TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE BRISBANE HPE CONFERENCE
Have you registered for the Brisbane HPE Conference? Running from the 15 - 16 August, we have a fantastic line up of practical and theory sessions for Primary and Secondary educators. There are great networking opportunities available and the chance to catch up with old friends and colleagues.

For detailed information, download the draft program here or visit our website.

 
2019 PRESIDENT'S AWARD RECIPIENT
We are delighted to announce Dr Brendan Moy as the 2019 recipient of the ACHPER QLD President's Award.

Dr Moy is a leading practitioner and proponent of the constraints-led approach to games teaching. His extensive teaching experience and his command of motor learning research enable the design of sessions that are active and practical, helping teachers to examine and enhance their teaching. Brendan is passionate about our learning area and about educating young people about, through and in movement. Read more here.

 
DR SUE WHATMAN | ACHPER NATIONAL PRESIDENT
ACHPER QLD would like to congratulate Dr Sue Whatman, who has been elected ACHPER's new National President and Chair of the Board. Sue was elected at the recent ACHPER Incorporated AGM for the 2019 - 2021 term.

Sue is currently a Senior Lecturer in Health, Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy at Griffith University on the Gold Coast. Sue is an undergraduate Program Director and Convenor for the HPE Double Major in the Bachelor of Education, responsible for the HPE teaching pathway of Primary Specialists. A former secondary HPE teacher in Queensland, Sue has served many roles in ACHPER QLD and ACHPER National since 2002 prior to becoming President.

Please click through to read Sue's first article for the ACHPER Advocate e-publication.

 
INTEGRITY IN SPORT TEACHER PD WORKSHOP
ACHPER Branches from around Australia have worked with ASADA to support their new Integrity in Sport initiative. Queensland teachers Kimberly Rase from Brisbane State High and Shane Roberts from Palm Beach-Currumbin State High School were invited to attend on behalf of our state.

The below is an excerpt from the article on the recent Teacher PD Workshop.

ASADA, in partnership with Sport Australia and the National Integrity of Sport Unit, recently held their first Integrity in Sport Teacher Professional Development Workshop in Canberra  in June with teachers from 14 high schools from around Australia.

 “Doping goes against the very meaning of sport and the values Australians hold about fair competition. Instilling those values at a young age, while attitudes are still being formed, is crucial.” Director of Education and Innovation Alexis Cooper.

Click here to read the full article

 
INTERESTING LINKS
Nonlinear Pedagogy Explainer Video

The Biomechanics of the Track and Field Sprint Start: A Narrative Review

Learning vs. Performance: A Distinction Every Educator Should Know

Changes to the Blue Card System from 1 July 2019

The Health and Wellbeing Queensland Initiative

How childhood experiences contribute to the education-health link

Teaching students how to effectively answer questions

Introduction to student-centred instructional teaching styles

 
PRIMARY SURVEY REMINDER
We’d love to hear from you about what issues most affect you as a primary school PE teacher. We are also interested in your thoughts on school sport and how this operates in your school community. And, we'd love to give one lucky teacher a $100 gift voucher to say thanks! Please take five minutes and fill out the survey here.
 
FEATURE TEACHER
Julie McCarthy from Park Ridge State High School in Logan is our July Feature Teacher. Julie is passionate about instilling a lifelong love of physical activity and learning in her students. Read her inspiring story here.
 
RESEARCH PARTICIPATION OPPORTUNITY
Understanding Health and Physical (HPE) teachers’ professional identity and self-efficacy to teach nutrition.

Are you interested in finding out how your professional identity and self-efficacy to teach nutrition impact on your experiences teaching nutrition? If you are a secondary HPE teacher with full registration and have at least five years of experience teaching HPE in Australian secondary schools, please click here to participate.
 
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