select “login” from the top right corner of the webpage and then select “sign-up”. Complete the required fields to create your personalized account registration. Once complete, you will be re-directed to the Teaching Tools site homepage.

    Contact curriculum@ophea.net if you have any questions.

    If I create a personal Ophea.net account do I have to pay a fee?

    No. Your personal Ophea.net account is free-of-charge. It helps make the ordering process quick and simple, making it easier for you to access the tools you need!

    Does my personal Ophea.net account include access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources?

    Your free Ophea.net account does not include access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources, unless you work for an Ontario publicly-funded school board with an Ophea membership or a private/independent school that has purchased access.

    How do I know if I have access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 or Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources?

    If you work for an Ontario publicly-funded school board: With the purchase of an annual Ophea School Board Membership, all staff within a school board can access Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources. Connect with your school board H&PE program coordinator or contact curriculum@ophea.net for your school board’s membership status.

    If you work for an Ontario private/independent school OR at a Canadian school outside of Ontario: Annual school subscriptions to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources are available for purchase. If you’re unsure if your school has purchased a subscription, contact curriculum@ophea.net.

    If you work for a school OUTSIDE of Canada: Annual school subscriptions to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources are available for purchase. If you’re unsure if your school has purchased a subscription, contact curriculum@ophea.net.

    If you work for or attend an Ontario publicly-funded university: Ophea has several license agreements that grant universities access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 and/or Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources through their library system (i.e., the resources are available on each university’s own online library). If you’re unsure if your university has a license agreement with Ophea, contact curriculum@ophea.net.

    How do I purchase access to Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 or Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources?

    If you work for an Ontario publicly-funded school board: Ophea school board membership purchases are made annually at the school board level. Connect with your school board H&PE program coordinator or contact subscribe@ophea.net for your school board’s membership status.

    If you work for an Ontario private/independent school OR at a Canadian school outside of Ontario: Annual school subscriptions are available for purchase online. Contact subscribe@ophea.net if you have any questions about subscriptions.

    If you work for a school OUTSIDE of Canada: Annual school subscriptions are available for purchase. Contact subscribe@ophea.net for an order form.

    If you work for or attend an Ontario publicly-funded university: Contact subscribe@ophea.net to learn more about license agreement opportunities.

    Once I’ve logged into my personal Ophea.net account, how do I access Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8 or Ophea's H&PE Secondary Resources?

    To access Ophea’s H&PE Curriculum Resources: Grades 1-8, once you are logged in, click on the ‘Lesson Plans’ button on the Teaching Tools homepage and then on the ‘H&PE Elementary Resources’ resource button. From there, choose a grade to find and access all units, lesson plans and support materials.

    To access Ophea’s H&PE Secondary Resources, once you are logged in, click on the ‘Supplements’ button on the Teaching Tools homepage and then on the ‘H&PE Secondary Resources’ resource button. From there, choose either the Healthy Living, Movement Competence and Active Living or Implementation Tools navigation link on the homepage and then click on an icon/title of a resource.

    Contact curriculum@ophea.net if you have any questions.

    How do I find a program? 

    You can find a program a few different ways. First try clicking the ‘browse’ button on the top navigation (right corner) and search by topic or grade. Alternatively you can click on the ‘Lesson Plans’, ‘Supplements’ or ‘Activities’ icons on the top navigation or on homepage for a list of programs that fall under this section.