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


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.

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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)


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.

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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)