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Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement

Explicit teaching of PE to maximise the value of movement What’s happening at the moment?   In recent times, it’s been widely broadcast that there is a decrease in students valuing lifelong movement in Australia.  The key question is, ‘What is missing and how can we increase the impact of learning in PE?’  NSW Centre

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Teaching purposefully in physical education

Think back to your time as a student in PE (Physical Education). Did it usually involve the teacher putting out some equipment and then sending students off to go and play? For many of us, it is still the norm. Having been a PE teacher for over 10 years, I get it, the students just

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Australian Curriculum Review: Why your voice matters?

Australian Curriculum: Health and Physical Education review – How will it impact on NSW PDHPE teachers? In conversations I have had with teachers over recent weeks about the Australian Curriculum Review, I have noticed a lot of apathy about engaging with the consultation process. The reason given by many of these teachers is that NSW

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Analysing the food environment – new digital tool

No, it’s not just a lack of control that makes Australians overweight. Here’s what’s driving our unhealthy food habits Shutterstock Gary Sacks, Deakin University and Sally Schultz, Deakin University Public health experts have long argued that when it comes to preventing obesity, we need to stop blaming individuals. Our new online tool, released today, confirms we

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On-demand professional learning for Stage 6 teachers

On-demand professional learning for Stage teachers Stage 6 conference recordings – on sale now for a limited time Stage 6 virtual conference 2020 – All session recordings Purchase access to all of the recordings and materials from last year’s Stage 6 virtual conference for just $140. On-demand webinars available as part of the bundle PDHPE

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HSC revision bundles for PDHPE

HSC Revision bundles for PDHPE Do you want to give your students the edge when it comes to HSC revision? Use our pre-recorded webinars with your students during class revision time. We’ve done all the hard work for you by creating extensive revision activities in student friendly booklets for all Core and Option modules and

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HSC Revision bundles for CAFS

HSC Revision bundles for CAFS Do you want to give your students the edge when it comes to HSC revision? Use our pre-recorded webinars with your students during class revision time. We’ve done all the hard work for you by creating extensive revision activities in student friendly booklets for all Core and Option modules and

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Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all

Workshop series: Re-imagining physical education to increase engagement for all This series of workshops will support teachers and faculties to review current practices related to physical education and explore innovative new ways of presenting learning that reinvigorate their programs and increase levels of engagement from students. The first workshop is planned to be rolled out

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How can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom?

With all the talk about consent and respect … or a lack of it … how can you promote positive masculinity in your classroom? With current discussions and media attention focused on consent and respect in relationships it seems appropriate to also explore the issue of toxic masculinity and how schools can work with students to challenge

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Sex education begins at home

Parents, your kids are watching you. Sex education begins at home Shutterstock Katy Thomas, University of Tasmania In recent days, Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Australians the treatment of women is not “of a scale that any government can simply change, it is something we must change as a society”. And as a society, we

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Join our ACHPER NSW blogging team

Join the ACHPER NSW blogging team We are very excited about providing our audience with content directly from teachers, researchers and other experts in the field. Do you fit this bill? Have you got great ideas, research or resources to share with our audience? Well why not join the team creating content for the ACHPER

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How do we make assessment in PE relevant?

How do we make assessment in PDHPE relevant? Where are we now? Kyle Sutton recently published a reflection on PDHPE assessment based on reading the AIESEP Position Statement on physical education assessment.  Within this reflection he made some extremely valuable points about where assessment has been in this key learning area and where we could be

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Stop calling it prac. It’s Physical Education

Stop calling it prac …. It’s physical education! Reflections by Clare Roden, Vice President I had the privilege to spend two days recently with a group of 10 passionate Primary and Secondary PDHPE teachers discussing what they thought encompassed the idea of quality physical education and what the hurdles were to achieving this in every

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Exciting new partnership with RH Sports

RHSports is the largest wholesale supplier of sports equipment and clothing in Australia and are proud to support your professional development! With an extensive range of products including our own NYDA brand plus all the big brands, RHS has all your school PDHPE and Sports Program requirements covered. Head to the RHSports website to view

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ACHPER NSW Annual General Meeting

ACHPER NSW Annual General Meeting – 2021 Agenda: Welcome Endorsement/Announcement of Board Members Reports General Business   Enquiries: All enquiries should be directed to Tracy Puckeridge.   If you will be attending the AGM, please RSVP on the link below. AGM RSVP A short Board Meeting will follow the AGM. Refreshments will be provided. Call for nominations for Board

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Position statement on assessment in physical education

Rethinking my thinking on assessment in physical education Reflection by Kyle Sutton – ACHPER NSW Board member  What is the future of PE assessment? I was recently reading a position statement on Assessment in Physical Education brought together by 71 experts from 20 different countries. It got me thinking about Assessment in PE  because of its

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Changes to NESA accreditation process for teachers and providers

Changes to accreditation processes for ACHPER NSW and teachers In response to an internal review of NESA’s processes for endorsing professional development (PD) providers and feedback from stakeholders, NESA are limiting their accreditation of courses to four priority areas that provide effective professional learning. The priority areas are: delivery and assessment of NSW Curriculum/Early Years Learning Framework (as applicable)

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Inclusive practices in PDHPE – Introductory webinar

ACHPER NSW has partnered with Inclusive Schools Australia to present an introductory webinar on embedding inclusive practices in PDHPE. The webinar was presented by Sarah Humphreys, Inclusion Consultant and co-founder of Inclusive Schools Australia. https://vimeo.com/488321942 Additional resources 

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