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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. Take advantage of our SPECIAL OFFER when you book in conjunction with ACHPER Victoria Secondary/VCE® Conference on 21 June.

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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8:30am | REGISTRATION + tea and coffee

9:00am | WELCOME
Prof Clare Hanlon, Victoria University and Dr Bridie O’Donnell, Office for Women in Sport & Recreation

9:10 - 10:15am | SESSION 1: Girls
The self-esteem and body image of girls - how to motivate girls to participate in physical education.
Insight presenter: Assoc. Prof Zali Yager, Institute of Health & Sport, Vic Uni
Practical application of teaching: Greg Schneiders, Kidzphyz

10:15 - 10:45am | MORNING TEA

10:45am - 12.00pm | SESSION 2: Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and / or intersex
How to create safe and inclusive environments for LGBTI secondary students in physical education.
Insight presenter: Kodie Webb, Department of Education & Training
Practical application of teaching: Alana Wearne, Castlemaine SC

12 - 12:45pm | LUNCH

12:45 - 2:00pm | SESSION 3: Newly arrived migrant refugees and cultural diversity
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 Melb
Practical application of teaching: Mark Wilson, Noble Park English Language School

2:15 - 3:30pm | SESSION 4: Physical and intellectual disability
Key messages for teaching children with physical or intellectual disabilities and teaching children on the autism spectrum
Insight presenters: Dr Janet Young / Loretta Konjaski, First Year College, Victoria Uni
Practical application of teaching: Saleem Nasser, Thornbury High School

6/20/2019 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
AUS Eastern Standard Time
Victoria University Footscray Park Campus Ballarat Road Footscray, VIC 3011
Online registration not available.

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