Diversity and Inclusion Workshop

Diversity and Inclusion Workshop
Supporting and encouraging practical excellence by teachers in the education of physical activity for children attending secondary school regardless of ability, gender and culturally diverse background.
This one day interactive workshop will:  

• Provide insights that will complement teaching and encourage greater participation of children in sport and physical education based on the following groups: 
- Girls 
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or inter sex 
- Newly arrived migrant refugees and culturally diverse 
- Physical and intellectual disability  

• Identify challenges and associated solutions 

• Gain new knowledge and skills relating to access, attitude, choice, partnerships and opportunities  

• Provide resources to assist with the practical application of teaching diversity and inclusion in secondary schools

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Registration/Tea and Coffee: 8.30am
Welcome: 9 am
Prof Clare Hanlon, Victoria University; Dr Bridie O’Donnell, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation

Session 1, Girls: 9.10 -10.15am
The self-esteem and body image of girls - how to motivate girls to participate in physical education
Insight presenter: Ass Professor Zali Yager, Institute of Health and Sport, Victoria University
Practical application of teaching: Greg Schneiders, Kidzphyz

Morning tea: 10.15-10.45 am

Session 2, Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex: 10.45 – 12.00pm
How to create safe and inclusive environments for LGBTI secondary students in physical education
Insight presenter: Kodie Webb, Department of Education and Training
Practical application of teaching: Alana Wearne, Castlemaine Secondary College

Lunch: 12 – 12.45pm

Session 3, Newly arrived migrant refugees and cultural diversity: 12.45 – 2.00pm
How to connect to children who are newly arrived migrant refugees and from culturally diverse backgrounds, and how we in the school can help children make the connection from school to the sport community.
Insight presenter: Dr Karen Block, Centre for Health Equity, University of Melbourne
Practical application of teaching: Mark Wilson, Noble Park English Language School

Session 4, Physical and intellectual disability: 2.15 – 3.30pm
Key messages for teaching children with physical or intellectual disabilities and teaching children on the autism spectrum
Insights presenters: Dr Janet Young / Loretta Konjaski, First Year College, Victoria University
Practical application of teaching: Saleem Nasser, Thornbury High School

6/20/2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Victoria University Footscray Park Campus Ballarat Road Footscray, VIC 3011

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