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5th International Game Sense Conference

ACHPER (SA) is excited to host the 5th International Game Sense Conference to be held in Adelaide, South Australia in July 2017. This conference builds on the successful biennial series of Game Sense conferences beginning in Sydney (2005) and more recently in Sydney (2013) and Christchurch (2015). The Adelaide conference will feature some of the leading figures in game-based approaches for teaching and coaching from Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Most importantly it provides a forum in which academics and practitioners can meet, engage in dialogue, learn and develop the teaching of games and sport in a collaborative environment. In physical education and coaching of sporting activities, games-based approaches to teaching and coaching focus on the designing of games to facilitate player learning. Through modified games and game-like activities coaches/teachers can couple the learning of both technique and strategies. This conference will challenge and support your work as a teacher or coach enabling you and your players to learn and execute technical and tactical skills in creative and practical ways. Click here for preliminary information and our keynote speakers.

2017 Professional Learning Dates to look forward to:

Please mark the following dates in your diaries: IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO REGISTER!

· Early Career Teachers Seminar - Friday 17 February 2017 (Week 3, Term 1)
· PE 101 - Friday 17 February 2017 (Week 3, Term 1)  
· Year 12 PE Teachers Seminar - Friday 24 February (Week 4, Term 1)
· ACHPER (SA) Health & Physical Education Conference- 27- 28 April 2017
· 5th International Game Sense Conference - 3-5 July 2017
· ACHPER (SA) / SACPSSA Primary Conference - 25 September 2017 (Week 10, Term 3)
· Physical Education Week - 13 - 17 November 2017 (Week 5, Term 4)
· ACHPER (SA) Secondary Conference - 4- 5 December 2017 (Week 8, Term 4)

ACHPER (SA) Wins 2016 APTA Award

ACHPER (SA) was delighted to collect the APTA National Innovation Award in Sydney on Saturday 4th June at the APTA Awards Ceremony in Sydney. In conferring the award, the APTA Board noted the outstanding contribution ACHPER (SA) has made to teaching across Australia, and our leadership and innovative approach to supporting teachers. Thank you and congratulations to all of our hard working volunteers, Board and Staff for your diligence and professionalism.

ACHPER (SA) would also like to acknowledge our own Professional Learning Coordinator, Rick Baldock, for winning the APTA Meritorious Contribution to the Profession Award. Click here for more details

Learning In, Through and About Movement in Secondary Physical Education

This resource sets out to show what a strengths based and inquiry focused physical education program designed to encompass education in, through and about movement looks like. It demonstrates a break from the multi-activity program model framing sport as sport techniques to a program where movement is the stimulus experience for learning. Each of the sections of the resource are mapped to one of the achievement standards of the Australian Curriculum HPE Movement and Participation Strand. Together, the five sections cover the Movement and Participation Strand for Year 9/10. For more information on how to purchase a copy please click here.

Consultancy Service

In 2014, ACHPER (SA) was pleased to announce the launch of a consultancy service for the Education, Sport and Health sectors. ACHPER (SA) has a number of tried and tested professional learning presentations, access to a number of dedicated and enthusiastic presenters and can tailor something for specific site demands. Contact Executive Director Matt Schmidt on m.schmidt@achpersa.com.au for more information. Click here for more information on the services available.

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