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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)