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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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Pedagogy & Curriculum [clear filter]
Saturday, November 16
 

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

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)

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)

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
 
Sunday, November 17
 

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
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


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
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 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

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)