Masterclass: Measuring movement skills in primary schools
March 28 @ 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm AEDT$30.00
Our Masterclass series explores the latest health and physical education research. We offer 8 Masterclasses each year.
Masterclass #2 2024:
When students enter primary school, teachers have a good idea about their literacy and numeracy skills. But this isn’t the case for movement skills.
Understanding movement competencies can allow teachers to plan effective programs that develop gross and fine motor skills to support learning and physical activity participation.
Explore the Best Start Foundational Movement Skill Assessment Tool (BS-FMSAT) developed by Nick and his team. It’s currently being trialled by teachers as part of the Best Start assessment. Teachers use the tool to efficiently create a summative report of students’ movement capabilities. Nick will also showcase a new playground markings circuit and app designed to support teachers plan lessons to develop and improve foundational movement.
Dr Nick Riley, University of Newcastle
Nick is the Program Convenor for the Bachelor of Education at the University of Newcastle. As a former primary school teacher, throughout his academic career Nick has demonstrated outstanding teaching practices by developing innovative, evidence-based ‘movement-based learning’ strategies in Primary School Teacher Education curricula that impact successfully across multiple Key Learning Areas. His novel teacher education pedagogy, that promotes the academic benefits of physical activity embedded within the broader curriculum, and his commitment to in-course Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placements, ensure his pre-service student teachers are learning both acknowledged sector-best practice.
Dr Colin Sanctuary, University of Newcastle
Colin is currently a lecturer in Exercise and Sport Science where he leads industry placements and engagement and the development of professional skills in students. Originally from the UK, Colin has held the positions of Manager of Player Development and Performance, NSW Rugby League; Performance Director, Newcastle Knights Rugby League; Head of Performance, Wakefield Trinity Rugby League; Head of Conditioning and Sports Science, Durham County Cricket Club; and numerous other roles in the UK in soccer, hockey and netball. Colin completed his Doctorate in 2007, which examined the factors for success in English professional cricket, and holds accreditations in Sports Science with ESSA & BASES as well as in Strength & Conditioning with the ASCA & UKSCA
Date: 28 March 2024
Time: 3.45-5.15pm – 60min presentation & 30min Q&A
Format: Live online video conference
Free for ACHPER NSW/ACT members (login to receive the discount)
– $30 non-members. You can join ACHPER NSW. Teacher Membership is only $140 p.a which includes 8 free masterclasses each year.
Attending an ACHPER NSW Masterclass will contribute 1.5 hour of NESA elective PD in the priority area of delivery and assessment of NSW curriculum – addressing standard descriptor 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.