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PHASE Asia Pacific is a conference for all educators focussed on physical education, health, athletics, sports, and experiential learning.  The conference allows participants to learn from leading authorities in their respective fields as well as from practitioner presenters, to network with fellow educators, and to access good practice and resources in multiple formats.

PHASE has evolved from the Asia Pacific Physical Education Conference (APPEC) which was a dedicated Physical Education & Wellness event for the Asia Pacific region starting in 2015.

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Thursday, November 14
 

09:00

Day 1 Parkour Instructor Course - TICKETED EVENT
This course is designed to introduce physical education teachers, coaches, and sports teachers to the fundamental concepts and training principles of parkour for use in a managed school setting. This course certifies a teacher or coach to incorporate elements of parkour training into a rounded and regular physical education curriculum as part of the Parkour For Schools Programme.

Why Parkour?

Parkour is an incredibly powerful and flexible tool for getting young people of all ages in schools physically and mentally active.

Parkour practice builds all the components of healthy development including strength, mobility, coordination, agility, proprioception and balance in flight, cardio-vascular fitness, muscular endurance and power, while also developing resilience, confidence, problem-solving skills, mental health, community values and self-discipline.

Parkour also provides a way for young people to engage with and learn to manage risk and fear – vital abilities in any young person’s development process.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Grant

Chris Grant

Programme Manager, Parkour Generations
Chris Grant has been on a mission to get people moving and improving since starting Parkour in 2004 in Scotland.Launching Glasgow Parkour Coaching in 2008 as one of the first Parkour teaching organisations in the world, Chris has been at the forefront of development of Parkour education... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Black Box Theatre (MS 411)
 
Friday, November 15
 

09:00

Gymnastics Masterclass - TICKETED EVENT
Looking to introduce some new ideas to uplift and reenergise your Gymnastics’ lessons? Would you like to be able to break Gymnastics skills down into bite size activities to make them easier or harder to achieve based on the competency levels of your gymnasts? Need to challenge your pupils, but are unsure of the technical teaching points? Well, look no further. Our goal is for you to walk away at the end of the workshop with only one question – which skill will you teach first?

At the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of and be competent to deliver:
  • Fundamental Gymnastics Shapes and how to incorporate them into engaging games and activities.
  • Hand Apparatus Activities – Bean Bags, Feathers, Hoops etc
  • Gymnastics skills broken down into their component parts and extended to accommodate pupils of all abilities.
  • Vaulting & Jumping

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles

Founder & CEO, Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Gemma Coles lives in Bournemouth with her husband and three children, where she runs a successful recreational Gymnastics Club; Head Over Heels Gymnastics founded in 2000. Gemma was a child that spent most of her time upside down, mad about ‘Gymnastics’ and this enthusiasm has... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

09:00

Models-Based Approach To Physical Education - TICKETED EVENT
Session 1: Cooperative Learning - Changing Our Teaching One Piece At A Time

Cooperative Learning is an approach to teaching that has moved from the classroom to the gymnasium and it offers our students the chance to learn with and from each other. In focusing on the achievements of the whole group the focus is shifted from individual attainment to group development and away from performance as the only outcome of physical education. This session will introduce this pedagogical approach by using games-making as a vehicle for learning about the five key elements of the model.

Session 2: Sports Education - Enthusiastic, Competent & Literate Sportspeople

Building on the work of Daryl Sidentop this session explores the beginnings of Sport Education and suggests ways in which the model can be used. It is beyond the capacity of any session to demonstrate the whole model. Bu by exploring ‘a typical unit’ is begins to show how the physical education lesson can be tailored to support the development of enthusiastic, competent and literate sportspeople and not just performers.

Session 3: Using The TGFU Approach

Using the concept of “Fantasy Games” this session explores ways in which we can begin to embed tactical creativity and game awareness to young people by looking at the wider aspects of game play. Skills, when taught in isolation, lose the cooperative and competitive elements that lie at their heart. By exploring ‘real life’ scenarios and challenging young people to think divergently we prepare them for the game rather than preparing them to provide a rehearsed response to a new situation.

Session 4: Health-Based Physical Education - Habitual Movers, Motivated Movers, Informed Movers & Critical Movers

Drawing on our work (with Dr. Paul Sammon, Dr. Mark Bowler & Prof. Lorraine Cale) I will present the prototype pedagogical model we have developed. This model places the idea of “valuing the physically active life” at its heart and seeks to develop movers who are habitual (i.e. lead active lives), motivated (i.e. have a positive, challenge-facing attitude), informed (i.e. can explain how and where to engage) and critical (i.e. evaluate and overcome barriers to physical activity).

Session 5: Curriculum Planning Session

This culminating session will show how teachers can plan for a models-based practice approach to their curriculum planning. Drawing on work done and understanding gained in the previous four sessions teachers will explore ways of applying these principles and practices in their own schools.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Casey

Ashley Casey

Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
High School Learning Center (HS 504B)

09:00

Technology & Social Media for the Physical Education Teacher - TICKETED EVENT
Session 1: Exploring & Mastering Google Drive

Google Drive transformed the collaborative nature of Physical Education from a one person curriculum influence to a world wide structure in which our students benefited. In this session, Andy will take you through furthering your understanding of Google Drive. With Docs, Sheets, Forms and multiple add-ons he can will help you transform your workflow so that you can work less and think more. It will also share some of the successes of his program where Flipped Learning gave students the power and LIVE Sports carnivals which connected parents who worked full time.

Session 2: Assessment

Repetition, Achievable, Success Orientated Assessment creates a sense of autonomy for our students allowing them to create a line in the sand of what they are capable of. In this session, Andy will share how he breaks down the Curriculum to components of Physical Literacy to create a learning journey which students help write. His sense of simple yet challenging, predictable and repetitive assessment allows all children to identify with their assessment. Andy will share with you a platform called Plickers which has tremendous power with formative assessment and will connect you with an educator from the USA leading the way in this area.

Session 3: Social Media For Continuous Professional Development

The Twitter Family in #PhysEd is huge. Being connected builds conversations. Conversations builds collaboration and collaboration builds deeper engagement into Physical Education and Health. In this session, Andy will take you from the basics of signing up to Twitter right through to being engagement in a #PEChat. He will share success stories of connections and advocation where dreams and ideas can be shared and replicated across the other side of the world. Andy will show you how Twitter and Facebook has created free professional development to uplift and motivate his professional practice.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hair

Andy Hair

Physical Education Teacher, Leopold Primary School
I am a Physical Education Teacher and Coach based in Geelong (Australia). I currently work for Leopold Primary School. As an advocate for PE I am connected across the world via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and come to Hong Kong again excited to meet many of my idols and friends... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
High School Learning Center (HS 504C)

09:00

The PE Teacher's Guide to Teaching Health - TICKETED EVENT
In most international schools, health education is often added as an afterthought or tasked to teachers who don’t have enough time or resources to give it the attention it deserves. In this full day pre-con, participants will be guided through the process of creating a comprehensive, skills-based Health & Wellness curriculum that can be applicable for grades K-12 and adapted to align with any set of standards or curricular framework.

Participants will leave with ready to use resources, projects and unit plans, as well as proactive solutions to the following issues and concerns:
  • Bringing our curriculum is up-to-date and relevant to our unique student population
  • Current best practices in health education
  • Advocating for skills based health education in our international communities
  • Updating lessons to meet the health concerns of today’s kids and teens
  • Project-based learning with a focus on health and wellness
  • Ways to reboot your health class right away
  • Developing a network of health and wellness teachers throughout the EARCOS region
  • Collaboration opportunities with your school’s counseling and advisory teams


Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauren Smith

Amy Lauren Smith

Middle School Health Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions, and serves as the Education... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 16:00
502 (5th Floor, Middle School)

09:00

Day 2 - Parkour Instructor Course - TICKETED EVENT
This course is designed to introduce physical education teachers, coaches, and sports teachers to the fundamental concepts and training principles of parkour for use in a managed school setting. This course certifies a teacher or coach to incorporate elements of parkour training into a rounded and regular physical education curriculum as part of the Parkour For Schools Programme.

Why Parkour?

Parkour is an incredibly powerful and flexible tool for getting young people of all ages in schools physically and mentally active.

Parkour practice builds all the components of healthy development including strength, mobility, coordination, agility, proprioception and balance in flight, cardio-vascular fitness, muscular endurance and power, while also developing resilience, confidence, problem-solving skills, mental health, community values and self-discipline.

Parkour also provides a way for young people to engage with and learn to manage risk and fear – vital abilities in any young person’s development process.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Grant

Chris Grant

Programme Manager, Parkour Generations
Chris Grant has been on a mission to get people moving and improving since starting Parkour in 2004 in Scotland.Launching Glasgow Parkour Coaching in 2008 as one of the first Parkour teaching organisations in the world, Chris has been at the forefront of development of Parkour education... Read More →


Friday November 15, 2019 09:00 - 17:00
Black Box Theatre (MS 411)
 
Saturday, November 16
 

06:00

06:30

Jump Start Registration
Saturday November 16, 2019 06:30 - 06:45
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

06:45

Country Park Run
Saturday November 16, 2019 06:45 - 07:45
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

06:45

Paddle Boarding
Saturday November 16, 2019 06:45 - 07:45
Meet at High School Entrance

06:45

Ultimate Frisbee
Saturday November 16, 2019 06:45 - 07:45
Field 1A

06:45

Weights
Saturday November 16, 2019 06:45 - 07:45
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

07:45

Shower & Change for JumpStart Participants
Saturday November 16, 2019 07:45 - 08:15
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

08:00

08:15

Registration
Saturday November 16, 2019 08:15 - 08:45
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

09:00

Welcome
Saturday November 16, 2019 09:00 - 09:15
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

09:15

Opening Keynote: The End of Physical Education
Drawing on the work of Neil Postman, and envisioning a future in which physical education ends (i.e. ceases to exist) as a subject, this keynote will ask what the end (i.e. the purpose/outcome) of physical education should be to improve its longevity and purpose.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Casey

Ashley Casey

Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


Saturday November 16, 2019 09:15 - 10:00
High School Gym

10:00

Transition Time
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:00 - 10:20
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

10:20

A Games-Making Approach to Physical Education
Children invent their own games all the time. They value them and enjoy playing them and yet we spend a lot of time in physical education teaching them to play proper games by adult-defined rules.

In this workshop Ashley will explore the basics of games-making and use this to design a new game; one that values innovation and tactical understanding and chucks way the rulebook.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Casey

Ashley Casey

Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

10:20

Combining Physical Literacy Concepts with Standards Based Assessment
The concept of Physical Literacy has begun to change how Physical Education is viewed, especially in the area of assessment and pedagogy.

In this session, Jace will explore how concepts behind Physical Literacy can be applied to Standards Based Assessment to ensure that educators are using assessments that are meaningful and guide student learning.

Link to Presentation Folder: https://tinyurl.com/yjdfg8pl

Speakers
avatar for Jace Ferguson

Jace Ferguson

Physical Education, The International School Macao
Originally from a farm town called Ponoka in Alberta, Canada I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2006 and have been teaching ever since, even when I completed my Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Science from Ohio University in 2013. My education... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)

10:20

Introducing Invasions Games to Early Childhood Students
Early Childhood is an extremely important age in the development of any child. It can set the child up for success or failure later on in life, as it can affect all that the individual can and will do later in Elementary and Middle school, and will set the stage for life. Research indicates that there are some critical soft skills a child needs to acquire before being able to receive content and use it effectively in multiple environments and subject areas. Some of these soft skills are self-regulation, executive functioning, creativity and problem solving.

During this session, we will explore how introducing invasion games in a fun and creative way will not only help students learn to self-regulate, use their imagination, and begin to be exposed to reflection and planning, but will also allow students to use a large variety of locomotor skills in a very isolated environment and develop to more complex situations where they have to plan and make decisions. During the session, teachers will see how students are being moved from a step by step, guided instruction, to a student led activity, in which young students will have to make decisions and plan reflect on their outcomes.

Multiple engaging activities will be presented for students at the age of 3 and 4, using limited equipment. At the end of the session, we will briefly discuss some of the more efficient ways to convey any physical education lesson in pre-school, and how important it is to have a teacher that understands this critical age in the development of the whole child in life.

Speakers
avatar for Andrei Ghicu

Andrei Ghicu

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
Andrei has lived and worked internationally for over 17 years, first in Kuwait, then in Romania and now in China. Originally a professional Soccer player, he discovered his passion for teaching early on, and mixed it with his love for sports in his PE teaching roles. He taught and... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
Middle School Gym 2/3

10:20

Story Telling In Fundamental Motor Skills
Capturing student’s immediate attention through story telling is a skill easy to use but difficult to construct. What purpose does it have? How do you become a good storyteller? In this session Andy  Hair - a natural born story teller will share four tips he has learnt that will help you tell better stories in your Physical  Education classes to ensure children remember the purpose of their learning intention.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hair

Andy Hair

Physical Education Teacher, Leopold Primary School
I am a Physical Education Teacher and Coach based in Geelong (Australia). I currently work for Leopold Primary School. As an advocate for PE I am connected across the world via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and come to Hong Kong again excited to meet many of my idols and friends... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
High School Gym

10:20

Adapting Fundamental Floor Skills into Pair and Trio Balances
The Fundamental Gymnastics Shapes are the essential core skills for all Gymnastics lessons. In this hour long workshop we will run through an extensive list of floor shapes demonstrating how they can be incorporated into both Pair and Trio Balances. Through working together your students will develop their teamwork skills, build co-operation and trust whilst having lots of fun – as will you in this upbeat and uplifting workshop!

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles

Founder & CEO, Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Gemma Coles lives in Bournemouth with her husband and three children, where she runs a successful recreational Gymnastics Club; Head Over Heels Gymnastics founded in 2000. Gemma was a child that spent most of her time upside down, mad about ‘Gymnastics’ and this enthusiasm has... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

10:20

Affordances for Movement: Using Your Environment for PE
Evidence demonstrates the enormous benefits for mental and physical health that come from being active outdoors and from engaging with one's surroundings. Parkour Generations' programmes teach you how to identify what movement and exercises possibilities are afforded to us by the environment, built structures and natural architecture.

Young people have a natural desire to explore the world around them and apply their physicality to it. Physical education should embrace this desire and utilise it to encourage movement and activity, and to develop an affinity between young people and their environment. School grounds typically provide endless opportunities for movement activities, games and challenges, and with the right training you will be able to guide sessions outdoors safely, smoothly and productively.

An added benefit is the development of respect for their environment among young people, as well as adaptability, resilience and creativity.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Grant

Chris Grant

Programme Manager, Parkour Generations
Chris Grant has been on a mission to get people moving and improving since starting Parkour in 2004 in Scotland.Launching Glasgow Parkour Coaching in 2008 as one of the first Parkour teaching organisations in the world, Chris has been at the forefront of development of Parkour education... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
Black Box Theatre (MS 411)

10:20

Practical Activities and Methods for Organising Strength & Conditioning Activities with HPE Classes
Recent studies have suggested that less than one in five Australian children aged between 5 - 17 meet the national recommended daily physical activity guidelines of 60 minutes per day. As well, Australian children have below average aerobic fitness and poor movement skills. Improving fitness and movement capabilities through enhancing areas such as muscular strength and aerobic endurance are frequently presented as viable methods to positively develop teenagers' physical capabilities as well as their cognitive and psychosocial wellbeing. Consequently, HPE lessons during school time are becoming increasingly important as opportunities for children and teens to develop their physical fitness capacities and their fundamental movement abilities.

While many HPE practitioners readily engage in what might be termed S&C activities in their own time, they may also benefit from broadening their knowledge base of activities and ways to implement them which are suitable and practical for use with their students in a school setting. This active workshop will allow attendees to participate in some of the wide range of movements and activities (using bodyweight and readily available equipment) utilised by the presenter in a variety of settings to keep the sessions fun and varied. Moreover, strategies used to successfully enhance the students' enjoyment and boost student engagement will be discussed and demonstrated along with modifications to cater for primary-aged students.

The presenter is a P-12 HPE teacher with over twenty years of experience, as well as a Level 2 S&C Coach. He currently lectures at a regional university campus, teaches at a large regional high school and conducts S&C sessions with students from all physical activity backgrounds and abilities in his HPE classes as well as with elite junior athletes.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson

Lecturer in Sport, Health & Physical Education, University of the Sunshine Coast


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
High School Weights Room

10:20

Gamification In Physical Education? Doable.
Gamification is the use of game design and mechanics to enhance non-game contexts by increasing participation, engagement, loyalty and competition. These methods can include points, leaderboards, direct competitions and stickers or badges, and can be found in industries as varied as personal healthcare, retail—and, of course, education.

But how might we do this when we have limited time in our classes and wanna maximise movement during these periods? Join me as we investigate platforms that spark intrinsic motivation in Physical Education as we separate carrot dangling from real, valuable, meaningful gamified learning.

Speakers
avatar for Carlos Galvez

Carlos Galvez

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School
Carlos began in education back in the late 90's when his mother convinced him to become an English teacher in Guatemala. Since then his career has taken him to Italy and now China as he found a passion for Physical Education later in life. Throughout his career ,he's been able to... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

10:20

Workshop Session A
Saturday November 16, 2019 10:20 - 11:20
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

11:20

Coffee Break
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:20 - 11:50
High School Cafeteria (HS 201)

11:50

Get Them Moving, Learning and Loving It!
This fun and upbeat activity session will be highly engaging, include a mix of music that connects to each activity, and focus on activities that improve competence, increase confidence, boost motivation and add more FUN and enjoyment to your PE program!

Concepts of physical literacy will be highlighted AND participants will experience and take away activities from the exciting resource; Focus on FUNdamentals, that includes a collection of 90 top-notch, tried-and-tested activities for all ages.

Come participate in the skill-based, lead-up, sport-specific, and cooperative activities guaranteed to get your students moving, learning and loving PE! EVERYONE in this session will have access to ALL of the activities shared.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Training and Development Officer & Teacher Relief, The International School Macao
Tracy Lockwood is a certified K-12 PE Teacher and has over 25 years of experience as an educator. Her experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Abu Dhabi and currently lives and works in Macao. She was employed as a Health and Physical Education consultant for nearly... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
Black Box Theater (4th Floor, Middle School)

11:50

Troubleshooting & Fine-Tuning Your Sport Education Seasons
Sport Education is the most thoroughly researched and validated physical education curriculum model. Overwhelmingly, students report preferring Sport Education to ‘standard PE’. In addition to sport teaching in PE, the Sport Education model has been applied to dance. outdoor education, athletics, and swimming in PE. The Sport Education model allows teachers to simultaneously teach for education in, through and about movement

This session is aimed at those interested in and considering Sport Education, perhaps for the first time, but also those who have had experience with some seasons and who may have encountered some challenges during implementation and are seeking ideas to further enhance what they currently do.
In this session we tackle some questions including:
  1. How do I progressively support the coach in teaching content to their team?
  2. What strategies can the teacher use in an attempt to secure reasonably even teams?
  3. How do I address teams who are not cooperating?
  4. What do I do if there is a team that is leading by a considerable margin?
  5. How can I encourage fair play and ethical behaviour with officials?
  6. What do I do if there is ‘role overlap’ on teams?
  7. What do I do about teams where there are players who are often absent?
  8. How can the equipment manager ‘feel’ more important in their team?
  9. I only have 8-10 lessons, what can I do?
  10. What advice would you give on trying this for the first time?
This will be an interactive session where participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and tackle situations encountered in the planning and delivery of Sport Education seasons that may have impacted the use of the Sport Education model, or even prevented people from using the model, in your classes and school.

Speakers
GK

Gary Kinchin

Associate Professor, University of Southampton
Dr Kinchin is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at The University of Southampton. He taught PE at the secondary school level before completing his MA and PhD at The Ohio State University. Dr Kinchin has been working with pre-service physical education teachers for over... Read More →
WS

Will Schroeder

Physical Education Dept Chair, International Christian School


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
602 (6th Floor, High School)

11:50

Elementary School PE Games & Activities
Elementary school PE teachers are invited to come learn and share with other ES PE teachers at this session on Elementary School PE Games & Activities. The focus will be on warm-up games and PE activities that can be used immediately in your units focused on throwing, catching, kicking and locomotor skills. As collaboration is so highly effective, participants should come prepared to share one engaging game or activity with the group during the session. Come ready to move and interact with other ES PE pro's!

Click HERE to add/edit/view the acitvities presented in this session.

Click HERE to view photos taken from the session.

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Faulkner

Stephen Faulkner

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, The American School in Japan
avatar for Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison

Elementary School Physical Education Teacher, The American School In Japan


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
High School Gym

11:50

Energizers & Dance Activities to Rejuvenate or Kickstart your Program
In this session, Alison will take participants through some fun energizers, brain breaks, and dance activities/resources that will enhance and rejuvenate their physical education units or class activities.

Dance is a lifetime sport and as physical educators, it is up to us to build confidence in our students in activities they will participate in for life. Participants will learn an easy dance that Alison has created so that they can incorporate into their teaching units.

Alison will demonstrate possible projects, cultural dances, dance games and line dances that will be easy to implement in any program. She will share an abundance of resources from unit/lesson plans, YouTube [laylists, projects, apps and so much more!

This session is suitable for all levels. Participants do not need to be a professional dancer to inspire students to be passionate about movement, you just need to come to this session with an open mind. If you want to relieve some stress and have some fun please come and join Alison for this interactive session. Come ready to move!

Speakers
avatar for Alison Leathwood

Alison Leathwood

High School Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
High School PE Classroom (s504b)

11:50

Gymnastics Made Simple: A Dynamic K-5 Gymnastics Unit In As Little As 6 Lessons
Looking to add gymnastics to your K-5 curriculum? Interested in revisiting how you structure your gymnastics unit?

In this presentation we will take a look at how we have integrated gymnastics into Shanghai American School’s K-5 PE program and rapidly increased student interest and participation in gymnastics related activities. Please come to this session ready to participate in a sped up version of our gymnastics unit which will end with a culminating activity we use as our summative assessment for the unit. You will walk away with a framework for a gymnastics unit, with resources you can use immediately, that can be completed in as little as 6 lessons.

We feel gymnastics is a critical part of a PE curriculum, and whether or not you are experienced in this content area, this session aims to have you walk away confident in running a gymnastics unit.

Speakers
avatar for Justen Roselle

Justen Roselle

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Shanghai American School
I am originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan and in my 12th year of teaching, 11th internationally. I have had the privilege to teach PE in South Korea, Costa Rica, Taiwan, China and the US. I am also an avid runner who loves the outdoors.
avatar for Kevin Ayow

Kevin Ayow

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Shanghai American School
Kevin Ayow is a physical educator from Toronto, Canada who has been teaching internationally for 13 years. Previously having taught in Prague, London and Luxembourg, Kevin currently works at Shanghai American School (Puxi).


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

11:50

OAA & Problem-Solving Games for Easy Implementation
Implementing an Outdoor & Adventurous Activity (OAA) curriculum in a school has many challenges.

Join this workshop to find out how you can create an exciting and challenging scheme of work. This is a practical workshop with multiple examples of activities demonstrated with further resources shared.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Hammonds

Matthew Hammonds

Head of Physical Education & Sport, International School @ ParkCity KL
This is now the third year in a row that I have visited HKIS for PHASE (Previously APPEC). This is my seventh year working as a Head of PE & Sports in KL, Malaysia, which is a change to the 6 years I spent teaching in a school in SE London prior to working overseas. I have held a... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
Middle School Gym 1/3

11:50

How To Use iDoceo & The Google Suite To Increase Student Engagement With Assessment
This presentation is an informative session on how to use technology to speed up the assessment process and offer students feedback on rubrics within minutes after the lesson, activity or game. The session will begin by briefly introducing the apps, iDoceo and google classroom, as well as touching on some other google suite tools.

The main part of the presentation will be a demonstration on how to highlight a rubric with multiple criteria to be pushed out onto google classroom immediately. The results of this quick feedback to students will be discussed; highlighting how students ask if they can be assessed on a lesson by lesson basis; an increased dialogue between student and teacher to amend/adjust rubric; as well as how assessment is promoted using social media. Finally, the session will conclude by giving participants a chance to set up their own apps and ask questions.

Participants will need iPad and a laptop, iDoceo is an iPad only app.

iDoceo is a paid app, $11.99US, well worth it when it saves hours of highlighting and commenting on student performance post-lesson, activity or game.

Please find the link to the presentation here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/19s8Be0RGei2ooEg9KQxtjCXJPOxZC1AHH1ydGvTmji4/edit#slide=id.g522a454df5_0_19

Speakers
avatar for Stacey Griffiths

Stacey Griffiths

Health & Physical Education Teacher, Singapore American School
Hi Everyone,This is the second time I have attended APPEC and I am really looking forward to making many more connections within this community. My current interests relate to turning the theory of personalised learning, curriculum content and all (or at least some) expectations schools... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)

11:50

Comprehensive Sex Ed for Today's Digital Teens
Sexting, social media, and the influence of online porn. These are all topics that were missing from our sexual health units just a few  years ago, and many teachers struggle knowing just how and where to adapt. During this workshop, we’ll explore the latest in resources and strategies that can help bring your lessons up-to-date so you can help students prepare for a healthy future in a rapidly changing world.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauren Smith

Amy Lauren Smith

Middle School Health Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions, and serves as the Education... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
405 (4th Floor, Middle School)

11:50

Workshop Session B
Saturday November 16, 2019 11:50 - 12:50
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

12:50

Lunch
Saturday November 16, 2019 12:50 - 13:35
High School Cafeteria (HS 201)

13:35

Transition Time
Saturday November 16, 2019 13:35 - 13:55
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

13:55

A Game Sense Approach To Striking & Fielding
Game Sense is a specific model that has come out of Bunker and Thorpe’s Teaching Games for Understanding (TGfU) that was “developed in Australia during the mid-1990s through collaboration with Rod Thorpe and the Australian Sports Commission” (Thrope, 2006 cited by Pill, 2016).

Students are presented with specific game challenges that they then solve while playing small sided games with modified rules, this approach is quite different to isolated skills-based from practice and big-group gameplay. In this workshop, participants will play different Game Sense striking and fielding games that build in tactical complexity and focus on inquiry through teacher questions and problem-solving in various games.

Games include activities based around Kickball, Cricket, Softball and Danish Longball.

Lesson notes can be found here http://www.melhamada.com/2019/11/16/phase-ap-2019/

Speakers
avatar for Mel Hamada

Mel Hamada

Middle School Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing
Originally from Canberra, Australia, Mel has been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Australia for the last 15 years. She has worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher, and is currently employed at the International... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Field 2A / 2B

13:55

Enacting Strengths-Based Approaches to Curriculum Design: The Case of Health Education
A strengths-based approach to health and physical education (HPE) has been positioned as a foundational philosophy of the new Australian HPE curriculum. This “positive” approach to HPE seeks to focus less on human deficits, societal and individual risk behaviours, and more on the strengths and resources that can be nurtured within young people and their communities. Building on my keynote presentation, this workshop will first review the range of theoretical perspectives informing strengths-based approaches and the reasons why this knowledge is critical for curriculum design.

Drawing on a recent curriculum design project for Netball Queensland, participants will explore a range of contemporary youth “health issues” and the ways in which such health issues can be re-imagined and re-oriented to reflect a strengths-based approach to health education in school settings. Importantly, participants will be provided with a series of meta-curriculum design steps that will facilitate their future endeavours in constructing units of work that focus on or contribute to learning outcomes that can inform lifelong healthy living.

Speakers
avatar for Louise McCuaig

Louise McCuaig

Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Health education in PETE and schooling


Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)

13:55

Integrating Movement During Regular Classroom Time: An Effective Way to Reinforce Students' Physical Education Learning
The purpose of this workshop is to familiarize attendees with strategies specific to promoting students' physical activity during regular classroom time. Getting the support of classroom teachers is vital to ensuring all school-age youth meet consensus guidelines for daily physical activity participation, as well as achieve learning standards in physical education.

Attendees will learn about research, recommendations, and practical strategies for working with classroom teachers to maximize students' opportunities for physical activity engagement and learning.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Webster

Collin Webster

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

13:55

Rhythmic Gymnastics in the PYP: A Different Approach to the Movement Composition
Have you ever had to teach an artistic gymnastics unit? What about rhythmic gymnastics?
This session will give you ideas and strategies to help students further develop their gymnastics skills and create a movement composition. During this session, you will learn and play a few warm-up games and learn how to teach and perform basic floor gymnastics skills. Also, you will be exploring how to use different apparatus such as balls, hoops and ribbons to create sequential movements.
Leticia will be sharing the success criteria she co-created with her students together with some reflection strategies which can be implemented  throughout the unit.

Speakers
avatar for Leticia Carino

Leticia Carino

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, International School Phnom Penh
Leticia Cariño is a physical educator from Spain and an advocate for health and wellbeing. She currently teaches PYP PE at the International School of Phnom Penh, in Cambodia.After teaching in the USA, Holland, Spain, China and Cambodia, Leticia has experienced the joys and successfully... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

13:55

Thinking Through Invasions Games Using Aussie Rules Football As An Endpoint
Be ready to be active. In this session, Andy Hair will share with you, strategies in teaching successful invasion games units of work. Be involved in powerful conversations with classmates that will build your knowledge bank with others knowledge.

This session is aimed at developing thinking skills in relation to invasion (field) games.

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hair

Andy Hair

Physical Education Teacher, Leopold Primary School
I am a Physical Education Teacher and Coach based in Geelong (Australia). I currently work for Leopold Primary School. As an advocate for PE I am connected across the world via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and come to Hong Kong again excited to meet many of my idols and friends... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Field 1A / 1B

13:55

Warm Up Activity Arsenal - Maximise Participation Through Fun, Simple & Effective Warm-Ups That Promote Student Autonomy
An active workshop that will have you laughing and screaming as you learn how to get your students quickly warmed up and primed for learning. In the workshop you will not only learn of, but also participate in a range of activities that are simple, require little to no equipment and very easy to learn and remember (for both teacher and student).

Learn how to utilize these fun and familiar games to boost student autonomy, freeing up your time and energy for the next component of the lesson. Receive a PDF of all activities covered at the end of this workshop.

Speakers
avatar for Lee Mayes

Lee Mayes

PE Teacher, Nanjing International School



Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
High School Gym

13:55

Basketball Shooting & Dribbling Games
Rob will be sharing some of his favourite shooting/dribbling games picked up over the years as a basketball coach. The games are used to blend in some fun and competitiveness into practice. He'll teach the game and give participants a chance to play before moving on to the next one.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Elliott

Rob Elliott

Primary Physical Education Teacher, Shekou International School
I grew up Barrie, Ontario, Canada, but my wife and I have been teaching internationally our entire careers. We’ve worked in Mexico, Qatar, and now China and have welcomed two kids along the way. Currently an ES PE teacher at Shekou International School, as well as the ES Activities/Sports... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Middle School Gym 2/3

13:55

Creating Cultures of Thinking in PE
Thinking is the foundation of all learning - be it in a Math, Science, Music or the PE classroom. While we often believe that thinking is a natural, innate process, research has demonstrated that our thinking ability can be strengthened and developed through purposeful, targeted instruction, and what is commonly known as 'thinking routines'.

This presentation models ways in which thinking routines can be used successfully in a PE classroom, in order to help students develop their analytical and critical thinking, which ultimately leads to improved physical performance and a healthy outlook on life. Thinking routines enhance students' physical performance while developing their understanding, their ability to make connections, and their problem-solving capacity.

Participants will be encouraged to use thinking routines throughout the presentation and to reflect on their own practice.

Speakers
avatar for Andrei Ghicu

Andrei Ghicu

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
Andrei has lived and worked internationally for over 17 years, first in Kuwait, then in Romania and now in China. Originally a professional Soccer player, he discovered his passion for teaching early on, and mixed it with his love for sports in his PE teaching roles. He taught and... Read More →



Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

13:55

Workshop Session C
Saturday November 16, 2019 13:55 - 14:55
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

14:55

Transition Time
Saturday November 16, 2019 14:55 - 15:15
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

15:15

Creating Consistency & Routine in Elementary School PhysEd
Join Co-teachers Josie & Caleb, as they share strategies to enhance or develop routines in your physical education class!

Learn tried & tested attention-getters, fun warm-up ideas, instant activities and self-assessment tools that will energize your students as soon as they walk in the door. This interACTIVE presentation incorporates high and low-technology solutions to support language learners, and large groups of students.

Speakers
avatar for Caleb Hill

Caleb Hill

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing
avatar for Josie O'Reilly

Josie O'Reilly

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing



Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
Middle School Gym 2/3

15:15

How to Jive your Way into a Better Dance Unit for your Students
Dancing is one of the most effective physical activities for enhancing the brain and making you smarter. Social dancing allows you to meet new people and build relationships. Different forms of social dances are done all over the world and our students will be exposed to events where social dancing is taking place at some point in their life. Why not give them a few moves to help them feel confident when these situations arise.

This session will include tips and tricks for teaching social dances to teens, basic jive dance moves (basic step, turns, and a few advanced moves), jive/swing resources, app's to enhance dance projects as well as links to other social dance resources (ex Salsa). You do not need to be a dance master to attend this session!

HERE ARE THE RESOURCES shorturl.at/HIRSX



Speakers
avatar for Alison Leathwood

Alison Leathwood

High School Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
High School PE Classroom (s504b)

15:15

Ice Breaker & Warm-up Activities 101
Gopher Sport will be leading participants through a session with some helpful activities to get kids to know each other along with having instant activity.

Participants won't just be playing games though - Andy will also be showcasing some great classroom management & skill development pieces that participants can take home and implement in their class. Get ready to sweat, learn and have some fun!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Tupy

Andy Tupy

Regional Sales Manager, GOPHER Sport


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
High School Gym

15:15

A Different Approach to Teaching Sprinting
Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) are considered the cornerstone of a physically literate and active life. The skill of running is a central component of these skills and the ability to take-off quickly, accelerate and decelerate provides the foundation for participation in most sporting activities.

This active workshop will allow attendees to participate in various sprint-related developmental activities that the presenter - a P-12 HPE teacher with over twenty years of experience - successfully uses with middle and secondary students of varying abilities.

This is not meant to be a session dealing with all the technical aspects of sprinting. Instead, it will involve the presenter demonstrating strategies and activities he uses to enhance students' engagement, increase their participation in sprinting lessons, and build their capabilities in components of sprinting as they relate to track running as well as to general sport.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson

Lecturer in Sport, Health & Physical Education, University of the Sunshine Coast


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
Middle School Gym 1/3

15:15

Connecting LTAD To Your PE Program Description
Many Physical Educators have asked how do we provide our students and athletes with the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity and athletic competition.

Using the research behind the Long Term Athlete Development Model (LTAD) and Physical Literacy development we can start to plan and build Physical Education programs that can help develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed for everyone to enjoy a lifetime of physical activity but also help athletes develop the knowledge and skills needed to enjoy the competitive athletics environment.

Link to presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1YoxgBZw-MWFWRNiQiUWOZd0mRDNxmtzGby6tW5cT_-U/edit#slide=id.g1826bbe67e_0_1390

Speakers
avatar for Jace Ferguson

Jace Ferguson

Physical Education, The International School Macao
Originally from a farm town called Ponoka in Alberta, Canada I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2006 and have been teaching ever since, even when I completed my Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Science from Ohio University in 2013. My education... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

15:15

A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens. ‘The Key’ – Unlocked.
In this one-hour workshop participants will be guided through the contents of ‘The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens,’ a comprehensive emotional and mental health guidebook that can be taught as a curriculum or used as a resource for teachers, counsellors, parents and teenagers. A skills-based model it includes ample definitions, explanations, discussions, writing therapy, videos and exercises allowing teachers to adapt the content and its order to best suit the school’s cultural, societal and local needs.

Participants will experience a range of essential topics to help build students’ resilience through practical coping strategies including positive prevention and healthy coping skills using self-enquiry, self-awareness and the creation of beneficial behaviour change. They will gain access to the various activities and the fifteen videos to understand how this course can be taught as a full curriculum or broken down and taught on a needs basis, gaining the tools and confidence to facilitate ‘The Key’ in their own classroom.

Adolescence is the developmental stage of ‘identity’ with teenagers working hard to understand who they are and discover their sense of purpose and direction. With the high prevalence of mental health issues and social emotional confusion, it is a vital time to equip students with the tools they need not only to survive but to thrive in school, at home and in life.

Speakers
avatar for Romi Grossberg

Romi Grossberg

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist
Romi Grossberg is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist – an author, social worker, course designer, facilitator and public speaker. Romi has spent her career working with adults and teenagers in mental and emotional health, sports and the creative arts. She facilitates online... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
602 (6th Floor, High School)

15:15

Analyzing Influences and Media Literacy in HealthEd
A skills-based health program allows teachers to adapt their content based on the current needs of their student population. In this session, participants will be guided through a ready to go unit plan that will address the influence of peers and social media on student health behaviors, while equipping students with the skills needed to combat these messages with a critical eye. Resources will cover the influence of social media on body image for both boys and girls, fad diets, vaping, and more.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauren Smith

Amy Lauren Smith

Middle School Health Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions, and serves as the Education... Read More →


Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
405 (4th Floor, Middle School)

15:15

Workshop Session D
Saturday November 16, 2019 15:15 - 16:15
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

16:15

Transition Time
Saturday November 16, 2019 16:15 - 16:30
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

16:30

Closing Keynote: Enacting Strengths-Based Approaches In School Curriculum & Policy To Build Students' Healthy Living
Against an international background of concern about the health of children and the implications for shaping productive young people, schools have been increasingly co-opted to the achievement of national public health agendas. In recognition of these demands, Dr. Louise McCuaig's research team undertook a five year investigation of the ‘health work’ performed by teachers in schools.

This presentation draws on the findings of this research to demonstrate the benefits and costs of this complex dimension of teachers’ work and the implications for schools, teachers and their students. Drawing on Antonovsky’s salutogenic perspective of health, Dr. McCuaig further explores the manner in which interventionist thinking can undermine robust and educative health, sport and physical education programs in school settings. Building on this critique, she will conclude with a range of strengths-based curriculum design strategies that can simultaneously address education agendas concerning science, literacy and numeracy, and the development of students’ healthy living knowledge and skills.

Speakers
avatar for Louise McCuaig

Louise McCuaig

Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Health education in PETE and schooling


Saturday November 16, 2019 16:30 - 17:00
High School Gym

17:00

Group Photo
Saturday November 16, 2019 17:00 - 17:10
Middle School Tennis Courts

17:10

Social
Saturday November 16, 2019 17:10 - 18:40
Middle School Cafeteria

18:50

Buses Depart from Middle School to Harbour Plaza (NON JUNK PARTICIPANTS)
Saturday November 16, 2019 18:50 - 19:20
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

19:00

Junk Trip (TICKETED EVENT)
Saturday November 16, 2019 19:00 - 21:00
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong
 
Sunday, November 17
 

07:15

07:45

Meet & Greet
Sunday November 17, 2019 07:45 - 08:00
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

08:15

Keynote: Paradigm Shifts & Professional Response in the Field of Physical Education
Due to the long-standing marginalised status of physical education among school subjects, physical educators have perpetually struggled to establish their work as relevant and necessary. Numerous factors, however, work against these efforts. In this presentation, Collin will focus on paradigm shifts in physical education research as an antagonizing force in the pursuit of the profession’s legitimacy. A paradigm shift is an academic response to a professional challenge (what can physical education do to promote academic achievement, physically active lifestyles, social-emotional learning, etc.), often spurred by wide-scale attention to issues at a societal level (an underperforming education system, obesity, mental health, etc.).

Paradigm shifts recast the focus of research and reframe the purpose and intended outcomes of physical education. Unfortunately, societal issues tend to persist longer than our attention to them does. With each shift, we all but abandon robust research efforts pursuing solutions to a given issue and instead create a capricious evidence base that subscribes to “hot topics.” This ultimately results in limited impact of research on policy or practice and leaves the profession with an identity crisis.

Thus, despite its long-standing presence in school vocabulary, what we call “physical education” denotes widely diverse understandings, even among physical educators, and the day-to-day activities of teachers have, for the most part, remained unchanged by the meandering commitments of the academic field. Collin will propose recommendations for creating a more stable and sustainable basis upon which physical education can firmly stand.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Webster

Collin Webster

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 08:15 - 08:45
High School Gym

08:45

Transition Time
Sunday November 17, 2019 08:45 - 09:05
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

09:20

A Deweyan Approach to Cooperative Learning
Building on his work with Mikael Quennerstedt (See Casey & Quennerstedt, 2019), Ash will show how, by returning to the founding philosophy of John Dewey, we can create a physical education curriculum built around the value of experience.

Specifically, he will develop participants understanding of the five elements of cooperative learning (i.e. Positive Interdependence Promotive Face-to-face Interaction Individual Accountability Interpersonal and Small Group Skills Group Processing) and introduce the idea of adding:
  • A situational element which moves from the idea of cooperative children to participants in cooperative events.
  • A directional element which shifts from teaching cooperation to experiencing cooperation as a transactional process.
  • A temporal element in which cooperative learners decide, over time, what it means to cooperate.
  • A communal element which recognises that students’ have different end when participating in cooperative learning activities. 
  • An educative element which holds that learning should be discovered and not predefined through a process of inquiry.

Speakers
avatar for Ashley Casey

Ashley Casey

Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
High School Tennis Courts

09:20

Bite-Size Gymnastics Masterclass
Looking to introduce some new ideas to uplift and re-energise your Gymnastics’ lessons? Would you like to be able to break Gymnastics skills down into bite size activities to make them easier or harder to achieve based on the competency levels of your gymnasts? Need to challenge your pupils, but are unsure of the technical teaching points? Well look no further. This bite-size one and a half hour long Master Class is THE workshop for you! Our goal is for you to walk away the workshop with only one question - which skill will you teach first?


At the end of the workshop you will have an understanding of:
  • Fundamental Gymnastics Shapes and how to incorporate them into engaging games and activities.
  • Hand Apparatus Activities – Bean Bags, Feathers, Hoops etc
  • Gymnastics skills broken down into their component parts and extended to accommodate pupils of all abilities.
  • Vaulting and jumping



Speakers
avatar for Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles

Founder & CEO, Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Gemma Coles lives in Bournemouth with her husband and three children, where she runs a successful recreational Gymnastics Club; Head Over Heels Gymnastics founded in 2000. Gemma was a child that spent most of her time upside down, mad about ‘Gymnastics’ and this enthusiasm has... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

09:20

Contemporary Dance & Sociocultural Analysis
This workshop seeks to explore and enhance the implementation of inquiry based pedagogies within the context of school-based HPE. Contemporary Australian HPE programs advocate the use of student-centred approaches to teaching and learning, approaches that encourage teachers to:
  • Incorporate the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs that each student brings to their HPE programs.
  • Design learning experiences and assessment that are authentic, that is all teaching and learning should articulate with students’ short and long term aspirations, contexts and needs
  • Construct units of work that incite students to utilise inquiry and problem based strategies to real life issues or activities
  • Establish high expectations of students’ capacity to engage with and apply new knowledge, skills and strategies.
In this session, participants will work in teams to construct a dance routine (Madonna’s Vogue) to gain insight into the application of the key characteristics of student-centred teaching to HPE programs. In particular, these learning approaches provide teachers with a vehicle through which students can analyse the impact of social forces such as class, gender, ethnicity and sexuality on their own and other’s participation in games, sports and physical activities.

Speakers
avatar for Louise McCuaig

Louise McCuaig

Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Health education in PETE and schooling


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
High School PE Classroom (s504b)

09:20

Current Health Issues for International Teens
One of the benefits of a skills-based model is that it gives teachers freedom to adapt content to best suit the unique needs of their student population. This is especially important in an international setting where cultures, values, and laws can vary drastically between countries and schools. In this follow-up to last year’s session, participants will be given tools to add current health concerns- vaping, screen time, body image and social media, etc.- to existing curriculum while maintaining a focus on skills.

Participants will leave with:
  • Tools to gather data on the health concerns impacting their unique student population
  • A bank of adaptable resources to help address current health issues
  • A network of other international teachers passionate about student wellness in the region.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauren Smith

Amy Lauren Smith

Middle School Health Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions, and serves as the Education... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
405 (4th Floor, Middle School)

09:20

Extended Workshop Session
Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

09:20

Game Centered Approach to Net-Wall Games focused on Badminton
In this session, the presenter will focus on Knowledge using a Games Centred Approach (GCA) and use examples of games in Net / Wall games - specifically in Badminton. Participants will generate inquiry ideas for Badminton from a GCA background and look at ideas of how to incorporate the four domains of learning into your lesson progression.  

The workshop will also explore ideas for possible assessment - standards-based grading / MYP or others and offer some resources for further reading or development.

Lesson notes can be found here http://www.melhamada.com/2019/11/16/phase-ap-2019/ 

Speakers
avatar for Mel Hamada

Mel Hamada

Middle School Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing
Originally from Canberra, Australia, Mel has been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Australia for the last 15 years. She has worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher, and is currently employed at the International... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
Middle School Gym 2/3

09:20

Getting TECHIE With It
Come get a little techie with Andy. In this session we will have you moving and grooving to all things tech. You will explore a number of apps that you can use to engage your classroom and use in your planning to make you ‘YOUR BEST’. Andy is an energetic presenter and tech is one of his passions so feel free to ask any questions to help improve your own teaching!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hair

Andy Hair

Physical Education Teacher, Leopold Primary School
I am a Physical Education Teacher and Coach based in Geelong (Australia). I currently work for Leopold Primary School. As an advocate for PE I am connected across the world via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and come to Hong Kong again excited to meet many of my idols and friends... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)

09:20

Leveraging Physical Education through a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program
The purpose of this workshop is to introduce and orient attendees to the concept of a comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP). Research evidence, future directions, practical applications, and resources will be shared and discussed. Attendees will have the opportunity to generate program implementation strategies specific to their school contexts.

Speakers
avatar for Collin Webster

Collin Webster

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

09:20

Practical Social, Emotional & Mental Health Tools for Teens
Adolescence is the developmental stage of identity – Who am I and where do I fit in the world. In this 90-minute workshop participants will learn through experience the various tools and practical coping strategies their students need in order to thrive emotionally, socially and mentally.

Participants will be guided through ‘The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens’­– a guidebook incorporating (re)definitions and explanations, writing therapy, discussions, activities and videos. A minimum of two chosen topics will be workshopped and through being the student, participants will experience the class setting whilst learning how to teach the tools and coping strategies. They will realise how easily taught this can be and how to help create strength and resilience in their students in real life circumstances.

Participants will learn how they can integrate topics separately into their class on a needs basis as well as how to teach the course in its entirety. They will learn from this strengths-based approach how to maximise building opportunities for their students to understand, digest, breakdown and put into perspective seemingly tricky topics under emotional and mental health, including practical strategies for problem-solving and finding solutions to stressful situations. Participants will leave with a good overview of the contents of ‘The Key,’ how to break them down and teach practical social emotional learning to their own students with confidence.

Speakers
avatar for Romi Grossberg

Romi Grossberg

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist
Romi Grossberg is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist – an author, social worker, course designer, facilitator and public speaker. Romi has spent her career working with adults and teenagers in mental and emotional health, sports and the creative arts. She facilitates online... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
602 (6th Floor, High School)

09:20

Progressive Soccer Coaching in Middle School & High School
Soccer coaching has been refined over the years to become a precise and complex mélange of science and art. At the same time, high school sports stakes are higher than ever, while students find themselves under the pressure of multiple other academic, social or competitive requirements and commitments. It falls on high school sports coaches to help students reach a performance level that implies the mastery of complex skills and abilities in a short time, while also providing training opportunities that fit the needs of students with various skills and sports experience.

This presentation will describe a fun and inclusive approach to a soccer warm-up purposefully designed to target specific skills, which then evolves in semi-isolated progressive activities addressing multiple explicit goals. This approach leads to a set of complex games, with the goal of improving students’ technical and tactical understanding, as well as other specific areas of skill and knowledge.

Participants will experience first-hand various progressive activities which can be implemented immediately in a lesson, and which lead students to a deeper and more complex tactical understanding of the game of soccer. Due to the high number of activities presented, participants are encouraged to bring phones or cameras to this session.

Speakers
avatar for Andrei Ghicu

Andrei Ghicu

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Concordia International School Shanghai
Andrei has lived and worked internationally for over 17 years, first in Kuwait, then in Romania and now in China. Originally a professional Soccer player, he discovered his passion for teaching early on, and mixed it with his love for sports in his PE teaching roles. He taught and... Read More →



Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
Field 1A / 1B

09:20

Wellness Programs that will Allow Students to Thrive: Where & How to Start with the Implementation Process
With depression rates on the rise in adolescences, there is a desperate need for wellness programs and initiatives in schools all over the world. The pressures our students face culturally, from parents and peers is overwhelming and as educators, we need to step in if we want our students to have every opportunity to thrive in their lives. There are many different frameworks currently available for schools to use that will provide students with the necessary skills they need to build resiliency, a growth mindset and get them to a place where they can experience flow and flourish. The research is abundant but where to start and how to start can be very overwhelming. As Physical Educators, our expertise is often looked to or our passion for health education puts us in a position where we need / want to effect change in our schools.

In this session, Alison will discuss current research and literature that is gaining popularity around Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, and Growth Mindset. Participants will discover some simple steps that you can do to bring either small or large scale changes into your schools. An example would be training in mindfulness and how to get your staff on board for teaching it in their classes.

HERE ARE THE RESOURCES: shorturl.at/btCFT

Speakers
avatar for Alison Leathwood

Alison Leathwood

High School Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School


Sunday November 17, 2019 09:20 - 10:50
605 & 606 (6th Floor, High School)

10:50

Coffee Break
Sunday November 17, 2019 10:50 - 11:10
High School Cafeteria (HS 201)

11:10

ACTION! Team Games
Gopher Sport will be leading participants through a workshop focused around a few of our newest activities! We won't just be playing games though, we'll also be showcasing some great classroom management and skill development pieces you can take home and implement in your class.  

Get ready to sweat, learn and have some fun!

Speakers
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Andy Tupy

Regional Sales Manager, GOPHER Sport


Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
High School Gym

11:10

Developing Physical Literacy Through Dance
Bring your P.E. program to life with dances that develop physical literacy and fundamental movements skills! Forget 5-6-7-8 or intimidating routines and learn simple moves from a variety of music styles - Hip Hop, Urban, Ballroom, Bollywood, Jazz/Funk and sports themes (basketball, volleyball, outdoor ed. and more!)

Discover a new instructional style that fosters acceptance and diversity by building self-confidence, maximising participation and promoting interACTIVE learning.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Lockwood

Tracy Lockwood

Training and Development Officer & Teacher Relief, The International School Macao
Tracy Lockwood is a certified K-12 PE Teacher and has over 25 years of experience as an educator. Her experience includes working with K-12 students in Alberta, Abu Dhabi and currently lives and works in Macao. She was employed as a Health and Physical Education consultant for nearly... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
Black Box Theatre (MS 411)

11:10

Going Beyond Your Job Role - The Importance of Connectedness
Do you ever hear the words “PE is just an extra recess.” or “Anyone can teach PE.”? PE Teachers tend to be typecast into the Jock or Sportsperson + Coach role at most schools.

Carlos and Mel would like to invite you to consider what life might look like in your school with some other non-sport options and taking action in to create programs, activities, community etc. See examples of how you can apply all those skills and passions you have outside of you job role and learn how easy it can be to establish yourself as a leader in your school.

PE teachers have multiple skill sets that could set you on a different course of action and open up multiple opportunities to grow professionally including working with your community (school, region, online), building relationships with parents and being involved and/or leading school initiatives!

Lesson notes can be found here http://www.melhamada.com/2019/11/16/phase-ap-2019/

Speakers
avatar for Mel Hamada

Mel Hamada

Middle School Physical Education Teacher, International School of Beijing
Originally from Canberra, Australia, Mel has been fortunate to work in China, Japan, UK, Tanzania, Vietnam, and Australia for the last 15 years. She has worked in the Elementary, Middle and High School as a Science and Physical Education teacher, and is currently employed at the International... Read More →
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Carlos Galvez

Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School
Carlos began in education back in the late 90's when his mother convinced him to become an English teacher in Guatemala. Since then his career has taken him to Italy and now China as he found a passion for Physical Education later in life. Throughout his career ,he's been able to... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

11:10

Building Invasion Games from the Ground Up
Invasion games are commonly played at schools as part of the HPE curriculum, as formally organised extracurricular sports or informally during students' free time.

Developing a base knowledge of the common concepts underpinning invasion activities such as use of space and offensive and defensive roles, options and strategies can assist learners' overall performance in these types of games. This can lead to increased confidence, enjoyment and participation when playing them.

A PE teacher and sports coach for over 25 years, the presenter builds his students' understanding of invasion games "from the ground up", focusing on practicality, fun and variety in ways that easily link with the philosophies of game-centred approaches such as Game Sense and TGFU. Moreover, the presenter has found this strategy has enhanced students' engagement, enjoyment, decision-making and tactical thinking during class.

This workshop will allow attendees to participate in games that the presenter uses with classes from middle to senior secondary levels and interact with each other to build on the ideas presented.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Robinson

Dave Robinson

Lecturer in Sport, Health & Physical Education, University of the Sunshine Coast


Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
Middle School Gym 2/3

11:10

The Sport Technology Model: Integration of Technology Within The Sport Education Model
Embracing 21st Century Learning skills through the use of Google sites as a platform to showcase learning as a meaningful student owned area, not as a gimmick.

An example of how The Sport Education Model can be run whilst developing effective and efficient technology/media literacy. This also allows teachers to utilise technology to promote social and collaborative skills for team engagement and development.

Expected Learning Outcomes
  • How to set up a digital platform for use within the Sport Education model.
  • How to make student’s learning truly visible for all stakeholders.
  • How to flip the classroom to allow for effective not passive facilitation.

Speakers

Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
603 & 604 (6th Floor, High School)

11:10

Wake Up to Sleep: The Restorative Process for Living Well
This 60 minute workshop will start with the Sleep Basics: sleep cycle, circadian rhythm, micro-sleep, blue light, and sleep deprivation. It will then go into why sleep is important in regards to stress, memory, creativity, athletic performance, weight gain, and appearance, followed by ideas for improving sleep hygiene.

Participants will exit this presentation with a bank of resources including a PowerPoint presentation (presenter notes included) that can be used to educate students, parents, and colleagues.

Speakers
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John Paul McCarthy

Head of Physical Education & Health, Nagoya International School



Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

11:10

Workshop Session F
Sunday November 17, 2019 11:10 - 12:10
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

12:10

Lunch
Sunday November 17, 2019 12:10 - 12:50
High School Cafeteria (HS 201)

12:50

Transition Time
Sunday November 17, 2019 12:50 - 13:10
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

13:10

Adapting the Sport Education Model Beyond the Gym
While there is considerable literature on the use of Sport Education to teach sports and movement activities, examples of applications of this model to other content areas are slowly emerging. Hastie (2011) reported a parallel curriculum around the teaching of gymnastics and life sciences in one primary school employing Sport Education as the organising framework.

While Walker & Kinchin (2018) and Kinchin & Hastie (2009) investigated how the structural and pedagogical features of Sport Education supported the teaching of the physical education IGCSE curriculum and French language respectively at the secondary level.

In contributing to this emerging area of interest, this session outlines the ways in which non-physical education specialists in one school are introducing the components of Sport Education into Grades 2 and 7. The presentation will demonstrate how the structural and pedagogical features of Sport Education are being applied and modified to support the teaching of maths and humanities.

Gary will report on the experiences of the teachers and some outcomes among the pupils. We invite discussion on the practicalities of employing this instructional model to support other content areas.

Speakers
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Gary Kinchin

Associate Professor, University of Southampton
Dr Kinchin is an Associate Professor of Physical Education at The University of Southampton. He taught PE at the secondary school level before completing his MA and PhD at The Ohio State University. Dr Kinchin has been working with pre-service physical education teachers for over... Read More →
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Will Schroeder

Physical Education Dept Chair, International Christian School


Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

13:10

Increasing Students' Health-Enhancing Physical Activity During Physical Education Using the LET US Play Principles
The purpose of this workshop is to share an evidence-based approach to increasing students' moderate-to-vigorous physical activity during physical education lessons.

The approach incorporates the LET US Play principles, which involve simple modifications to traditional games, activities, and routines often used in physical education. Attendees will participate in numerous activities designed to illustrate the principles in action.

Speakers
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Collin Webster

Professor and Associate Dean for Research & Innovation, University of South Carolina
Collin Webster earned his Ph.D. from the University of Georgia in 2006 and has held academic appointments at the University of South Carolina (2006- 2012; 2013-present) and the University of Wollongong in Australia (2012-2013). He is a nationally and internationally recognized scholar... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
High School Gym

13:10

Tired of Playing the Same Old Games? It's Time to Expand your PE Kit Bag!
This practical session will introduce you to new games that can be used in order to create connections among your students, along with teaching students Fundamental Movement Skills.

It will give educators new ideas on how they can commence their lessons with instant activities, ensure they have time for assessment and will give them fresh games/activities that they can implement into their program the next chance they get.

We will be aiming to make this session fun, engaging & beneficial for all that are willing to give it a go!

Speakers
avatar for Ashleigh Gent

Ashleigh Gent

Primary School Teacher, Pearcedale Primary School
avatar for Joshua Simpson

Joshua Simpson

Physical Education Teacher, Pearcedale Primary School
G'day, I'm Josh from Melbourne, Australia. I'm really excited to be heading over to PHASE for a few reasons - to continue to expand my teaching, create new connections with other PE teachers from across the globe and to explore/experience a country I've never been to before. Would... Read More →



Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
Middle School Gym 1/3

13:10

Using a Games Sense Approach to Teaching to Turbo Touch & Netball
This is a practical session where participants will examine the various stages of the Game Sense Model and apply this to Turbo Touch and Netball.

Participants will be involved in playing the game. If you are experienced great! If you’re not experienced once again great - That’s exactly what our classes are like. Both these games can be played outside - For our purposes and because Hong Kong School are very limited by space: I’ve chosen to present this inside a Normal gym, which is generally how I teach it here in Hong Kong.

Speakers
avatar for Lester Whenuaroa

Lester Whenuaroa

International Christian School, International Christian School
I enjoy just about any sport & as a young fella growing up I tried to play as many as possible, as a result I ended up being a PE teacher.When people ask, "what I do for a living?" I would reply, " I play all day".Now I sort of do the same thing with thing with technology - I enjoy... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
Middle School Gym 2/3

13:10

Energizers & Dance Activities to Rejuvenate or Kickstart your Program
In this session, Alison will take participants through some fun energizers, brain breaks, and dance activities/resources that will enhance and rejuvenate their physical education units or class activities.

Dance is a lifetime sport and as physical educators, it is up to us to build confidence in our students in activities they will participate in for life. Participants will learn an easy dance that Alison has created so that they can incorporate into their teaching units.

Alison will demonstrate possible projects, cultural dances, dance games and line dances that will be easy to implement in any program. She will share an abundance of resources from unit/lesson plans, YouTube [laylists, projects, apps and so much more!

This session is suitable for all levels. Participants do not need to be a professional dancer to inspire students to be passionate about movement, you just need to come to this session with an open mind. If you want to relieve some stress and have some fun please come and join Alison for this interactive session. Come ready to move!

HERE ARE ALL THE RESOURCES goo.gl/Kd96NF 

Speakers
avatar for Alison Leathwood

Alison Leathwood

High School Physical Education Teacher, Saigon South International School


Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
High School PE Classroom (s504b)

13:10

Insider Knowledge - How To Teach Gymnastics Skills
Gymnastics Skills challenge our pupils to do things that they wouldn’t ordinarily do! These lead to improving their strength, flexibility, speed, balance, coordination, endurance and power. These skills however may appear extremely daunting to teach. Throughout this workshop we will share hints and tips to enable you to confidently teach a wide variety of Gymnastics Skills. Covering the full range of Gymnastics Skills this hour long workshop will be packed full of information. The interactive structure will provide you with the hands on opportunity to understand how the individual skills can be broken down.

Speakers
avatar for Gemma Coles

Gemma Coles

Founder & CEO, Head Over Heels Gymnastics
Gemma Coles lives in Bournemouth with her husband and three children, where she runs a successful recreational Gymnastics Club; Head Over Heels Gymnastics founded in 2000. Gemma was a child that spent most of her time upside down, mad about ‘Gymnastics’ and this enthusiasm has... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
Middle School Fitness Studio (MS s202)

13:10

Positive Health for Staff & Students
Do you see health as important?
Do you see a need for better mental health?
Do you think we can all move a little more?
Do you think we can all eat a little better?
Do you know a lot on health and wellbeing but not sure how to implement it into your school or own life?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, this workshop is for you.

Creator of the “LIFE” program, Chris supports teachers and students to to ‘Eat better, Move more and Feel better’ through the development of tools, knowledge and skills to live a healthy life.

The  innovative “LIFE" program is a habits based program combining online and offline support.

Built into the platform is a multitude of extras to support schools in developing wellbeing.
- wellbeing check ins
- progress tracking
- flagged students of concern
- daily progress email to staff
- built in mentoring
- habits based education

This workshop will share what Chris has found so far, open a dialogue for teachers interested in what Habitual are doing and share a working example of two of the habits in the program.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Garvey

Chris Garvey

Health Coach, Habitual
Previously: Physical Education teacher and Head of department for 12 years in England and Hong Kong. Currently: I support people in making health visions a reality through the development of sustainable, scalable and practical health plans. Habitual supports individuals, groups... Read More →



Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

13:10

Workshop Session G
Sunday November 17, 2019 13:10 - 14:10
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

14:10

Transition Time
Sunday November 17, 2019 14:10 - 14:30
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

14:30

Can Your Assessment Be Any Easier?
Rubrics, checklists, plickers, self-reflection, peer reflection, photo, videos, group selections, sporting teams and so much more. Find out why iDOCEO app is so important to educators on the move. Forget the pen and paper, capture assessment anytime anywhere and give students what they need - live feedback!

Speakers
avatar for Andy Hair

Andy Hair

Physical Education Teacher, Leopold Primary School
I am a Physical Education Teacher and Coach based in Geelong (Australia). I currently work for Leopold Primary School. As an advocate for PE I am connected across the world via Twitter, Youtube and Instagram and come to Hong Kong again excited to meet many of my idols and friends... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
104 & 105 (1st Floor, High School)

14:30

Enacting Strengths-Based Approaches to Curriculum Design: The Case of Health Education
A strengths-based approach to health and physical education (HPE) has been positioned as a foundational philosophy of the new Australian HPE curriculum. This “positive” approach to HPE seeks to focus less on human deficits, societal and individual risk behaviours, and more on the strengths and resources that can be nurtured within young people and their communities. Building on my keynote presentation, this workshop will first review the range of theoretical perspectives informing strengths-based approaches and the reasons why this knowledge is critical for curriculum design.

Drawing on a recent curriculum design project for Netball Queensland, participants will explore a range of contemporary youth “health issues” and the ways in which such health issues can be re-imagined and re-oriented to reflect a strengths-based approach to health education in school settings. Importantly, participants will be provided with a series of meta-curriculum design steps that will facilitate their future endeavours in constructing units of work that focus on or contribute to learning outcomes that can inform lifelong healthy living.

Speakers
avatar for Louise McCuaig

Louise McCuaig

Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Health education in PETE and schooling


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
102 & 103 (1st Floor, High School)

14:30

FUNdamental Cooperative Games
Every teacher always has their "go to's" when it comes to games and activities. These are great when it comes to being flexible in new spaces, random events (like a flooded gym or collapsing ceilings) and all the other random events that can come up in a day!

In this session, Jace will share with you some of the FUNdamental Games that he uses, not only as emergency plans, but also as a method of developing the fundamental movement skills needed for students to continue to develop along their physical literacy journey.

Links for the game handouts: https://tinyurl.com/yemwx7gq

Speakers
avatar for Jace Ferguson

Jace Ferguson

Physical Education, The International School Macao
Originally from a farm town called Ponoka in Alberta, Canada I received my Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta in 2006 and have been teaching ever since, even when I completed my Master of Science in Recreation and Sport Science from Ohio University in 2013. My education... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
High School Gym

14:30

Quadrupedal Movement: Rolling, Crawling & Falling
A fundamental human motor skill and an incredibly fun way to move - Quadrupedal Movement has been proven to improve joint position sense, coordination, strength, endurance, mobility and flexibility.

In this session, participants will learn the fundamentals of low gait movement, including how to fall safely and roll, and how to deliver a range of activities to young people to develop and challenge their movement capacities. Kids love to 'move like animals', and will have a great time with these activities while also building physical literacy and fitness as a by-product.

No equipment or special gear required, just a flat space and bags of energy!

Speakers
avatar for Chris Grant

Chris Grant

Programme Manager, Parkour Generations
Chris Grant has been on a mission to get people moving and improving since starting Parkour in 2004 in Scotland.Launching Glasgow Parkour Coaching in 2008 as one of the first Parkour teaching organisations in the world, Chris has been at the forefront of development of Parkour education... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Black Box Theatre (MS 411)

14:30

The Volleyball Spike Approach: An Indepth Progression Through Rhythm
This workshop is a very specific part of “Viva Volei” - a developmental volleyball program for Brazilian Youth Volleyball developed by the CVB (Brazilian Volleyball Confederation)

In this workshop - through mass practice - participants will learn the two specific rhythms that students should recognise. This pertains to the 'correct' volleyball approach. Along with the two rhythms, specific key words will be introduced to supplement the actions required for an effective and safe approach to attack the volleyball.

Participants will be given a chance to experience progression training with emphasis on the key words with action. Subsequently, participants will be given a sample assessment that could serve as a resource for class assessment for the volleyball spike approach.

Speakers
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Chee Lee

Teacher (HOD), K Internatonal School
Chee LeeK International School TokyoMYP Physical and Health Education TeacherChee Lee is a physical education teacher originally from Malaysia and ad advocate for skill and techniques for sports through Motor Development.He is currently on his 9th year as an IB MYP teacher K International... Read More →



Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Middle School Gym 1/3

14:30

Let’s Have Some Fun & Track Your Movement with MVPA Technology: Assessment Made Easy
Lets have some fun! We'll play a game and track your movement in the process.  Assessment made easy!  Through the use of MVPA (Moderate to Vigorous Physical Activity) devices, technology and physical activity are used in collaboration to motivate student participation. SHAPE America recommends students to be engaged in MVPA for a minimum of 50% of Physical Education class time. The World Health Organisation suggests elevated levels of physical activity may contribute to obesity prevention, bone and muscular development, less anxiety and stress, improved self esteem, and higher academic performances.

Speakers
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Matt Lucas

PE Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Upper Primary PE
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Ishitaa Gidwani

Upper Primary Physical Education Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Middle School Physical Education
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Nick Walklet

PE Teacher, Hong Kong International School


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Middle School Gym 2/3

14:30

A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens. ‘The Key’ – Unlocked.
In this one-hour workshop participants will be guided through the contents of ‘The Key, A Social Emotional Toolkit for Teens,’ a comprehensive emotional and mental health guidebook that can be taught as a curriculum or used as a resource for teachers, counsellors, parents and teenagers. A skills-based model it includes ample definitions, explanations, discussions, writing therapy, videos and exercises allowing teachers to adapt the content and its order to best suit the school’s cultural, societal and local needs.

Participants will experience a range of essential topics to help build students’ resilience through practical coping strategies including positive prevention and healthy coping skills using self-enquiry, self-awareness and the creation of beneficial behaviour change. They will gain access to the various activities and the fifteen videos to understand how this course can be taught as a full curriculum or broken down and taught on a needs basis, gaining the tools and confidence to facilitate ‘The Key’ in their own classroom.

Adolescence is the developmental stage of ‘identity’ with teenagers working hard to understand who they are and discover their sense of purpose and direction. With the high prevalence of mental health issues and social emotional confusion, it is a vital time to equip students with the tools they need not only to survive but to thrive in school, at home and in life.

Speakers
avatar for Romi Grossberg

Romi Grossberg

Social & Emotional Learning Specialist
Romi Grossberg is a Social Emotional Learning Specialist – an author, social worker, course designer, facilitator and public speaker. Romi has spent her career working with adults and teenagers in mental and emotional health, sports and the creative arts. She facilitates online... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
602 (6th Floor, High School)

14:30

Workshop Session H
Sunday November 17, 2019 14:30 - 15:30
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

15:30

Transition Time
Sunday November 17, 2019 15:30 - 15:40
Hong Kong International School 1 Red Hill Road, Tai Tam, Hong Kong

15:40

Prize Giving
Sunday November 17, 2019 15:40 - 15:50
High School Gym

15:50

Closing: Lifelong Journey - Helping All Students Develop a Passion for Health & PE
After graduating from high school at close to 300 pounds and losing weight on her own during her college years, Amy has dedicated her career to helping young people find healthy ways to cope. When she's not working with students, her time and brain space is dedicated to the monumental task of maintaining her weight loss for life.

In this talk, Amy will share what she has learned through this often difficult but incredibly rewarding journey, and what she hopes Health and PE teachers keep in mind as they are trying to help all of their students thrive.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lauren Smith

Amy Lauren Smith

Middle School Health Teacher, Hong Kong International School
Amy teaches Middle School Health at the Hong Kong International School and has a passion for curriculum that is current, relevant, adaptable, and shared. She has presented at conferences in Asia as well as SXSWedu and the SHAPE America National Conventions, and serves as the Education... Read More →


Sunday November 17, 2019 15:50 - 16:05
High School Gym

16:25

16:25