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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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Saturday, November 16
 

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)

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)

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)
 
Sunday, November 17
 

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
avatar for John Paul McCarthy

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)

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)

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)