Reaching our first 1,000 teachers via Active Schools PL events!

The Active Schools Expert Support Service (ESS) team have been a hive of activity this term delivering the second round of DET subsidised professional learning days across the state in Maribyrnong, Ararat, Traralgon and Keysborough along with scheduled online chats, in-school PL and smaller group teach meets!

The regional days included sessions covering the key priority areas of the Active Schools Framework, practical tips and guidance and the chance to draw on the experience of other teachers celebrating successes working through barriers in the process of creating amore active school!

A sample of the energy and enthusiasm experienced by over 1,000 teachers (and counting) can be seen from the video above and via the amazing feedback received from delegates.

Here’s a few insights shared…

Special thanks to Shaun from Lakes Entrance Secondary College for taking the time to share his reflection…

Aftermath of Active Schools program in Traralgon.

I attended the Active Schools PL in Traralgon, meeting up with enthusiastic teachers that were either looking for ideas on what to do in their schools or there to share what they are doing and enhancing their program. The presenters had varying takes on what we can implement and where to go for help. The day was informative and productive and had my brain going at 100 miles an hour. Driving home to Lakes Entrance that night, all I did was think about how to grow the program at our school and how it can move forward over the next few years.

The next morning, I had a prep session first up and though I need to get everything out of my head up onto the whiteboard. It started with what we are doing, added in what we have planned and then it just kept going. The PL really made me think about how important the program is and how big it can become. The importance to the students and the community is immense and it needs to time and effort put into it. I am now looking how it can all fit into the school’s AIP, be self-sustaining and getting more students and staff involved. The brain still has not stopped.

Your FREE access to catch up on the learnings!

If you couldn’t make it in person, the great news is you can now access the amazing range of presentations and resources via the Active Schools Online Community, free to access for all DET schools.

You can also post a question, share a resource and make connections via the Community chat function… where else would you have the opportunity to reach over 5,000 like-minded individuals for ongoing support and collaboration?

Here’s how! >>>

Check out the following upcoming events

To continue the reach into regional schools, we are pleased to share the following upcoming teach meet sessions.

If you ‘re looking to connect with teachers in your local area sharing similar challenges, please follow the links below to register.

South east region
Specialist schools virtual webinar Monday 5 September Register here >>
Narre Warren, TBC Wednesday 19 October Please email to register your interest
North east region
Virtual webinar Thursday 8 September Register here >>
Specialist schools virtual webinar Wednesday 14 September Please email to register your interest
South west region
Geelong Bowls Club  Wednesday 7 September Register here >>
Ballarat – City Oval Bowls Club Wednesday 12 October Please email to register your interest
Hamilton, TBC Wednesday 26 October Please email to register your interest
North west region
Bendigo - Quality Lakeside Hotel  Monday 10 October  Register here >>
Swan Hill, TBC  Tuesday 11 October Register here >>
Mildura - Mildura Sport Precinct  Wednesday 12 October  Register here >>

If you need further support to implement an Active Schools program at your government-funded school, please email [email protected] or visit the Active Schools Online Community for more information.