Professional Learning

A key role of ACHPER WA is to provide a variety of professional learning activities for our HPE educators, professionals and students. ACHPER WA aims to support our professional community providing quality professional learning which supports the HPE sector, innovating new ideas, methods of delivery and the best in exemplary practice. Our events offer a diverse range of relevant and supportive opportunities through conferences, workshops, seminars and online learning options

ACHPER WA offers a comprehensive suite of professional learning conferences, workshops and events throughout the school year conducted during school terms, both in and out of school hours. Thousands of WA HPE teachers have identified and shared their challenges with us. We have used this knowledge to develop a professional learning program which addresses the key needs of our profession.

Please note we are constantly adding to the program - all events are subject to change.

Professional Learning Opportunities 2024

DATE TIME  EVENT  LOCATION COST

Wednesday 28 February

 4-5pm

YOU.FO - with Giel Bos

 Join Giel and discover the new and exciting game of YOU.FO. This innovative and award-winning game originates from Amsterdam. It is versatile, dynamic, fun and challenging. Guaranteed to actively engage the whole class!

 ONLINE

 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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Wednesday 27 March

4-5pm 

ATAR PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDIES - Notre Dame University

Yr11/12 ATAR – Exercise Physiology: Connecting Energy Systems with training programs, application in invasion games

In this session the presenters will review the syllabus requirements of energy systems and connect with the broad concept of training programs. They will look to compare the linear concepts of energy systems in running events such as the 100m and the marathon with the varied demands experienced in invasion games. Participants will then be asked to apply these concepts into considering the training requirements of these athletes and the role exercise physiology plays in building better athletes.

 
 ONLINE

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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 Thursday 18 April 4-5pm 

REGULATE TO EDUCATE - The science of breathing to improve focus and enhance learning. - with Lea Hughes - Rise to Shine Wellbeing

We require attention for learning to take place, the optimal physical and mental balance - but who teaches us how? Discover how breathing patterns influence the nervous system and the ability to enhance or negatively impact the learning process. Learn how to integrate simple classroom practices that will to regulate the nervous system, balance the brain and create the desired conditions to optimise learning. Great for exam preparation, behaviour, focus, concentration and managing heightened levels of stress (for students and for you).

 
ONLINE 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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 Wednesday 24 April

 7-8am 

Vaping & Young People - with Professor Jonine Jancey & Dr Kahlia McCausland - Curtin University

This 'breakfast' masterclass will explore the dynamic area of vaping in an Australian context. Providing current research on use, challenges for teachers and guidance to actively manage this issue in schools.

ONLINE 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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 Wednesday 1st May 3.30 - 4.30pm 

Assessment & Task Writing: Criteria for preparing quality questions, tasks and marking keys. Presented by Dino Manalis (SCSA)

Join Dino Manalis from the Schools Curriculum & Standards Authority as he unpacks the criteria to consider when writing quality assessment tasks.

This session is suitable for all year levels and can be applied to any area of the curriculum.

 ONLINE  

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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 Wednesday 15th May  7-8am

KIN-BALL - Giant Balls, Giant Games, Giant Fun. Presented by Pierre-Julien Hamel

Want to learn a new game? In this session, Pierre-Julien will introduce you to KIN-BALL. This game is played with 3 teams to maximise activity and engagement and a light 4-feet ball. It demands continuous action, cooperation, speed, agility, fitness and sportsmanship. Played inside or outside KIN-BALL is a dynamic, fast-paced fun game for all.

 ONLINE

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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Thursday 30th May  3.30-4.30pm

Information session on the P-10 Health and Physical Education curriculum for familiarisation in 2024. Presented by Antoniett Halden (SCSA)

This is an information session on the P-10 Health and Physical Education curriculum for familiarisation in 2024. The Authority has published the revised Western Australian Health and Physical Education curriculum in light of ACARA’s, version 9 curriculum.

The Authority has worked with Western Australian teachers, school leaders and stakeholders to develop a contemporary curriculum that addresses the needs of a changing community. The Health and Physical Education curriculum will be mandated in 2025, however, educators are invited to learn about changes to the structure and learning area content in this year of familiarisation.

 ONLINE 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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  Wednesday  5 June 4-5pm 

Integrity in Sport - Building safe, clean and fair habits 

- with Nathan Williamson - Sport Integrity Australia

Join Nathan as he guides you through the Sport Integrity teachers resource pack. Exploring simple ways that teachers can engage students when teaching a variety of topics including nutrition, illicit drugs in sport, dealing with challenging and unsafe situations, and experience the anti-doping process using the SIA virtual reality platform.

 ONLINE

 

 Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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Friday 21 June 

8am-3.30pm

One HPE Day Conference - Celebrating Difference

 A day event for all primary and secondary Health and Physical Education educators and professionals. Enjoy a wide scope of presenters and workshops designed to support teaching and learning across both the primary & secondary sectors, with a focus on inclusion.

 PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Murdoch University

Members: $150

Non-members: $200

Students: $50   

          
Wednesday  3 July

 7-8am 

&

4-5pm

 

Respect Collective - with Tessa Opie & Kerrin Bradfield

Discover a new way of teaching and delivering RSE. Empowering educators to create safe and engaging spaces where students can explore and develop healthy attitudes towards relationships. Tess and Kerrin will introduce the Respect Collective platform and provide a sample lesson. *Please note this presentation will be offered at two separate times - please book ONE time only. 

ONLINE 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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 Wednesday 31 July  4-5pm 

Good Sports: Making PE inclusive for all genders - with Hanna Saltis - Curtin University

This masterclass will help you break down common gender stereotypes, bust common myths, and gain skills to make your HPE classes as inclusive as possible.

ONLINE 

Members - FREE

Non-Members $30

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18 & 19

November

 

8-3pm 

 Two Day HPE State Conference

 Our Two Day Annual Conference is a key professional learning opportunity for all Health & Physical Education, Outdoor Education and Recreation teachers across the full spectrum from Kindergarden to Year 12. Join us for this two day event, jam packed with exceptional presenters and workshops, to support, develop and inspire your teaching to the next level.

Edith Cowan University  
         

 

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