Facilitators and Demonstrators

Heart Niagara is pleased to announce the exciting list of facilitators and demonstrators for the Niagara Physical Literacy Summit 2016!

Groove EDGEucation

Mich Michelle Hillier, B.Ed, OCT- Groove EDGEucation www.thegrooveedgeucation.com Michelle is a passionate educational presenter and consultant for school boards and teacher education programs across Canada. She completed her teaching training and after spending years in the classroom, she is now passionately committed to getting dance and movement into ALL areas of education through the Groove EDGEucation programs and resources with her team. In 2015 they received an award from the CIRA, for making a positive contribution to the field of education through non-competitive activity programming. Michelle is also an instructional leader in the teacher education program at UOIT and Dance AQ courses through York, inspiring pre-service and in-service teachers to make movement accessible for all students. Michelle has been actively involved as an educational presenter at major conferences such as PHE Canada, OPHEA, CODE, CIRA (to name a few!) and also working with community groups through training of teachers and front line staff. Michelle just recently finished authoring a chapter on dance education for a national H&PE textbook to be released in late 2016. When Michelle isn't on the Groove dance floor you can find her in fitness, traveling, and spending time with the two biggest loves of her life - her husband Dave and her 4-year old son James.

CIRA Ontario

Herwig Herwig Baldauf- Canadian Intramural Recreation Association (CIRA) www.ciraontario.com Herwig retired as the head of physical and health education at Niagara District Secondary School, having taught for 30 years. In that time, he has served on the executive boards of CIRA Ontario, CAHPERD and OPHEA (Ontario Physical and Health Education Association). He has published several resources for CIRA Ontario and OPHEA and was co-editor of the former CAHPERD’s “The Clipboard” series. Baldauf is a regular workshop presenter and has done numerous presentations at a variety of provincial and national conferences and has presented at AQ courses various universities. Baldauf has been described as a visionary with progressive and innovative ideas and has been recognized with awards from his peers in the teaching profession, including the Ontario Secondary School Teacher’s Federation Excellence in Education Award. CIRA Ontario is a non-profit organization whose mission is to encourage, promote and develop active living, healthy lifestyles and personal growth through intramural and recreational programs within the education and recreation communities.

Brock University

Ken Lodewyk Ken Lodewyk, Ph.D- Associate Professor Brock University, Co- Director of the Centre for Healthy Development Associate Kinesiology Professor at Brock University, Ken is a firm believer in fundamental movement skills and creating a relationship between instructional practices, motivation, beliefs, life skills and achievement in movement settings. James Mandigo 2 600x600 James Mandigo, Ph.D- Professor, Vice-Provost, Brock University Associate Kinesiology Professor at Brock University, James is primarily interested in the development of life skills through sport and physical education, physical literacy pedagogy, health promoting schools, and teaching games for understanding.

Thompson Educational Publishing

Ted Ted Temertzoglou- Thompson Educational Publishing Ted Temertzoglou is Vice President of Teacher/Student Success at Thompson Educational Publishing developing resources for Health and Physical Education K to 12. Ted works with governments, school boards and health and physical education teachers & associations, implementing UNESCO’s Quality Physical Education Guidelines for Policy-Makers. He delivers keynote addresses and conducted workshops on physical literacy, health & physical education and staff wellness, most recently in Cape Town, South Africa; Dubai, UAE and Shanghai, China. He is also a certified personal trainer with The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology.

Participaction- Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy

Stacey Stacey Alpous- Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario www.capl-ecsfp.ca The Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) is a "research grade" assessment, with proven validity and reliability for children 8 to 12 years of age. It is the first objective assessment of childhood physical literacy which combines assessments of daily behaviour (physical activity / sedentary), motivation and confidence, knowledge and understanding, and physical competence (fitness / motor skill). For more information, check out CAPL Infographic.


Jeff Photo Jeff Carmichael- HIGH FIVE Ontario Jeff has worked in municipal recreation and sport development for more than 30 years and is currently employed as a Business Development Representative with HIGH FIVE Ontario. He has served as a Director and volunteer on several not-for-profit Boards. Jeff is an Innoweave Collective Impact Coach who focuses on collaborative projects that develop healthier communities through accessible and positive sport experiences.